Sesame Street
Big Bird goes to the store for milk and birdseed
Air date March 20, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors N, P, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird goes to Hooper's Store for milk and birdseed. When he gets there, there's a line of customers ordering all kinds of things. He asks David how he manages to take all of the orders without writing them down; David tells him that it's his job to remember. Big Bird can’t remember what he needs, despite remembering all the orders that Bob, Gordon and Maria placed just now.
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(First: Episode 0158)
Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
Three Wishes.jpg
Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Monster's Three Wishes," starring Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0634)
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)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and some kids are down in the dumps because of the things they can’t do. Bob cheers them up by singing “Don't You Know You're Beautiful?
Cartoon Only one of the two footprints can belong.
(First: Episode 0491)
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
P pirate pistol.jpg
Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Three Monsters.jpg
Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
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)
SCENE 3 Big Bird tells Maria how similar ostrich and chicken eggs are, failing to explain the differences.
N naughty.jpg
Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
Muppets Cookie Monster encounters three hats – one big, one bigger, and one biggest. An Anything Muppet is able to wear all three at the same time.
Cartoon Big, bigger and biggest elephants
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Cookie Monster encounters three toothbrushes – one big, one bigger, and one biggest. The Muppet uses the biggest one to brush a large set of teeth in his baby carriage.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
Muppets Cookie Monster encounters three spoons – one big, one bigger, and one biggest. The third one is so big that the Muppet uses it as a bathtub.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Tree kangaroo and baby.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Luis reads "The King Banishes the Letter P."
(First: Episode 0712)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0614)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Feet (One Foot, Two Foot)."
(First: Episode 0223)
Cartoon A peacock counts twenty feathers on his tail.
(First: Episode 0406)
Borrowing a Vacuum.jpg
Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
SCENE 4 David shows Bob the gift he got for Maria: a cat statue. Maria shows Gordon the gift she got for David: the exact same kind of cat statue. It becomes a little awkward when David and Maria exchange gifts, but it all turns out okay.
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
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 he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
Muppets Grover climbs a tree and finds a bird's nest with some eggs in it. The eggs hatch, and the baby birds think Grover is their mommy. When the real mother bird arrives, she mistakes Grover for one of her babies. She gives them all a flying lesson, but Grover promptly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0570)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: P - pin
(First: Episode 0054)
Animation Sand P / p
(First: Episode 0634)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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