Sesame Street
Big Bird tries to introduce Mr. Snuffleupagus to David
Air date April 24, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors C, Y, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David demonstrates front and back, without noticing that Mr. Snuffleupagus is in back of him, even as Big Bird points it out to him.
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Muppets Cookie Monster hopes his box has a special C-word inside, but instead finds crumbs. He begins to cry, until Ernie provides him with a coconut cream cookie.
(First: Episode 0204)
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Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud."
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
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Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping. (edited)
(First: Episode 0032)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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SCENE 2 Bob sings the Selection Song with different sized number 8s.
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Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
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Muppets Simon Soundman tries to buy a saw at Sam's General Store.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Feet (One Foot, Two Foot)."
(First: Episode 0223)
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Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cast David, Luis and Linda count in different languages.
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon A man demonstrates Spanish words that start with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 0470)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 1)
A mother sends her young daughter into the forest to chop down a tree to use for wood. When she finds one, a terrible troll encourages her to chop it down. However, a bird above protests, as the tree is her home. The girl wonders what she should do...
(First: Episode 0307)
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Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 2)
The girl resolves to not chop down the tree, allowing the bird to keep her home. She finds another tree, when an old man objects - he thinks it's the most beautiful tree in the forest and gives him shade on hot days. The troll wants to cut it down, so the girl starts thinking again...
(First: Episode 0307)
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Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 3)
The girl again choses to not chop down the tree and happens upon a third. She decides that this tree is perfect to cut down, as it is not being used by any birds or people. The troll reveals himself to be a handsome prince, who will grant her any wish. She asks him to cut down the tree and bring it to her house.
(First: Episode 0307)
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SCENE 3 Bob demonstrates the number 3, first by drilling three holes in a piece of plywood. He then sees Maria with a checkerboard; she turns it sideways and all but three of the checkers fall off. Meanwhile, at Hooper's Store, David displays three floating teacups. Finally, Bob removes the three holes from the plywood with a reverse-tape edit.
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Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Octopus' Garden."
(First: Episode 0019)
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Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
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SCENE 4 Maria sings the Selection Song with different sized pairs of gloves.
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Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert play tricks on each other in order to sit in the TV chair, until they realize they both fit in it. Herry tricks Ernie and Bert into leaving their chair so that he can sit in it. Ernie and Bert decide that if the chair can hold two, it can hold three as well, so they cram their way into the chair with Herry. When they realize that they're watching something only Bert would enjoy, they leave Bert alone.
(First: Episode 0207)
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Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
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Film Y, for Yacht
(First: Episode 0471)
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Muppets Beat the Time with Grover.
(First: Episode 0423)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird has trouble taking his nap, but Snuffy shows up to sing him “The Snufflelullaby” - which puts him to sleep instead.
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Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage (repeat)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Otters in the zoo
(First: Episode 0487)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
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Insert A deck of playing cards are dealt with random numbers on the front.
(First: Episode 0500)
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Song "Eight Song (Song of Eight)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.


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