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Sesame Street
Oscar prepares for a snowball fight
Air date January 22, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Production October 23, 1972
Sponsors V, X, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch is positioned behind his trash can with four snowballs to demonstrate subtraction. As Gordon, Susan, and Bob walk by, he tosses a snowball at them, subtracting one each time. The final snowball is for the viewer, but he misses.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) lies down, feels something, then devours the mattresses.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray
(First: Episode 0064)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
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SCENE 2 Bob, Susan, and the Kids sing "The Word Family Song" in Hooper's Store while placing items on the shelf... except for the cat, that's Bob's.
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Film Peaceful music and seagulls are heard at the docks as a voiceover says "light" and "dark" while the sun sets.
(First: Episode 0414)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Song β€œSong of Eight”
(First: Episode 0016)
Film Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0429)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 3 Gordon, Susan, and Bob make the letter X in the snow.
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
Film A girl gets on, in, and under a blanket in a park.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
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SCENE 4 The kids tell Susan the difference between mittens and gloves, then Susan asks them to find hidden images of mittens in some pictures.
Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on and under with the help of a big fishy.
(First: Episode 0370)
Film A warthog runs around.
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Muppets Grover watches The Amazing Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cast Part 1: Bob presides over David and Maria's wedding. After the couple says "I do", the minister instructs the groom to place the ring on the bride's finger. David looks confused, so Bob tells him it's the round thing in his pocket. After some searching, David produces a pizza: it's round and it was in his pocket. Bob clarifies that it also has to have a hole in it, so David pulls out an inflated bicycle tube. Bob adds an additional caveat: it has to be much smaller than that. David next finds a doughnut in his pocket, but Bob says it has to be smaller still.
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
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Cast Part 2: Our wedding party is much older now, graying and visibly worn. The chapel is also filled with several more round things with holes in them: truck tires, trash can lids, a crown, hulu-hoops, etc. David notes that his wife is still "pretty as a picture" after all these years, and attempts to seal the deal with a Motown record.
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
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Cast Part 3: So much time has now passed that the chapel is covered in cobwebs, and everyone's hair has become much grayer (the men sport beards that touch the floor). David, very frail now, is convinced he's finally found the ring, but all he's got is a lifebuoy. Maria, also shaking with age, says that she's had it after 73 years and announces she's leaving him. Affording him one more chance, David finds a wedding band on the floor and places it on Maria's finger. Bob announces the couple married just as they all collapse from geriatric fatigue.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)
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SCENE 5 Little Bird (Jerry Nelson) and Big Bird figure out whose hat is whose by trying them on.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Gordon and the kids sing "Here Are Some Things" while sorting snowflakes.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray (repeat)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
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Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
(First: Episode 0099)
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
Muppets Anything Muppet kids and upside-down 8
(First: Episode 0282)
Song β€œSong of Eight” (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Bob and the kids have a snowball fight as Susan announces the sponsors: V, X, 8

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CLOSING SIGNS Luis and Susan hold up the Sesame Street sign, while David and Maria hold up the CTW sign at the end.β€Ž

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