Sesame Street
DIAL-A-BIRD
Air date December 31, 1975
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors C, D, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
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Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chickens.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
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SCENE 1 David opens Hooper's Store late after a morning of everything going wrong and breaks some glass when he gets inside. When Maria stops by to say hello, David snaps at her, and she turns to leave. Realizing his temper has gotten the better of him, he apologizes and rambles on in apology. Maria kisses him to shut him up.
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, Greg, and Laura play a game of volleyball with a balloon.
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Cartoon A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
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Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSnuffy and Joey say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0671)
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Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird talks about the process of going up and down stairs as Maria carries bags of trash out of 123 Sesame Street.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0795)
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Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for him. He wonders why there are so many. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them...and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
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Cartoon "Cracks"
A girl lying in bed imagines seeing cracks in the wall turning into animals and a monster.
vocals: Dorothy Moskowitz
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Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
(First: Episode 0785)
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Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon Two guys row their oars in different directions, until they decide to cooperate and row together.
(First: Episode 0510)
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Muppets Grover demonstrates how a phone booth is used, but it becomes crowded when he receives a call asking for "Mondipoorg."
(First: Episode 0654)
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Cartoon A jar is full of jellybeans. The jar becomes empty, while a hungry boy is full.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0322)
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Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
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SCENE 3 Oscar the Grouch plays "One of These Things" for the kids with full and empty cans.
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Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie explains to the audience how people have two of everything: "Let's see, we've got two eyes, and two ears, and two noses..." "Hey, you ding-a-ling!" Bert interrupts. "You've only got one nose." Ernie promptly pulls Bert's nose off, sticks it to his own face, and keeps counting. "Two noses, and two eyes, and two ears ... too bad!"
(First: Episode 0061)
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Cartoon A boy tries to guess what a voice belongs to by asking it questions, and wins a ride on a giraffe.
(First: Episode 0795)
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Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
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Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
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SCENE 4 Luis has been having some trouble in the Fix-It Shop, so he's feeling grouchy. When Big Bird passes by the window whistling, it cheers him up. Luis tells Big Bird that it's nice to have birds like him in the city to make pretty music, which gives Big Bird an idea...
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Cartoon Two boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
(First: Episode 0016)
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Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird returns with some posters he's made listing the Fix-It Shop's phone number for his new DIAL-A-BIRD service. The phone rings with his first customer to whom Big Bird sings over the phone. Luis tells him that's not what he meant when he said Big Bird could use the phone. Big Bird realizes his mistake and leaves, and Luis gets a call with a DIAL-A-BIRD request.
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Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: TELEPHONE.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Muppets Bob tries to sneak a bag of cookies home, without getting noticed by Cookie Monster, he encounters Sherlock Hemlock who has not seen Bob before and tries to figure out who he is. He comes to the conclusion that he have to be Cookie Monster, due to the cookies in the bag. The Cookie Monster comes and eats the cookies from the back, so Sherlock sees that Bob can't be Cookie Monster. Bob then introduces himself, and Sherlock asks if he has another cookie he can have, as Bob finds another cookie Cookie Monster comes and takes it.
(First: Episode 0223)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird returns to the Fix-It Shop to continue taking DIAL-A-BIRD calls.


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