Sesame Street
A cold day on Sesame Street
Air date February 5, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Production August 30, 1973
Sponsors G, I, 3
Releases Sesame Street Classics, HBO Max


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street and observes that it's a cold day. He, Maria and the kids decide to do some exercises to warm themselves up.
Muppets Cookie Monster stars in "The Ballad of Casey McPhee".
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Film The Kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon "I in the Sky."
(First: Episode 0368)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Grover's elevator holds five people.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
SCENE 2 Bob sings "Don't You Know You're Beautiful?"
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for him. He wonders why there are so many. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them...and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cast Bob and Maria are spies who meet under a street lamp and greet each other with a recitation of "Hey Diddle Diddle". Once they've confirmed each others identities, Maria produces a card with shapes and a number while Bob shifts to a rendition of "One of These Things" with a British accent.
Film Counting to 20.
(First: Episode 0421)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
SCENE 3 I-invisible: An invisible person walks into 123 Sesame Street and closes the door.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Transition Bridge #7 - Rectangle Bridge A
(First: Episode 0290)
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon A man walks by different people who demonstrate what love is.
(First: Episode 0292)
Muppets Japanese Stories: Japan is being victimized by an Evil Prime Minister, who boasts that the only way an emperor (or empress) can be chosen is for someone to show him something unique. Villagers bring flowers, fans and hats, identical to those owned by the prime minister, but a young girl is able to prove that she herself is different from anything else.
(First: Episode 0346)

SCENE 4 Using a radio and a microphone, Oscar tries to fool Gordon, Maria, Bob and Mr. Hooper into thinking there's a blizzard a-comin'. Of course, he doesn't fool them easily.
Film Male and female snow people narrate their own construction.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I". (repeat)

SCENE 5 Oscar tries to trick them again, using a fan, a block of ice and some fake snow. This time, Bob decides that they should all humor him.
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin talks about pride in a story about a duck who had "bad luck to be born a duck."
SCENE 6 The joke's on Oscar when it really is snowing, as Luis announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Bob and a kid hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Maria and Mr. Hooper hold up the CTW sign at the end.


  • The HBO Max version of this episode includes the Friday ending credit sequence from episode 0595, despite having originally aired on a Tuesday.

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