Sesame Street
Sam the Robot tries to be like Big Bird
Air date April 26, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors A, B, 10
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
0524 01
SCENE 1 Maria looks around for Big Bird. Sam the Robot thinks he can take on the role, showing how he can tweet, produce eggs and even fly up into a tree. The real Big Bird arrives and Maria gives him a bag of birdseed. Sam has no desire for birdseed and flies off to get a glass of motor oil.
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10.
(First: Episode 0328)
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
TheKingsPicnic
Muppets "The King's Picnic"
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
0524 Sound of the Letter A
SCENE 2 Big Bird sings about "The Sound of the Letter A."
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Monsterslookata
Muppets Monsters, including the puppet who would become Grover, Flute-Snatcher, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, and Scudge, are looking at something. Fred's son appears, and is reprimanded with "Eyy!" After a few times, Fred's son turns toward the viewer and yells "A!", revealing that the group is staring at the letter A.
(First: Episode 0083)
Bigacartoon
Cartoon A showcase of things that begin with A, ending with avalanche and ambulance.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Leftycarrots1
Muppets Lefty delivers some carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get more carrots (in 13 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
Light dark sunset
Film Peaceful music and seagulls are heard at the docks as a voiceover says "light" and "dark" while the sun sets.
(EKA: Episode 0456)
Leftycarrots2
Muppets Lefty delivers more carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get the most carrots he can find (in 15 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
Toon.somemoremost.hair
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
Lefty.Boss.Bunny
Muppets Lefty delivers the rest of the carrots to his boss. The boss reveals that the carrots are for his pet rabbit (a real rabbit), which he shows to Lefty.
(First: Episode 0255)
Maria-Blocks
Cast Maria tries to build a block tower that matches an already-built one.
(First: Episode 0460)
Aapestory
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
0524 03a
SCENE 3 Oscar demonstrates the difference between loud and soft by banging things on his trash can lid. He continues to say that he's always annoyed when people loudly knock on his can, so he's devised a way to get rid of the noise, right after this...
MagicianNumbers
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
0524 03b

0524 03c
SCENE 3 cont'd Oscar has covered his can in various, soft things to soften the noise of any knocks. He doesn't hear when Maria or the kids knock. This unfortunately also prevents him from hearing when the Mudman arrives with his mud delivery.
Bigacartoon
Cartoon A showcase of things that begin with A, ending with avalanche and ambulance. (Spanish version)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0371)
Bobhoopera
Cast Mr. Hooper and Bob build an A.
(First: Episode 0083)
E&Boutappartment
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie won't let Bert into the apartment. At first, Bert worries his friend might be in trouble, or feeling sad, but then he thinks Ernie might be hiding something from him, which makes him mad. He is finally let in, and finds that Ernie has thrown him a surprise party, which makes him happy. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prairie Dawn, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, Guy Smiley, and a mailman.
(First: Episode 0461)
B-Boat
Film A letter b floats around near some boats.
Astronaut Hooper and Susan sketch
Cast Mr. Hooper and Susan play astronauts on a mission on the Moon. Susan attempts to tally up the three moon rocks, which float off into space one by one (followed by her superior).
Film-boysshovels
Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
Holdyourear1

Holdyourear2
Muppets When Maurice, a hapless casanova, puts an Anything Muppet woman's head together, he tells her that he loves her, but it turns out she doesn't love him. He then proceeds to take her head apart, bit by bit, as he sings "I Want to Hold Your Ear" (as well as eyes, nose, tooth, and hair). After she walks off in a huff, he notices to his shock that the parts he set aside have attached themselves to the tablecloth, who thinks he's kinda cute.
Number10
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
WaiterGroverBaconEggs
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
0524 04a
SCENE 4 Oscar tells Big Bird he's got a new pet that can fly. Big Bird guesses it must be a bird...
1709t
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
0524 04b
SCENE 4 cont'd Oscar states his new pet is much prettier than a bird. Big Bird thinks it's a butterfly...
Butterflies
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
0524 04c
SCENE 4 cont'd Oscar finally reveals his new pet is a fly named Frank. Big Bird scoffs at Oscar finding beauty in a fly, but concedes that different people like different things. When Frank lands on Big Bird's nose, he admits he doesn't like flies.
CE9
Muppets Ernie sings "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake" when a hungry Cookie Monster demands a cookie.
(First: Episode 0031)
Bisforbath
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Gordon Luis cooperate apple tree
Cast Gordon and Luis cooperate to get an apple out of a tree.
(First: Episode 0508)
Yes toon
Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(EKA: Episode 0366)
2234-ThreeKids
Insert Three of These Kids are jumping rope, but the fourth one is sitting down and reading a book.
(First: Episode 0415)
Aapestory
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0158)
David shapes arbor
Cast David (in voiceover) finds shapes in the arbor.
(First: Episode 0451)
GorillaPark-YES
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
0524 05
SCENE 5 The kids play on Sesame Street while Maria announces the sponsors: A, B, 10


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