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Sesame Street
Maria acquires an old rocking chair
(repeat of 0610)
Air date February 27, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors R, T, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird dances along to some groovy music, but doesn't recognize where he heard it from...

In the original script treatment, the scene plays out differently. Big Bird has drawn a picture of a top and wishes to caption it with the word, but can't remember what letter makes the "tuh" sound. Alphabet Bates flies overhead and makes the letter T to remind him.
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Muppets Simon Soundman goes to Marvin's Music City to buy a nice shiny trumpet. However, Marvin keeps bringing the wrong instrument.
(First: Episode 0458)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Batman joker cross street.jpg
Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
Grover stephanie lonely.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Stephanie for a kiss because he's lonely. No one will play with him, but Stephanie says she will.
Film While walking and reading the newspaper, a man barely avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(First: Episode 0656)

SCENE 2 Luis sees that the awning for the Fix-It Shop has started come loose and could fall at any moment. He puts up a DANGER sign to keep people away while he fetches a ladder. Big Bird goes under the awning to see the sign and starts making sure people avoid the area, unaware of the impending awning that could strike his head. Luis finally rushes out and pulls Big Bird away, just before the awning falls. Big Bird warns him that he needs to put up a sign to steer people away from such a thing.
Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Sesame Street pageants: Prairie Dawn directs the cast in a pageant about the face. Ernie talks about eyes, Cookie Monster talks about the mouth, Bert and Grover talk about ears, and Herry Monster talks about the nose. At the end of the pageant, they assemble a picture of a face.
(First: Episode 0711)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)

SCENE 3 Maria brings an old rocking chair home from the Salvation Army. She can't keep the door open long enough to carry the chair through, however. She notices a nearby rock sitting on a pile of newspapers and uses that to prop open the door. Just as she does so, she hears her phone ringing and rushes up to her apartment to answer it. Oscar pops up from his can and notices his favorite rock is gone, which he uses as a paperweight on the newspapers. He sees the rocking chair and thinks it will make a fine substitute.
Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(First: Episode 0844)
SCENE 3 cont'd Maria comes back down and sees her chair has been moved. However, Oscar won't give it up, especially since Maria took his rock. Maria permits him to keep the chair, but first she wants to put something she also bought on it.
Cartoon La letra T es para tigre, tomate, taxi, toro, telefono, televisiΓ³n, y el terrible tiburon.
(First: Episode 0351)
SCENE 3 cont'd Oscar is repulsed by what Maria has done to the rocking chair - she's repainted it and applied fabric to the seat, making it good as new. Oscar wants it out of his sight and lets her have it.
Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A pair of hands deal cards marked with the numbers 12 to 1.
(First: Episode 0433)
Muppets Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats sing "Fur".
(First: Episode 0812)
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
SCENE 4 Bob puts some toys away, being left with a few balls. He uses them for a game of "Here Are Some Things." The football doesn't belong, so he throws a pass to the kids with it.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a so-called "magic" chain which can form into any shape he wants. Bert is dismissive of the chain's magic properties. And yet, when Bert asks for the chain to provide a sandwich, it does.
(First: Episode 0617)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film How a steel drum is made
(First: Episode 0828)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
Muppets A Carmen Miranda-style Anything Muppet sings "No Matter How You Count Them, they come out the same!"
(First: Episode 0227)
I'vegotamind bird.JPG
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0269)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate between.
(First: Episode 0795)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola illustrate "between".
(First: Episode 0542)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter. (repeat)
SCENE 5 Luis announces the sponsors and the credits roll.

CLOSING SIGNS Bob holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Luis holds up the CTW sign at the end.β€Ž

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