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Sesame Street
Prince Charming learns about more and less
Air date January 7, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors N, P, 4


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Grover wants to visit somebody, but Big Bird, Oscar and Susan are all preoccupied. Grover sulks past Hooper's Store, where David admits to have the same issue. The two decide to hang out together.
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets Grover watches Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0407)
Animation Sand P/p
(First: Episode 0634)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters.jpg
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
(First: Episode 0589)
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters make 2 baskets, but miss on the third.
Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters make 4 baskets, but miss on the fifth.
(First: Episode 0649)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0482)
Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
(First: Episode 0294)
Muppets Luis reads "The King Banishes the Letter P."
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place.
(First: Episode 0010)
Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)

SCENE 2 Big Bird comes across Prince Charming, who has been cursed by a witch and turned into a tree. The only way to break the curse is learn "the secret of more and less." Big Bird educates the prince on the opposites using some birdseed. Prince Charming runs off to find the witch.
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
SCENE 3 Prince Charming finds Creepy Connie, the witch, staked out in the woods. However, he can't properly describe more and less without using birdseed, which Connie doesn't have around. She curses him further...
SCENE 3 cont'd Prince Charming is transported to Sesame Street, now turned into a bird. He vents his frustrations to Big Bird. He tries showing the prince again using the birdseed, but the prince merely fusses over the fact that he's been given the pile with less birdseed. As he huffs and puffs off, Big Bird remarks, "I guess I'll never understand royalty."
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never."
(First: Episode 0101)
Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
SCENE 4 Big Bird provides Prince Charming with two bags of birdseed, one with more and the other with less, hoping this can help break the curse. However, as the prince heads back to the woods, Big Bird notices a trail of birdseed is forming - there must be a hole in one of the bags!
Cartoon Speech Balloon: P - Pin
(First: Episode 0054)

SCENE 5 Some birds flock around Prince Charming, gobbling up all the birdseed he leaves behind. As he approaches the witch, the birds go nuts, asking for more birdseed. Prince Charming tries to explain the situation, but Connie can't take hearing about "more and less" anymore. She changes him back and sends him and the birds packing. She looks around her messed up area and regrets not turning the prince into a vacuum cleaner instead.
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters make 15 baskets, but miss on the 16th.
(First: Episode 0675)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
(First: Episode 0361)
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
Cartoon Three children are being chased by a giant mutant rabbit as fast rock music accompanies the chase. They outsmart him by hiding behind three trees.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0655)
Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert plan to go to the zoo tomorrow, but Ernie can't make up his mind. What would happen if Ernie bought a balloon, but then lost it when he gets frightened by a buffalo? Then he remembers that the zoo is closed on Wednesdays.
(First: Episode 0137)
Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
SCENE 6 Cookie Monster stops by Hooper's in need of a quick lunch. He orders an oatmeal cookie sandwich with onion, mayo, on rye bread. However, to speed up the order, he passes on the onion, mayo, and bread, resulting in just getting the cookie. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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