Sesame Street
Air date November 21, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors E, W, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The Count bothers Luis with his incessant counting. Luis tries distracting the Count by having him count something different - termites...
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Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 1 cont'd In the short time during the film, the Count manages to count over 18,000 termites featured. Nearing the end of his rope, Luis pours a box of nails on the ground for him to count; the Count finishes in a matter of seconds (counting over 2,000 nails). Luis tries getting rid of him by telling him to count grains of sand on the beach. The Count has already done this and further annoys Luis by listing various statistics he's counted (such as blades of grass in Central Park).
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
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Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4. (shown in English, then Spanish)
(First: Episode 0132)
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Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird watches over Hooper's Store while David is out for a minute. Maria needs David in a hurry, so she leaves a message with Big Bird - she really needs some ink. To remember this, Big Bird repeats "wink," which rhymes. However, once David returns, the new word has replaced the old one in Big Bird's memory, so he tells David to give Maria a wink. David finds this odd, but when Maria, he tries out several different winks. She thinks he's gone crazy until they come to the conclusion that Big Bird misremembered. David produces some ink for her just as Big Bird returns, seeing he's done a good job remembering after all.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Look at This" over footage of something ... can you guess what it is?
(First: Episode 0514)
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Insert Jerry Nelson narrates three letters coming together to form the word FUN. The letters celebrate with confetti and streamers.
(First: Episode 0458)
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SCENE 3 Maria takes a break from working on her report for school and calls the kids over for a game. She sings a Spanish version of "Here Are Some Things" using her textbooks, notepad, and pen.
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Muppets Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Broken Ukulele, Part 1: Ernie Ernie encounters a sobbing Beautiful Day Monster, who is crying because his ukulele is broken. Ernie shows him a few things one can do with a broken ukulele, but that doesn't stop the monster from crying. Ernie then offers to fix the ukulele.
(First: Episode 0080)
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Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Broken Ukulele, Part 2: Ernie brings back the ukulele, all fixed. And what does the monster do? He eats it!
(First: Episode 0080)
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Cartoon What if my hair were grass?
(First: Episode 0514)
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SCENE 4 Oscar sets up his can space as a fortune-telling stand, having borrowed the Amazing Mumford's bowling ball to use as a crystal ball. He gives negative fortunes to David and Maria. Suddenly, Mumford magically appears from within the ball, assuring them that the fortunes are fake and reminding Oscar to return the ball tonight.
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Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way.
Voices: Hal Smith
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Song Joe Raposo sings "J Jump."
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets The Count counts "The Song of the Count".
(First: Episode 0469)
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Film Marching Band #4
(First: Episode 0529)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
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Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
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Muppets Farley looks for ME.
(First: Episode 0464)
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Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
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SCENE 5 David and Luis try to decipher a note left in the window of Hooper's - "H_LP M_ - SAM." They discern the note is from Sam the Robot, who needs assistance. He prints out some words, all lacking letter Es. Luis whips up an E for him in the shop and Sam swallows it, returning him to self-proclaimed perfection.
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Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Grover sees the word "me" and shouts the word.
(First: Episode 0205)
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Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)
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Film Women put dolls together and package them at a doll factory.
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Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
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Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
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Muppets Billy wants to know about here and there, so Herry and Grover demonstrate by spreading apart, each calling the monster over to their side. However, whenever the monster gets to "there," he always finds himself "here".
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Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cast "Dandy David" adds flowers and flower pots.
(First: Episode 0454)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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