Sesame Street
Cookie Monster finds a job
Air date January 4, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors O, S, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Grover gives a presentation of how well he can remember things. His assistant David flashes a card with the letter S on it, which Grover will remember once the card is flipped. However, Grover immediately forgets what letter it was. As he tries to remember, Gordon enters with his Sesame Street Sluggers uniform, all embroidered with Ss; this doesn't stimulate anything for Grover. He then tries to shush Oscar the Grouch, who complains that his typewriter is missing an S key. He then sees Susan wearing an S-shaped pin and the kids scrubbing scribbled Ss off the wall, all the while still unable to remember the letter. David wants to leave and drops the card. Grover picks it up and suddenly "remembers" it was the letter S.
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a mess of the apartment in order to find a note he wrote to Bert.
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
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SCENE 2 Cookie Monster cites that everyone on the street has a job but him. Gordon tells him that certain jobs take a long time to be properly trained for, such as a doctor. He points Cookie toward...
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Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
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SCENE 3 As Susan tends to a kid with a scraped knee, Cookie Monster enters dressed as a doctor. His recommendation is a cookie, which his doctor valise is filled with. Susan tells him that doctors prescribe medicine and bandages. "At least cookies make sure doctor feel wonderful," Cookie replies as he begins scarfing down his supply.
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Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird's television set has stopped working. Cookie Monster appears, now claiming to be a repairman. He fiddles with the set until it works again, only now the screen just shows an image of a cookie.
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Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
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SCENE 5 Susan and Gordon discuss Cookie's job prospects, when David tells them he's found Cookie the perfect job - as a baker for Hooper's Store. They see Cookie at work, where he's already baked several dozen batches of cookies.
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Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)
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SCENE 6 Several boxes of cookies are piled on the Hooper's counter. David has to make a delivery and gives Cookie one order - stop making cookies. Cookie can't fathom doing such a thing.
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Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
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SCENE 7 The store is now filled to the brim with boxes of cookies, all baked by Cookie. David orders him to remove them, not caring how he does it. Cookie Monster starts eating them all, of course.
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Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
(First: Episode 0069)
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Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
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Muppets Maria reads "The Boy Who Cried Monster." A terrible, cookie-stealing monster helps to teach a mischievous Anything Muppet boy an important lesson.
(First: Episode 0412)
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Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets Grover scats his way through limbo when he notices a letter I, and then reads it.
(First: Episode 0218)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover asks Brian to explain which of them is "you" and which is "me."
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Insert Five signs are counted forward and backward as they appear on the stoop, followed by five kids holding the signs.
(First: Episode 0417)
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Insert Five kids appear on the stoop, rising up one step each time a new kid is added. They are then counted backwards.
(First: Episode 0417)
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Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
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Muppets A voice (Jerry Nelson) presents the word YOU. Two Anything Muppet girls greet each other as such, then the viewer.
(First: Episode 0174)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird recites a poem about himself.
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Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is looking down and saying "Three sticks!" A man asks "Three sticks where?" Then Harvey says "3 sticks right here!" and sticks a number 3 on the man's head.
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Cartoon "Jazz #3" (repeat)
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Muppets / Cast Bob holds an American bullfrog and asks Kermit to talk about frogs. However, due to living a somewhat different life than normal frogs, what Kermit says about frogs is somewhat incorrect; for example, Kermit believes that frogs eat fried chicken and pizza, and live in apartment houses.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three. (repeat)
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Muppets Grover climbs a tree and finds a bird's nest with some eggs in it. The eggs hatch, and the baby birds think Grover is their mommy. When the real mother bird arrives, she mistakes Grover for one of her babies. She gives them all a flying lesson, but Grover promptly falls to the ground.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit, Shola and Fannie talk about giraffes, leading to...
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(EKA: Episode 0316)
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SCENE 9 Goodbye


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