Sesame Street
Air date November 29, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors O, S, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David counts 10 newspapers when they are delivered.
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets Simon Soundman sings a song about finding a (MEOW!) stuck in a tree.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
SCENE 2 Susan and Gordon encounter Oscar, planning a Grouch picnic on a day when it looks like it's about to rain. The clouds part, and the sun comes out, ruining Oscar's plans, but he hates picnics anyway.
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about small things. A man thinks about small things, and lists them. A sea monster thinks it is small, especially when compared to its father!
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Cookie Monster: The Count and Cookie Monster see a plate of cookies. The Count wants to count them, and Cookie Monster wants to eat them. After arguing over whether the cookies are for counting or eating, they decide to share them -- the Count will count the cookies, and then Cookie Monster will eat them.
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
SCENE 3 Letter S quickies:
  • Maria, dressed as a magician, shows a surprise when she pulls a skunk out of her hat.
  • David displays his sandwich.
  • Susan speaks softly, while Oscar lets out a scream.
Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Namath on 9.jpg
Celebrity Joe Namath counts to 9 before a pass is made. He subsequently tosses it to Joey.
(First: Episode 0513)
Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(First: Episode 0480)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Kermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
SCENE 4 Maria plays a selection game with groups of buttons.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) lies down, feels something, then devours the mattresses.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon glasses vs glasses.jpg
Cartoon A man uses drinking glasses on his eyes and pours water over his seeing glasses.
(First: Episode 0485)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0306)
SCENE 5 David sings โ€œMy Nameโ€ with the kids.
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Tree Destruction
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets A boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 3 + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€”: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
(First: Episode 0467)
Superman S.jpg
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0243)
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
SCENE 6 Oscar recites a poem about lizards, introducing the next film.
Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
Big Bird Shola sticks.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Big Bird and Shola demonstrate a big stick versus a little stick.
(First: Episode 0306)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles" (repeat)
Joe Namath 10 to 1.jpg
Celebrity Joe Namath counts down from 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0428)
Cartoon Jazz #10 (repeat)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S. (repeat)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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