Sesame Street
Air date February 18, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors B, Y, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan and Gordon walk down Sesame Street with their arms around each other, staring into one another's eyes lovingly. Luis says hello when they pass by, but they don't even notice him. He looks at the camera and says, "Amor".
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird puts his arm around a kid to give them a hug. In voiceover, Luis says, "Amor".
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 3 Gordon drops some trash near Oscar's trash can and Oscar the Grouch pours it over his head with glee. Gordon points at Oscar and says, "Amor".
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Muppets Cookie Monster explains that "Amor" means love, and he loves cookies.
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Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon".
(First: Episode 0536)
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Film A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla.
(First: Episode 0491)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Muppets Lefty the Salesman sells Ernie some air, but when Ernie waves to Bert, wanting to show it to him, he drops it. According to Bert (who didn't know what Ernie had), "It couldn't have vanished into thin air." But Ernie sobs, "Yes, it could, Bert! It could!"
(First: Episode 0118)
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Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Transition "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)
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Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a parrot.
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VTR Fractured "B" (1:19)
(First: Episode 0498)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B - Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin demonstrates high and low.
(First: Episode 0535)
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SCENE 4 It's getting colder and dark on Sesame Street, and Big Bird is looking for some company as the day winds down. He asks Luis to come over and watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and knocks on Oscar's can to play, but they're both busy. Big Bird hangs his head low as he walks home when he bumps into Susan and Gordon on their way back from the grocery store. They bought twenty pounds of sunflower seeds and have planned to have Big Bird over for dinner.
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Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about small things. A man thinks about small things, and lists them. A sea monster thinks it is small, especially when compared to its father!
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0241)
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Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
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Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch, and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up chasing Kermit away.
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Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
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Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Look at This" over footage of something ... can you guess what it is?
(First: Episode 0514)
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Dentist and Bus Driver.
(First: Episode 0106)
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Animation A scoop of ice cream makes its way to the top of a cone.
(First: Episode 0505)
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Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
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Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge." (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B - Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Animation A roof finds its way to the top of a house.
(First: Episode 0505)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird leaves dinner at Susan and Gordon's and hears a conga drum coming from the Fix-It Shop. Luis is practicing for his rehearsal later tonight with his band, Las Bordegas. Big Bird notes how good he is, and Luis tells him that you get good at doing something by practicing it.
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Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird is in his nest practicing hammering, but Luis tells him it's too late and that he'll wake everyone up. When Big Bird agrees not to hammer anymore, he starts up his buzz saw. From off camera, the neighborhood starts shouting "shut up!" and asking "who's the idiot with the saw?" Big Bird has slippers, alarm clocks, cans, and shoes thrown at him as the sponsors are announced.


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