Sesame Street
Air date November 27, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors K, M, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, Big Bird minds David’s number 8 sign, blowing on it to speed up the paint drying. The top of the number 8 blows away, and Big Bird tries to coax it back.
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
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)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot thinks that Grover is talking about the letter M whenever he makes an Mmmmm sound, but Grover is only making the sound because he ate peanut butter and got his mouth stuck shut.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 2 Susan plays a classifying game with the kids, using pictures of cups.
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola illustrate "between".
SCENE 3 Between quickies:
  • Susan’s nose is between her mouth and eyes.
  • Maria’s hamburger is between two buns.
  • David holds an umbrella, which stands between him and the rain.
Film A gymnast demonstrates between.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
Song "Eight Song (Song of Eight)
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert & Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0527)
Wrench pipe cartoon
Cartoon A man instructs someone on how to use a wrench to tighten a pipe.
Cartoon Marvelous Martha knows many words that start with the letter "M".
(First: Episode 0013)
SCENE 4 Maria, Big Bird and the kids look for embedded M’s in a picture.
Muppets "M-M-M Monster Meal"
(First: Episode 0380)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and David display their mad and happy faces.
(First: Episode 0343)
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
SCENE 5 Sam the Robot is having a bad day today, but no one has time to hear him vent. His friends teach him to count to 10 when he gets mad, and he goes and gives the same advice to Oscar.
Herry's ABC Secret
Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0101)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon La letra M es para Miguel, musica, mariposa, marinero, molino, marciano, maroma y mono
(First: Episode 0464)
SCENE 6 David and the kids try to guess what kind of pet Oscar is playing with. It turns out to be an elephant named Herman.
Film Joe Raposo: Elephant (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M (repeat)
Cartoon A bear counts bees
(First: Episode 0083)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother (repeat)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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