Sesame Street
Air date March 16, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors C, U, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, Oscar asks David to hold a rope for him while he gets a glass of milk. First, Oscar builds a table, then sews a napkin, then milks the cow which is tied to the rope.
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Muppets Kermit talks about "top" and "bottom" using a stack of boxes Grover carries.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon C is for clipper... and captain, crew, cargo, cookies, cantaloupe, cabbage, candy, cake, and corks that the crew eats (some by mistake).
(First: Episode 0253)
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Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
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Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
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SCENE 2 Oscar sneaks up on a kid and shouts “BOO!” Susan says that’s not nice; how would he feel if someone did that to him? Oscar boasts that he wouldn’t be scared of facing a lion, or being alone in a dark house with footsteps behind him, but then it starts to thunder, and he suddenly wants to hold Susan’s hand.
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Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Grover's elevator holds five people.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film C is for cars on the highway.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally brings home a new waste basket inside a paper bag, but doesn't know how to discard the paper bag once he's removed the waste basket from it.
(First: Episode 0318)
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Cartoon A man talks about the word AGUA, which springs many leaks.
(First: Episode 0448)
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Film Counting to 20.
(First: Episode 0421)
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Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 3 Bob sees that Big Bird has packed a wagon with all the things he wants to do today. He shows Bob each of the things in his wagon as he takes them out: first, he intends to fix a lamp, then do his laundry, then paint a picture, then play baseball … the list goes on. Bob thinks that Big Bird has packed too much in his wagon, so he suggests that Big Bird plan to do one thing per day. Big Bird already knows what he’ll do today: clean up the mess he just made.
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Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0032)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert plan to go to the zoo tomorrow, but Ernie can't make up his mind. What would happen if Ernie bought a balloon, but then lost it when he gets frightened by a buffalo? Then he remembers that the zoo is closed on Wednesdays.
(First: Episode 0137)
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Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
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Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail. (repeat)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
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SCENE 4 Luis encounters Oscar attempting to chop down a tree in front of the Fix-it Shop. Luis explains the usefulness of trees, but then decides a different approach. He agrees with Oscar that it should be chopped down, because: the birds in the tree wake everyone up in the morning; every autumn, the leaves fall down and have to be raked away; and the winter wind makes a spooky noise as it blows through the tree. Luis tries to chop it himself, but Oscar stops him, suddenly protective of the tree.
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Cartoon C is for clipper... (repeat)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)." (repeat)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: What do birds eat?
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Cartoon C for cat (repeat)
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Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
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SCENE 5 Luis classifies by quantity in Spanish.
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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 Muppet & Kid MomentKermit talks with Chris about teaching his little sister, Stephanie, to talk. Chris practices the alphabet.
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Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee. (repeat)
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Film The celebration of Chinese New Year
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Cartoon Country 3 (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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