Sesame Street
Little Theatre of the Deaf
Air date May 13, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors P, R, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Linda and her friends from the Little Theatre of the DeafTimi, Freda, Ed, and Pat — greet Mr. Hooper and Susan in front of Hooper's Store. Mr. Hooper hears a fire engine in the distance, but Linda — who can't hear — doesn't know what he's talking about until she sees the vehicle's flashing lights. Everyone impersonates parts of a fire engine, pretending to be on their way to fight a fire.
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon Imagination (Boy Imagines Being Zoo Animals)
(First: Episode 0383)
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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)
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Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
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Muppets Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters R and P.
(First: Episode 0129)
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SCENE 2 In Big Bird's nest, Linda and the theatre group form letters of the alphabet with their bodies.
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Insert Musical Bridge #2: close-ups of guitars, an organ, and drums.
(First: Episode 0632)
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Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
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Muppets Game Show: Pick Your Pet
Lucy Jones insists upon a pet that purrs, has silky hair, and likes milk... the Beautiful Day Monster.
(First: Episode 0067)
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Linda's Story: 3 Bears with Troy and Mauricio (6:07)
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Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
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VTR Fractured Letter R (0:25)
(First: Episode 0531)
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Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola count fingers.
(First: Episode 0464)
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Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
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SCENE 3 Without music, the theatre group dances in the arbor and demonstrate how animals and objects might dance.
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Cartoon Willie Wimple: Tree Destruction
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0516)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
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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)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
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Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
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Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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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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SCENE 4 Ed Waterstreet demonstrates basketball signs in the arbor.
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Animation Sand R/r (repeat)
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SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.


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