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Sesame Street
Gordon and Susan's new car
Air date December 13, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Production May 23, 1973
Sponsors J, L, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob, Maria, and David join Susan as she eagerly watches for a big surprise coming down the street. It turns out to be Gordon, pulling up in his brand new Volkswagen.
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
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Film George the Farmer shows embedded shapes using drawing of geometric forms and household objects with the same shape.
(First: Episode 0288)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers with his mind, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 0134)

SCENE 2 Gordon polishes his new car and admonishes his neighbors for carelessly letting a basketball bounce off it, using it to lean on for writing, and letting a drop of ketchup drip on it. Oscar overhears all this and gives Gordon an invitation to join the Disagreeable Order of Grouches. Gordon realizes how unkind he's been acting and apologizes to everyone, to Oscar's dismay.
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Fabulous Flying Floogle.jpg
Cast At the circus, Ringmaster David introduces the tightrope walker, the Fabulous Flying Fleegle. Instead, his replacement, Floogle (Luis), shows up and struggles to walk on the tightrope.
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Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)

SCENE 3 Susan shows a kid pictures of different car parts and the kids identify them, then find them on the car itself. The final image is of a driver, but since there's no driver in the car right now, Susan hops in and invites the boy for a spin.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit comes across the word "Telephone", spells it, and then teaches the word to the viewer. When an Anything Muppet boy who stands too far away says that he can't hear Kermit, Kermit dials the T, and the boy answers with the last E.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 10 hits in a row, but miss on the 11th.
(First: Episode 0135)
CT Wordsworth telephone.jpg
Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: TELEPHONE.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 12 hits in a row, but miss on the 13th.
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy gives a brief lecture on the telephone, which Cookie Monster then eats. Soon after, it begins ringing inside his stomach.
(First: Episode 0194)
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Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 4 David and Maria are surprised to hear that Oscar is preparing to dust his can. He hands them a number of items he's moving out of the way so he can dust, such as his cracked vase, giant fish, and a giant tire. When the area finally is cleared, he grabs a cardboard box to begin dusting, as in throwing dust all over the can.
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Grover and Oscar the Grouch recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0229)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon Jazz #9 (repeat)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
Film Marching Band forms a square
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets Old West: Five good men are needed to form a posse and catch Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West. The sheriff counts five men in the saloon, and tries to organize them. But it turns out that there are only four good men -- one of them is Bad Bart!
J Junkyard (Katz).jpg
Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie struggles to save a plate of cookies for Bert. Beautiful Day Monster disguises himself as a baker and a little girl to trick Ernie out of four of the five cookies, but Bert blames Ernie.
(First: Episode 0041)
Mets hit 13 miss on 14.jpg
Celebrity The New York Mets make 13 hits in a row, but miss on the 14th.
(First: Episode 0161)
Muppets A group of Anything Muppets enter, with one saying, "Some of us are here, but not all." They leave, and say that now none of them are there. They re-enter with a few more, saying that some of them are there but not all, and leave again, saying that none of them are there. Many Muppets appear, including Bert, Grover, Scudge, Billy, Oscar and Cookie Monster, who all say, "Now we are all here!"
(First: Episode 0061)
Jenny Jeff Jacket.jpg
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it. (repeat)

SCENE 5 Jay narrates as the cast piles into Gordon's new car, demonstrating some, none, and all. Big Bird wants to go for a ride too, but there's little room for him in the car. Gordon tells him to "make a wish," and Big Bird suddenly appears in the car (with his head through the sunroof). They drive away saying goodbye as Jay announces the sponsors.

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