Sesame Street
Big Bird is offended by Simon Soundman.
Air date March 12, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors A, B, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar reads from a sheet of paper that he's supposed to start the show by demonstrating quiet and loud for everyone. He doesn't want to do any yucky educational material himself, so he forms a plan to trick others into showing it for him. He pretends to be asleep, forcing David, Maria, and Gordon to be very quiet around him. When he reveals he was faking, they all yell loud at him.
Octopusband
Cartoon "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Cups and Saucers
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie stacks cups and saucers in order to count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
(First: Episode 0586)
No6b
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
UncleAlStory
Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(EKA: Episode 0510)
Noimage
Insert Bob sings "Picture a World."
(First: Episode 0527)
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
1800-20
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
Film-SealNoises
Film Seals make noise.
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 2 Simon Soundman is thinking of getting a pet and demonstrates the sounds of some potential candidates. He then considers a bird and makes the sound of tweeting. Big Bird hears this and becomes offended. He asks how Simon would feel if he got a person for a pet, doing a perfect impression of Simon's voice.
1836h
Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0505)
Bigacartoon
Cartoon A showcase of things that begin with A, ending with avalanche and ambulance.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Shot.queenof6
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
PingPongBallsToon
Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0583)
George abovebelow
Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
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Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
Snocone
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Song.whatsthenameofthatsong
Insert The cast sings "What's the Name of That Song?"
(First: Episode 0666)
Imagination Gum
Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
1091-08
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry.
(First: Episode 0459)
Boxer
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
Kermit walk dont walk
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit explains how to read crosswalk signals in order to cross the street. The sign keeps changing throughout his demonstration, so he gets frustrated and says no one will show how to cross the street. As he leaves, the sign sprouts legs and crosses on its own.
(First: Episode 0319)
3161o
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 3 Gordon wants to write a letter to his parents, but his typewriter is broken. Sam the Robot offers his services, citing typing as one his many functions. As Gordon dictates the letter, he doesn't notice the giant reams of paper printing out of Sam, inscribed with Gordon's letter in giant print. Gordon finally notices and tries to get Sam to stop, but Sam keeps interpreting this as a part of the letter. He gets him to stop by saying a conclusion, resulting in several feet of giant paper. Sam provides him a small envelope to mail it in.
0573t
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his rhyming magic trick, making three things come out of his hat that rhyme with "knee". Grover guesses the first one (key), but doesn't get the last two (ski and tree) right.
(First: Episode 0455)
Aapestory
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Hooper un family
Cast Mr. Hooper takes a journey through the "un" family. He's chroma keyed into backgrounds that correspond to words ending in "un" on his cue cards.
(First: Episode 0251)
A for ape toon
Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
Aisforape
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Walk-Lowercase
Cartoon The letter "k" walks away from the word "walk."
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SCENE 4 Maria has a game she wants to play with the kids. Big Bird says that Mr. Snuffleupagus will play too, but he's so shy, he'll remain behind the doors of his nest. Maria asks all those with a nose to wriggle it; Big Bird and Snuffy don't apply. She then asks everyone with fingers to wave them. Snuffy doesn't have fingers either and leaves, feeling he can't participate at all in the game. Maria then calls for everyone with feet to jump; Big Bird is disappointed that Snuffy has left too early.
Bearbicycle
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
500022
Film Grasshopper (harpsichord 50s-style music)
(First: Episode 0084)
0573t
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales. (repeat)
Toon-BallsFish
Animation A small ball comes across figures of fish and imagines them as living ones.
(EKA: Episode 0686)
Kings-Nose
Muppets Maria reads the story of "The King's Nose."
(First: Episode 0537)
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
3159i
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Grover and Debo to identify his letter A. Grover has no idea. When Dabo says "A," Kermit says "Ay" to someone offscreen.
(First: Episode 0629)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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