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Sesame Street
Gordon and the kids make rope letters; Oscar fakes having a cold; David loses his class ring
Air date January 9, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Production August 14, 1973
Sponsors C, U, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon finds a thick piece of rope on the banister of 123 Sesame Street. He brings it over to the kids in the arbor and asks them to form letters with it; among them are an O, a C, a J, and an S.
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Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
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Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(First: Episode 0089)
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Film C is for cars on the highway.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes, and gloves and put them away. Guess how he puts away two matching cookies.
(First: Episode 0135)
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SCENE 2 Oscar lets the viewer in on his next scheme to get everyone to leave him alone: pretend he has a terrible cold. Maria, Jay, and the kids ask Oscar to play softball with them, but Oscar feigns sneezing and coughs. Maria isn't a bit convinced, and leaves to devise a plan.
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 Playing along, David brings Oscar a bowl of hot chicken soup while Susan wraps him a blanket and Gordon takes his temperature. Since everyone would rather stick around to take care of him, Oscar suddenly decides that he wants to play softball!
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Film Six Song (Song of Six)
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
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Film Joe Raposo: Seahorse
(First: Episode 0183)
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Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
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SCENE 4 A very hungry Big Bird plays "One of These Things" with three small bowls of birdseed and one big one. Susan drops in and is surprised to hear that Big Bird plans on eating all of the birdseed (including dessert).
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Animation Dot & Hill B-1 - A ball cannot travel up a steep incline.
(First: Episode 0258)
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Muppets Game Show: Pick Your Pet
Lucy Jones insists upon a pet that purrs, has silky hair, and likes milk... the Beautiful Day Monster.
(First: Episode 0067)
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SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, David realizes that the string that held his school ring on his neck broke. Maria finds a ring in the arbor area and recognizes it as David's. She brings it to him, but David is too angry with searching around the store to listen to her... until she shows him the ring.
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 1: WET
(First: Episode 0473)
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Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 2: SET
(First: Episode 0473)
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Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(First: Episode 0438)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 3: MET
(First: Episode 0473)
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Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
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Cartoon A bully won't give the kids' baseball back. The boy imagines a few scenarios before ultimately calling for his dog.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0215)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie brings an umbrella, a flashlight, and Bert's bowling ball to the bathtub, just in case the electricity goes out, the roof leaks, and somebody shows up asking to borrow a bowling ball. Bert thinks that Ernie is being ridiculous -- but everything happens, just as Ernie predicted.
(First: Episode 0269)
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Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
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Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
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Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
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Film Joe Raposo: Swinging Gibbon
(First: Episode 0009)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit attempts to demonstrate between by standing between two poles, which are actually mops held by Grover and Herry.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates between.
(First: Episode 0542)
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Cartoon Only one of the two footprints can belong.
(First: Episode 0491)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air.
(First: Episode 0544)
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Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Cartoon C - Cake (repeat)
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Film Pottery
music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0169)
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Cartoon A man doubts a carpenter's knowledge of the saw.
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit talks with Chris about teaching his little sister, Stephanie, to talk. Chris practices the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0495)
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SCENE 6 Jay helps the kids play through the barrels at Big Bird's nest while David announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold up the Sesame Street sign and Ernie & Bert hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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