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Sesame Street
Oscar tricks Gordon
Air date December 10, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors A, F, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch finds joy in Susan and Mr. Hooper getting angry over dropping their things all over the street. In response, they dump their garbage on him, furthering his glee. Gordon says he's too much.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 2 Susan, Trey, Doris, and John-John sit on the steps of 123 Sesame Street to guess the sounds Big Bird intends to play on a record in his nest, but the sounds they hear (a train, fog horn, and fire engine) are actually Mr. Snuffleupagus trying to whistle.
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0094)
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Muppets / Cast F Quickies: an AM farmer (Jim Henson) shows Herry Monster a Fiddle; Gordon carries some boxes that Fall; Grover whacks Kermit the Frog on the back and declares him a Froggy and a Friend.
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Film F for field
(First: Episode 0473)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
Cast Luis, dressed as a magician, demonstrates addition by conjuring up the correct numeral when David and Maria arrive. As each person leaves, Luis switches the numerals to present subtraction.
(First: Episode 0485)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 3 Oscar offers Gordon a trade for one of the flower pots he just bought that turns out to be broken, but he has to hand over the pot first. Once he has his wares, Oscar hands over a bag of dirt, thinking he pulled one over on Gordon. Except, Gordon is thankful for the bag of dirt so he has something to fill his other pots with. Oscar is disgusted with himself for cooperating.
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film A conductor yells "STOP" to his off-key violinist trying to play Vittorio Monti's "Czardas".
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon A STOP sign commands a train to stop.
(First: Episode 0493)
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Song Three kids dance to a rock version of "Three of These Things" while one of them sits and reads.
Cartoon A showcase of things that begin with A, ending with avalanche and ambulance.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0522)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
Film A film of things that make sounds, including birds and farm animals. Is silence a sound? (edited)
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Mad."
(First: Episode 0240)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper and the kids observe Alphabet Bates write the letter F in the sky.
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
Muppets Beautiful Day Monster is part of a group of cheerleaders who cheer up to the letter F. When the leader asks what "ABCDEF" spells, they are all stumped, and Beautiful Day Monster comments on how weird that is.
(First: Episode 0094)
Cartoon F for Football
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
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SCENE 5 Gordon and the kids come up with body parts that start with F, but Big Bird keeps guessing unrelated F-words like "freeway" and "firehouse". Eventually he remembers one qualifying part of his body: Feathers.
Insert The Alphabet Dancers make the form of the letter F.
(First: Episode 0446)
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 6 Everyone plays while Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors: A, F, 6

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