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Sesame Street
Maria needs $5 to pay back Luis
Air date December 18, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors I, P, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria, in need of $5 to pay back Luis, asks Gordon. Gordon asks Bob. Bob asks Big Bird. Big Bird asks Luis, and the money eventually makes its way to Maria, who gives it back to Luis.
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” When it's Ernie's turn to get a newspaper from Hooper's Store, Ernie decides to plan everything he may need. He gets his scarf and hat and earmuffs in case it snows, his umbrella if it starts to rain, sunglasses and suntan cream if it's a sunny day, and a flashlight if it gets dark.
(First: Episode 0093)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
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Animation Dot & Hill C-1
(First: Episode 0164)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers: Lowercase i
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Muppets A female Anything Muppet discusses the concept of "same" using her reflection in the mirror. The reflection begins speaking on its own. The girl faints and the reflection decides to do the same.
(First: Episode 0376)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
SCENE 2 Big Bird sings β€œEveryone Makes Mistakes” to the kids.
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
Muppets The Miss Muffet Play
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
Cast A voiceover comments as Gordon comes into a shoe store to purchase some shoes. Salesman Gordon presents him with a pair that's too small, then too big. He finally realizes that measuring Gordon's foot will tell him what size shoes to find.
(First: Episode 0470)
Cartoon Number count to 20 (w/ cameo appearance by Cookie Monster), followed by cast list at the end.
(First: Episode 0350)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud."
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Things that are same and different.
(First: Episode 0300)
Cartoon "Presenting...the electric drill!"
Film Kids imagine they’re tall (1:50)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
(First: Episode 0023)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit the Frog talks with twins Corey and Todd about how they're same and different.
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Cast David and Maria demonstrate "on" and "under" in the arbor. David goes to get some sandwiches, leaving Maria floating in the air.
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I." (repeat)
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Cartoon "I in the Sky" (repeat)
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings about "Parts of the Body."
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon I for impolite (repeat)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12. (repeat)
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Animation Dot & Hill C-2
(First: Episode 0164)

Insert Sitting at the counter in Hooper's Store, Big Bird wonders what it would be like to be short, so he tells Mr. Hooper he's going to do some imagining. He closes his eyes and Big Bird sees himself small enough to walk around on the counter where he interacts with, compared now to his tiny stature, is a large bowl of ice cream and large squeak toy which scares him now because he's so small. When Mr. Hooper cleans up, Big Bird notes that he's now too small to notice, so he imagines himself back to reality. Mr. Hooper leans in to Big Bird from overhead to excuse himself, making Big Bird wonder if he's still imagining. The camera pulls back to reveal Mr. Hooper standing on a step ladder, and Big Bird resolves to being his normal size again.
(First: Episode 0212)
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The director's hat blasts off instead.
(First: Episode 0148)
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
SCENE 3 The sponsors are announced.

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