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Sesame Street
Oscar disguises himself as a baby; Big Bird gets a postcard from Pedro Parakeet
Air date April 25, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors Q, S, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird sees Gordon and some kids playing “pin the tail on the Q”, and wants to join them. Gordon blindfolds him and spins him around, but Big Bird misses the mark. Undeterred, Big Bird calls the O to come over to him instead.
Cartoon "Poverty Q”: A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
SCENE 2 Oscar is disgusted when he sees Maria and the kids fawning over a new baby. When Maria tells him that babies shouldn’t be bothered while sleeping, he gets an idea…
Sand-alphabet q.jpg
Animation Sand Q/q
(First: Episode 0623)
Bob encounters Oscar in a dingy baby carriage. Oscar is assuming the role of a Grouch baby so he won’t be bothered while sleeping. Bob teases him by offering milk and tickling him, then sees that he wants to sleep. When “baby” Oscar tries to go to sleep, Bob sings a lullaby while the others rock his carriage, further disgusting him.
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice it's too far to walk, swim, or fly. Then they notice their Twiddle-car.
(First: Episode 0603)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog tries to find out what makes people angry, but everyone he encounters is too busy to speak to him, which ultimately causes him to lose his temper and yell at the camera.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon Two guys row their oars in different directions, until they decide to cooperate and row together.
(First: Episode 0510)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
Cartoon A short bird stands under a tall bird, which lays an egg on its head.
(First: Episode 0303)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates "short" and "tall."
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon Q - quarter
(First: Episode 0046)
Film Field of hay (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
SCENE 3 Gordon leads the kids in rhyming their names. When Oscar tries to think of a word that rhymes with “grouch”, he gives up, and slams his trash can lid on Gordon’s hand, causing him to yelp “OUCH!”
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Cartoon A man winds up a toy person and orders it to GO, until the toy snaps back and makes him GO.
(First: Episode 0349)
Film There Once Was a Hand series: The hands try to communicate with each other by making sounds from opposite sides of a wall.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes - and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters make 8 baskets, but miss on the 9th.
Cartoon "Nelly 1-10 / 10-1": Kids count numbers in a parade, which are interrupted by other participants.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0629)
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters make 10 baskets, but miss on the 11th.
I'm a macaw, Myrtle.jpg
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Kermit and Snerfs.JPG
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Part 1: Two Snerfs (named Sam & Harry) help Kermit teach the difference between tall and short, until they keep changing sizes.
(First: Episode 0015)
Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out. Voice: Joe Flynn
(First: Episode 0303)
Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
Gordon Luis cooperate apple tree.jpg
Cast Gordon and Luis cooperate to get an apple out of a tree.
(First: Episode 0508)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
There's a Bird on Me.jpg
Film "There's a Bird On Me" (Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0416)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters.jpg
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
SCENE 4 In the Fix-it Shop, Luis eats a hamburger while listening to country-western music on the radio. Big Bird comes in with a postcard from his friend, Pedro Parakeet in South America. The postcard is in Spanish, so he asks Luis to read it for him. Reading it gives Luis fond memories of where he grew up: they ate tacos instead of hamburgers, listened to Latin music, and everyone spoke Spanish. Luis would like to go back there and see his friends, but he is then reminded of all the friends he has here on Sesame Street.
Film Scenes of individuals running from around the world.
(First: Episode 0590)
Muppets Part 2: Kermit then changes the lecture to one about little and big with different-sized monsters: Frank and Harold... but he also meets Splurge.
(First: Episode 0015)
Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Cartoon Q for Quiet (repeat)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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