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Sesame Street
Sam the Robot confuses everyone by imitating sounds
Air date November 20, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors C, V, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count has counted nearly everything on Sesame Street today, except for Oscar's trash collection. Instead, he counts the times Oscar says "no" and makes nasty remarks.
Muppets Cookie Monster sings a rock song about his cookie obsession.
(First: Episode 0506)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
Film A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here and there, and close and next to.
(First: Episode 0111)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 1: Harvey Kneeslapper hangs an "OPEN" sign on a closet and has filled it with so many toys that when somebody opens it, all of the toys in the closet will fall on that person. A girl opens the closet, but none of the toys fall out. When Harvey opens it after she leaves, they fall all over him.
(First: Episode 0552)
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 2: Harvey has refilled the closet. A boy tries to open it, but the door is stuck. When the boy has left, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys land on him again.
(First: Episode 0552)
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 3: Harvey has refilled the closet again. The boy and girl come by again and open the door. Instead of toys falling, the closet leads to another place. After the two of them have gone through and closed the door behind them, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys fall on him.
(First: Episode 0552)
Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
SCENE 2 Sam the Robot encounters Big Bird, and tells him he's been practicing his sound imitations. Sam demonstrates the sound of a thunderstorm, which makes Susan get up to go get her umbrella, but then he makes the sound of birds singing, further confusing Susan. He goes even further with an alarm clock, a window breaking, a baby crying, water running, and a fire engine, all of which drive Susan crazy, unbeknownst to Big Bird and Sam.
Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film A film of things that make sounds, including birds, farm animals, vehicles and footsteps. Is silence a sound? (edited)
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon "Danny knows the alphabet, and is he proud! If you can follow him, then sing out loud!"
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon man weighs scale.jpg
Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
SCENE 3 Luis is pulled in different directions as Sam plays the sounds of a marching band, an electric drill, an ice cream truck, a tea kettle, a barking dog, and an old radio.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again".
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Cartoon Julius demonstrates "here" and "there", then ends up being "in pain."
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0418)
Film At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piΓ±ata.
(First: Episode 0619)
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
SCENE 4 David is pulled in different directions as Sam plays the sounds of a windstorm, a phone ringing, rain falling, shelves collapsing, a cash register, and finally an elephant stampede.
C- Cap.JPG
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
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 Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Alphabet Bates V.jpg
SCENE 5 Big Bird reveals to the confused grownups that Sam has been making those sounds all day. They hear the sound of Alphabet Bates's airplane, but think it's Sam again. Meanwhile, Bates skywrites the letter V. (First: Episode 0637)
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
Muppets Billy wants to know about here and there, so Herry and Grover demonstrate by spreading apart, each calling the monster over to their side. However, whenever the monster gets to "there," he always finds himself "here".
(First: Episode 0538)
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” The Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
VTR Piano bridge #4 (1:45)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
SCENE 6 For a change of pace, Sam makes some comforting sounds that make the grownups fall asleep. He and Big Bird quietly announce the sponsors.

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