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Sesame Street
Oscar's country cousin visits
Air date January 2, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors K, M, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird recites a poem that segues to the next segment...
Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot explains what the letters M and W look like with a very uncooperative letter that keeps switching itself. The letter eventually stops switching, and Herb solves the problem by rotating the camera angle, turning the letter upside down.
(First: Episode 0155)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Kermit draws the letter M on-screen with his magic finger. Grover asks what Kermit has drawn, and Kermit says it's the letter M. "Mmmmm!" Grover agrees.
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
SCENE 2 Big Bird is making a birdhouse for an old pal of his, little Fenwick Bird. He shows Luis how well he planned when making it, only he neglected to use anything to stick the pieces together.
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird returns with a bag of nails, but tries forcing them into the wood with his wing (which hurts). Luis reminds him he's forgotten to include a hammer in his plan.
Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 2 cont'd Luis hammers the nails into the wood, completing the birdhouse for Big Bird. Moments later, Fenwick Bird arrives and Big Bird realizes another thing he forgot to plan for - the fact that little Fenwick has aged into a large bird much too big for the birdhouse.
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot wants to demonstrate the letter M. Grover enters, making "Mmmmm" noises, so Herbert uses Grover to help him tell a story using M words. When the story is over, Herbert discovers that Grover's mouth is stuck together after eating peanut butter.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
SCENE 3 Susan spots a pile of trash in front of Oscar's trash can, and she and the kids identify which articles are city trash and which are country trash. Oscar emerges from his can and tells them that the country trash is from his cousin, Farmer Herkimer Grouch, who resembles his city cousin (in looks and attitude).
Cartoon What if my hair were grass?
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(First: Episode 0158)
David Luis clothesline.jpg
Cast David and Luis prepare to hang clothes on a high clothesline using a ladder. However, they each climb it to hang one article at a time. A voiceover instructs them to cooperate, so David climbs the ladder as Luis hands him clothes to hang up.
(First: Episode 0438)
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
Film Kids identify a piece of cabbage in close-up.
(First: Episode 0368)
SCENE 4 Herkimer observes his new surroundings from a can next to Oscar's, when Bob comes by. He mistakes Herkimer for Oscar and asks for his oil can back, offended when Herkimer acts like he doesn't know him. Bob is surprised when Oscar appears from his normal can and soon becomes very confused as each Grouch pops up one at a time telling him different things.
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
Imagination Gum.jpg
Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” The Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail (repeat)
David Charmer 12.jpg
Cast David charms a 1 and a 2 out of their baskets to form a 12.
(First: Episode 0504)
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
SCENE 5 Oscar and Herkimer head off to sleep, but Herkimer can't get to sleep when constantly dealing with the various sounds of the city that don't faze Oscar (such as fire engines, car horns, and jet planes). Oscar has an idea and goes to get his tape recorder.
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 5 cont'd Oscar's tape recorder has sounds of farm animals, which helps put Herkimer right to sleep. Unfortunately, it also wakes up everyone else in the neighborhood.
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
SCENE 5 cont'd Herkimer sleeps easy, as everyone complains about the noise from the tape. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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