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Sesame Street
Big Bird tries to run away
Air date April 3, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors L, N, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 While walking down Sesame Street, Big Bird overhears his friends’ conversations. Bob and Susan talk about someone who’s “tall and cute, but awkward” and “bumps into everything.” In the Fix-it Shop, Luis complains about all the feathers on the floor. In Hooper's Store, Maria talks on the phone about getting rid of a nest; she’s sure no one’s gonna need it. Big Bird assumes he is no longer wanted around here, and goes home to pack.
Animation Sand N/n
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The adults encounter Big Bird as he runs away, dragging his nest and a suitcase. He repeats to them what he heard them saying, and they all correct him: Susan and Bob were talking about Gordon, whom Susan says can’t dance; Luis was complaining about the feathers that fell out of a pillow he was trying to fix; and Maria was talking about an abandoned bird’s nest in the awning above Hooper’s. Big Bird is relieved.
Muppets "Has Anybody Seen My Dog?"
(First: Episode 0260)
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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SCENE 2 Maria sits on the steps asking some kids what they want to be when they grow up. A Muppet named Joanna (Caroll Spinney) asks if a girl can be a doctor. Maria assures her that a girl can be a doctor, or a lawyer, or a police officer, or anything.
Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
Muppets Ernie wants to show Bert his ice-cube collection. The ice cubes were so cold that he had to put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door to "tear him fin-from-fin."
(First: Episode 0033)
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Film A gymnast demonstrates between.
(First: Episode 0542)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 4 + 1 = 5.
(First: Episode 0568)
Cast Susan, Bob, and Maria give a lesson on addition and subtraction.
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and a horse show how a horse and cart works.
(First: Episode 0590)
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SCENE 3 Oscar reads a poem about the crocodile from his book of Grouch poems, which he thinks are better than Big Bird’s.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon "Danny knows the alphabet, and is he proud! If you can follow him, then sing out loud!"
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0477)
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Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola illustrate "between".
(First: Episode 0542)
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0561)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says it's Ernie's turn to go to the laundromat. He puts numerous things in the laundry basket, including storybooks, cookies, his boots, and a radio. Before long, the basket has no room for the laundry, so he decides to go play baseball instead.
(First: Episode 0458)
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SCENE 4 Susan displays a board with three sections — one with one shape, two with two shapes, and one with three shapes - and sings “Where Do We Have Three?”
Muppets Japanese Stories: Japan is being victimized by an Evil Prime Minister, who boasts that the only way an emperor (or empress) can be chosen is for someone to show him something unique. Villagers bring flowers, fans and hats, identical to those owned by the prime minister, but a young girl is able to prove that she herself is different from anything else.
(First: Episode 0346)
Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0362)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing. (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Susan and the kids sweep up the stairs, Bob rides a bicycle with a kid, and Maria plays with a kid on the tire swing while Luis and Big Bird announce the sponsors in voiceover.

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