Sesame Street
Oscar conducts the Grouch Philharmonic Orchestra
(repeat of 0518)
Air date April 29, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors O, S, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper stops by as Oscar conducts the Grouch Philharmonic Orchestra. Instead of musical instruments, the members of the orchestra make the sounds of an airplane, a train and a fire engine.
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Muppets Kermit explains how a weather calendar works, with Cookie Monster's assistance. Kermit tells Cookie to place them on the right spot on the weather map. After completing the weather map, Cookie decides to produce sounds of the weather. He pours the contents of a watering can for rain, for wind, blew a few blows of air for wind. Kermit asks what sound sunshine makes, Cookie Monster devours the sun symbol.
(First: Episode 0619)
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Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
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Cartoon Elephants have 4 legs.
(First: Episode 0560)
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Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
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SCENE 2 Maria, Big Bird and some kids are out in the Street looking for things that start with the letter S. Mr. Snuffleupagus offers to go to his cave to get lots of things that start with S.
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Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy brings some giant items back from his cave: a sailboat, a bar of soap, and a suitcase. Big Bird brings Maria into his nest area so she can meet Snuffy, but they miss each other again.
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Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
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Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Film The Great Chango, man of one thousand costumes, puts on outfits of various professions.
(First: Episode 0518)
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Muppets Big Bird sings "I Just Adore Four" with The Tarnish Brothers.
(First: Episode 0734)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
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Celebrity Mary Lou Williams scats with the kids.
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Only five people are allowed on the elevator at one time, so Grover counts out five passengers. But then he's not allowed on the elevator himself; he would make six.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Film Marching Band #4
(First: Episode 0529)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 4 The Count brings a grandfather clock into the Fix-it Shop. Luis thinks he wants it fixed, but The Count just wants to borrow Luis' hammer so he can hit it and make it strike so he can count the chimes.
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Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0265)
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Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
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Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
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Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
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SCENE 5 Maria plays a Spanish sorting game with three people and one elephant.
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Cartoon A cleaning lady (reminiscent of Carol Burnett's character) wanders into a music rehearsal room, plays each instrument, and puts all the sounds back into the wrong instruments.
(First: Episode 0774)
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Cartoon Jazz #4
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird plays a sorting game with three numbers and one letter.
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin finds that Suzetta Something is upset, because Hard Head Henry Harris called her a cantaloupe head. Roosevelt tells her that when you're upset with someone, you should tell them how you feel. He negotiates a peace settlement.
(First: Episode 0749)
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Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
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Muppets Japanese Stories: Japan is being victimized by an Evil Prime Minister, who boasts that the only way an emperor (or empress) can be chosen is for someone to show him something unique. Villagers bring flowers, fans and hats, identical to those owned by the prime minister, but a young girl is able to prove that she herself is different from anything else.
(First: Episode 0346)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
(First: Episode 0106)
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SCENE 7 Letter S quickies:
  • Mr. Hooper sings opera.
  • A kid displays his skates.
  • Luis shows a chromakeyed Maria swimming across the frame.
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Cartoon Typewriter: S for spring
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Film A gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0532)
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SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.


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