Sesame Street
Oscar orders a million snowballs
Air date January 17, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors P, R, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Everyone steps out into the morning snow, but they're not quite ready. With the blink of an eye, each of them gets equipped with the gear they need for the weather.
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Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
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Song Bob sings "Hi Friend" with two Martians.
(First: Episode 0430)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: "R" – Rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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SCENE 2 Gordon hands Cookie Monster a shovel to help clear the snow, but Cookie can't figure out how it works. He imagines the snow is cookies and eats it all.
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Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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Film Kids demonstrate perspective using large and small rocks as they position themselves near and far.
(First: Episode 0045)
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Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
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SCENE 3 Luis sings "Here Are Some Things" in Spanish with pictures of kitchenware and a guitar.
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Transition Bridge #3 - 4 Corner Bridge A
(First: Episode 0282)
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Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film African children play in a village, and in a modern playground.
(First: Episode 0159)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper serves lunch to Big Bird and Luis's cat. Big Bird isn't that hungry, so he chooses the smaller serving size but finds that the saucer is too flat for his beak to pick up the bird seed and the bowl is too big for the cat. They swap and enjoy their lunch together.
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Cartoon "That's About the Size of It" by Bud Luckey.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
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Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(First: Episode 0366)
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Muppets The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
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SCENE 5 Oscar the Grouch talks about how much he loves the winter weather because people are cold and shivery, cars get stuck in the snow, your feet get wet and cold, and you get to engage in snowbal fights. He wishes there were a faster way to make snowballs when Sam the Robot comes along and offers to be a snowball making machine for him today. Oscar asks for a million of them, but regrets his decision after Sam shoots over four hundred of them at his face.
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Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 1)
A mother sends her young daughter into the forest to chop down a tree to use for wood. When she finds one, a terrible troll encourages her to chop it down. However, a bird above protests, as the tree is her home. The girl wonders what she should do...
(First: Episode 0307)
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Celebrity Lorne Greene from Bonanza demonstrates near and far on his horse.
(First: Episode 0161)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 2)
The girl resolves to not chop down the tree, allowing the bird to keep her home. She finds another tree, when an old man objects - he thinks it's the most beautiful tree in the forest and gives him shade on hot days. The troll wants to cut it down, so the girl starts thinking again...
(First: Episode 0307)
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Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 3)
The girl again choses to not chop down the tree and happens upon a third. She decides that this tree is perfect to cut down, as it is not being used by any birds or people. The troll reveals himself to be a handsome prince, who will grant her any wish. She asks him to cut down the tree and bring it to her house.
(First: Episode 0307)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy count to 5.
(First: Episode 0125)
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SCENE 6 While he shivers in the cold, Grover sings "Here Are Some Things" for Gordon with images of winter wear and a cup.
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Muppets The letter R joins U and N to make the word RUN. Anything Muppets run into the scene and take the letters.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Film Five Song (Song of Five) (repeat)
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Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Muppets Cookie Monster (dressed in drag) sits on a couch trying to get near Tony, but Tony wants to be far. Cookie Monster finally gets close enough and eats the bouquet of flowers Tony's been holding.
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things. (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Gordon shovels the snow unknowingly throwing it in Oscar's face. When he realizes what he's been doing, Oscar asks him to keep doing it. Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover announce the sponsors: P, R, 5


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