Sesame Street
Plot Oscar makes a life-size picture of himself.
Air date May 4, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors P, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Greeting
Fiddler5
Cartoon Country #5
Animation by Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
KermGrover5Blocks
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Grover helps Kermit show the number 5 using blocks, but Grover doesn't know how many to get (he can't count to 5). Kermit has him go back and forth bringing one until there is five.
(First: Episode 0476)
5roadpaint
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
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SCENE 2 Bob sings "Five Fingers on My Left Hand" with the kids.
5painting
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Backwardsfilm
Film A very busy man is asked by a voice what "forwards" and "backwards" means, but the man doesn't have time to listen. Instead, he is shown what "backwards" means by watching everything around him go in reverse motion!
(First: Episode 0195)
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Celebrity Joe Namath shows forward and backward.
1090-14
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing that P is "My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
Ptoon
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
Skywritingp
SCENE 3 Gordon, Big Bird and the kids see Alphabet Bates write the letter P across the sky. (First: Episode 0054) Afterwards, Gordon asks the kids if they can come up with some words that start with the P sound. Big Bird has trouble thinking of a P word, and calls out to Alphabet Bates for help. Bates drops out of his plane to reveal a parachute with a letter P attached. Big Bird thanks Alphabet Bates for his help.
LetterPSunset
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
Folge2327-2
Muppets Ernie is a coach for his baseball team of three balls. In front of him are three small caps and a huge cap. Each of the balls tries on the big cap and gets completely covered up. Ernie puts the small caps on them, and they're ready to start. As Ernie wonders where that huge cap came from, a basketball named Big Bill (captain of the opposing team) bounces in, demanding his cap back. Ernie ends up postponing the game once he sees the competition.
(First: Episode 0478)
KingMidas
Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
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Cast / Muppets "The People in Your Neighborhood": Cleaner and Shoemaker
(First: Episode 0436)
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
PatPilot
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0478)
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SCENE 4 Oscar the Grouch has set up a life-size cardboard photo of himself, commenting on how much it looks like him. Oscar predicts that people will think the photo is actually him and start talking to it; and eventually leave after getting no response. Oscar believes that no one will bother him again, and he ducks into his trash can. Gordon comes by, notices the picture, and knocks on the can to compliment Oscar on his picture. This happens again with some kids, and then with Bob, by which time, Oscar becomes so infuriated that he takes down the picture. Gordon comes back to show a kid Oscar's picture, and sees that it's gone. Gordon knocks on Oscar's can to let him know that his picture is missing. Oscar lets out a frustrated "Aargh!" and slams the lid.
Thought.circles
Cartoon I Thought a Thought: Circle (Spanish soundtrack)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet barbershop group sings "High, Middle, Low".
(First: Episode 0236)
0871n
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon. (Spanish dub)
3141z
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Alphabetbox
Cartoon The alphabet appears in a little box.
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Luis-canopener
Cast Luis demonstrates how to use a can opener to open a can of spaghetti ... not realizing that it's open on the bottom already.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 1: WET.
(First: Episode 0473)
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Film (LA) N Neighborhood (Katz)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 2: SET.
(First: Episode 0473)
Littlegirl.HELP
Film A little girl needs HELP getting on a horse.
(First: Episode 0484)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 3: MET.
(First: Episode 0473)
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SCENE 5 Gordon sings a sorting song with a drawing of a mother elephant and her three babies.
1090-14
Cartoon P is for Pillow (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Gordon points to a framed picture of Bob in a Julius Caesar-esque toga, and says "P... Picture." Bob then pulls out a small flash camera and snaps Gordon's picture, saying "Gotcha!"
BirdBalloonSub
Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Davidpink
Cast "David the Daring" does his famous forwards and backwards trick.
(First: Episode 0439)
PforPack
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Hayfield
Film Field of hay (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks an Anything Muppet carrying several heavy packages if they need any help. Harvey then slaps the word HELP on their packages.
(First: Episode 0460)
2429-IceCream
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
Ssnfsleep
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
666mailman
Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
BertIngrid
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert & Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
Fiddler5
Cartoon Country #5 (repeat)
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Insert Five kids appear on the stoop of 123 Sesame Street and are counted forward, then backward.
(First: Episode 0417)
SB--NNail
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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Insert The same kids appear on the stop again, only now they appear in groups as they are counted.
(First: Episode 0417)
EBSharingaCookie
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
LetterPSunset
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors. (repeat)
Womaninburningbuilding.HELP!
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
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SCENE 7 Goodbye


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