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Sesame Street
David has trouble taking a telephone message for Maria
Air date February 26, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors L, N, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, Maria asks David if she's received any calls. She's expecting one from her cousin Helga, who's visiting from Puerto Rico; she compares the weather between there and her current home, where it's still cold.
Muppets A bridge of teeth come to an employment agency, looking for a job. He's offered jobs in the smelling line and in listening, but he's unqualified for those. Teeth demonstrates his talent in biting and chewing by chomping up the desk.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Circles in everyday objects.
(First: Episode 0464)
SCENE 2 David answers the phone, and it is indeed Maria's cousin, but she only speaks Spanish. David fetches Luis to take her message to Maria, but only after David agrees to man the phone at the Fix-it Shop. Unfortunately, the next caller at the Fix-it Shop also speaks Spanish.
George fastslow.jpg
Film George the Farmer demonstrates fast and slow by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon "Presenting ... the window squeegee!"
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets Grover climbs a tree and finds a bird's nest with some eggs in it. The eggs hatch, and the baby birds think Grover is their mommy. When the real mother bird arrives, she mistakes Grover for one of her babies. She gives them all a flying lesson, but Grover promptly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0570)
Cartoon Tool Quickies - Wood Plane (0:12)
(First: Episode 0540)
Insert Bob draws a face on his fist, then puppeteers it as he sings "Face Game."
(First: Episode 0562)
Tool Quickies vacuum cleaner.jpg
Cartoon "Presenting -- the vacuum cleaner!"
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
Rhyme With BUY.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster: 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)
SCENE 3 David recounts to Maria the difficult time he's had taking the message to Maria, since he doesn't speak Spanish. Sam the Robot shows up, and says he can be programmed to speak different languages. Big Bird needs someone to answer his phone while he steps out for a bit, and Sam immediately volunteers.
Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs)
(First: Episode 0490)
Sam answers Big Bird's phone, but the caller is a bird who only chirps.
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0477)
Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
Film A gymnast demonstrates slow.
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” John-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Don't You Know You're Beautiful?" over footage of a girl figure skating.
SCENE 4 Luis invites the kids to play a β€œThree of These Things” game with a radio, hot plate, toaster and coffee pot.
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3
(First: Episode 0516)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 3 + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0516)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola count fingers.
(First: Episode 0464)
Film A letter N drives through a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 0450)
SCENE 5 The Amazing Mumford displays the letter N, then makes everything disappear into nothing.
Wally and Ralph rain box.jpg
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally thanks Ralph for a box of stuff he's been gifted, but worries about how he'll get home in the rain without getting wet. He empties the box's contents to use as a covering on his head, but now he has nothing to carry all that stuff with.
(First: Episode 0359)
Topi Antelopes YES.jpg
Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin, in a somber tone, tells his class to spell the word POISON and recognize what it means.
(First: Episode 0514)
Cast Gordon, Brynne, David, Maria, Luis, and Bob sit on a bus seat with newspapers numbered 1-6, as a voiceover (Jerry Nelson) counts them.
(First: Episode 0469)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Yes toon.jpg
Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Tortoise and the Hare: When the race begins, the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs) (repeat)
SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.

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