Sesame Street
Air date April 3, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors T, V, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria the magician tries to make a letter V appear from her hat. It takes awhile, but a tiny Kate appears from the hat with the V.
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Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates fast and slow by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
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Film Kids narrate a film in which footage is slowed down and sped up. Sequences include kids on a playground, riding a roller coaster, and Big Bird jumping around and being chased in the park.
(First: Episode 0358)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird recites a short poem about the crocodile.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
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Muppets The Count sings "The Song of the Count."
(First: Episode 0469)
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Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 3 Bob sings “Special”.
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Film A gymnast demonstrates slow.
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Cartoon The 'b' in 'beso' kisses an apple and a duck.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0461)
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Muppets "The King's Picnic"
(First: Episode 0419)
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Film New Bridge #1 - Panel Drop
(First: Episode 0105)
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Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
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Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
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SCENE 4 Bob plays a “Here Are Some Things” game with things to drink out of.
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Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
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Film A boy imagines seeing everything in slow-motion.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon A baby cries whenever he gets a beso.
(First: Episode 0433)
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Transition A circle appears on screen, expanding like a balloon until it pops.
(First: Episode 0105)
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Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "Me" in both English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0372)
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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SCENE 5 Letter V quickies:
  • Bob has a vacuum cleaner.
  • Maria wears a hat with a veil.
  • Oscar has a violin which he plays off-key. Kate remarks, “Very terrible!”
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Cast Wally and Ralph are about to play checkers at a table, but it takes awhile to dawn on them that their chairs can be turned around.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Insert A little girl shows her dog to Kate, a little boy shows his pet goldfish, and Oscar calls Slimey out to play. Kate plays guitar and sings a song about pets.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Film Joe Raposo: Elephant (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0034)
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Celebrity Joe Namath counts down from 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0428)
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Film New Bridge #5 - Bounce
(First: Episode 0105)
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Film A letter T drives through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes - and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
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Film David points out the circular shape of a tire.
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)
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Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
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Cast Gordon builds a model airplane. He looks through his box of parts to find two wings that are the same size. After finding the right wings, the airplane sends him soaring towards the sky.
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Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
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Film Marching Band #4
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.



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