Sesame Street
The Muppets express themselves using pencils
Air date January 17, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors E, Z, 12

0720

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
0720a

0720b
SCENE 1 Big Bird announces himself to Susan and David in front of Hooper's Store to much fanfare. He introduces a pencil as a modern marvel and offers to draw a picture of Susan. David is skeptical and Susan suggests starting with something easier, like the alphabet. They're surprised and pleased to see that the drawing is actually quite good, and Susan asks if she can have it to show Gordon. Big Bird addresses the camera, "stay tuned to this station for the further adventures of your friend and mine the... [musical fanfare]... pencil!"
E&B-RoleReversal
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie imagines what life would be like if he and Bert had their characteristics switched around.
(First: Episode 0299)
2059h
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
3187z
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Film-PeanutButterFactory
Film Kids comment on a film of the process of peanuts being made into peanut butter.
(First: Episode 0194)
1090-21a
Muppets Grover opens a menu and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of the special sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and olive stuck in with a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu -- it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle, or an olive.
(First: Episode 0332)
1095i
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0293)
1095i
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0293)
ICHI

0720c
SCENE 2 Herry has written a song using a pencil that Big Bird has given him. The song is called "I Can't Help It." He winds up wrecking the entire Fix-It Shop in the process.
Five balls try to play basketball
Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
1446c
Muppets Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
(First: Episode 0408)
E-End
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
Maria-Trike
Cast Marvelous Maria counts from one to ten, and then from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0443)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
0720-Sand
Animation Sand E/e
(First: Episode 0642)
WhoYouLookinAtTiger
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
NumberTwelveRocks
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Erniebertnewspaper
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
2233-Kayak
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
(First: Episode 0297)
1041Z
Cartoon Kids narrate a letter 'Z' drawing.
(First: Episode 0359)
MariaDavid-Spaghetti01
Cast David and Maria dine in spaghetti. Maria polishes off her plate in a short time, but David starts to eat each piece individually, which takes very long. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0429)
Womaninburningbuilding.HELP!
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
MariaDavid-Spaghetti02
Cast David's plate is about half-empty now. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0429)
Clumsyhole
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
Arist:Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Buses
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
ZforZipper
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Littlegirl.HELP
Film A little girl needs HELP getting on a horse.
(First: Episode 0484)
MariaDavid-Spaghetti03
Cast Maria has fallen asleep by now, when David finally finishes eating his spaghetti. He then beckons a waiter (Bob) to bring him another serving... (part 3)
(First: Episode 0429)
12birds
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cap008
Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
BertMaria-Copter
Insert Bert sits outside on the street, pretending to fly a helicopter. Maria sits down with him, and the segment becomes animated as they fly through the air before returning to the Street.
(First: Episode 0656)
EforEel
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
KidsShapes
Film The kids form a triangle and a square.
(First: Episode 0300)
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E-Egg
(First: Episode 0002)
0720d

0720e
SCENE 3 David leads Luis and Susan into the basement of the store to see Biff and Sully at work. Biff has used a pencil to write poetry about his tools. He demonstrates how the wrench is used on a pipe, which opens it up and sprays the adults.
2485x
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
BeeFilm
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Enterexitdoors
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Clumsy.2holes
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
0573za
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
Eforerase
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
0720f

0720g
SCENE 4 Oscar the Grouch's use for a pencil is erasing. He's already erased his alphabet, leaving a blank sheet of paper. He then erases the screen, leaving an orange void. Luis orders Oscar to undo his actions, and Oscar draws a Grouchy image of Luis. Susan announces the sponsors, and the credits roll.


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