Sesame Street
Oscar plays "Simon Says" with the kids
Air date February 22, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors H, J, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar invites David and the kids to play a game of “Oscar Says”. He tells them to do grouchy things, but doesn’t say “Oscar says” when he tells them to do nice things. Finally, he tells them to walk away, then says “Stop” multiple times. David points out that he didn’t say “Oscar says”, and Oscar says that was intentional - he wants them to walk farther away.
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Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
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Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cartoon A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
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Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
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Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
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SCENE 2 With the kids gathered around, Mr. Hooper recites a poem about a boy who came to his store. Each rhyming couplet has an incorrect word in it, such as, "He turned the knob, and went through the window", at which the children yell out, "No!" Mr. Hooper then asks them what the correct word is, and he continues reciting the poem.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Grover helps Kermit show the number 5 using blocks, but Grover doesn't know how many to get (he can't count to 5). Kermit has him go back and forth bringing one until there is five.
(First: Episode 0475)
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Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
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Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
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Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
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Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
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SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Biff buys 12 bottles of root beer, but realizes he doesn’t have enough hands to carry them all. A paper bag won’t work, so Mr. Hooper packs them into two 6-pack cartons instead.
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Cartoon A peacock counts twenty feathers on his tail.
(First: Episode 0406)
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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)
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Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
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Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
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Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
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SCENE 4 Maria and David play a rhyming game with the kids.
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Using pictures on the blackboard, Roosevelt Franklin tells the class a story about two little dogs who find a big ol' bone in a doghouse. They try to take the bone, but it turns out that it belongs to a big, mean dog, who chases them away. The moral of the story: "If something's not yours, leave it alone; could be a big ol' dog in the doghouse."
(First: Episode 0529)
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 5 Maria has some kids look for the embedded saw and screwdriver shapes inside a picture.
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Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
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Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Film Scenes of individuals running from around the world.
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SCENE 6 David plays a “Three of These Things” game with a knife, fork, spoon, and pencil.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm. (repeat)
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SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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