Sesame Street
Cookie Monster learns to whistle
Air date February 12, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors B, Y, 12

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria introduces the letter B. Harvey Kneeslapper comes in with a B word - box, "the funniest box in the world," he claims. Maria opens it and spring-loaded snakes fly out.
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Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
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SCENE 2 Harvey now gives Luis another B word - book, which turns out to be yet another snake gag.
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Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 3 Maria and Luis turn the tables on Harvey by presenting another B word - bags, which they claim are very funny. When Harvey asks why, the two pour the bags' contents of confetti on him. They have a good laugh, though Harvey doesn't find it funny at all.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats the ice cream that Bert was saving for later, so he tries to pass off a smashed up banana with ice and gravy as a substitute. Bert expresses his disgust just as Oscar the Grouch comes in with two ice cream cones. He intends to give only one of them away, but swaps the other in exchange for the smashed banana with cold gravy.
(First: Episode 0213)
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Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
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Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B. (edited)
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cast Bob assembles a number 12.
(First: Episode 0173)
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Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
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SCENE 4 Cookie Monster helps out at Hooper's Store. Mr. Hooper needs to go in the back and tells Cookie to just whistle if he's needed, but Cookie is unfamiliar with how. Mr. Hooper shows him and Cookie doesn't get the hang of it.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird, Maria, and Jay come into the store and show how well they can all whistle. Cookie still isn't able to do it and decides to give up. When Mr. Hooper returns, he finds a sure-fire way for Cookie to whistle - by promising him a cookie as a reward.
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Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
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Film A lowercase b floats by some boats.
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Cartoon A horse is drawn as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0377)
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Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
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Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found.
(First: Episode 0268)
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Film Y, for Yacht
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Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0268)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 5 Luis shows Big Bird a photo of Jay and two kids forming a pyramid. He challenges Big Bird to recreate it based on the photograph. Big Bird gets so excited by the results, he tells them all to stay put while he goes to get his camera and take a photo.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about clues. He shows that a boy has grown some carrots because he has garden tools, a watering can, and a packet of seeds. Next, he confirms that a man has built a birdhouse because of his blueprints and carpenter's tools. When he notices Beautiful Day Monster with a suitcase and an umbrella, Kermit assumes that the monster is going on a trip and using the umbrella as protection from the rain. The monster corrects him; he's planning to eat his umbrella, and uses the suitcase to carry the ketchup he'll use to eat it with.
(First: Episode 0118)
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
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Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
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SCENE 6 Luis sings "Here Are Some Things" with images of horses.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chickens.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B. (repeat)
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Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
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Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic" (repeat)
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Cartoon B is for Bongo Beat, Bandit, and Bottles of wine. (repeat)
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Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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SCENE 7 Lefty the Salesman tries to sell Oscar a nice, red balloon. Oscar has no interest in such an item...that is, until it gets popped (and Lefty jacks up the price from a nickel to a dollar).
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Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon B for butterfly (repeat)
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Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
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Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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SCENE 8 Oscar has fun with his new balloon as Lefty announces the sponsors.


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