Sesame Street
Maria guards Cookie Monster’s cookie
Air date December 20, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors T, V, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Number 3 quickies:
Film The Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10, but every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
(First: Episode 0107)
Cast Luis and Gordon demonstrate short and long.
Cartoon T is for Television (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0324)
Cast David and Maria dine in spaghetti. Maria polishes off her plate in a short time, but David starts to eat each piece individually, which takes very long. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Cast David's plate is about half-empty now. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
Cast Maria has fallen asleep by now, when David finally finishes eating his spaghetti. He then beckons a waiter (Bob) to bring him another serving... (part 3)
(First: Episode 0429)
Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
SCENE 2 At Hooper’s, Mr. Hooper invites Bert and the kids to play a “Here Are Some Things” game with different sized sodas.
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a bowl of hot alphabet soup, and he really wants it to be hot. He looks to make sure that each letter of the alphabet is in his soup, but he is missing some. By the time Grover brings in all the missing letters, the soup is cold.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
SCENE 3 Cookie Monster asks Maria to guard his last cookie for him, no matter how much he begs. He immediately changes his mind, and she eventually gives in to his begging; he eats the cookie, then scolds her for listening to him when he told her not to. Mr. Hooper gives him another cookie, which he gives to Maria to guard. Maria walks away with the cookie, and Cookie Monster vows to get it back.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
SCENE 4 Cookie Monster disguises himself as a hungry old man. Luis and Maria play along with it, but then Maria gives in and gives him the cookie. He devours it, but then scolds her again. Mr. Hooper gives Maria another cookie, which she swears she will not give to Cookie Monster this time.
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Film Blindfold #1 (1:41)
SCENE 5 Cookie Monster disguises himself as a farmer, seeking to plant a cookie tree, but doesn’t fool Maria.
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon "Poverty T
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 6 Cookie Monster disguises himself as a fairy godmother who will give Maria three wishes in exchange for her cookie. No dice.
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Kermit and Joey count to 20.
(First: Episode 0436)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird and Crystal demonstrate big and little.
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
SCENE 7 A little boy yelps out loud that a gorilla has escaped from the zoo, but it’s really Cookie Monster in another disguise. Maria laughs out loud.
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Cast Gordon is a street corner salesman hawking umbrellas. No one wants to buy them on a hot sunny day, but then it rains. Gordon sells all his umbrellas, but then doesn't have one himself, so he uses his box instead.
(First: Episode 0492)
TV Chair Battle.JPG
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert play tricks on each other in order to sit in the TV chair, until they realize they both fit in it. Herry tricks Ernie and Bert into leaving their chair so that he can sit in it. Ernie and Bert decide that if the chair can hold two, it can hold three as well, so they cram their way into the chair with Herry. When they realize that they're watching something only Bert would enjoy, they leave Bert alone.
(First: Episode 0207)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
SCENE 8 Cookie Monster and Maria announce the sponsors. She relents and gives him the cookie, he eats it, then he scolds her again.

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