Sesame Street
Big Bird gives everybody gifts
Air date January 8, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors P, R, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, Big Bird picks out colors of yarn to knit something for Luis, who fixed his feather duster earlier (“Boy, were my feathers getting dusty!”). He then asks Susan for a pair of knitting needles, and tells Gordon he’s making a surprise for Luis. He goes into the construction site, and has an accident while knitting.
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Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(First: Episode 0510)
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SCENE 1
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The grownups try to guess what Big Bird is making for Luis. Luis arrives, and Big Bird gives him the gift: a woolen conga drum!
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Cartoon What if my hair were grass?
(First: Episode 0514)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert sing "Imagination".
(First: Episode 0493)
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Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin teaches the class the difference between "here" and "there". He demonstrates by having a letter for Hardhead Henry Harris (here), and delivering it to him (over there), with Smart Tina portraying a mailbox, and Baby Breeze taking it to him. Upon reading the letter, Harris is insulted and chases Roosevelt.
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Cast Maria asks the viewer to imagine her as a baseball player, a princess and a baker.
(First: Episode 0558)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
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Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
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Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
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SCENE 2 At the Fix-it Shop, Big Bird borrows some tools from Luis, to make something for David. Meanwhile, David enters with a broken iron, which he needs fixed so he can iron his shirt for his date with Maria. Big Bird gives David his gift: a wooden sweater!
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Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(First: Episode 0366)
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Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
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Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
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Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
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Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake... (repeat)
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Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
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Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 3 Susan, Gordon and the kids play a “Here Are Some Things” game, sorting types of lights by class.
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Muppets Old West: Five good men are needed to form a posse and catch Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West. The sheriff counts five men in the saloon, and tries to organize them. But it turns out that there are only four good men -- one of them is Bad Bart!
(First: Episode 0554)
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Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
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Film African children play in a village, and in a modern playground.
(First: Episode 0159)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the prince kissing Sleeping Beauty, but rather than waking her up, falls asleep himself.
(First: Episode 0483)
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
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Animation George the Farmer is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
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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)
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Muppets Lefty holds a letter R, and Ernie holds a letter P.
(First: Episode 0129)
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird uses a welder to make a gift for Susan and Gordon. It’s a cast-iron frisbee, made from their old one.
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Animation George the Farmer is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch. (repeat)
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Song Bob sings "Hi Friend" with two Martians.
(First: Episode 0430)
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Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert says that he and Ernie are looking at the "Mysterious Nose-Snatcher." Ernie, disagreeing, walks closer and closer to the camera to see. His face begins to black out the screen...but when he moves back into view, his nose is missing!
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 5 All those who got gifts from Big Bird reciprocate by giving him a swing. The sponsors are announced.


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