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Sesame Street
Big Bird the pirate; Sam the Robot writes a note for David
Air date February 7, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, U, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David welcomes the viewer, and tries to display the word UP, but the word keeps rising up.
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon The alphabet appears in a little box.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter U with a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
Film A voiceover counts nine cars at an intersection.
(First: Episode 0424)
SCENE 2 Big Bird, masquerading as Long John Bird, the famous pirate, encounters David, Maria and Bob. They all decide to go on a treasure hunt.
Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
SCENE 3 Big Bird receives the treasure map, and follows the directions on it. The map leads him out of his nest area, down Sesame Street, towards the tire swing in the arbor, past a chair, and finally to the treasure chest, which contains … birdseed! The adults all congratulate the pirate Bird.
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets Kermit tests Cookie Monster with his new monster testing device. He wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie out of the machine. Cookie Monster proceeds to crush the cookie in the contraption into crumbs and pour water on them. But he's delighted with the results -- cookie soup.
(First: Episode 0320)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster shows David the school sign he tore off a building earlier.
(First: Episode 0379)
Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
(First: Episode 0284)

Muppets Cookie Monster wants to go to school, but he can't tell which building the school is because he can't read. An Anything Muppet tells him to read the letters on the sign on one of the buildings. Cookie tears the sign off the building, but once he's read the sign, he still doesn't know which building the school is.
(First: Episode 0184)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Grover sings "Still, We Like Each Other".
(First: Episode 0395)
Cast David and Luis assemble a fractured letter U.
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Imagination Rain.jpg
Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 4 Maria and some kids play an imagination game. First they imagine she’s playing football, then she’s an orchestra conductor, then she’s winning first prize at a county fair. Next, they pause while the viewer closes their eyes and imagines something of their own.
Muppets Grover uses his airplane to demonstrate "above" and "below."
(First: Episode 0149)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Song "Train Song"
(First: Episode 0423)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
George abovebelow.jpg
Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
Cast Maria, David, Bob, and Luis play knights who have their lunch at a round table.
Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
SCENE 5 David needs to go to the bank before it closes, but first he has to leave a note at Hooper's Store saying he’ll be back soon. Sam the Robot prints out David’s note incorrectly three times: the first time, Sam doesn’t use spaces between the words. Next, Sam uses spaces between all the letters. Next, Sam prints out all the words on separate cards. Finally, Sam prints out a perfect card, but the bank is closed by now.
Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.

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