Sesame Street
Air date May 2, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors J, L, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis pops about the street, appearing above and below things. He finally pops up on a stepladder, being above a paint can. Bob pops in below and removes the ladder, leaving Luis suspended in mid-air.
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Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of the special sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and olive stuck in with a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu -- it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle or an olive.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
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Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
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Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Cast Gordon the Farmer (1:00)
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
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SCENE 2 Susan sings the "Sorting Song" using paintbrushes and a pencil.
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox (Spanish version)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0451)
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SCENE 3 David boasts about how great graspers are for a grocer.
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Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
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Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
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Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Only five people are allowed on the elevator at one time, so Grover counts out five passengers. But then he's not allowed on the elevator himself; he would make six.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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SCENE 4 A kid counts tricycle wheels in English and Spanish. The wheels, already detached from the trike, suddenly pop onto it and the kid rides off.
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Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
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Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
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Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock demonstrates the sound of the letter L.
(First: Episode 0251)
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SCENE 5 David and the kids listen to some of the sounds of the street, which include rollerskating and jump roping. They also hear Luis playing basketball and join him.
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Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Trading Game" with contestants Oscar the Grouch and Sally Screamer.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
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SCENE 6 Bob sings "Little Things."
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Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
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Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Joey count to 20.
(First: Episode 0436)
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SCENE 7 Susan sings "The Alphabet Song."
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Film The walrus
(First: Episode 0296)
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Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper manage to get L in the right position.
(First: Episode 0147)
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Cartoon L is for Ladder (repeat)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is. (repeat)
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Muppets Cookie Monster uses the EXIT.
(First: Episode 0210)
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Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
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Insert Adding Tricycles (1:59)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Goodbye


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