Sesame Street
Air date December 6, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors B, Y, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird throws a temper tantrum when nobody offers to help carry his heavy box of books. His friends tell him that all he had to do was ask.
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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film A lowercase b floats by some boats.
(First: Episode 0471)
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Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Muppets "The King's Picnic"
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
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Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird decides to have lunch outside. Mr. Hooper brings it to him on a big tray, but when more and more kids show up to join Big Bird, he switches to a bigger tray, then the biggest one. Big Bird asks for a large glass of milk with 7 straws.
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby counts three kids, but a fourth keeps hiding behind him.
(First: Episode 0154)
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Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
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Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
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Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
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Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
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Muppets Grover demonstrates heavy and light. First, he picks up a heavy barbell. Then he tries to pick up a light feather, but he can't move it. It turns out that the feather is attached to the top of Big Bird's head.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cast Bob puts his basketball away (2:36)
(First: Episode 0434)
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Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 3 Bob sings “What Can I Do?” while the kids pretend to be whatever he says. Oscar joins him in throwing out suggestions.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
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Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Film Marching Band #4
(First: Episode 0507)
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Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
(First: Episode 0284)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Ernie explains how a scale can determine what is heavier than another object. With the scale, he was planning to split some cookies with Bert, but can't figure out how to do it. Cookie Monster shows him his way of solving the problem: he eats the cookies off each side of the scale until there are no cookies left. Ernie is disappointed since all he's left with is a "really good scale". Cookie disagrees--he's tasted better.
(First: Episode 0264)
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Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple.
(First: Episode 0485)
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Cast Marvelous Maria rides her trike in 10 circles (then backwards).
(First: Episode 0443)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chicks.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee. (repeat)
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Cast Maria, Gordon, and Luis assemble a fractured uppercase B.
(First: Episode 0498)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Gordon, dressed as a circus trainer, commands a letter B to bark and bounce.
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Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away. (edited)
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola discuss the difference between "heavy" and "light".
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lion family.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Cast Bob and Luis put together two halves of a painting of a train tunnel. When they fit the parts together, a train goes through the tunnel and zooms to take up the entire screen, frightening Bob and Luis so much, they take down the tunnel again.
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4. (repeat)
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Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.


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