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Sesame Street
David tells the Count to find words that rhyme with tree
Air date March 12, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors E, G, 6

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count counts while David tries to study. To distract him from counting, David suggests that the Count find words that rhyme with tree. He comes to regret this request, as the Count thinks of endless rhyming words and counts each one.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a so-called "magic" chain which can form into any shape he wants. Bert is dismissive of the chain's magic properties. And yet, when Bert asks for the chain to provide a sandwich, it does.
Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
Muppets The Magic Painting Lady shows off her magic painting of a doorway which will help show "through". Three Anything Muppets in the painting come through the doorway. When it comes time for Grover's turn, he ends up breaking through the painting.
(First: Episode 0580)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lion family.
(First: Episode 0018)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Film Marching band forms a square
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
Cartoon A man tests a carpenter's knowledge of using a hammer.
(First: Episode 0532)
Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: To demonstrate "through", Kermit tries to get Cookie Monster to run through a piece of tissue paper. Instead, Cookie offers other alternatives, ultimately choosing to go around it. He helps Kermit with his demonstration by passing the tissue paper through Kermit.
(First: Episode 0289)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0140)
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
SCENE 2 David and Luis take a break from lifting a giant mirror and head to Hooper's Store for a soda. Mr. Snuffleupagus wanders by and mistakes his reflection for a frightening creature. He alerts Big Bird, who helps show him who it is. Snuffy reflects on how good they look.
Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Animation The number 6 is shown in a variety of ways.
(First: Episode 0401)
Song "Train Song"
(First: Episode 0423)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit, Chris and Stephanie count ears.
(First: Episode 0458)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(First: Episode 0158)
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
Film Lizards
(First: Episode 0047)
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
Film A gymnast demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0517)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Trading Game" with contestants Oscar the Grouch and Sally Screamer.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
Insert Three of These Kids are jumping rope, but the fourth one is sitting down and reading a book.
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)



SCENE 3 Letter P quickies:
  • David sneezes after shaking pepper.
  • Maria stubs her toe and winces in pain.
  • Luis gets a pie in the face.
  • Oscar reads the word "party," then everyone crowds into his can and throws a party, to his dismay.
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Cast / Muppets Cookie Monster eats an egg with the letter E painted on it.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales. (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Oscar complains as the wild party inside his can continues: the crowd now includes Grover, Cookie Monster, Sam the Robot, and The Count. The adults see a big guy with brown hair and a big nose (sticking out of the can), but assume he must be one of Oscar's friends. Maria asks Oscar to get more refreshments. He resists at first, but then realizes they'll all have tummy aches in the morning from all their eating. As the closing theme kicks in, David leads the others in announcing the sponsors. Big Bird tells his friends that Snuffy is around here somewhere, but they brush him off. Snuffy, who's been at the party unnoticed for three hours, announces the CTW slogan.

CLOSING SIGNS Oscar and The Count hold the Sesame Street sign, while David and Maria hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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