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Sesame Street
Big Bird tries to leave a trail of bread crumbs so he won't get lost
Air date November 8, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors G, R, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
Celebrity Stevie Wonder sings "123 Sesame Street."
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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)
Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0631)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Insert Bert sits outside on the street, pretending to fly a helicopter. Maria sits down with him, and the segment becomes animated as they fly through the air before returning to the Street.
(First: Episode 0656)
Muppets Part 1: Guy Smiley hosts "The Mr. and Mrs. Game", a quiz show for newlywed monsters.
(First: Episode 0072)
Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
Muppets Part 2: Mr. and Mrs. Monster win the game, and Guy offers the choice of three prizes: a new house, a trip to Hawaii, or a cookie. Mr. Monster ravenously devours the cookie.
(First: Episode 0072)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
Celebrity Carol Burnett demonstrates "what you can do with your nose."
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Film Women put dolls together and package them at a doll factory.
(First: Episode 0538)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Film David asks the viewer to find some triangles in a fence.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet brings his broken BUS (the word) to a garage for a mechanic to fix up.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
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 Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
SCENE 1 Big Bird tells the viewer that sometimes he worries about getting lost and finding his way back home. So, he's hatched a foolproof plan to help. He leaves a trail of breadcrumbs from his nest to Hooper's Store. However, a Muppet bird thinks it's a picnic lunch and eats up the trail.
Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
SCENE 2 Big Bird now leaves a trail of rocks behind him. Oscar the Grouch snatches them up to stuff into his mattress.
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Cartoon One of These Footprints says "excuse me."
(First: Episode 0487)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN. (repeat)
SCENE 3 Big Bird's next idea is to leave a trail of paper. Luis and Linda chide him for littering all over the block and give him a broom to sweep up with. Big Bird gets to work, when the wind blows the paper all over the street.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
SCENE 4 Big Bird's next plan is to tie some string to his nest, then hold the ball of string so that a trail will form wherever he goes.
Film David points out the circular shape of a tire.
(First: Episode 0507)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden. (repeat)
SCENE 5 Big Bird tells the viewer how successful his "string theory" was, describing how after his trip he played a bunch of games with the kids. He wants to go home for a nap and needs to follow his string backwards to the nest. However, the string is wound up all over the street.
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
SCENE 6 Big Bird's attempt to follow the string back to its origin has resulted in him being "tied up" in the process ("I feel like Spider-Man," he says). Luis announces the sponsors.

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