Sesame Street
Air date January 10, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors C, Y, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis greets the viewer, and proceeds to talk about the letter Y, when Maria interrupts him to talk about the number 7. They bicker, until Luis gets an idea: he draws seven Ys on the art card.
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Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
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SCENE 2 A distressed Big Bird tells Jay, Bob and Maria that he’s all out of birdseed, and now he can’t eat lunch because Hooper's Store is closed. They show him the different things they’re eating and suggest he try something new. He agrees to do so.
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Cartoon Two guys row their oars in different directions, until they decide to cooperate and row together.
(First: Episode 0510)
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Muppets A furry, purple creature whooshes to the counter of Hooper's Store and counts 5 apples. He subtracts one, leaving 4.
(First: Episode 0400)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird meets an early bird, who says she likes eating worms. Big Bird cringes at the thought of eating worms, but looks for one to eat anyway. He sticks his beak into Oscar’s can and finds Slimey taking a nap in his dirt bed. Oscar tells him to beat it, and Big Bird walks away.
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Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets The creature returns to subtract one more apple, leaving 3.
(First: Episode 0400)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird encounters Waldo Woodpecker, who suggests he tap on a piece of wood and eat the bugs that come out of it - like so. Big Bird tries pecking the garage door, but ends up hurting his beak.
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Muppets Again, the creature appears to remove another apple, leaving 2.
(First: Episode 0400)
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SCENE 5 A pelican suggests to Big Bird that he might try fish. Luis then leaves a fishbowl with Big Bird while he goes to fetch some fish food. Big Bird looks at the fishbowl, but just can’t bear to eat Mrs. Sanchez’s pet goldfish.
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Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
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SCENE 6 Bob sees Maria carrying a bag of birdseed for Big Bird, which she got from another store. They go into his nest area, which is now crowded with birds, and see that Big Bird has started his own business, a “Bird Food Co-op Store”. He got the idea to gather things that other birds like – worms, bugs, fish – and exchange them for birdseed!
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Cartoon "Presenting...the pepper shaker!"
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Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam is looking for the biggest man in the saloon. The frightened customers point him towards Big Barney, who's cowering under the table. When Sam discovers that Barney is the biggest man there, he gives him a hat: "This ol' hat here don't fit me. I thought maybe you could use it, huh? I'll see you, fellers." Sinister Sam leaves the baffled customers behind. "Now, that's a nice gesture," one says. "He's a little weird, but he's okay after all, isn't he?"
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon “Presenting - the safety razor!”
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Muppets "The King's Picnic"
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
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SCENE 7 Letter Y quickies:
  • Maria exclaims, “Yippee!”
  • Bob’s favorite word is “you”.
  • Oscar’s favorite word is “yell”.
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Cartoon A bear counts bees
(First: Episode 0083)
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Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon A man demonstrates Spanish words that start with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 0470)
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Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog tries to find out what makes people angry, but everyone he encounters is too busy to speak to him, which ultimately causes him to lose his temper and yell at the camera.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon A man jackhammers the ground making it break away and dissolve to black.
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Muppets Another apple is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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Muppets The creature takes away the last apple, leaving 0.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Footage of a rattlesnake
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cast Wally and Ralph buy a large jar of glue. The jar was unlabeled, so they get a label reading "Glue". But they cannot figure out how to get the label to stick to the jar. At one point, they accidentally spill some glue on the table; they use the label to wipe it up. Still with no solution, they decide to go out to dinner. So they put the label somewhere (on the jar!) and leave.
(First: Episode 0390)
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Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
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Muppets Three monsters (Billy, Fenwick, and Pamela) demonstrate big, bigger, and biggest.
(First: Episode 0474)
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Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
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Muppets Tony sings "Lulu's Back in Town". Lulu turns out to be the Beautiful Day Monster, with a wig.
(First: Episode 0030)
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Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird recites a poem about water.
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Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cast Captain Nasty (David) orders his crew (Luis, Maria, and Gordon) to bring him the biggest treasure chest, which is filled with rubber duckies.
(First: Episode 0478)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap (repeat)
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Celebrity Lou Rawls sings the alphabet song to a group of kids.
(First: Episode 0043)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta. (repeat)
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SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.


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