Sesame Street
Air date May 2, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Production January 24, 1973
Sponsors J, L, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis gives a demonstration of up and down by teleporting around the block, including the top of a ladder. Bob pops in and removes the ladder, leaving Luis suspended in mid-air.
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
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)
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Cast Gordon imagines what he would look like if he were a farmer instead of a teacher.
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
SCENE 2 Susan sings "Three of These Things" using images of brushes and a cheesebuger.
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon L es para Lonchera
(First: Episode 0502)
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)
Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0451)
SCENE 3 David boasts about how great grabbers are for a grocer.
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)
Luis exit.jpg
Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
CT Wordsworth EXIT.jpg
Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 0281)
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
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)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
SCENE 4 A girl counts tricycle wheels in Spanish. The wheels, already detached from the trike, suddenly pop onto it and she rides off.
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
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)
Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock demonstrates the sound of the letter L.
(First: Episode 0251)
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.
Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0408)
George abovebelow.jpg
Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Trading Game" with contestants Oscar the Grouch and Sally Screamer.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
SCENE 6 Bob sings "Little Things."
J Junkyard (Katz).jpg
Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Joey count to 20.
(First: Episode 0436)
SCENE 7 Susan sings "The Alphabet Song" with the kids.
Film The walrus
(First: Episode 0296)
Bob and Hooper assemble L.jpg
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper manage to get L in the right position.
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon L is for Ladder (repeat)
0316 giraffes.jpg
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
CT Wordsworth EXIT.jpg
Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is. (repeat)
Muppets Cookie Monster uses the EXIT.
(First: Episode 0210)
Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
Cast Maria and Gordon add three tricycles.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap. (repeat)
SCENE 8 As the kids mill about the yard, Susan announces the sponsors.

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