Sesame Street
Letter S hunt
Air date March 19, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors O, S, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob tries to use reverse psychology on Oscar to get him to count backwards from 10 to 1, but Oscar gets wise, making Bob furious.
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Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
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Insert Five signs are counted forward and backward as they appear on the stoop, followed by five kids holding the signs.
(First: Episode 0417)
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Cartoon "Presenting -- the pencil!"
(First: Episode 0537)
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Insert Five kids appear on the stoop, rising up one step each time a new kid is added. They are then counted backwards.
(First: Episode 0417)
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Cartoon A baby cries whenever he gets a beso.
(First: Episode 0433)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin talks about pride in a story about a duck who had "bad luck to be born a duck."
(First: Episode 0592)
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SCENE 2 Bob sends Susan, Gordon and the kids out on a hunt for things beginning with S. Big Bird has found Mr. Snuffleupagus, who goes home to find something of his own that starts with S. Again, the adults don’t believe Big Bird.
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Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird encounters Sam the Robot, who produces many S items – a sailboat, a snowman, a seesaw, a scooter, etc. – all of which help Big Bird win the game! Now he has to put them all away …
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Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)
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Animation Sand S/s
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SCENE 3 Big Bird finishes putting everything away, when Snuffy shows up with his saxophone, which he plays. The adults wonder who was playing the sax just now, but they assume it was Big Bird.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed, and then he'll get crumbs in his pajamas, itch, and not be able to sleep. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
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Cast Mr. Hooper and Susan play astronauts on a mission on the Moon. Susan attempts to tally up the three moon rocks, which float off into space one by one (followed by her superior).
(First: Episode 0524)
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Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
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Cartoon "Presenting -- the saw!"
(First: Episode 0597)
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Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
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VTR VTR: Musical bridge #4 (wild) (0:18)
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Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
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Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
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Cartoon "Presenting -- the vacuum cleaner!"
(First: Episode 0607)
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Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
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VTR VTR: Musical bridge #3 (wild) (0:15)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(First: Episode 0536)
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Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Muppet Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
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Cast / Muppets "The People in Your Neighborhood": Cleaner and Shoemaker
(First: Episode 0436)
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Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie's lost the nickel he was going to use for candy, so Shola gives him another one.
(First: Episode 0565)
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Cartoon The uses of water (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 4 Bob plays a “Three of These Things” game with three gloved hands and one regular hand.
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Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #15: Dots and squares converse and form pattern
(First: Episode 0290)
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Film / Cartoon The letter O introduces many words he starts.
(First: Episode 0621)
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Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
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Film A warthog runs around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Insert Piano Bridge #2 - a pianist plays a short tune.
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Muppets Grover, Big Jeffy, and a Lavender girl have fun scatting to handclapping.
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.


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