Sesame Street
Sam the Robot demonstrates opposites
Air date December 28, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors E, G, 9
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob, Maria and David greet the viewer. Bob sings a song about opposites to the kids, then Sam the Robot shows up, claiming to be an expert on opposites. Sam will be right back.
1095s
Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
GroverandtheGrowingG
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
G film
Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
Zoomonkey
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
Gymnast up down
Film A gymnast demonstrates up and down.
(First: Episode 0526)
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SCENE 2 Sam demonstrates up and down by rocketing into the air.
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Film A man bounces a ball up the steps, and then it falls down the steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0435)
RFES-UpDown
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin has his students stand up and sit down to learn about the opposites.
(First: Episode 0518)
Updowncartoonman
Cartoon A man demonstrates up and down.
Artist:Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 0276)
400031
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
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SCENE 3 Sam demonstrates in and out with a giant box and a tiny wind-up toy named Roy.
MartianBeauty
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Laundry-16
Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
Lazy UP
Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(First: Episode 0316)
Everyoneicecream
Muppets Three Anything Muppets sing "Everyone Likes Ice Cream". (edited)
(First: Episode 0026)
No9
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
2096d
Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
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SCENE 4 Next, Sam demonstrates short and long by tooting his whistle – longer than necessary.
Eforerase
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Sam continues blowing his whistle.
3187z
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Sam finally finishes blowing his whistle.
400016
Cartoon A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird on a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
EBwarm
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
Noimage
Cast VTR: Pixilated matching billboard (2:41)
(First: Episode 0486)
IThoughtaBigThought
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
SkeletonFish
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
1246-Fortune
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
1186m
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Herry asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
Cincodemayo
Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
Sherlocksandwich
Muppets Ernie opens his lunchbox and finds that half of his chicken salad sandwich is missing. Sherlock Hemlock, the world's greatest detective, investigates this fiendish crime. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate half of Ernie's sandwich.
(First: Episode 0131)
Gorillajobcartoon
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 5 Next, Sam demonstrates same and different by playing a “Here Are Some Things" circles and a rectangle.
Count-mailman
Muppets As ominous music plays, the Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Luis-SalidaBricks
Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
300004
Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
MartianBeauty
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" (repeat)
ErnieShola.Nickel
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie's lost the nickel he was going to use for candy, so Shola gives him another one.
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SCENE 6 Next, Sam demonstrates fast and slow by accelerating at a fast speed.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Melody subtract cookies.
(First: Episode 0425)
Girlsteps
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
E-End
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
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SCENE 7 The cast tries to say goodbye as Sam tries to demonstrate more opposites. The credits roll.


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