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Sesame Street
Big Bird wants to know what he's best at
Air date December 29, 1975
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors I, O, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, David welcomes the viewer, wondering out loud when Maria will return from New Mexico. She sneaks up on him and covers his eyes, and the two have a happy reunion. She recalls the fun she had, adding that there was just one thing missing: David.
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert 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)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Anything Muppet cheerleaders sound out the word "rocket," then witness a rocket blasting off.
(First: Episode 0567)
SCENE 2 The cast returns from their trip to New Mexico, and they're welcomed back by their friends.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and the Kids are playing ball, but the ball falls into a barrel. Big Bird tries to get into the barrel to get it, but he can't fit. One of the kids needs to climb in after the ball. Big Bird feels discouraged about being big, until the kids depend on him to reach a checkers game from the top shelf.
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
Film / Cartoon The letter O introduces many words he starts.
(First: Episode 0621)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Big Bird and Crystal demonstrate big and little.
(First: Episode 0559)
Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
SCENE 4 Everybody wants something from David while he's working at Hooper's -- and he's so busy, he doesn't have time to help everyone. His friends decide to cooperate and help him out.
Cartoon A STOP sign commands a train to stop.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
(First: Episode 0494)
Cartoon A race announcer doubles as the man who holds up the START and STOP sign.
(First: Episode 0623)
Song "Three of These Kids" (barbells)
(First: Episode 0474)
Cartoon man weighs scale.jpg
Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
SCENE 5 At Hooper's, David serves sandwiches to Biff, Bob and the kids, soon deciding to play a β€œHere Are Some Things” game with the sandwiches.
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Muppets Super Grover: Young Willy Nilly is scared to get his hair cut. Super Grover tells Willy that haircuts are scary, but he must be brave. However, Max the barber shows them both that haircuts do not hurt, and soon they are no longer afraid of hair cuts.
(First: Episode 0717)
Song "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
SCENE 6 Big Bird tries to stop Bob from going to mail some letters by telling him all the bad things that might happen while he's going to the mailbox.
Film The walrus
(First: Episode 0296)
Flying Fingers.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
Muppets / Celebrity Johnny Cash sings "Nasty Dan" to Oscar.
(First: Episode 0558)
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
SCENE 7 Big Bird wants to know what he's best at, and he asks Mr. Snuffleupagus for help. After considering counting, reciting the alphabet and skating, Snuffleupagus tells Big Bird that he's best at being his best friend.
Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
Cartoon O for orange (repeat)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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