Sesame Street
Waldo Woodpecker visits Big Bird
Air date April 4, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors N, P, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David watches as Big Bird cleans his nest area in preparation for the arrival of his friend from the forest, Waldo Woodpecker. When Waldo arrives, he pecks on the door, but Big Bird doesn’t notice because he’s vacuuming. Finally, Waldo pecks his way right through the door.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird offers Waldo some birdseed, but Waldo prefers insects. He looks around for trees, and pecks on Oscar’s can, thinking it’s a tree trunk, but Oscar tells him to scram. He pecks on a lamppost near Maria, then finds a real tree near Bob.
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Animation It's a Circle!
(First: Episode 0550)
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Animation Sand P/p
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SCENE 3 When Waldo leaves, Big Bird tries to give him a goodbye present -- but Waldo says that he wouldn't have any use for an alarm clock or an umbrella in the forest. He accepts a wooden box.
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Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Monster's Three Wishes," starring Cookie Monster.
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Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
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Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
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Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
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Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
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Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
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Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
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Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon Big, bigger and biggest elephants
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
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Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
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Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and David display their mad and happy faces.
(First: Episode 0343)
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Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: In a take on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, Kermit the Frog interviews Natalie the cow and her cat manager as she prepares to jump over the moon. Natalie plans to break the usual cow stereotype by doing this jump. After the cat plays a fanfare on his fiddle, she makes the jump and crash lands back to Earth, where she is praised and congratulated for her jump.
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Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
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Film African children play in a village, and in a modern playground.
(First: Episode 0159)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
(First: Episode 0012)
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
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Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
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Muppets "Family"
(First: Episode 0404)
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon Numbers from 1 to 20 line up, but 17 is missing.
(First: Episode 0536)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird recites a poem about a certain snake: the sidewinder.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder snake
(First: Episode 0514)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P. (repeat)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
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Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "P Is My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
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SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.


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