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Sesame Street
Maria acquires an old rocking chair
Air date March 1, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors R, T, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird dances along to some groovy music, but doesn't recognize where he heard it from...

In the original script treatment, the scene plays out differently. 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.
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Cookie Danger David.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster asks David to read a DANGER sign.
(First: Episode 0279)

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.
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” 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)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
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)
Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0451)
T for Tunnel.jpg
Film A letter T drives through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0454)

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.
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0306)
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.
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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.
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)
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Gordon T for Table.jpg
Cast Gordon demonstrates T for table.
(First: Episode 0506)
Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Bert and Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0527)
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.jpg
Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0297)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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)
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
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)
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)
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
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.jpg 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)
Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
Jim Nabors 20.jpg
Celebrity Jim Nabors counts from one to twenty, demonstrating soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cartoon La t minuscula
(First: Episode 0376)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about a baker and a shoemaker.
(First: Episode 0208)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola discuss the difference between "heavy" and "light".
(First: Episode 0549)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Film Children narrate footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles" (repeat)
SCENE 5 Luis announces the sponsors and the credits roll.

CLOSING SIGNS Bob holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Luis holds up the CTW sign at the end.β€Ž

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