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Sesame Street
Apple Monster comes to visit; Oscar creates an elevator
Air date January 24, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors R, T, 6
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Cookie Monster is waiting for the arrival of his country cousin, Apple Monster. He tells Luis to keep a look out for him, though Luis suspects this is some sort of scheme to get cookies. A moment later, a monster resembling Cookie appears, dressed as a country bumpkin. Luis assumes this "Apple Monster" is really Cookie in disguise and baits him with a cookie from his lunchbox. "Cookie yuchhy!" replies Apple Monster, who instead wants the apple Luis has. Apple Monster eats it up to the core to Luis' surprise.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 2 Luis and David discuss their encounters with the Apple Monster, suspicious of his behavior. The monster finishes another apple from Hooper's Store, then starts to dig in on the selections from Mr. Macintosh's fruit cart.
T for Tunnel.jpg
Film A letter T drives through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0454)

SCENE 3 Apple Monster has polished off all the apples on the cart. Luis and David try to get him to admit his true identity by offering him a box of cookies. Cookie Monster finally arrives and takes the box, setting the record straight. The two cousins walk off paw-in-paw, satisfied with the food the locals have provided them with.
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Gordon T for Table.jpg
Cast Gordon demonstrates T for table.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing about being "Sad."
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Cast Gordon, Luis, and Maria put together a fractured letter T.
(First: Episode 0532)
Dot & Hill C1.jpg
Cartoon Dot & Hill -- C-1 (0:49)
(First: Episode 0262)

Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon Dot & Hill -- C-2 (0:35)
(First: Episode 0262)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
SCENE 4 Luis sees a job listing in the newspaper regarding an elevator operator needed at Oscar's trash can. Oscar states the position has already been filled by someone - Grover. He doesn't see an elevator around, but Oscar tells him to hang tight.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)


SCENE 5 Oscar's can is now attached to a rope and pulley system. Grover's job is to raise or lower the can per Oscar's command. With some difficulty, Grover raises the can up high, but Oscar asks to be lowered back down to get his rock collection. As Grover raises him up again, Oscar realizes he's forgotten something else - his three, heavy watermelons. Grover pulls him back up once more, when Oscar now remembers he needs to get a copy of the Grouch Gazette. Grover offers to get it for him, letting go of the rope and smashing Oscar's can to the ground. Oscar fires him on the spot.
R ribbon.jpg
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
Cast Wally and Ralph try to figure out how to use an umbrella to keep dry.
(First: Episode 0355)
cut from the HBO Max version
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets Simon Soundman tries to buy a saw at Sam's General Store.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon mydoghappy.jpg
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
Herry's ABC Secret.JPG
Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "ΒΏEsto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "Β‘Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit the Frog, Shola, and Fannie demonstrate "next to."
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
Film A trip to the chewing gum factory
(First: Episode 0498)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Cast Mr. Hooper adds 3 chairs as a sportscaster narrates.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Film Kids count 20 penguins going down a slide.
(First: Episode 0232)
Little Bird next to Cookie Monster.jpg
Muppets Little Bird explains "next to". Then Cookie Monster cuddles up next to Little Bird.
(First: Episode 0167)
Counting 10 to 1.jpg
Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!" (repeat)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
Groverjohnjohnpenny.jpg Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)
cut from the HBO Max version
SCENE 6 As David and Luis play basketball, Bob and Grover announce the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Luis and David hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Grover and Cookie Monster hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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