Sesame Street
David and Big Bird say a tongue-twister
Air date March 24, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors K, M, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan sings that it takes “Two to Seesaw” as she sits on one with some kids.
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Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0101)
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Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
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Film "I Am a Letter" - Vocalists sing a song describing the process of how mail is sent. (re-edited with a new song track)
(First: Episode 0143)
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Cartoon A lion named Kent gets a Kick out of being King of the forest.
(First: Episode 0619)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
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Cast Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Maria leads a game with the kids where they guess what's in a box by touching it.
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Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
(First: Episode 0191)
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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Cast Bob has some kids paint paintings of what makes them feel happy.
(First: Episode 0858)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "J Jump."
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
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Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
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Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "As I Was Going to St. Ives."
(First: Episode 0045)
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Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
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Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(First: Episode 0588)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit and Grover demonstrate short and long -- Kermit sings and hops for short periods, while Grover does them for long periods. Finally Grover asks if he can do the short thing and Kermit do the long thing. To Grover's detriment, it turns out to be tickling!
(First: Episode 0560)
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Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
(First: Episode 0841)
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SCENE 3 David and Big Bird try to say a tongue-twister: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers." Big Bird makes a lot of mistakes.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(First: Episode 0413)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
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Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
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Celebrity Stevie Wonder teaches Grover how to sing short and long.
(First: Episode 0514)
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Film Pottery
music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0169)
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Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
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Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
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Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
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SCENE 4 Oscar comes into Hooper’s for a box of broken cookies. He observes Susan trying to dial the payphone, but getting no dial tone. Everyone in the store agrees that the phone is a piece of junk, and David wishes out loud that they could get rid of it. Oscar gets inspired…
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 4
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A short while later, David comes back into the store and finds the payphone missing. The others inspect the crime scene and find a bent screwdriver, then follow the trail of screws that leads to Oscar’s can. Oscar reluctantly gives them back the phone after he makes a call to his Granny Grumble, who suddenly shows up at the other end of the phone cord.
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Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0101)
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SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.


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