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Sesame Street
Maria borrows a cup of sugar from Oscar's kitchen
Air date December 20, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors O, S, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird tries helping the kids get a ball that is stuck on the fire escape of 123 Sesame Street. They try lifting him, and getting a kangaroo to help, but Big Bird is too heavy, and the kangaroo is too far away in Australia. Big Bird then tries scolding the ball, the way his mother does when she wants him to do something, and gives the ball until the count of three to come down from there. While he counts, Susan retrieves the ball from the apartment window and drops it down to the kids making Big Bird think emulating his mother worked.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie pretends to be a dog and a duck. Bert then pretends to be a train, and does it so well that a train conductor and passengers come through the apartment.
(First: Episode 0645)
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Animation Clay animation: Sam the Snake-and other things that begin with S
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Joe Raposo sings about the sunrise and sunset.
(First: Episode 0623)
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon The alphabet appears in a little box.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)
Cast "David the Daring" does his famous forwards and backwards trick.
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holiday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(First: Episode 0318)
Film Five bugs are counted, until one bug engulfs the other four.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
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SCENE 3 Maria reluctantly approaches Oscar's trash can and asks him if she can borrow a cup of sugar. Oscar says she's welcome to it, but she has to come inside and get it herself. In the dark, Oscar leads her around his grand piano (not as out of tune as it should be), the world's largest privately-owned rusty tin can collection, a trampoline, a collection of secondhand macaroni and cheese, a swimming pool, and his pet skunk named Rosebud. Maria finds the sugar and makes her way out of the can just as Luis arrives to ask for a cup of flour. Maria warns him not to do it, but Oscar politely hands over the requested item without a fuss.
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)

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)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0657)
Insert Luis repairs a film projector, which he uses to play some of Big Bird's home movies for the kids. It shows scenes with Big Bird and Maria and Luis, but the malfunctioning projector causes the footage to go forwards and backwards.
(First: Episode 0630)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert: ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 2 From the arbor, the kids spot Alphabet Bates make the letter S in the sky. (First: Episode 0063)
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
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SCENE 4 Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Big Bird pretends he's a baby while Spencer pretends to be his papa bird. Big Bird pretends to sleep and wake up from a bad dream while the kid comforts him.
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon A caterpillar escapes a hungry bird by turning into a butterfly.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0639)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
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Film Ice Capades #1
(First: Episode 0615)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Brian to explain which of them is "you" and which is "me."
(First: Episode 0294)
Film A voiceover recites a poem about trees, to music by Joe Raposo.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon O for orange (repeat)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 5 The kids play in the arbor while Susan announces the sponsors (O, S, 3) and the credits follow.

CLOSING SIGNS Luis holds up the Sesame Street sign while Maria and the kids hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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