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Sesame Street
Grover the photographer
Air date November 28, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors J, L, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Grover the Photographer tries to take a picture of Maria, but David beats him to it. Grover then asks to take Luis’s picture. Luis jokingly asks him where his “birdie” is, and explains that "watch the birdie" is an expression that people use when they take pictures. Nevertheless, Grover goes to look for a birdie.
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Film; Cut Outs 2;00.jpg
Animation Kids narrate a variety of shapes that come together to form an ice cream cone, a bird, a clown, a mouse, a carriage, a man, a sailboat, a lady, a dog, an umbrella, a cat, a face, a train, a see-saw, and a lollipop.
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 2 Grover returns to Luis, thinking he’s dressed as a birdie, but Luis points out that he has a rabbit costume. Grover, the perfectionist, runs off to continue his birdie hunt.
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has acquired some drums, but he doesn't know how to play them well. Ernie teaches him how to make drum playing exciting.
(First: Episode 0579)
Cartoon Gloria, a rambunctious little girl, sings the alphabet song while an adult gives her instructions.
(First: Episode 0010)
SCENE 3 Grover returns, this time dressed as an elephant. An exasperated Luis tells Grover that birds have beaks, wings and feathers, and that he doesn’t need to go to all this trouble just to take a picture. Grover runs off again.
Words telephone.jpg
Cartoon A boy looks for the telephone as it rings.
Cookie Counter.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster presents to Ernie his new device “The Cookie Counter” which will notify him of the quantity of cookies inside the box. Cookie Monster points “The Cookie Counter” rod to the box of cookies, which rings five times representing the amount of cookies inside the box. Ernie is impressed by Cookie Monster's device and talks about the benefits the device provides to the audience, simultaneously Cookie Monster eats Ernie's box of cookies. Ernie tests the Cookie Counter by pointing the rod at the box of cookies, the box doesn't ring. Cookie Monster asks Ernie to face the Cookie Counter rod to his stomach; it rings five times as proof of the location of the five cookies.
(First: Episode 0481)
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
SCENE 4 Grover returns, now finally dressed as a bird! Just as he’s about to take the picture, Luis says “cheese”, and Grover goes off to look for some cheese.
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Maria on David.jpg
Cast David and Maria demonstrate "on" and "under" in the arbor. David goes to get some sandwiches, leaving Maria floating in the air.
(First: Episode 0557)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
Cast Maria asks the viewer to imagine her as a baseball player, a princess and a baker.
(First: Episode 0558)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Animation The profile of a woman's head changes shape to the sounds of a Moog synthesizer.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
Muppets / Celebrity Johnny Cash sings "Nasty Dan" to Oscar.
(First: Episode 0558)
Animation It's a Circle!
(First: Episode 0550)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers things with his brain, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 0134)
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0032)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird and Crystal demonstrate big and little.
(First: Episode 0559)
Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
(First: Episode 0009)

Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with teachers and a newsdealer.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
Cartoon L is for Ladder (repeat)
Muppets Big Bird builds a model of himself and calls it "ME."
(First: Episode 0635)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Dot Bridge 11 gather tight.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #11: A lone square appears, so the dots all gather in a tight group.
(First: Episode 0296)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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