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Sesame Street
Snow β€” Maria prepares to go skiing
Air date February 8, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Production September 5, 1973
Sponsors M, O, 6
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria tells the audience that the recent snow on Sesame Street also brought snow to the mountains. Since she grew up in Puerto Rico where it doesn't snow, she's excited to go skiing for the first time this weekend. David greets her and notes that she seems to have everything she needs: ski boots, ski pants, parka, skis, and poles... but she's missing one thing: snow. He shoves a handful of snow down the back of her coat and runs off; Maria tries to follow, but she can't run in these boots.
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Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Goin' for a Ride", while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
(First: Episode 0037)
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Film The walrus
(First: Episode 0296)
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Cast Maria pushes through a piece of seamless background paper. Via narration, she explains that she's at the top. She pushes through lower on the paper, and explains the difference between top and bottom.
1041skate.jpg Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
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Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0251)
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Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
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SCENE 2 Maria's having trouble walking in skis, so she asks Big Bird for help since his feet are almost as big as skis. He guides her through various techniques and sends her on her way. In the course of his instructions, he's gotten his own feet all twisted up.
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Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(First: Episode 0480)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
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Cartoon A girl wonders what it would be like if elephants were as easily frightened as bugs.
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Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
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SCENE 3 Sherlock Hemlock visits Big Bird in his nest; he's hot on the trail of a big bird, and picking out clues from his book about animals. He deduces that since Big Bird doesn't have a nest in the forest, doesn't fly, and doesn't go south in the winter, he must not be a bird at all... he's a lion. Big Bird exits his nest and greets David with a ferocious roar.
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Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
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Muppets Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie asks the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
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Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels.
(First: Episode 0541)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
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SCENE 4 Susan and Gordon play in the snow in the arbor with the kids (including Joey) and sing "One of These Things" about mismatched flower pots.
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Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 0525)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Rocket takes off at 7. Then it comes down so the man can continue his countdown, but at 1, it falls over with a huge crash.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 5 Prince Charming greets Bob on the street and tells him he's looking for a girl he met last night. He plans to fit her with various items, but Bob corrects him regarding what part of the body they go on. The girl eventually shows up wearing a glass slipper on her ear, a glove on her nose, and a pocketbook on her head. Prince Charming has found his love.
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Cartoon A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0511)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
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Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
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Muppets A group of Muppets (including Taminella Grinderfall and Sour Bird) repeat saying "Oh!" when they see a letter O.
(First: Episode 0075)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
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Cast Wally and Ralph try to put on jackets after a very big meal.
(First: Episode 0329)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 6 Maria struggles down the street on her skis as Big Bird announces the sponsors for "snowy Sesame Street" (M, O, 6). The credits follow.
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CLOSING SIGNS David and Maria hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper, Count, and Susan hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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