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Sesame Street
Air date December 25, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors D, Z, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria, Bob and Luis find it hard to concentrate when they hear a series of loud car horns. They find that The Count is holding up a sign that reads “Please blow your horn” and has been counting the beep-beeps from passing drivers. They tell him to take down the sign, and he starts counting the cars that don’t honk.
Cartoon Two boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Superman exclaims “D!”
(First: Episode 0025)
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Film Alphabet Bates skywrites the letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet kids cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flowerpot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.
(First: Episode 0311)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts to 20.
(First: Episode 0101)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt makes sure the class knows the difference between loud and soft. ("Don't tell me I can't teach.")
(First: Episode 0510)
SCENE 2 As Luis plays the bongos, Maria and Bob announce “fuerte” (loud) and “quedito” (soft).
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Celebrity Peggy Fleming makes a number 6 on the ice.
(First: Episode 0234)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
SCENE 3 At the Fix-it Shop, Biff enters with a clock that ticks loudly (fuerte), and he wants Luis to make the ticking softer (quedito). Luis has a better idea: putting a pair of earmuffs on Biff.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
SCENE 4 Bob draws a face on his fist, then puppeteers it as he sings "Face Game."
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on Rapunzel, who has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Muppets Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 5 Maria shows the difference between her everyday clothes and her painting clothes; she’s about to do some painting for Mr. Hooper.
Cartoon A small man and his assistant Dudley attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
Maria stands on a ladder to touch up the sign on Hooper's Store. Big Bird almost runs into the ladder, realizing there should be a “DANGER” sign there. He walks over to Luis, who is working on his awning with a “DANGER” sign on an easel. Big Bird takes the sign, sets it by Maria, and hears a tremendous crash.
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
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Animation Bridge: Dot & Hill A-2
(First: Episode 0146)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0228)
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Cast Bob comes across a DANGER sign next to a frozen pond. Ignoring the sign, he skates on the ice (via pixillation) until it starts to crack. Bob then concedes the sign is there for good reason.
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Film A Stool For Me
(First: Episode 0513)
Film A man (Barry Simpson) puts on snowshoes to bring his trash out.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0281)
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Animation Bridge: Dot & Hill A-1
(First: Episode 0146)
SCENE 6 Bob plays a “Here Are Some Things” game with pictures of animals.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: D -- Dog (role reversal between man and dog)
(First: Episode 0016)
SCENE 7 Cookie Monster explains the purpose of a telephone. Then, Maria and Luis tease Cookie by eating the telephone!
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)

Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way (repeat)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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