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Sesame Street
Oscar and Maria prank each other
Air date February 6, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, S, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer, as his head moves up and down out of the shot. What’s he doing? … Jumping rope.
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit plays a sorting game with squares and circles, until Cookie Monster arrives and takes a bite out of the shapes. Kermit is upset, until he tastes one of them, and he joins Cookie Monster in finishing off the rest!
(First: Episode 0094)
Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 2 Mr. Snuffleupagus looks around for Big Bird’s friends. He tries to imagine what Mr. Hooper looks like: maybe he walks on all fours and has a snuffle and a tail? Snuffy then sees Mr. Hooper, and assumes it’s not him.
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Insert Five signs are counted forward and backward as they appear on the stoop, followed by five kids holding the signs.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Insert Five kids appear on the stoop, rising up one step each time a new kid is added. They are then counted backwards.
(First: Episode 0417)
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
SCENE 3 Maria asks Oscar to watch her vase for a bit while she steps aside. He tricks her into thinking he broke it by dropping some metal plates on the ground. Maria vows revenge.
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
SCENE 4 Maria gets back at Oscar: she carries a box of confetti, pretending it’s a box of heavy bricks instead. She is about to toss the “bricks” into the trash can, but fools Oscar into thinking they’re going to fall on him. Oscar gets doused with confetti instead.
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
Cast A Howard Cosell-type announcer narrates as athlete Maria subtracts a chair from a group of three.
(First: Episode 0431)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon Q for Quiet (repeat)
Queen's Questions 01.jpg

Queen's Questions 02.jpg

Queen's Questions 03.jpg
Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Queen's Questions". In the story, Queen Quinella, who lives in a Q-shaped palace and owns everything Q related, wants to give her fortune away to someone who loves the letter Q as much as she does. She meets a duck named Quincy and asks him some questions, which he answers with more Q words. She likes him so much that she gives him her entire fortune — a quarter.
(First: Episode 0164)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Film Kids identify a piece of cabbage in close-up.
(First: Episode 0368)
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Dentist and Bus Driver.
(First: Episode 0106)
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Cast In speed-induced footage, Maria, Luis and David put together a letter Q.
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow (repeat)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
Cartoon Q for Quiet (repeat)
Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
SCENE 5 Luis plays a “Three of These Things” game: three triangles and one square.
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
JuanitatakesAngeltotheBarber .jpg
Muppets Juanita helps her brother Angel overcome his fear of a haircut.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film The Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Transition Bridge #13 - Leaf Drop Bridge
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon "Candy Man" (repeat)
SCENE 6 As Bob paints the inside of a big barrel, Big Bird thinks Bob’s legs have grown longer. Bob reveals that the legs at the bottom are actually a kid’s.
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment —: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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