Sesame Street
Oscar's country cousin visits
Air date January 2, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors K, M, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Big Bird recites a poem that segues to the next segment...
Film.greentreesnake
Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
HerbertMW
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)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
M34
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)
1091-07
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
Noimage
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.
Toon.Table
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Noimage
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.
Frogflycartoon
Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Noimage
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.
2423-Scuba
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
M-Mail
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
GoldenAn
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-BroccoliCU
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
Groverherbertm
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)
400019
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
Noimage
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).
Toon.grasshair
Cartoon What if my hair were grass?
(First: Episode 0514)
Cookie10
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)
Secretdrawingcamel
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(First: Episode 0158)
Noimage
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)
Pepperzoomout
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
SS.InchWorm
Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
1448-Math
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
1885-CU
Film Kids identify a piece of cabbage in close-up.
(First: Episode 0368)
Noimage
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.
FivePlusOne
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
1092-14
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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
Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
Count.Ingrid
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentThe Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
KforKarate
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Film-Geese
Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
Toon.beingapig
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Ernieberttypewriter
Muppets Ernie & Bert — 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)
M-Mail
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail (repeat)
David Charmer 12
Cast David charms a 1 and a 2 out of their baskets to form a 12.
(First: Episode 0504)
0598.Appletree
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
Noimage
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 phase Oscar (such as fire engines, car horns, and jet planes). Oscar has an idea and goes to get his tape recorder.
Secretdrawingm
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
Noimage
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.
1092-06
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
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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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