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Sesame Street
Letter O scavenger hunt; Oscar adds three tiers to his trash can
Air date January 3, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors M, O, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
Alphabet Bates O.jpg
SCENE 1 Luis and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter O (First: Episode 0012).
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 2 Bob, Big Bird and friends go on a scavenger hunt for objects shaped like the letter O. Big Bird asks Gordon to borrow an automobile jack, for a reason he’s keeping secret for now …
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
SCENE 3 Big Bird brings back a tire … from Gordon’s car. Gordon scolds him and tells him to put it back.
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Robin Hood Ernie Harvey Kneeslapper.jpg
Muppets Ernie (playing Robin Hood) auditions Anything Muppets to be his Merry Men. After screening two individuals who don't meet the requirements, Harvey Kneeslapper is sent in laughing. Ernie thinks he's found a merry man and hires him immediately, but following a string of incessant jokes, decides he's too merry after all and fires him.
(First: Episode 0480)
Song "Train Song"
(First: Episode 0423)
Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 4 Bob and Luis sing “No Matter What Your Language”.
Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
Muppets A bridge of teeth come to an employment agency, looking for a job. He's offered jobs in the smelling line and in listening, but he's unqualified for those. Teeth demonstrates his talent in biting and chewing by chomping up the desk.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
SCENE 5 Oscar is bothered when Mr. Hooper knocks on his trash can lid. Oscar vows that things are going to be different from now on.
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
SCENE 6 Oscar has added three tiers to his trash can, which means now people have to climb a ladder to knock on the lid. Big Bird accidentally knocks it over, and Oscar decides to go back to his normal setup.
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cast Wally and Ralph are about to play checkers at a table, but it takes awhile to dawn on them that their chairs can be turned around.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The spectators take off.
(First: Episode 0022)
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings a counting song.
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Rocket takes off at 7. Then it comes down so the man can continue his countdown, but at 1, it falls over with a huge crash.
(First: Episode 0022)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry. He then proceeds to eat an imaginary peanut butter and banana sandwich.
(First: Episode 0459)
Countdown launch success.jpg
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
Transition Bridge #3 - 4 Corner Bridge A
(First: Episode 0282)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
Bridge no4 - 4 Corner Bridge B.jpg
Transition Bridge #4 - 4 Corner Bridge B
(First: Episode 0282)
Cast Gordon builds a model airplane. He looks through his box of parts to find two wings that are the same size. After finding the right wings, the airplane sends him soaring towards the sky.
(First: Episode 0507)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Bridge no5 - 4 Corner Bridge.jpg
Transition Bridge #5 - 4 Corner Bridge C
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
SCENE 7 Luis plays the classification game with different animals (mostly birds).
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O (repeat)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon "Jazz #2" (repeat)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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