Sesame Street
Bert loses his favorite bottlecap. / Cookie Monster fills suitcases with cookies
Air date December 11, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Production September 12, 1974
Sponsors D, W, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bert is admiring his bottle cap collection when he offers to show the viewer his rarest piece: a Watermelon Whip. Upon closer inspection, he finds that the rare item is lost. As he panics, David, Maria, Luis, and the kids rush over from their game of scully — which requires bottlecaps to play — to see what's going on. They offer to help him find the missing collectible, but while some of theirs are similar, none of them is red with a white circle and the letter W.

Bert believes all hope to be lost and begins chastizing David for making light of his plight when Big Bird stops by. He'd like to join the scully game and says he'll have a bottlecap to contribute as soon as he opens the soda pop he just purchased at Hooper's Store. Bert's attention is sprung when he hears it's a Watermelon Whip, but his excitement diminishes when he learns that Mr. Hooper got six cases of it in — that's 144 bottles, Big Bird calculates — and dismisses the once-rare flavor as worthless now. To replace the open spot on his cork board, he's now got to go find a Blueberry Bubbler... and he doesn't even like that one.

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Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(First: Episode 0485)
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Muppets Grover climbs a tree and finds a bird's nest with some eggs in it. The eggs hatch, and the baby birds think Grover is their mommy. When the real mother bird arrives, she mistakes Grover for one of her babies. She gives them all a flying lesson, but Grover promptly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0570)
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Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to get to the zoo.
(First: Episode 0603)
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SCENE 2 Cookie Monster approaches Maria and Luis doing some bookkeeping in front of the Fix-It Shop and informs them he's going on vacation. They note that he doesn't have any luggages though; what if he needs something for when he goes to the beach? Cookie realizes his lack of preparedness, and leaves to remedy the situation.
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Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
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SCENE 3 Cookie Monster returns with a trunk and says he's all ready for a happy vacation. Luis asks him if he packed a toothbrush, but Cookie says he doesn't need one: he hasn't got any teeth. Maria asks to see what he's packed, so Cookie opens the trunk to reveal that it's filled to the brim with cookies. Luis explains that the whole idea was to plan for what he needed to bring on his vacation, but Cookie insists this is all he needs for a wonderful day on the beach. Maria asks what he's going to do if he decided to play tennis and finds that he hadn't planned to bring the proper equipment with him. Cookie recognizes that they've made a good point, and leaves again.
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Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(First: Episode 0524)
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SCENE 4 Claiming to have planned very carefully this time, Cookie returns with two more cases... both of which are also filled with cookies. Maria asks about the tennis, but Cookie insists that's what all these cookies are for: energy to play tennis. After realizing he doesn't have anything in case it rains or he wants to go fishing, he leaves again to do some more planning.
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Cartoon What if I had big feet?
(First: Episode 0514)
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Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
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SCENE 5 There are now seven suitcases filled with cookies: one for each day of a week long vacation. Maria and Luis are still trying to drive home the idea that Cookie Monster is going to need more than just cookies on is vacation. They finally ask him where he's going, but that's another thing he hadn't planned on; he has no idea. To solve this problem, he decides to take his vacation right here. He proceeds to eat the cookies from the suitcases with help from Maria and Luis.
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "As I Was Going to St. Ives."
(First: Episode 0045)
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Film The celebration of Chinese New Year
(First: Episode 0495)
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Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
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Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(First: Episode 0395)
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Celebrity James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film Elephants in the zoo.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air!
(First: Episode 0544)
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Animation Sand W/w
(First: Episode 0641)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert & Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0527)
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Film "Noises"
A boy named Chris uses "magic glasses" to see invisible things that make noises, including construction equipment, a baby crying, people coughing and sneezing, a car honking, a telephone, and a typewriter. Can you make those noises?
(First: Episode 0004)
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Muppets News anchorman Kermit the Frog concludes his news program with a weather report by their new news anchor, Simon Soundman, who does a weather report using sounds for different kinds of weather (wind blowing, a foghorn for fog, and rain and thunder for a rainstorm,). Kermit fires him and calls for another weatherman, who has a more "visual" approach to reporting it.
(First: Episode 0631)
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Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert has six jellybeans, and Ernie has seven. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cast Susan, Bob, and Maria give a lesson on addition and subtraction.
(First: Episode 0633)
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Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
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Muppets Lefty delivers some carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get more carrots (in 13 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Lefty delivers more carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get the most carrots he can find (in 15 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon A small man and his assistant Dudley attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Lefty delivers the rest of the carrots to his boss. The boss reveals that the carrots are for his pet rabbit (a real rabbit), which he shows to Lefty.
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon D for Dog: the roles between dog and master are reversed.
(First: Episode 0016)
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Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
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SCENE 6 Oscar the Grouch springs from his can in a frenzy over how itchy his back is. Spotting Maria coming out of 123 Sesame Street, he begins barking order ar her, demanding that she rush to his side to assist with his ailment. He's being extremely rude, but Maria makes her way over to him anyway and lays into him over how he's not allowed to talk to her that way. Oscar wants to know why not — he's a grouch after all — and instructs her to scratch his back right away. Maria stands her ground and explains that if he wants people to do something for him, he's got to ask nice. Writhing in agony from the itch he can't reach, Oscar caves and politely requests Maria's assistance. She relucantly complies, her mood eventually warming in the moment.
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Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
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Muppets Kermit has Grover help him demonstrate up and down by having Grover climb UP a sky-high flight of stairs -- while Kermit takes the elevator to the top. Exhausted, Grover faints and rolls DOWN the staircase.
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Cartoon The 'b' in 'beso' kisses an apple and a duck.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0461)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 The kids continue playing scully on the sidewalk while Grover announces the sponsors: D, W, 7


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