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Sesame Street
A rainy day on Sesame Street
Air date April 18, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Production March 5, 1974
Sponsors G, I, 11


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, David complains about the rain, but the Count counts raindrops. David's attempt to engage him in conversation causes the Count to lose his place, so he starts all over.
Ernie Bert umbrella.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert — During the rain, Ernie stands under an umbrella explaining how the weather makes him feel happy, sad, and mad. Bert has been trying to get under the umbrella with him, telling Ernie that all it has made him feel is wet. Ernie wonders why he doesn't have his umbrella; Bert explains that it's because Ernie is using it. Ernie thanks him and leaves Bert sneezing in the rain.
(First: Episode 0137)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings a rock song about his cookie obsession.
(First: Episode 0506)
Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
Muppets Simon Soundman sings a song about finding a (MEOW!) stuck in a tree.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
5 Cookies.jpg
Muppets Ernie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
SCENE 2 The Count asks David to prepare a salami and liverwurst sandwich, then another. David gets wise to this, remembering something Grover told him the other day...
Muppets In a flashback, The Count orders lots of hot dogs at Charlie's Restaurant. But when Waiter Grover refuses to get more hot dogs because the Count will only count them, and not eat them, the Count uses a hypnotism spell to get more.
Back in the present, David starts to put away the sandwiches. He then realizes that the three sandwiches are actually for The Count, Gordon and Maria.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Kermit feet.jpg
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit discusses feet, and is assisted by a pair of human feet. After Kermit's lecture ends, the feet refuse to leave, so Kermit decides to tickle them. As the feet exit, a crash is heard offscreen. Kermit adds that feet can also trip over things.
(First: Episode 0371)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)

SCENE 3 Gordon tries to get out of the rain, but Oscar ropes him into helping him with a song about the letter I, which results in him getting drenched.
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Cookie Counter.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster presents to Ernie his new device “The Cookie Counter” which will notify him of the quantity of cookies inside the box. Cookie Monster points “The Cookie Counter” rod to the box of cookies, which rings five times representing the amount of cookies inside the box. Ernie is impressed by Cookie Monster's device and talks about the benefits the device provides to the audience, simultaneously Cookie Monster eats Ernie's box of cookies. Ernie tests the Cookie Counter by pointing the rod at the box of cookies, the box doesn't ring. Cookie Monster asks Ernie to face the Cookie Counter rod to his stomach; it rings five times as proof of the location of the five cookies.
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
(First: Episode 0284)
Little Bird next to Cookie Monster.jpg
Muppets Little Bird explains "next to". Then Cookie Monster cuddles up next to Little Bird.
(First: Episode 0167)
Cartoon Two circles demonstrate "next to" and "away from".
Cast Bob and Maria are spies who meet under a street lamp and greet each other with a recitation of "Hey Diddle Diddle". Once they've confirmed each others identities, Maria produces a card with shapes and a number while Bob shifts to a rendition of "One of These Things" with a British accent.
(First: Episode 0592)
Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
Film The Alphabet Dancers form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
Animation Sand I/i
(First: Episode 0619)

SCENE 4 Big Bird looks for an umbrella in his nest, and finds a small one. Maria comes by with a regular sized umbrella, offering to get a replacement for Big Bird. As soon as she leaves, Mr. Snuffleupagus shows up, offering the same.
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
Snuffy brings his giant umbrella to Big Bird, then leaves. Maria tells Susan and Gordon about Big Bird’s tiny umbrella, and they go to see it for themselves, but are shocked when they see the giant umbrella covering the nest area. Maria gives her umbrella to Susan instead.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for Gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
Film The Mad Painter #11 (repeat)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog, Shola, and Fannie demonstrate "next to."
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
(First: Episode 0549)
Cartoon A housewife screams because there is a mouse in her house. Her husband's solution is to continually bring in animals to chase it out, with each animal making an even bigger mess than the previous one.
(First: Episode 0240)
SCENE 5 David gives the kids a rainy day ride on the Hooper's delivery cart, as Maria announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Maria and David with the street sign, and Gordon and the kids with the CTW logo.

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