Sesame Street
Air date May 1, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors B, Y, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the morning, after a rainy night, Bob, David and Maria observe how wet it is outside. Oscar, who loves the rain and how yucky it makes everything, has a trash can full of water, to everyone’s shock except his. They get together and bale the water out, including some soggy items from his can.
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Muppets Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
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Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie has an important note for Bert, but he can't find it. He looks through the trash can for it and finds the note, which is a reminder that it is Bert's day to clean the apartment.
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
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Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Film Five bugs are counted, until one bug engulfs the other four.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
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Celebrity Stevie Wonder performs "123 Sesame Street".
(First: Episode 0514)
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Animation Sand B/b
(First: Episode 0627)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
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Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 2 To a snare-drum beat, the cast rhymes words with “bear” in a series of quick cuts.
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder snake
(First: Episode 0514)
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Muppets Maria reads the story of "The King's Nose".
(First: Episode 0537)
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Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
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Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
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Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
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SCENE 3 Bob shows the kids a picture of two cans: one new and shiny looking, the other one dirty and dented. He sings the “Same/Different” song and sees what the kids point out. Oscar says that his can looked clean when he first got it, like the clean one in the picture, but now it looks dirty like the other one.
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Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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Celebrity Stevie Wonder teaches Grover how to sing loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0514)
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Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
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Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(First: Episode 0413)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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SCENE 4 Oscar gets a postcard from his friend Natasha in Grouchville, asking him to send her a photo of himself. Maria walks by with a camera, but she’s taking it to the Fix-it Shop to get fixed. He sees David walk by and asks him about his spare camera, but learns he loaned it to Cookie Monster, who probably ate it. A kid tells Oscar they have an idea, and goes off running.
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Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
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SCENE 4
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The kid gathers some of their friends together to draw pictures of Oscar with crayons. Oscar appreciates this gesture.
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Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie makes some loud noises while he eats his candy bar and peanuts and drinks his soda. Bert loses his temper and shouts at Ernie to be quiet, at which point the usher enters and throws Bert out.
(First: Episode 0536)
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Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
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Film The Mad Painter #9 (repeat)
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Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
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SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.


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