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Sesame Street
Big Bird tries to put leaves back on a tree
Air date January 31, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors W, X, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer and mentions today's sponsors as a Muppet boy (Caroll Spinney) looks on, but the boy sneezes every time Bob is about to say the letter W.
Cartoon W for Willamina
(First: Episode 0512)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit asks Debo if he knows what a W is.
(First: Episode 0563)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” 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)
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out. Voice: Joe Flynn
(First: Episode 0303)
Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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 What makes people angry?
  • Luis accidentally bangs his thumb with a hammer.
  • Maria slips on a banana peel.
  • David washes graffiti off a building.
  • Bob and the kids talk about what makes them angry.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird observes that it's been getting cold lately. He sees a leaf fall off a tree, then another, then more and more, and feels obligated to put them back on the tree somehow.
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has now scotch-taped a lot of leaves back on the tree, but more and more keep falling off, so he goes to fetch some glue.
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird has now glued more leaves on the tree, but they still keep falling. He has one last idea …
Cartoon A man tests a carpenter's knowledge of using a hammer.
(First: Episode 0532)
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SCENE 6 Luis and David see the tree with the leaves stuck to it, and wonder what's going on. Big Bird informs them what he did, and they explain how trees shed leaves in autumn, much like Big Bird sheds feathers. Big Bird then leaves to say goodbye to some of his south-flying bird friends.
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon A short bird stands under a tall bird, which lays an egg on its head.
(First: Episode 0303)
Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
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SCENE 7 Maria passes by Oscar, then Luis, then David, all of whom are feeling rotten and having bad days, but Bob is having a good day. She plays a "Three of These Things" game with all four of them in a split-screen.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is tall, Bert taller, and Big Bird is the tallest (and he also breaks the ceiling).
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally tries to put on his new shirt, but can't fit his head through the buttoned opening because he's wearing his hat. Ralph instructs him to make his head smaller by squeezing it, but that doesn't work. Instead, Ralph tears off the entire collar section from the shirt, which makes it fit Wally.
(First: Episode 0356)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon A man tests a carpenter's knowledge of using a hammer. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Luis removes the leaves that Big Bird had taped to the tree while Bob announces the sponsors.

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