Sesame Street
David tries to study for a law school exam
Air date March 15, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, U, 2


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper has the day off, but drops by the store to check-in. He sees David has his nose in a book instead of working, which he finds upsetting at first. David explains that he has a big law school exam tonight, so he's studying. Mr. Hooper sees this as important work and permits David to spend the day studying while he takes over (in exchange, David must work on his next day off).
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
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SCENE 2 David studies out in the arbor, when Big Bird comes by with a bookbag. He intends to do some studying too - studying the letter U. He does this rather noisily, pulling out a ukulele and umbrella from his bag. He tries to do something quiet - going under the table, but this only annoys David further. Big Bird has finished his studying, while David still has a lot to do. Big Bird tells him, "Don't feel bad. Not everybody is as fast a learner as me."
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Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird tells Mr. Snuffleupagus that they're going to study the number 2 with David. Big Bird sits right beside him, while Snuffy sits behind. David makes sure things are kept quiet as the two stare intently at Big Bird's number 2. David is completely unaware of the looming Snuffleupagus behind him.
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Cartoon Julius and Jasper: "Why are you holding one leg up in the air, Jasper?" "Because if I hold two legs up in the air, I fall down!"
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird and Snuffy finish their studying and leave David, who just misses seeing Snuffy.
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Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
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Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
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Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
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Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
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Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
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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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Film U, for Underpass
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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.
(EKA: Episode 0309)
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Muppets Guy Smiley sings "Gone with the Wind" to a young woman. During the song, a very strong wind blows – making the leaves fly off the tree, causing the woman's house to collapse, and finally ripping Guy's clothes off.
(First: Episode 0034)
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SCENE 4 Maria has to do some studying too and joins David. However, she likes studying with music and snacks, which disturbs David. She finds his method too quiet and goes to the park.
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Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Muppets Ernie displays a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
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Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry.
(First: Episode 0459)
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Cast David and Luis assemble a fractured letter U.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "I'm Cold" in the middle of a blizzard.
(First: Episode 0368)
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SCENE 5 Maria sings "Here Are Some Things" with some forms of transportation.
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Muppets Lefty delivers some carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get more carrots (in 13 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
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Muppets Lefty delivers more carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get the most carrots he can find (in 15 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon Capital letter U for up (repeat)
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Muppets Lefty delivers the rest of the carrots to his boss. The boss reveals that the carrots are for his pet rabbit (a real rabbit), which he shows to Lefty.
(First: Episode 0255)
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Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Cast David and Luis cooperate to hang up laundry on the line.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to go play in the park with him. When Bert says no, Ernie wonders if he isn't feeling well and starts to examine him.
(First: Episode 0124)
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Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Cartoon Letter Q (0:38)
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SCENE 6 David thanks Mr. Hooper for taking over the store for the day and letting him study.


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