This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives. ⓘ
Big Bird is disturbed because Bob has brought home a new canary. He later agrees that it might be fun having another bird around when he's asked to teach the canary the alphabet and numbers.
Trying to grab a rock and pull it out of a glass jar, Oscar's hand gets stuck inside. His friends try to help him pull his hand out but find it impossible, because Oscar is holding the rock in his hand.
Ernie & Bert — Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says "I one the sandbox", Bert says "I two the sandbox", and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks. (First: Episode 0019)
Simon Soundman shows the Kids a picture with a variety of hidden shapes. As the kids identify the hidden shapes, Simon makes the sounds -- a bell, a guitar, a telephone, a dog barking and a train.
Ernie and Bert get into a big fight and decide to go their separate ways, Ernie moving out west to become a cowboy and Bert going to the North Pole to study fish. Maria convinces them not to do so, because then they'd never see each other again.
Guy Smiley hosts "The Trading Game" with contestants Oscar the Grouch and Sally Screamer. Oscar wins a beautiful scarf, and Sally wins a dirty dustrag; they each want the other's prize. (First: Episode 0279)