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Big Bird tries to fit a barrel through his door
Air date January 11, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors J, L, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird greets the viewer, wheeling a giant styrofoam L. He gives it back to Gordon, then notices his dolly cart also looks like an L.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Muppets Grover uses a telephone booth to explain how a telephone is used. When he enters the booth, however, he finds that there is no phone in sight. An Anything Muppet boy arrives to use the telephone, and thinks that Grover is the telephone since he is the only thing he found in the booth. The boy proceeds and talks into Grover's mouth.
(First: Episode 0146)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Bob and Hooper assemble L.jpg
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper manage to get L in the right position.
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock demonstrates the sound of the letter L.
(First: Episode 0251)
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 2 Big Bird encounters a barrel by his door. He uses a ruler to measure it, then rules that it won't fit through his door. He prepares to knock down the wall, then Susan and David show him that they can fit the barrel through the door by turning it sideways.
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Caveperson Days: King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
SCENE 3 David plays a β€œThree of These Things” game with pictures of toiletries and a hamburger.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
AM baseball season 2.jpg
Muppets Some AM kids get ready to play baseball. A Fat Blue (Jerry Nelson) brings a bat, Prairie Dawn (Fran Brill) brings a glove, and a Lavender (Caroll Spinney) brings a catcher's mask. A Hot Pink (Frank Oz) brings a hockey stick, and a tennis racket, before producing a box... which holds the baseball.
(First: Episode 0193)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy gives a brief lecture on the telephone, which Cookie Monster then eats. Soon after, it begins ringing inside his stomach.
(First: Episode 0194)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
J Junkyard (Katz).jpg
Film Js appear in a junkyard.
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Cartoon L is for Lips (repeat)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Cartoon A housewife screams because there is a mouse in her house. Her husband's solution is to continually bring in animals to chase it out, with each animal making an even bigger mess than the previous one.
(First: Episode 0240)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox (repeat)
Muppets Grover demonstrates heavy and light. First, he picks up a heavy barbell. Then he tries to pick up a light feather, but he can't move it. It turns out that the feather is attached to the top of Big Bird's head.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 4 Susan demonstrates the sound of the letter L.
Cartoon L is for Ladder (repeat)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon J family jamboree (repeat)
SCENE 5 Oscar sets out a shoebox and a cinderblock so David can demonstrate heavy and light.
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian. (repeat)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed. He already has a scale at home, but he'd like to buy the apples and bananas.
SCENE 6 Gordon remembers practicing basketball when he was little.
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)

Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with teachers and a newsdealer.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)" (repeat)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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