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Sesame Street
Air date March 20, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Production September 5, 1972
Sponsors B, Y, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar sets out six pieces of junk that he intends to subtract. He explains to Gordon that they keep falling out of his closet, so he’s subtracting them by throwing them out onto the street. Gordon retaliates by adding each one back into Oscar’s can.
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0416)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
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Muppets Juanita helps her brother Angel overcome his fear of a haircut.
(First: Episode 0407)
Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 2 David walks home with a record he just bought. Sam the Robot offers to play it for him, but he plays it too slow, then too fast. Sam finally plays it right, but dislikes the rock music; being a machine, he prefers a cacophony of sounds played from his various gears and parts.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Grover helps Kermit show the number 5 using blocks, but Grover doesn't know how many to get (he can't count to 5). Kermit has him go back and forth bringing one until there is five.
(First: Episode 0475)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Cast Luis is dressed for snow, but is stuck at the beach. David dresses for the beach, but finds himself in the snow. They happily switch places.
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)

SCENE 3 David encounters Farley, who looks down. He explains that he just quit the baseball team because he couldn't manage to get a good hit today. David tells him to keep practicing, and, in a flashback sequence, recalls when he was on the track team and had to practice before he got good. Farley decides to keep playing baseball.
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Polly demonstrate five fingers.
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 4 Gordon has Big Bird and the kids guess which body parts rhyme with the words in his poem.
Muppets A bridge of teeth come to an employment agency, looking for a job. He's offered jobs in the smelling line and in listening, but he's unqualified for those. Teeth demonstrates his talent in biting and chewing by chomping up the desk.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast Part 1: David, playing a hipster, doesn't like fish and asks that "wet and dry" be presented in another fashion.
(First: Episode 0436)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast Part 2: David, the hipster, doesn't like dogs either and wants a different demonstration.
(First: Episode 0436)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast Part 3: David is tired of seeing all these animals and wants to be told about wet and dry in a straight fashion. The kids answer the call by pouring a bucket of water on him.
(First: Episode 0436)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast Part 4: David is wet, while the viewer is dry. He hurls a bucket of water at the screen, then gets hit with more water himself.
(First: Episode 0436)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 5 With assistance from Sam, Maria sings the "Same/Different Song" while comparing a toy helicopter and a toy plane.
Muppets A story about Lola the cow, who tries to find her home. She first tries to climb a tree to get into a nest, but Little Bird tells her that it's not her home. She then tries to crawl down a hole in the ground, but that turns out to belong to an earthworm. She tries to get into a trash can, which belongs to Oscar. She finally finds a barn and is invited in by another cow.
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
Muppets Simon Soundman sings a song about finding a (MEOW!) stuck in a tree.
(First: Episode 0406)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
SCENE 6 Maria combs her hair after it gets blown in the wind. Oscar just got through combing his fur too, even though it doesn't look like. Oscar whips out his comb, which has all the teeth broken off it.
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
Film A lowercase b floats by some boats.
(First: Episode 0471)
Cartoon B is for bubbles (repeat)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly (repeat)
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm. (repeat)
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Muppets Cookie Monster presents to Ernie his new device “The Cookie Counter” which will notify him of the quantity of cookies inside the box. Cookie Monster points “The Cookie Counter” rod to the box of cookies, which rings five times representing the amount of cookies inside the box. Ernie is impressed by Cookie Monster’s device and talks about the benefits the device provides to the audience, simultaneously Cookie Monster eats Ernie’s box of cookies. Ernie tests the Cookie Counter by pointing the rod at the box of cookies, the box doesn’t ring. Cookie Monster asks Ernie to face the Cookie Counter rod to his stomach; it rings five times as proof of the location of the five cookies.
(First: Episode 0481)
SCENE 7 The kids look on as Sam whirls about playing his various machinery sounds. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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