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Sesame Street
The Count waits at the bus stop; Big Bird, Snuffy, and the kids play a pretending game
Air date April 10, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors V, X, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon encounters The Count, waiting at the bus stop. It looks like rain, so he asks Gordon to wait while he goes to fetch his umbrella. When the bus gets there, Gordon tells the bus driver (played onscreen by Richard Hunt) to wait for The Count, but they get into an argument. When The Count finally gets back, he doesn’t get on the bus, instead counting it as the fifth bus he hasn’t boarded today.
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Bert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Kermit Tracy 5 fingers.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0125)
Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
SCENE 2 Biff and Sully join Bob in a “Here Are Some Things” game involving locations.
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed. He already has a scale at home, but he'd like to buy the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets A hippie lines up a group of monsters to demonstrate first and last, but Grover doesn't want to be last in line. The hippie compromises and lets him be first... but the line keeps changing directions.
(First: Episode 0116)
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
(First: Episode 0456)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and the kids pretend they’re flowers blooming. Mr. Snuffleupagus joins them, first pretending he’s a butterfly, then a bunny rabbit. When he hops up and down, it causes an earthquake, startling Bob. Snuffy leaves, and Bob is surprised that the kids are backing up Big Bird’s claim that his “imaginary” friend caused the earthquake.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a policeman.
(First: Episode 0223)
Celebrity Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught the ABCs.
(First: Episode 0151)
Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cast Luis demonstrates how to use a can opener to open a can of spaghetti ... not realizing that it's open on the bottom already.
(First: Episode 0469)
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cast Maria demonstrates how a hammer is used by hammering a nail into a wall to hang up a picture. Then, the wall tips over on her.
(First: Episode 0469)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
Cast Wally and Ralph make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, resulting in a mess.
(First: Episode 0348)
Cartoon A man walks by different people who demonstrate what love is.
(First: Episode 0292)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola talk about the letter X.
(First: Episode 0560)
Animation Sand X/x
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Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Cast A narrator (Jerry Nelson) demonstrates why it's easier to address people by their names. David, Gordon, Susan, Luis, and some kids are lined up in limbo as the voice calls out for a man to raise his hand (David, Gordon, and Luis comply). The voice then asks for a black man to raise his hand (David and Gordon). Finally, the voice asks for the black man wearing a tie to raise his hand, which leaves only Gordon.
(First: Episode 0423)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a so-called "magic" chain which can form into any shape he wants. Bert is dismissive of the chain's magic properties. And yet, when Bert asks for the chain to provide a sandwich, it does.
(First: Episode 0617)
Film David points out the circular shape of a tire.
(First: Episode 0507)
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 4 The sponsors are announced.

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