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Sesame Street
Oscar imagines no one lives on Sesame Street
Air date May 11, 1973
(season finale)
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors X, Z, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar feels bothered by his neighbors playing basketball. He threatens to get rid of all the buildings, but everybody brushes it off. Oscar proceeds to imagine all of Sesame Street has vanished, save for his trash can, leaving it in a dull, gray void. Since 123 Sesame Street is now gone, the adults must find somewhere else to live. Oscar blares his siren, but realizes it's no fun to bother people if nobody's around. He snaps back to reality and enjoys the aggravation he can really cause everyone. Eventually, they allow Oscar to use his siren, as long as he lets them play basketball.
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Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
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Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets Simon Soundman comes to Ernie's apartment because he has some car trouble and needs to use Ernie's phone, but Ernie doesn't understand what he is trying to say.
(First: Episode 0132)
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Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
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Muppets A furry, purple creature whooshes in and counts five whistles set out on the workbench outside the Fix-It Shop. He subtracts one, blows it, then whooshes away again.
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Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
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Muppets The creature returns to subtract one more whistle, leaving 3.
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Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
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Muppets Again, the creature appears to remove another whistle, leaving 2.
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Cartoon Kids narrate a Letter 'Z' Drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
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Muppets Another whistle is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
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Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
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Muppets The creature takes away the last whistle, leaving 0.
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Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird sings "ABC-DEF-GHI" with the alphabet signs plastered around the street.
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Film Ten Song (Song of Ten) (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
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Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Film Counting the circus clowns.
(First: Episode 0501)
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Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: Ralph is standing between two trees, playing with a long piece of rope like a cowboy. Along comes Wally carrying a wet shirt. Together, they solve the problem of where to hang the wet shirt to dry. They tie the ends of the rope around their chests, stretch it, and hang the shirt between them.
(First: Episode 0331)
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Cartoon The 'b' in 'beso' kisses an apple and a duck.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0461)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Big Bird tells Shola that he's been having some trouble figuring out big and little. Shola says that she's little and Big Bird is big. Big Bird says, "Oh! That must be why they call me Big Bird." Shola answers, "Yeah! You're Big Bird. I'm Shola."
(First: Episode 0306)
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Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs (voiced by Daws Butler), until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
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Cartoon A baby cries whenever he gets a beso.
(First: Episode 0433)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird answers the phone in Hooper's Store and responds "Yes, it is!" When David asks who it was, Big Bird says it was a lady who said, "Long distance from Mexico City."

In the original script treatment, the scene plays out differently. Big Bird and a friend are watching the store for David. While they're there, they decide to play a game of listening to the different sounds on Sesame Street.
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Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
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Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage. (repeat)
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Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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Cast Gordon, Brynne, David, Maria, Luis, and Bob sit on a bus seat with newspapers numbered 1-6, as a voiceover (Jerry Nelson) counts them.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
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Muppets "The AN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0181)
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Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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SCENE 4 After arm-wrestling with Maria, Jay brings in a box with bottles of milk. David then sings the "Classifying Song" to the Kids.
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Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part one)
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon "Ten Turtles" (repeat)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "I'm Cold" in the middle of a blizzard.
(First: Episode 0368)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin demonstrates high and low.
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Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
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Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
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Transition Bridge #3 - 4 Corner Bridge A
(First: Episode 0282)
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Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
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Transition Bridge #4 - 4 Corner Bridge B
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 5 David, Gordon, Maria, and Jay continue playing basketball, as Luis announces the sponsors and the credits roll. So ends the 4th season of Sesame Street.
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CLOSING SIGNS David and Maria hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon and Susan hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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