Sesame Street
Sam the Robot takes Gordon's photo
Air date January 9, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors F, H, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 While some kids play softball in the arbor, Maria introduces the letter H. She joins in the game, and points out the words “hit” and “home run”.
Cartoon "Poverty H
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holliday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 2 Gordon needs his photo taken and Sam the Robot volunteers to take it. Sam takes a picture of Gordon's mouth, then his eyes, nose, ears and head, all separately. Sam solves the problem by putting the picture-parts together haphazardly.
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated by their group, teaching a lesson in counting backwards.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Muppets The Busby Twins buy a candle from the shopkeeper.
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
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Film "There's a Bird On Me" (Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0416)
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
SCENE 3 H quickies:
  • Maria hiccups.
  • A hungry Cookie Monster devours a plate of cookies, including the plate.
  • Gordon wears a hat.
Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie is preparing to have a snack, but he discovers that his milk and cookie keep vanishing. He eventually catches Cookie Monster after hiding to watch what's been going on when he leaves.
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 4 Bob and Susan sing “Right in the Middle of My Face”.
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers things with his brain, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 0134)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
SCENE 5 Oscar tries to convince Bob and Susan that he’s a bush, so they won’t talk to him.
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
Bob and Susan treat Oscar like a bush, by giving him water and proceeding to plant flowers around him. Oscar gives up the act, but Susan also gives him some dirt.
Film Through close-ups, children identify mushrooms.
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Grocer and Doctor.
(First: Episode 0067)
F for Factory.jpg
Film F for Factory
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chicks.
(First: Episode 0282)
SCENE 6 Maria sings the Sorting Song in Spanish: three animals and a flower.
Film Kids identify a piece of cabbage in close-up.
(First: Episode 0368)
Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words
(First: Episode 0284)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(First: Episode 0423)
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Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: STREET. He sings about it with a boy who wears a crown.
(First: Episode 0309)
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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