Sesame Street
Oscar installs a doorbell on his trash can
Air date March 23, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors F, H, 8
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis teaches a girl how to play a guitar chord, encouraging her to keep trying.
Hisforhorn
Cartoon Poverty H:” A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
H-hoist
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Toon-ElephantDrawing
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Noimage
VTR Cards - random (wild) (0:39)
Haroldhoward
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Susan notices a giant button on Oscar’s can. She knocks so she can ask him what it is, and he indignantly tells her that he just installed a new doorbell. The doorbell makes an elegant Big Ben type sound, so she calls Luis, Gordon, Bob and Kate over to hear the amazing sound that Oscar’s doorbell makes, irritating him even further.
Dogbird
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
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SCENE 3 Oscar shows the grownups his new doorbell, which now makes a racket of loud, irritating sounds that drive them away.
Hairtoon
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
1709q
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Davidpink
Cast "David the Daring" does his famous forwards and backwards trick.
(First: Episode 0439)
No8b
Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
1563l
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids "fix" an upside-down 8.
(First: Episode 0282)
Madscientisth
Cartoon A mad scientist (voice of Arnold Stang) puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Kate plays the guitar and sings about being upside-down.
1800-17
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
2125q
Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward
Mama Busca
Cartoon A child runs through a crowd shouting for MAMA.
(First: Episode 0458)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
2682x
Cartoon H - Horse
(First: Episode 0474)
0600-AMs
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
(First: Episode 0069)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Gordon is about to tell the kids a story, when Sam the Robot comes by and offers to do it himself. His story is an amalgamation of different fairy tales.
0600-AMs
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned. (Spanish soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0385)
Kingofeight
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0255)
Noimage
Cast Wally and Ralph navigate a tube of toothpaste.
(First: Episode 0378)
1708t
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
1708r
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
Boy passing Salida signs
Cartoon A boy passes by various signs before reaching the SALIDA.
Herb-AN01
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids. The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)
Noimage
SCENE 6 Bob shows some kids a picture and has them point out the embedded number 8s.
Herb-AN02
Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
Pat Paulsen forward backward
Celebrity Pat Paulsen demonstrates "forward" and "backward".
(First: Episode 0069)
Herb-AN03
Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
Toon.CatMouse
Cartoon A pink circle splits into a cat, and a gray circle splits into a mouse.
(First: Episode 0452)
Luis-SalidaBricks
Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 7 In the kitchen, Susan asks Big Bird to refill a salt shaker while she's gone. It doesn't dawn on Big Bird that he should unscrew the top first, so he makes a mess when he tries filling it through the small holes in the top. Susan tells him that he can still help her by cleaning up the kitchen with her.
This scene was remade from Episode 0076.
Cast fractured letter H
Cast Maria, Susan, Luis and David put together a fractured letter H.
(First: Episode 0422)
1563k
Cartoon Candy Man
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
LeftyScale
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed. He already has a scale at home, but he'd like to buy the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
1246-Fortune
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
2096o Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
Hairtoon
Cartoon H for hair (repeat)
(First: Episode 0475)
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SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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