Sesame Street
Air date April 4, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors V, X, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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Cast Part 1: Bob presides over David and Maria's wedding. After the couple says "I do", the minister instructs the groom to place the ring on the bride's finger. David looks confused, so Bob tells him it's the round thing in his pocket. After some searching, David produces a pizza: it's round and it was in his pocket. Bob clarifies that it also has to have a hole in it, so David pulls out an inflated bicycle tube. Bob adds an additional caveat: it has to be much smaller than that. David next finds a doughnut in his pocket, but Bob says it has to be smaller still.
(First: Episode 0456)
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Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
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Cast Part 2: Our wedding party is much older now, graying and visibly worn. The chapel is also filled with several more round things with holes in them: truck tires, trash can lids, a crown, hulu-hoops, etc. David notes that his wife is still "pretty as a picture" after all these years, and attempts to seal the deal with a Motown record.
(First: Episode 0456)
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Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cast Part 3: So much time has now passed that the chapel is covered in cobwebs, and everyone's hair has become much grayer (the men sport beards that touch the floor). David, very frail now, is convinced he's finally found the ring, but all he's got is a lifebuoy. Maria, also shaking with age, says that she's had it after 73 years and announces she's leaving him. Affording him one more chance, David finds a wedding band on the floor and places it on Maria's finger. Bob announces the couple married just as they all collapse from geriatric fatigue.
(First: Episode 0456)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
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Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
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SCENE 1 David sings "What Can I Do?"
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Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Transition Bridge #8 - Rectangle Bridge B
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 2 Bob sings the "Classification Song" using bunches of bananas.
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Transition Bridge #9 - Rectangle Bridge C
(First: Episode 0290)
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Muppets Ernie opens his lunchbox and finds that half of his chicken salad sandwich is missing. Sherlock Hemlock, the world's greatest detective, investigates this fiendish crime. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate half of Ernie's sandwich.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Cast Captain Under-Wonder (Luis) shows how he goes under an umbrella, a table and the tire swing (the latter by shrinking himself down).
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Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
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Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
(First: Episode 0456)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray
(First: Episode 0064)
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Cast Gordon and Luis cooperate to get an apple out of a tree.
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Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
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Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cast Luis demonstrates how to use a can opener to open a can of spaghetti ... not realizing that it's open on the bottom already.
(First: Episode 0469)


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Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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Cast Maria demonstrates how a hammer is used by hammering a nail into a wall to hang up a picture. Then, the wall tips over on her.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
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Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)
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SCENE 3 Kate and the kids find some hidden guitars in a picture.
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Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover).
(First: Episode 0222)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) lies down, feels something, then devours the mattresses.
(First: Episode 0417)
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Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover in Spanish).
(First: Episode 0277)
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Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 4 Kate sings "You Can't Make a Turtle Come Out."
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Cartoon Three frogs show first, middle and last while hopping over each other.
(First: Episode 0411)
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Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon The letter X (repeat)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
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Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's (repeat)
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Celebrity Joe Namath - Pass on 5 (0:31)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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