Sesame Street
Goldilocks and the Three … ?
Air date January 8, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors Q, U, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Biff alerts the residents of 123 Sesame Street that the property is about to be demolished to build a new parking lot. Gordon and Susan protest heavily against it, and Biff realizes that he got the address wrong - the proposed parking lot is supposed to be at 321 Sesame Street, not 123.
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Cartoon "Poverty U
(First: Episode 0036)
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Film U, for Underpass
(First: Episode 0494)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Celebrity Joe Namath counts down from 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0428)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about hands, with some assistance from a human hand. Kermit counts the hand's fingers and lists off various things it can do. The hand gradually becomes more aggressive with Kermit in demonstrating, but the two eventually make up by shaking hands.
(First: Episode 0342)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and a kid count five fingers on each hand.
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Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
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SCENE 2
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The consecutive numbers of fingers appear as Gordon and the kid count them silently.
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Cartoon A man gives away the letter U for free.
(First: Episode 0202)
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Cast "Dandy David" adds flowers and flower pots.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Film "Pig's Love Song" (live-action version)
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Celebrity Joe Namath and his team of kids make a football pass after counting to 1.
(First: Episode 0518)
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Muppets Cookie Monster: Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie asks the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
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Animation In stop-motion, three balls try to match three holes.
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SCENE 3 A kid shows Susan an invitation to hear a story from Big Bird in the arbor. When they get there and join the audience, Big Bird presents the story of Goldilocks and the Three Pears. Susan confirms whether he meant “bears”, and Big Bird proceeds to switch a few things …
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Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird returns, this time with three chairs. Mr. Hooper corrects him, and Big Bird takes another little break …
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Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
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SCENE 5 Big Bird returns, this time with three stairs. Luis tells the kids to act like bears, to show Big Bird what bears are, and Big Bird confesses that he doesn’t know that story.
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Cartoon The alphabet appears in a little box.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cast David and Luis assemble a fractured letter U.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
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Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter U with a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 6 As it rains, Mr. Hooper exits the store, then goes back in to get an umbrella, just as it stops raining. He puts the umbrella back, then it starts raining again. He retrieves it, and it stops raining. He then pretends to go in and out again, thinking he’s fooled the rain, but it turns out the umbrella is tattered and torn.
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Cartoon La palabra cerrado
(First: Episode 0481)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0532)
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Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0265)
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Celebrity Joe Namath - pass on 3 (0:32)
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Film Horses compete in a contest to see who can pull the most cement.
(First: Episode 0556)
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Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
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Cast Luis sings “Three of These Things” over a split-screen of three tanks with big fish and one with small fish.
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Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
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SCENE 7 A kid asks Susan to talk about flamingos. Susan is at a loss for words, but Big Bird gives a scholarly description of the flamingo.
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Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
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Cartoon A pink circle splits into a cat, and a gray circle splits into a mouse.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Celebrity Joe Namath - Pass on 5 (0:31)
(First: Episode 0508)
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Cartoon Country 5 (repeat)
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Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
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Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
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SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.


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