Sesame Street
Air date March 13, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors O, S, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird turns the world topsy-turvy by bending over and peering through his legs. He sees Gordon throwing the basketball down instead of up, then sees Maria going up the stairs instead of down, and a kid who spills his ice cream up. When Big Bird stands up, he sees Luis, but his vision isn’t quite adjusted yet.
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Muppets Maria tells the story of "The King's Problem".
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
SCENE 2 Big Bird notices Susan tearing up one of Gordon’s old shirts from the clothesline, and assumes they had a terrible fight. As it turns out, she’s tearing up the shirt so they can both reuse it as rags and clean their dirty windows.
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cast Gordon is a street corner salesman hawking umbrellas. No one wants to buy them on a hot sunny day, but then it rains. Gordon sells all his umbrellas, but then doesn't have one himself, so he uses his box instead. (Jerry Nelson narrates).
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed, and then he'll get crumbs in his pajamas, itch, and not be able to sleep. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
Animation Slide puzzle - elephant
(First: Episode 0389)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
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)
SCENE 3 Susan plays a game of “Here Are Some Things”: what belongs with a group of clocks?
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
Superman S.jpg
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentThe Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
Letter for Ernie.jpg
Muppets Ernie tries to help a mailman deliver a letter to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
SCENE 4 Luis encounters Oscar admiring his new items of trash, which each have something missing. Luis has the kids guess which parts are missing from each item – the roller-skate is missing a wheel, the doll is missing an arm, etc. – and they fix the items thusly, which upsets Oscar.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(First: Episode 0364)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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Cartoon A man winds up a toy person and orders it to GO, until the toy snaps back and makes him GO.
(First: Episode 0349)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S. (repeat)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: S - Snake (repeat)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon S - Serpiente (repeat)
SCENE 5 Gordon sings “Rub Your Tummy” with the kids.
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer (repeat)
Film African children play in a village, and in a modern playground.
(First: Episode 0159)
Cast VTR: Sight word “OPEN” (0:31)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning" (repeat)
SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.

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