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Sesame Street
Maria imagines that she's as strong as Herry Monster
Air date March 26, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Production January 14, 1976
Sponsors G, I, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Herry Monster sets out a pile of bricks on the stoop of 123 Sesame Street for Maria. She notes it must have been effortless for a monster such as him and believes having his strength must be great. Herry blushes at first, but tells her that his strength can be a blessing and a curse. He runs off to the gym, while Maria wonders what it would be like to be as strong as Herry...

SCENE 1 cont'd In her fantasy, Maria (speaking in a gravelly voice like Herry's) lifts a large pile of bricks for Bob with ease. He asks her to help as he tries to saw off some planks; Maria merely pounds off the sections he wants cut. David comes by and asks her to open his peanut butter jar, then asks for help opening some crates at Hooper's Store. Maria accidentally busts the front door down, then rips off one of the counter fountains. David asks her not to touch anything in the store from now on and they shake on it, which crushes David's hand.
SCENE 1 cont'd Maria tells David about her fantasy. David is looking for Herry to help open his peanut butter jar, but Maria offers to do it, even if she isn't as strong as he is. To both of their surprise, she does it.
Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(First: Episode 0480)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
Celebrity Tennis star Arthur Ashe says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0775)
Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)

SCENE 2 Big Bird and some kids take turns weighing themselves on a scale. Mr. Snuffleupagus shows up, and wants to weigh himself as well, but he can only get his two feet on the scale (“some”), so the kids try to help him get his other feet on (“all”). They succeed, but Snuffy is so heavy that the scale breaks.
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed. He already has a scale at home, but he'd like to buy the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
Film The Alphabet Dancers form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
Celebrity Helen Reddy sings "I Make Up Songs."
(First: Episode 0774)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(First: Episode 0413)
Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
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)
0846 packed Hooper's.jpg
Insert A narrator (Jerry Nelson) narrates as some, more and most people inhabit Hooper's Store. When Big Bird tries to go in, everyone comes bursting out of the store.
(First: Episode 0846)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
Counting 10 to 1.jpg
Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air.
(First: Episode 0544)
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs (voiced by Daws Butler), until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)

SCENE 3 Big Bird has Snuffy sit on the 123 steps, claiming that his friends are finally going to meet him today. They wait for someone to come by, but no one does. Just when Snuffy leaves for lunch, the area becomes crowded with people.
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin talks to his class about Africa. Smart Tina thinks that Africa is just a big jungle, because she's seen it that way in Tarzan movies. Roosevelt corrects her; only a small portion of Africa is a jungle. Africa also has cities and deserts and lakes. Hard Head Henry Harris compares Africa to Smart Tina.
(First: Episode 0666)
Film Joe Raposo: Elephant (instrumental).
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Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
SCENE 4 David comes to Maria with tickets for a Stevie Wonder concert, but she says she can’t go because she has to keep working on Bob’s radio at the Fix-it Shop. Bob comes in, reveals that a radio station will be broadcasting the concert, and laments that he couldn’t get a ticket before it sold out. David then gives him the ticket he was going to give to Maria, and Maria realizes she can listen to the concert on the radio. Yay!
Film Scenes of individuals running from around the world.
(First: Episode 0605)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I." (repeat)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
SCENE 5 Big Bird returns to his nest and tells Snuffy how he missed all his friends earlier. Bob announces the sponsors.

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