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Sesame Street
Big Bird and the pretend-Snuffleupagus; Sam the Robot and the leaking fire hydrant
Air date February 1, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors E, Z, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon encounters Oscar, who boasts that his pet fly, Frank, can write letters in mid-air, just like Alphabet Bates. To demonstrate, Frank writes a capital and lowercase lowercase e. Oscar rewards him with a piece of stale bread.
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed, and then he'll get crumbs in his pajamas, itch, and not be able to sleep. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0561)
Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and a horse show how a horse and cart works.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 2 Big Bird gathers with some kids, wishing Mr. Snuffleupagus were here today. He suddenly gets inspired, and goes to retrieve a sheet from Oscar, then a balloon and a paper bag from Hooper's Store.
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 3 Using his supplies, Big Bird has dressed two kids up as a pretend Snuffleupagus. As he talks, Luis and Maria overhear him, and peek inside. They joke that theyโ€™ve finally seen the Snuffleupagus, despite Big Birdโ€™s protests that itโ€™s not the real Snuffy.
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
David Charmer 12.jpg
Cast David charms a 1 and a 2 out of their baskets to form a 12.
(First: Episode 0504)
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Transition Bridge #5 - 4 Corner Bridge C
(First: Episode 0282)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets Grover sings "Still, We Like Each Other".
(First: Episode 0395)
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
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Cast Maria, David, Gordon, and Susan pull on a rope to drag the word HELP into frame. Then they sit on the floor and drive an invisible car away.
(First: Episode 0566)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
SCENE 4 Sam the Robot encounters a dripping fire hydrant, and assumes that itโ€™s crying. Sam becomes sad while trying to get it to communicate, but Luis fixes the leak.
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
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Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 14 hits in a row, but miss on the 15th.
(First: Episode 0167)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
(First: Episode 0023)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 15 hits in a row, but miss on the 16th.
(First: Episode 0167)
Film Scenes of individuals running from around the world.
(First: Episode 0605)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 20 hits in a row.
(First: Episode 0167)
Cartoon Numbers from 1 to 20 line up, but 17 is missing.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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Transition Bridge #6 - 4 Corner Bridge D
(First: Episode 0282)
SCENE 5 Gordon and the kids talk about things they couldnโ€™t do when they were little. Gordon points them to the following film โ€ฆ
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A baby reindeer takes its first steps. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0003)

Muppets An Anything Muppet man arrives at a gas station, hoping to be filled in a short time. Instead, his car takes a long time to fill while the attendant fills other cars in a short time.
(First: Episode 0540)
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)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie imagines what life would be like if he and Bert had their characteristics switched around.
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird in a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
(First: Episode 0565)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12. (repeat)
SCENE 6 Gordon and the kids play "Sam Says" with Sam. Maria announces the sponsors (E, Z, and 12) and the credits roll.

SCENE 6 Maria and Luis hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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