Sesame Street
Air date March 29, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors F, H, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis watches as Oscar recites the alphabet to an audience of Grouches inside his can, who all boo him (the highest form of Grouch flattery).
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Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
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Cast Maria, Susan, Luis and David put together a fractured letter H.
(First: Episode 0422)
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Animation Sand H/h
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
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SCENE 2 Luis points Maria to a big hole in the ground by a pile of dirt. He calls Biff over to put up a DANGER sign, but Biff is miffed about doing this during his lunch break. He bellyaches on and on, failing to notice the hole, until he falls into it.
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Muppets A Muppet father and son switch roles in the forest. The father climbs trees and asks questions, while the son explains things.
(First: Episode 0089)
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Cartoon A man jackhammers the ground making it break away and dissolve to black.
(First: Episode 0574)
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Cartoon "Presenting ... the window squeegee!"
(First: Episode 0540)
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Cartoon "Presenting ... the wood plane!"
(First: Episode 0540)
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Muppets Bob tries to sneak a bag of cookies home without getting noticed by Cookie Monster. Bob encounters Sherlock Hemlock, who has never seen him before and tries to deduce who Bob is. Sherlock comes to the conclusion that Bob must be Cookie Monster, due to the cookies in the bag. Cookie Monster comes and eats the cookies from the bag, so Sherlock realizes that Bob can't be Cookie Monster. Bob then introduces himself, and Sherlock asks if Bob has cookies left that he may have. As Bob finds another cookie, Cookie Monster comes and takes it.
(First: Episode 0223)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Song "Eight Song (Song of Eight)
(First: Episode 0016)
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Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates a figure 8.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
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SCENE 3 Sam the Robot wants to examine the many machines in Hooper's Store, but Mr. Hooper points out that he’s too big to fit through the door, proving it by measuring Sam. Sam solves this problem by crashing through the door at breakneck speed.
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Film F for Field
(First: Episode 0473)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10, but every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
(First: Episode 0107)
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Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
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SCENE 4 The cast sings “Picture a World”.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
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Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0629)
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Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit plans to talk about the letter F, but Beautiful Day Monster delivers an E instead, so he fixes it by using an ax and chopping off the bottom line of the E to make it look like an F.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A baby reindeer takes its first steps. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon What if my best friend were a gorilla?
(First: Episode 0598)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Road Runner
(First: Episode 0505)
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SCENE 5 Luis repairs a film projector, which he uses to play some of Big Bird's home movies for the kids. It shows scenes with Big Bird and Maria and Luis, but the malfunctioning projector causes the footage to go forwards and backwards.
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward
(First: Episode 0500)
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Film A very busy man is asked by a voice what "forwards" and "backwards" means, but the man doesn't have time to listen. Instead, he is shown what "backwards" means by watching everything around him go in reverse motion!
(First: Episode 0166)
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Song "Three of These Kids" (barbells)
(First: Episode 0474)
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Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0614)
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Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a cow.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains when a big letter H appears on the TV screen, so Ernie turns off the set, unplugs it, and takes a bunch of H objects out of the TV (including a hat, a house and a hamster). When he plugs it back in, a big letter I appears on the screen. Ernie wants to try fixing the TV again, but Bert tells him not to -- this is a great show.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
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Film (LA) Puzzler - Maria (0:48)
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Muppets Anything Muppet cheerleaders sound out the word "rocket," then witness a rocket blasting off.
(First: Episode 0567)
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Film Rhythm - children (0:42)
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Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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