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Sesame Street
Oscar's noise machine; Big Bird looks after Hooper's Store
Air date January 12, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors L, N, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Loud crashes and bangs are coming from inside Oscar's trash can. Luis and Susan ask what's going on, and Oscar says that he's making something he likes... noise.
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
SCENE 2 Oscar invents a noise machine; everyone else hates it.
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Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
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Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never."
(First: Episode 0101)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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Film No matter how they're arranged, George the Farmer always has three barrels, four milk jugs, and five cartons.
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
SCENE 3 Big Bird watches Hooper's Store while David is away. A Spanish-speaking kid comes in, asking for agua. Big Bird tries to figure out what agua means, and gets so exhausted that he pours himself a glass of water.
Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never." (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0358)
Muppets Grover asks Little Jerry and the Monotones (who are tired and don't seem to care about what they are doing) to hold up signs with letters that make up the word "walk". When Grover tells them what it spells, they walk over him.
(First: Episode 0221)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Grover walks past the letters that spell "walk" and tells the viewers what the word is. The letters then walk over Grover.
(First: Episode 0221)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Song David sings Three of These Things: Three kids riding a one-seat bicycle, and two kids riding a two-seat bicycle.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 4 Susan plays the sorting game using dotted cards.
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
(First: Episode 0293)
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
Song "Train Song"
(First: Episode 0423)
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film A letter N drives through a neighborhood.
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Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles. (repeat)
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Muppets Grover, Herry, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint. (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0364)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon L is for Ladder (repeat)
Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
SCENE 5 When some kids invite Oscar to play with them, Oscar answers by singing "I Don't Wanna."
Animation A 3 looks for its house.
(First: Episode 0304)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon "Lowercase n" (repeat)
Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Muppets As ominous music plays, the Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
SCENE 6 Luis, Susan, David, Jay and Big Bird play a rhyming game.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail (repeat)
Muppets Kermit talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
(First: Episode 0112)
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon L is for Lips (repeat)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.
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CLOSING SIGNS Big Bird holds up the Sesame Street sign and Oscar holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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