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Sesame Street
Big Bird guesses that Susan is going to the shoemaker
Air date April 10, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Production January 3, 1973
Sponsors E, W, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob sings "Hi Friend".
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
Muppets "Wonderful/Yucchy"
(First: Episode 0177)
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Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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Muppets Cookie Monster demonstrates that egg starts with the letter E; he swallows the egg and faints.
(First: Episode 0316)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 2 Bob helps Susan spray paint a pattern of 9s.
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)."
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0482)
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Film Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Herry Monster spots three shoes and deduces which one doesn't belong in the group. Prairie Dawn happens by and points out another way the shoes can be grouped.
(First: Episode 0199)
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
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SCENE 3 Bob asks two kids to match an abstract shape to various paintings.
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 4 Gordon fights with Oscar the Grouch to pick up his candy wrapper.
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Cookie Monster drinks both of Kermit's glasses of milk, which he was going to use to explain "more" and "less". When Kermit insults Cookie Monster, several of Cookie Monster's monster pals gang up on Kermit, prompting him to point out that now there are more monsters and less frogs.
(First: Episode 0004)
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
Muppets Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
(First: Episode 0408)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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SCENE 5 Susan asks Big Bird to guess where she's going based on the broken shoe she's carrying in a box. Big Bird guess a painter and a doctor before learning she's going to the shoemaker.
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs (voiced by Daws Butler), until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon OPEN -- "Would you mind closing our OPEN?"
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SCENE 6 Gordon sprays a can of paint on the screen to reveal a bird film.
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
Muppets Caveperson Days: King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0406)
Film A voiceover counts nine cars at an intersection.
(First: Episode 0424)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon E for Eel (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Gordon and Bob play with the kids while Susan announces the sponsors: E, W, 9

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