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Sesame Street
Sam the Robot demonstrates next to and away from
Air date November 20, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors D, W, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob provides the audience with clues to guess the part of the body he's thinking of: the knee.

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.
(First: Episode 0524)
David Luis clothesline.jpg
Cast David and Luis prepare to hang clothes on a high clothesline using a ladder. However, they each climb it to hang one article at a time. A voiceover instructs them to cooperate, so David climbs the ladder as Luis hands him clothes to hang up.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
SCENE 2 Sam the Robot commits to demonstrating what "next to" means as Luis follows him down Sesame Street beginning at the Fix-It Shop. Luis is growing weary of this when Big Bird comes along asking someone to explain the concept of "away from" to him. Sam obliges, moving further and further away. Luis thanks Big Bird for the reprieve.
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt has Baby Breeze teach the class about traffic. Smart Tina thinks all one has to do is look at the traffic lights, but Baby Breeze tells her one should also look out for cars.
(First: Episode 0517)
Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Old West: Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp to give her a big surprise. The terrified townspeople try to warn Marshal Earp -- but Bad Bart explains that a surprise is something that someone doesn't expect. He orders them not to say a word. It turns out the big surprise is a cake for Marshal Earp's birthday.
Insert Five signs are counted forward and backward as they appear on the stoop, followed by five kids holding the signs.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Insert Five kids appear on the stoop, rising up one step each time a new kid is added. They are then counted backwards.
(First: Episode 0417)
SCENE 3 Bob and the kids pretend to be lost in the desert without a horse.
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog tries to find out what makes people angry, but everyone he encounters is too busy to speak to him, which ultimately causes him to lose his temper and yell at the camera.
Insert A pianist plays "The Blue Danube" with Oscar the Grouch accompanying on horns.
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
SCENE 4 Luis approaches Oscar the Grouch asking for a favor. Oscar scoffs, but agrees so long as Luis does him one, too. Luis asks Oscar if he can have some old junk metal to use for some soldering he has to do. Oscar provides the items, and in return, says that Luis has to make weird noises and funny faces while Oscar counts to 20, and not speak until he's done. Luis complies, and halfway through counting, Bob and Gordon approach. They ask what's going on, but Oscar reminds Luis he's not supposed to talk until he's done counting. Bob and Gordon call him weird and give up as Oscar finishes and Luis rants at him for making him do something so ridiculous.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W - Water
(First: Episode 0062)
Muppets Maria reads the story of "The King's Nose".
Cartoon The alphabet appears in a little box.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cast Wally and Ralph figure out how to properly use the see-saw.
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon SALIDA (train)
D balloon.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: D -- Dog (role reversal between man and dog)
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Two boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
(First: Episode 0016)
Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon mydoghappy.jpg
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
Cartoon W for Wash (repeat)
Cartoon "Presenting -- the pencil!"
Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola talk about taking a nap.
Boy passing Salida signs.jpg
Cartoon A boy passes by various signs before reaching the SALIDA.
(First: Episode 0500)
Film Pottery
music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0169)
SCENE 5 Gordon plays the classification game with the letters W and V.
Cartoon What if we celebrated Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon "Presenting -- the bumper jack!"
SCENE 6 Goodbye

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