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Sesame Street
Air date March 12, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors M, O, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Everybody on Sesame Street (including Bob, the Busby Twins, Maria, Big Bird, Roosevelt Franklin and his mother, Luis, Cookie Monster, and some kids) all clap to a Johnny Carson-style version of the Sesame Street Theme.
Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
SCENE 2 Maria holds two giant O’s and exclaims “Oh-oh!”
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
SCENE 3 Gordon observes that hand clapping attracts a crowd …
Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
SCENE 4 Gordon leads everybody in saying words that rhyme with “had.” Among those participating are Maria, several Anything Muppets, the Martians, Luis, Cookie Monster, Bob, Frazzle, and Grover.
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
George tallershorter.jpg
Film George's ladder gets taller and shorter, as does his box of berries.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird and Shola demonstrate a big stick versus a little stick.
(First: Episode 0306)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit asks Grover to use ladders to demonstrate the difference between short and long. Kermit's amazed that Grover can carry the long ladder by himself, but then sees that Grover is on both ends.
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 5 Bob and Luis knock on Oscar’s can. A furious Maria comes by, with a blouse that got ruined at the cleaner’s with a burnt iron. When Oscar pops up, she loudly warns him not to push her buttons today, because they’ve been pushed plenty. She storms off, and Oscar falls in love.
Cartoon Only one of the two footprints can belong.
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Film Joe Raposo: Elephant (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0034)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
SCENE 6 Gordon, Luis, Bob and Maria sing “The Neighborhood”.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(First: Episode 0364)
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Film A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla.
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)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles" (repeat)
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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)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
Muppets "Family"
(First: Episode 0404)
SCENE 7 Bob, in voiceover, looks for letters embedded in the construction doors.
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
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Muppets Grover asks Frazzle about his day, and Frazzle responds with growls to demonstrate how he felt.
SCENE 8 Gordon leads another round of rhyme time with “him,” with contributions by Luis, Maria, a Muppet cowboy, Bob, a Martian, and Big Bird.
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)
Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O. (repeat)
Muppets Bob asks a blank-faced Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet how he feels. The Muppet answers, "I don't feel anything." Bob sticks a nose and angry eyes on the Muppet, who then starts to feel mad. He walks off in a huff, and we hear a crash off-screen. The Muppet comes back and ad-libs, "It's okay, Bob, I just dropped my watch!"
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
SCENE 9 The cast claps along to the closing theme as the sponsors are announced.


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