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Sesame Street
Air date February 13, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors A, B, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar witnesses Gordon and Susan being affectionate with one another. They explain what love is.
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Grover watches 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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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Celebrity Carol Burnett demonstrates "what you can do with your nose."
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
SCENE 2 Big Bird attempts to build a birdhouse out of a bunch of boards, but Bob throws the boards away while Big Bird steps out, thinking they're trash. Big Bird tries to get Bob to apologize, but gets angry when he doesn't. Big Bird throws a fit, then explains to Bob why he's angry. Bob apologizes.
Transition Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty
(First: Episode 0360)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Cookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(First: Episode 0423)
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast Wally and Ralph attempt to play a board game, but when they move their table into better light, the brick that was propping up the shorter leg stays behind. They try various methods of stabilizing the table, finally settling on using the board game. Without access to the game, they decide to play with the brick instead.
(First: Episode 0388)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0158)
SCENE 3 Susan sings the โ€œSame and Differentโ€ song while displaying two different shoes.
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Cast Mr. Hooper and Bob build an A.
(First: Episode 0083)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Muppets Beat the Time with Grover.
(First: Episode 0423)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
SCENE 4 Big Bird sings โ€œThe Sound of the Letter Aโ€.
Transition Bridge #17 - Hourglass Fast/Empty
(First: Episode 0327)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
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Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: STREET. He sings about it with a boy who wears a crown.
(First: Episode 0309)
Film A lowercase b floats by some boats.
(First: Episode 0471)
SCENE 5 B words: Oscar holds a bottle, which becomes broken when he drops it. A backwards tape edit restores the bottle.
Cartoon Three frogs show first, middle and last while hopping over each other.
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Simon Soundman sings a song about finding a (MEOW!) stuck in a tree.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party. (repeat)
Film Counting to 20.
(First: Episode 0421)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
SCENE 6 Big Bird has wrapped three surprise presents for one of his friends โ€“ a bell, a rattle, and a clock โ€“ but he doesnโ€™t know which one is which. Gordon helps him figure out which one they are by shaking them and listening to which sound they make. The surprise: the presents are for Gordon!
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
Film A warthog runs around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie is preparing to have a snack, but he discovers that his milk and cookie keep vanishing. He eventually catches Cookie Monster after hiding to watch what's been going on when he leaves.
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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