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Sesame Street
Big Bird imagines himself as David; Sam the Robot plays a rhyming game with David and the kids
Air date December 17, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors N, P, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon puts two giant 1s together to make the number 11, but the numbers are a little disobedient at first.
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A man goes to the grocery store to buy apples, but he can't decide how many to get. This frustrates the grocer, who has to keep adding and subtracting the amount of apples on his scale.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 2 Big Bird observes David at Hooper's Store, and imagines looking like him. In his imagination, he has the same body as David, but retains his own voice – and his love for birdseed, only he can't eat it with his teeth. He also wants to join his friends for basketball, but they don't believe he's Big Bird because he looks like David. Back in reality, Big Bird decides it's better that he looks like himself.
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
Film A gymnast demonstrates around.
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon A man tests a carpenter's knowledge of using a hammer.
(First: Episode 0532)
Muppets Kermit talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
(First: Episode 0112)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Muppets The Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0217)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert asks Ernie about his day. Ernie doesn't think anything interesting happened. Bert points out that Ernie went to the zoo, but Ernie says nothing interesting happened at the zoo. Then, he talks about a scratch he got on his finger and describes how he got it, realizing in the process that something interesting did happen after all.
(First: Episode 0020)
Film A letter N drives through a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
Film A gymnast demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0517)
SCENE 3 Big Bird, Gordon and some kids demonstrate over and under.
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
Cookie Kermit through tissue paper.jpg
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: To demonstrate "through", Kermit tries to get Cookie Monster to run through a piece of tissue paper. Instead, Cookie offers other alternatives, ultimately choosing to go around it. He helps Kermit with his demonstration by passing the tissue paper through Kermit.
(First: Episode 0289)
Cartoon P for Pack (repeat)
Kingfireman-bob.jpg Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 4 Gordon and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter P (First: Episode 0054).
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "P Is My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Otters in the zoo
(First: Episode 0487)
Batman joker cross street.jpg
Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
Cartoon Cars WALK.
Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
Muppets "The UN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0155)
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 5 David plays a rhyming game with the kids. Sam the Robot joins in, producing objects that rhyme with β€œskate”, β€œhat” and β€œtie”. When David challenges Sam to rhyme β€œtoys”, Sam makes a lot of noise.
P pirate pistol.jpg
Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
Horses pull cement.jpg
Film Horses compete in a contest to see who can pull the most cement.
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning" (repeat)
SCENE 6 David announces the sponsors, as Sam continues to make noise.

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