Sesame Street
Air date January 31, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors W, X, 11
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer and mentions today's sponsors as a Muppet looks on, but the Muppet sneezes every time Bob is about to say the letter W.
Willamina
Cartoon W for Willamina
(First: Episode 0512)
DeboKermitW
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Debo if he knows what a W is.
(First: Episode 0563)
Bae9
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)
MarchingBand20
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
Ducks.tall
Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out.
(First: Episode 0303)
Film-TallSmallClowns
Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
200020
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
Ssnews.cinderellaball
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 Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
Wandawitch1
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
MadPainter11
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Daddy-Slips
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.
BertGetsMad
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
W-Wash
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
2040d
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Luis exit
Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film.EXIT
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)
2485u
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
AM-SortFamily
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.
Sunflowers
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.
ChairSIT
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 …
Toon-TwoGuysHammer
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.
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Film George’s farm - soft (0:20)
MumfordPineapples
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
BodyPartShoutOut
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
1800-24
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Cosby-Counting
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
ShortTallbirds
Cartoon A short bird stands under a tall bird, which lays an egg on its head.
(First: Episode 0303)
Fivedancerssubtract
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 “One of These Things” game with all four of them in a split-screen.
SB--WWater
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Film-RiverLife
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
EBBigBird
Muppets Ernie & Bert — 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)
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Animalswtails
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
SSBrandX
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch
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)
Toon-TwoGuysHammer
Cartoon A man tests a carpenter's knowledge of using a hammer. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Bob announces the sponsors, as the Muppet from the beginning continues sneezing before he can say W.


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