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Sesame Street
Big Bird helps David to keep from falling asleep
Air date November 26, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Production August 26, 1974
Sponsors F, H, 7

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob finds a young Muppet girl named Jane, who thinks her name is boring. Bob assembles some friends to show her how many interesting rhymes her name has:
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SCENE 1 cont'd David does a few steps and shows off his cane.
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SCENE 1 cont'd A kid's baseball shirt has a great big stain
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SCENE 1 cont'd Maria's bicycle has a broken chain.
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SCENE 1 cont'd The kids pretend some boxes are a train.
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SCENE 1 cont'd A Muppet horse (Richard Hunt) boasts about his lovely mane.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Ernie tells Bert to say "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain." Moments later, a rainstorm begins and Ernie escapes with the only umbrella.
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SCENE 1 cont'd David serves Big Bird a plate of chow mein, which birds don't usually eat, but Big Bird has only ordered it for its rhyming purpose.
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SCENE 1 cont'd After hearing all these rhymes, Jane feels much better. She tells Bob, "You're a brain!" and rewards him with a kiss.
Beat The Time
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)
Alligatorking2
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
100004
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Maria-Trike
Cast Marvelous Maria rides her trike in 10 circles (then backwards).
(First: Episode 0443)
Hisforhole
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Logcabinfilm
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
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Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 2 Maria continues to try and fix her bike chain. Set out on the sidewalk are her tools and can of soda, which she uses for a game of "Three of These Things."
H-hoist
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
Nosesnatcher1

Nosesnatcher2
Muppets Bert says that he and Ernie are looking at the "Mysterious Nose-Snatcher." Ernie, disagreeing, walks closer and closer to the camera to see. His face begins to black out the screen...but when he moves back into view, his nose is missing!
(First: Episode 0005)
Luis-NearFar
Cast Two Luises illustrate near and far.
(First: Episode 0583)
Imaginekermit
Muppets Kermit asks the viewers to play a weather imagination game. First, Kermit imagines it's a warm, sunny day. Then he imagines that it's raining hard. Then he imagines that it's a snowy, windy day.
(First: Episode 0325)
Cavemancars
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
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Animation Sand H/h
(First: Episode 0630)
HTV
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains when a big letter H appears on the TV screen, so Ernie turns off the set, unplugs it, and takes a bunch of H objects out of the TV (including a hat, a house and a hamster). When he plugs it back in, a big letter I appears on the screen. Ernie wants to try fixing the TV again, but Bert tells him not to -- this is a great show.
(First: Episode 0578)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird finds David falling asleep in Hooper's Store. David hasn't gotten much sleep due to law school (and having joined the track team). He asks Big Bird to help keep him awake, which Big Bird does by poking him whenever he dozes off. Big Bird tries to think of a better way of accomplishing this.
1576-Bird
Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
AMs-Reading
Muppets Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
(First: Episode 0297)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has made an invention to help David - a straw hat covered with bells; whenever David begins to fall asleep, the bells will ring and wake him up. David finds the invention silly and Big Bird goes off to find another solution.
Hubley-ElephantsH
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
CountCountsFlowers
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
PsychABC
Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
Film-Leopard
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
Mind-Fish
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Fish
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0195)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird attaches one cymbal to David's head and the other to the counter. When David starts to droop over to sleep, the two cymbals will crash together and wake him up. This again proves too silly to be an effective cure.
Stolen bathtub clues
Film A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla.
(First: Episode 0491)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola count fingers.
(First: Episode 0464)
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Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird's latest scheme ask David to rest his hand on a switch. When he falls asleep, his hand flips it and a bunch of noisy appliances go off. All the work he's done starts to make Big Bird tired as well and the two fall asleep together. David's hand flips the switch, but they're both too tired to be bothered by the noise. Mr. Hooper comes down the street to check on David, knowing he's been working out with the track team. Maria is certain that David is doing fine, especially hearing all the noise coming from the store. They're shocked to see David and Big Bird fast asleep in the commotion.
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Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
Flyfrogcartoon
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
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Film Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
PianoBridge06
Insert Piano Bridge #6 - A pianist plays a short tune with glissandos, but fumbles at the end.
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SCENE 7 Mr. Hooper tip-toes around the store, turning off all the appliances. He then slips a pillow under Big Bird's beak as Maria announces the sponsors.
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ClosingSign-MariaLuisKid-0608
CLOSING SIGNS David and a kid hold the Sesame Street sign, and Maria, Luis, and the same kid hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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