Sesame Street
Maria acquires an old rocking chair
Air date March 1, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors R, T, 10
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird has drawn a picture of a top and wishes to caption it with the word, but can't remember what letter makes the "tuh" sound. Alphabet Bates flies overhead and makes the letter T to remind him.
400030
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
1396d
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Cookie Danger David
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks David to read a DANGER sign.
(First: Episode 0279)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Luis sees that the awning for the Fix-It Shop has started come loose and could fall at any moment. He puts up a DANGER sign to keep people away while he fetches a ladder. Big Bird goes under the awning to see the sign and starts making sure people avoid the area, unaware of the impending awning that could strike his head. Luis finally rushes out and pulls Big Bird away, just before the awning falls. Big Bird warns him that he needs to put up a sign to steer people away from such a thing.
OldFilm.DangerSign
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
Ernnewbottlecap
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
Tisfortrash
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Whomadethismess
Insert Mr. Hooper, Luis, Maria, David and Bob all throw a small amount of litter on the ground, adding to the street's filth. When a voice (Jerry Nelson) asks "Who made this mess?" each one of them denies that it was them, saying they only dropped a small amount of garbage on the street. Soon, however, they realize that they each contributed to the mess in one way or another and pick up what they dropped. The voice then tells them to put the trash in a trash can instead of on the ground.
(First: Episode 0485)
Whatif.rabbit-turtle
Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0483)
T for Tunnel
Film A letter T drives through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0506)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Maria brings an old rocking chair home from the Salvation Army. She can't keep the door open long enough to carry the chair through, however. She notices a nearby rock sitting on a pile of newspapers and uses that to prop open the door. Just as she does so, she hears her phone ringing and rushes up to her apartment to answer it. Oscar pops up from his can and notices his favorite rock is gone, which he uses as a paperweight on the newspapers. He sees the rocking chair and thinks it will make a fine substitute.
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0306)
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SCENE 3 cont'd Maria comes back down and sees her chair has been moved. However, Oscar won't give it up, especially since Maria took his rock. Maria permits him to keep the chair, but first she wants to put something she also bought on it.
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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SCENE 3 cont'd Oscar is repulsed by what Maria has done to the rocking chair - she's repainted it and applied fabric to the seat, making it good as new. Oscar wants it out of his sight and lets her have it.
SSNews.Columbus
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)
400012
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Gordon T for Table
Cast Gordon demonstrates T for table.
(EKA: Episode 0506)
Gardenfilm
Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
BertIngrid
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0530)
1736n
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
George Farmer saw table
Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(EKA: Episode 0297)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
1246-Fortune
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
Noimage
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally has a new pair of pants, but they're too big for him. Ralph has a belt, but isn't quite sure how to secure it. Ralph ultimately suggests Wally eat a lot of bananas until he's big enough to fit into the pants.
(First: Episode 0353)
Groverbarbell
Muppets Grover demonstrates heavy and light. First, he picks up a heavy barbell. Then he tries to pick up a light feather, but he can't move it. It turns out that the feather is attached to the top of Big Bird's head.
(First: Episode 0406)
500008
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
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SCENE 4 Bob puts some toys away, being left with a few balls. He uses them for a game of "Here Are Some Things." The football doesn't belong, so he throws a pass to the kids with it.
1041dangertheater Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
Toon-AnFamily
Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
Jim Nabors 20
Celebrity Jim Nabors counts from one to twenty, demonstrating soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
400025
Cartoon La t minuscula
(EKA: Episode 0324)
1448-Toes
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
PIYN-BakerShoemaker
Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about a baker and a shoemaker.
(First: Episode 0208)
1800-12
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola discuss the difference between "heavy" and "light".
(First: Episode 0549)
2362-Telefono
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
400022
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
AlienAlphabet
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Octopusband
Cartoon "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Film-Termites
Film Children narrate footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles" (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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