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Sesame Street
Big Bird makes an "Abierto" sign
Air date April 1, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors H, J, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At the Fix-it Shop, Big Bird notices that Luis has a new pet canary in a cage, and feels left out when Luis says it sings beautifully. Heโ€™s a bird too, so he tries to sing for Luis, but doesnโ€™t succeed. He goes outside to practice whistling, lets out a giant whistle, and ends up attracting multiple taxi cabs.
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Film "There's a Bird On Me" (Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0416)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” John-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0441)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again".
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
SCENE 2 Luis, David, Bob and Susan are concerned when they see Big Birdโ€™s door is locked. They fear he could be in danger, but inside, Big Bird is busy making an โ€œABIERTOโ€ sign. Right when he finishes it and is about to open the door, the adults all team up to tug on the doorknob, but Big Bird sends them reeling back when he opens the door.
Transition Bridge #10 - Bricks Bridge A
(First: Episode 0286)
SCENE 3 Bob sings โ€œThe Alphabet Songโ€.
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Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(First: Episode 0353)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Animation Sand J/j
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Film A showcase of J words
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Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” 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)
Muppets News anchorman Kermit concludes his news program with a weather report by their new news anchor, Simon Soundman, who does a weather report using sounds for different kinds of weather (wind blowing, a foghorn for fog, and rain and thunder for a rainstorm,). Kermit fires him and calls for another weatherman, who has a more "visual" approach to reporting it.
Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0408)
Fox and crow.JPG
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing about being "Sad."
(First: Episode 0584)
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
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Film Women put dolls together and package them at a doll factory.
(First: Episode 0538)
SCENE 4 Lou Rawls sings โ€œIโ€™m Not Afraid to Cryโ€.
Wally Ralph shirt.jpg
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally tries to put on his new shirt, but can't fit his head through the buttoned opening because he's wearing his hat. Ralph instructs him to make his head smaller by squeezing it, but that doesn't work. Instead, Ralph tears off the entire collar section from the shirt, which makes it fit Wally.
(First: Episode 0356)
Muppets "The AN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0181)
Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
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Cartoon A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Kermit the reporter interviews a girl, Julia, about sounds of different animals. When he asks what sound a frog makes, she answers, "Wiggit! Wiggit!" which doesn't amuse Kermit.
(First: Episode 0536)
SCENE 5 Oscar helps Susan demonstrate subtraction by popping her five balloons. She was going to give them to him as a present, but he prefers busted balloons anyway.
Cast A Howard Cosell-type announcer narrates as athlete Maria subtracts a chair from a group of three.
(First: Episode 0431)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.

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