Sesame Street
Bert’s amnesia
Air date March 5, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors V, X, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Bob encounters Sam the Robot in the arbor, standing next to a US weather map. Sam gives a generic weather report, then one for Portland, Oregon (where Bob’s parents live). Whenever Sam gives a dire report about an area, Cookie Monster takes it off the map and eats it.
Ssnews.cinderellaball
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
RalphMarvin
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
SSBrandX
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
AlphonsoX
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
Svenskasesam030
Muppets Prairie Dawn and a Anything Muppet boy named Walter enter an old house. Walter says that it's a haunted house. However, Prairie comforts him by saying it's just an old house. He gets scared by everything that happens while Prairie has an explanation for all of it. When they spot a little mouse Prairie gets scared and runs away, while Walter tells the mouse not to be scared.
(First: Episode 0252)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Film.Onthebeach
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
LuisDavid-Weather
Cast Luis is dressed for snow, but is stuck at the beach. David dresses for the beach, but finds himself in the snow. They happily switch places.
(First: Episode 0497)
3816y
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Film.Boyvisitsdentist
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Susan and Gordon play a “Here Are Some Things” game with groups of 2 and a 3.
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
X-ends
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Grovershadow
Muppets Grover sees his shadow follow him around, and thinks it's a person following him. However, Herbert Birdsfoot explains what a shadow is.
(First: Episode 0221)
Film.Dragonkite
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
CountCookies
Muppets Cookie Monster: The Count and Cookie Monster see a plate of cookies. The Count wants to count them, and Cookie Monster wants to eat them. After arguing over whether the cookies are for counting or eating, they decide to share them -- the Count will count the cookies, and then Cookie Monster will eat them.
(First: Episode 0514)
Song.LittleBit02
Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird encounters Bert, who doesn’t remember his name, or the alphabet. Big Bird recites it, then has Bert do it. He tells Bert to write it down with a pen, but Bert forgets what a pen is.
SpeechBalloon.Xray
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray
(First: Episode 0064)
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Luis-canopener
Cast Luis demonstrates how to use a can opener to open a can of spaghetti ... not realizing that it's open on the bottom already.
(First: Episode 0469)
CMExits
Muppets Cookie Monster uses the EXIT.
(First: Episode 0210)
ToolQuickie-MariaHammer
Cast Maria demonstrates how a hammer is used by hammering a nail into a wall to hang up a picture. Then, the wall tips over on her.
(First: Episode 0469)
Film.EXIT
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
Noimage
Celebrity Joe Namath counts down from 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0428)
Xmarksthespot
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
0871d
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
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SCENE 4 Bert is still suffering from amnesia, when he overhears Bob, Gordon and Susan talking about Cookie Monster. He assumes he must be Cookie Monster, snatches their box of cookies and starts devouring it. Gordon shows him a picture of the real Cookie Monster.
12birds
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Joe Namath 12 shirt
Celebrity Joe Namath points to the number 12 on his shirt.
(First: Episode 0504)
CT Wordsworth EXIT
Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 0281)
1396c
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Maria-Blocks
Cast Maria tries to build a block tower that matches an already-built one.
(First: Episode 0460)
1710r
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
AMs-UpUpAway
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Up, Up and Away."
(First: Episode 0049)
AlpDancers-X
Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
(First: Episode 0456)
HarveyX
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
More-1232
Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Wally Ralph suitcase
Cast Wally and Ralph are about to go on a trip. They attempt to carry off an empty suitcase and a pile of stuff (shirts, pants, socks, tennis rackets, baseball gloves). They finally get the idea that it would be easier if they put the stuff in the suitcase.
(First: Episode 0319)
1396c
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem (repeat)
1710r
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V) (repeat)
Noimage
SCENE 5 While racing to Hooper's Store with the kids, Mr. Snuffleupagus bumps into Bert, who suddenly gets his memory back. He tells everyone the good news, but then gets bumped by Snuffy again and becomes forgetful.
Clues
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about clues. He shows that a boy has grown some carrots because he has garden tools, a watering can, and a packet of seeds. Next, he confirms that a man has built a birdhouse because of his blueprints and carpenter's tools. When he notices Beautiful Day Monster with a suitcase and an umbrella, Kermit assumes that the monster is going on a trip and using the umbrella as protection from the rain. The monster corrects him; he's planning to eat his umbrella, and uses the suitcase to carry the ketchup he'll use to eat it with.
(First: Episode 0118)
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X (repeat)
6redballs
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
SpeechBalloon.Xray
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.


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