Sesame Street
Big Bird decides to become a famous inventor
Air date February 15, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors F, H, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper, Gordon and Kate follow a long clothesline which stretches from Hooper's Store to Big Bird’s nest area. Big Bird claims it’s his “new invention” which allows him to place orders from Hooper’s without leaving his nest. They inform him that he could just use the telephone, but Big Bird vows to invent something else.
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Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu, and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of a specialty sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and an olive inserted on a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu - it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle, or an olive. After Grover finally gets the order right, Mr. Johnson says he doesn't have time to eat it, since his lunch hour is over, and leaves. An exasperated Grover throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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Film F for Field
(First: Episode 0473)
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Cartoon Big, bigger and biggest elephants
(First: Episode 0389)
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Cast Bob puts his basketball away (2:36)
(First: Episode 0434)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock helps Ernie discover how his window got broken. Ernie finds that the only evidence is a baseball, and together with Sherlock Hemlock try to find out how who broke Ernie's window. It turns out that Sherlock Hemlock, who is the number five player of the Sesame Street Sluggers, hit a home-run which caused the baseball to go through the window.
(First: Episode 0238)
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SCENE 2 Kate plays the guitar and sings “I’ve Got a Song”. Oscar hopes she forgets the words.
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Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon "Poverty H
(First: Episode 0020)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words
(First: Episode 0284)
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Song "Three of These Kids" (barbells)
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Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam is looking for the biggest man in the saloon. The frightened customers point him towards Big Barney, who's cowering under the table. When Sam discovers that Barney is the biggest man there, he gives him a hat: "This ol' hat here don't fit me. I thought maybe you could use it, huh? I'll see you, fellers." Sinister Sam leaves the baffled customers behind. "Now, that's a nice gesture," one says. "He's a little weird, but he's okay after all, isn't he?"
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird attaches a box of tin cans to the top of the door of the Fix-it Shop, so that whenever someone needs Luis to open the door when it’s locked, instead of knocking, they can pull on a string so Luis will hear the tin cans fall on the floor. Luis teaches Big Bird that the doorbell serves such a purpose. Big Bird vows to keep trying.
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally gives Ralph a mirror as a present. Wally looks at it, and says it is a picture of himself. But when Ralph looks at it, he sees a picture of himself. When they look at it together, they see a picture of both of them.
(First: Episode 0342)
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Cartoon H - Horse
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Cast Maria, Susan, Luis and David put together a fractured letter H.
(First: Episode 0422)
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Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert 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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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Feet (One Foot, Two Foot)."
(First: Episode 0223)
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Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird invents a box with a window shade that people can wear to keep the sun out of their eyes. Mr. Hooper informs him that sunglasses serve such a purpose, but Big Bird remains determined to invent something.
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Animation Scanimate Films #4 (repeat)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and David display their mad and happy faces.
(First: Episode 0343)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby counts three kids, but a fourth keeps hiding behind him.
(First: Episode 0154)
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Cartoon "Poverty H(repeat)
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SCENE 5 Luis plays a Spanish “Three of These Things” game: three Hs and one 4.
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Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words (repeat)
(First: Episode 0284)
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Muppets Three monsters (Billy, Fenwick, and Pamela) demonstrate big, bigger, and biggest.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird shows his friends a box with a hand (Gordon’s) sticking out that waves goodbye. They all sign off, and the sponsors are announced.


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