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Sesame Street
The Little Theater of the Deaf performs a story about animals
Air date April 20, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, U, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Linda and her friends from the Little Theater of the Deaf (Tim, Ed and Carol) greet the viewer in sign language.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Muppets Grover uses a telephone booth to explain how a telephone is used. When he enters the booth, however, he finds that there is no phone in sight. An Anything Muppet boy arrives to use the telephone, and thinks that Grover is the telephone since he is the only thing he found in the booth. The boy proceeds and talks into Grover's mouth.
(First: Episode 0146)
SCENE 2 At Hooper's Store, Linda asks Mr. Hooper for a banana. He knows what she wants, but isn't sure how he would handle a different request. Linda shows him how to say “spaghetti”, “sunglasses” and “umbrella” in sign language. Just then, Big Bird enters and asks for all three of those things, because he's going on a picnic with Mr. Snuffleupagus.
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
Cast Maria, David, Bob, and Luis play knights who have their lunch at a round table.
(First: Episode 0468)
CT Wordsworth telephone.jpg
Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: TELEPHONE.
(First: Episode 0314)
U for Underpass.jpg
Film U, for Underpass
(First: Episode 0494)
SCENE 3 Tim and Carol show how to say “I love you” in sign language.
Muppets "The "OP" Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Cast Gordon the basketball player (0:58)
Film Counting to 20.
(First: Episode 0421)
SCENE 4 The kids gather as Linda, Carol, Tim and Ed perform a sign language story about a mouse who needs help from his friends in pulling out a large carrot from the ground.
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
SCENE 5 Ed and Carol show how to say “I'm hungry” in sign language.
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 1: Ernie expects a call from Bert, but lets Cookie Monster make a phone call to his mommy, provided it's short. He proceeds to tell her about show and tell at school.
(First: Episode 0064)
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 2: Cookie Monster tells his mommy about jumping rope after school and counts the jumps he made.
(First: Episode 0064)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 3: Cookie Monster has counted up to 4,614 by now and asks how his brother Fred is. Ernie offers him a box of cookies to get off the phone.
(First: Episode 0064)
Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(First: Episode 0468)
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 4: Cookie Monster finally gets off the phone, and then eats it. When Bert calls, Ernie has to talk to him through Cookie Monster's mouth.
(First: Episode 0064)
SCENE 6 Oscar the Grouch shows Maria the difference between staying away for a long time and a short time.

Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Cast Maria mails letter (2:19)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Trey if he's seen a letter Q before. At first Trey denies it, but eventually draws one in the air with his finger.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
0436 Susan Luis sacks.jpg
Cast Susan explains to Luis, in his first day on the job, how to stack and count sacks that come off an assembly line.
(First: Episode 0436)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Cast David and Luis assemble a fractured letter U.
(First: Episode 0468)
SCENE 7 While Maria and Linda sit reading books, Maria is bothered by all the sounds around the city. Linda has the advantage because she's deaf.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales. (repeat)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
Batman Penguin.jpg
Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
(First: Episode 0099)
SCENE 8 The Little Theater of the Deaf gather for one last time to say goodbye and announce the sponsors in sign language. The credits roll.

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