Sesame Street
Oscar reprograms Sam the Robot
Air date December 16, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors F, G, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis and Linda are washing windows when the phone rings. Luis asks her to answer it, but then remembers that she’s deaf, and climbs down from the ladder to answer it himself, more than once. Not knowing that Luis has to keep going down the ladder every time the phone rings, Linda believes that he's a slow window washer.
Grover HELP Marty.jpg
Muppets Grover is carrying the word "HELP", which is very heavy. He asks Marty to help him carry the word. Instead, Marty gives Grover three more "HELP" words to carry.
(First: Episode 0287)
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
Animation Sand F/f
(First: Episode 0629)
Muppets Game Show: "Dialing for Prizes Movie": Guy Smiley gives the lucky caller a group of monsters as a prize.
(First: Episode 0629)
Sorting by Activity Rock Dancing.jpg
Song Three kids dance to a rock version of "Three of These Things" while one of them sits and reads.
(First: Episode 0551)
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Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0284)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
SCENE 2 Luis joins David, Maria, Linda, The Count and some kids in a game of Blind Man’s Bluff. The Count is “it,” and he is spun around three times, but wants to count past three, so he keeps spinning and counting.
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
As The Count keeps spinning and counting, the gang disperses.
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
The Count finishes spinning at 475, and falls down. He gets up, and continues counting the times he falls down.
F bubble.png
Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
(First: Episode 0642)
Cartoon What if my best friend were a gorilla?
(First: Episode 0598)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 1)
(First: Episode 0092)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie and Bert go to bed, but they hear water dripping. Bert asks Ernie to do something about the sound, so Ernie puts the radio on to drown out the dripping sound. But that doesn't work, so Ernie also turns on the vacuum cleaner. When Bert finally gets the vacuum cleaner, the radio, and the water off, he finally can go to sleep...until he hears Ernie snoring.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
SCENE 3 Oscar reprograms Sam the Robot to say the opposite of what people want to hear. He tells Maria and Linda that their sandwiches look yucky, then dismisses David when he shows pictures of his nephews. When Oscar reacts positively to Sam’s doings, Sam says affectionate things to Oscar, which is the opposite of what Oscar wants to hear. Maria, Linda and David delight in watching Sam torture Oscar.
Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets / Cast "The People in Your Neighborhood": A butcher and a zookeeper.
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Foot - SesameStreet-WhatsMyPart-foot906.jpg
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Part?" The contestants are Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Professor Hastings, and the mystery part is a foot.
(First: Episode 0164)
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Film F for Factory
(First: Episode 0447)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Everything is getting wet because it's raining and a window is stuck open. But Ernie explains that he can't fix it now because he'd get wet in all that rain. When the rain stops, he explains to Bert that since it's not raining anymore, nothing's getting wet, and there's no reason to fix it.
(First: Episode 0344)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for Gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
Astronaut Hooper and Susan sketch.jpg
Cast Mr. Hooper and Susan play astronauts on a mission on the Moon. Susan attempts to tally up the three moon rocks, which float off into space one by one (followed by her superior).
(First: Episode 0524)
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0629)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 1)
Spanish soundtrack

(First: Episode 0387)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
SCENE 4 David stands near a baby carriage, observing that the baby was dry, but now she’s wet.
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Luis and Linda proceed to fill up a washtub with a hose. Linda unscrews the hose nozzle, and is curious when no water comes out. When Luis turns the hose on, she goes from being dry to being wet.
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Luis, Linda and some kids are washing a big dog, meaning they’re all wet. The sponsors are announced.

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