Sesame Street
The Number Four Show
Air date February 6, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
Sponsors F, H, 4
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
0734-Adore4
SCENE 1 An announcer (Jerry Nelson) introduces "The Number Four Show" starring Big Bird! He opens the show with a musical number, "I Just Adore Four," aided by the Tarnish Brothers.
Ssnews.cinderellaball
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
3171-Fish
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Hisforhorn
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Haroldhoward
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
0734 02
SCENE 2 Next on "The Number Four Show" is Grover's impression of the number 4 by contorting his body into the shape of a 4 (with much strain). Grover suffers as Big Bird compares him to his own 4 to make sure they match up. To Grover's dismay, Big Bird now asks him to impersonate the number 38.
Marchingband4
Film Marching Band #4
Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
Toon-Tall-er-estTrees
Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Seasonssong
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
0734 03
SCENE 3 Mr. Snuffleupagus is Big Bird's next secret, surprise guest. Concealed behind the fence, he jumps four times, rattling the audience and the whole street.
200020
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
Madscientisth
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
2682x
Cartoon H - Horse
(First: Episode 0474)
0573l
Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
FourorThreeApples
Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
1041starfish
Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
(First: Episode 0516)
Daddy-Slips
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
Scanimate4
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
0734 04
SCENE 4 "The Number Four Show" now presents Bert, who does impressions of four different pigeon emotions.
2293o
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
DavidLuis.picnicrain
Cast Luis and David cooperate on a rainy day.
(First: Episode 0469)
Hisforhole
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
H-hoist
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
2257d
Muppets The Miss Muffet Play
(First: Episode 0280)
2341n
Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
SSMad!
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones perform "Mad."
(First: Episode 0240)
4construction
Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
Cast fractured letter H
Cast Maria, Susan, Luis and David put together a fractured letter H.
(First: Episode 0422)
2573-Sand
Cartoon Sand H/h
(First: Episode 0630)
Muppets bigandsmall
Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)
1451-Hatrack
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
HubleyJazzBirds
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
0734 05
SCENE 5 Count von Count eagerly awaits his slot on the show. He's not pleased that he can only count up to such a small value like four, but he counts four kids anyway. He proceeds to count them again and again in different languages.
Biggestshoes
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)
Baldeagle
Film Bald eagle (child voice-overs).
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
AdamTGlaser
Muppets Western: A cowboy comes to see Adam T. Glaser, who is such a jack-of-all-trades that he forgets what a dentist does.
(First: Episode 0408)
300007
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
F for Factory
Film F, for Factory
3Kids.policeman
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Bridge no10 Bricks A 38sec
Transition Bridge #10 - Bricks A (0:38)
1041E&Bcookiesinbed
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
0734 06
SCENE 6 Big Bird and his cast take a bow, while Snuffy bows from behind the fence.

Notes

Sources

  1. Bailey, Joseph. Memoirs of a Muppets Writer, page 93.


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