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Sesame Street
David's poem about Maria / Oscar argues with his voice recording
(repeat of 0571)
Air date February 16, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
Sponsors Q, S, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David shows Maria and the kids how a tape recorder works by sampling some audio of their voices and playing it back. He flips the tape over to side B to hear what else he's recorded, thinking maybe it's some notes he took for class. After a moment, his voice is heard in a poetic cadence, "Just a few thoughts I'd like to say about Maria..." He immediately switches it off, but Maria wants to hear the rest after hearing her name. David insists the Maria he's talking about is his sister's new cat, but she convinces him to play the rest back anyway. Finally he admits that the poem was about her, which Maria says was very nice.
Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs on top of two hills.
(First: Episode 0773)
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SCENE 2 David and Maria use the recorder to capture audio of Oscar the Grouch inside his can telling them to leave him alone. Oscar eventually emerges and they play back the tape out of view on the 123 Sesame Street steps. The resulting exchange with his own voice recording convinces Oscar that he's quarreling with another grouch.
Film Six children go down a slide.
(First: Episode 0600)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up frightening Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon Jazz #4
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird demonstrates "before" and "after" by opening and walking through the construction doors next to his nest, but he knocks Maria over in the process.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
Film Kids count 20 penguins going down a slide.
(First: Episode 0232)
Cast In a circus routine, Luis the ringmaster demonstrates "before" and "after". Freeze-frame technology allows his assistant, Linda, to show each action as she jumps through a hoop, slips on a banana peel, and gets a bucket of water thrown at her face.
(First: Episode 0728)
Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
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SCENE 4 Sam the Robot offers to make change for Bob to use on the bus. After inserting a one dollar bill into him and making a comment about the weather, Sam goes on and on with meteorological details prompting Bob to push his STOP button. This shuts Sam down resulting in Bob missing his bus because he couldn't get the change from Sam.
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that β€œQ” starts the word β€œquarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
(First: Episode 0516)
Celebrity Clive Thompson and Tina of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater dance to a blues number.
Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird reads a poem he forgot he'd written and hadn't finished. It's called "My Friend" and describes someone who's big and brown, but the name is left off of the end. Mr. Snuffleupagus comes along and can't think of who it might be since he's never met any of Big Bird's friends. After he leaves, Big Bird thinks about writing a poem for Snuffy. Bob helps him rhyme Snuffleupagus which makes Big Bird think about his previous poem mystery.
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle.jpg
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Film Kids draw various things on a blackboard. The drawings animate themselves and make their respective sounds.
(First: Episode 0822)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover demonstrates high and low by asking Heather to scratch his back.
(First: Episode 0732)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
(First: Episode 0768)
Filmfair q.jpg
Cartoon A duck sings about all the reasons why q should be remembered.
(First: Episode 0789)
George countofour.jpg
Film No matter how they're arranged, George the Farmer always has three barrels, four milk jugs, and five cartons.
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 6 Oscar gathers everyone around for some grouch lessons.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
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SCENE 7 Snuffy announces the sponsors while everyone plays in the arbor.

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