Sesame Street
Plot Snow directions / Oscar's slippery scenario / Luis and Maria sing "Snow"
Air date February 11, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors O, S, 7
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Picture Segment Description
0596 01
SCENE 1 Big Bird is holding an arrow and barking orders to the falling snow, making sure it knows where and how to fall. Maria tells him the snow doesn't have a brain, and there's no need to help give it direction. Big Bird asks Maria if she's sure the snow won't know what to do without some instructions, and she says it will absolutely continue to fall in place on its own. Big Bird leaves, and as Maria scoffs at the idea, the snow briefly reverses direction until she blinks when it returns to normal again.
Guy-WeatherShow
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
Alligatorking2
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Girlsteps
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
0597.Santa
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
Song.countithigher
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
2096v
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
LuisMaria-CERRADO
Cast Luis tries to open a door marked with a "CERRADO" sign. He gets a running start, when Maria changes the sign to read "ABIERTO." She opens the door and Luis runs right through it, crashing.
Anteatergiraffe
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
Stockard
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Updowncartoonman
Cartoon A man demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 0276)
0596 02
SCENE 2 In his nest area, Big Bird stands next to a scale that uses chickens as a unit of measurement and announces (side show style) that he will guess anyone's weight. When he guesses David's weight at four chickens, David stands on the scale to confirm Big Bird's guess. Gordon says it's not funny: he gained two chickens and has to go on a diet.
Littlegirlsalphabet
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (ending cut)
(First: Episode 0010)
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1709j1
Muppets Maria reads "The Boy Who Cried Monster." A terrible, cookie-stealing monster helps to teach a mischievous Anything Muppet boy an important lesson.
(First: Episode 0412)
0573zc
Cartoon A man doubts a carpenter's knowledge of the saw.
(EKA: Episode 0573)
At the doll factory
Film Women put dolls together and package them at a doll factory.
(First: Episode 0538)
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Gymnast up down
Film A gymnast shows up and down.
FindElephant
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
UpandDownMonsters
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster sing "Up and Down".
(First: Episode 0154)
0596 03
SCENE 3 Oscar the Grouch berates Gordon for shoveling the steps of 123 Sesame Street because of all the great things that would happen otherwise. The screen shifts to Oscar's scenario depicting Maria slipping down the steps and Gordon yelling at her for being such a cry baby. Oscar explains this would lead to an investigation by Stanley Stinker, the Secretary of the Disagreeable Order of Grouches (played in the scenario by David), who would award Gordon with being such a great grouch. The scene shifts out of Oscar's imagination and back to reality where he's now changed his mind: Gordon has to shovel those steps so as not to steal Oscar's thunder for being a better grouch.
Toon.Cerrado
Cartoon La palabra cerrado
(First: Episode 0481)
Lazy UP
Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(EKA: Episode 0316)
E&B-ZooPlan
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert plan to go to the zoo tomorrow, but Ernie can't make up his mind. What would happen if Ernie bought a balloon, but then lost it when he gets frightened by a buffalo? Then he remembers that the zoo is closed on Wednesdays.
(First: Episode 0137)
1090-02
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
Lemurs
Film Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0032)
1736h
Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
0871n
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
RFES-UpDown
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin has his students stand up and sit down to learn about the opposites.
(First: Episode 0518)
0596 04
SCENE 4 David returns to Hooper's Store from a delivery and finds Big Bird-like footprints on the floor. On the counter, there's a note explaining that someone took some bird seed, left some money, and will return later for the change. It's not signed, but there's a yellow feather at the bottom of the note. David queries the audience and puts the clues together. He deduces that it was either a man carrying a yellow bird with large feet, or it was Big Bird. Just as he decides it would more logically be Big Bird, he hears Big Bird's voice from off screen. It's followed by a man (Caroll Spinney) wearing large boots who's carrying a bird cage containing a yellow bird. David is in disbelief, and the man asks who he expected otherwise. David does a slow take as the man leaves and says he needs to get some rest.
Pillow
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
Stopwater
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
2096t
Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
0597.Santa
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0134)
Mup&kid-groverS
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment —: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
(First: Episode 0544)
0596 05
SCENE 5 Maria takes shelter from the cold in the Fix-It Shop where she and Luis sing "Snow".
0596 Sesame sign

0596 CTW sign
CLOSING SIGNS Maria and Luis hold up the Sesame Street sign, while David holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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