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Sesame Street
David and Maria figure out how to carry a load of bricks
Air date January 19, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Production October 24, 1972
Sponsors T, V, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At the Fix-it Shop, Luis welcomes the viewer, and explains the importance of adding spaces between words by displaying a “SESAMESTREET” sign.
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Ernie tries to help a mailman deliver a letter to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
SCENE 2 Oscar witnesses David and Maria negotiating on how they will carry a load of bricks from the steps to the garage. He walks them through a scenario where all they do is fight, but instead of following his narrative, they cooperate. “What do people who aren’t grouches do for fun?” he wonders.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: Dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board
(First: Episode 0297)
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Film A letter T drives through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0454)
Muppets "Wonderful/Yucchy"
(First: Episode 0177)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0416)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 3 At the Fix-it Shop, Luis tells Big Bird not to touch the letter T he just glued. As Luis steps out for a bit, Big Bird accidentally knocks the top bar off the T, and while he looks for some glue, the bar reattaches itself. The wily bar leads Big Bird on a chase, but stops when Luis returns.
Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)
Kingfireman-bob.jpg Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #16: Dots kick aside a crumpled object
(First: Episode 0283)
SCENE 4 David plays a “Three of These Things” game with pictures of writing utensils and one of a carrot.
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
Film Counting to 20.
(First: Episode 0421)
SCENE 5 Maria plays a Spanish “Three of These Things” game with pictures of things with wheels, and one of a mailbox.
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0243)
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his rhyming magic trick, making three things come out of his hat that rhyme with "knee". Grover guesses the first one (key), but doesn't get the last two (ski and tree) right.
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Cartoon The word BUS (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 6 Maria forms the letter V with two fingers.
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
SCENE 7 David forms the letter V with two chairs.
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words. (repeat)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet brings his broken BUS (the word) to a garage for a mechanic to fix up.
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
SCENE 8 David, dressed as a magician, makes himself vanish. “Vanish” is a V word.
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

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