Sesame Street
David's grandmother comes to visit
Air date April 8, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors F, T, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David cleans up Hooper's Store in preparation for a visit from his grandmother, who he hasn't seen in year. Big Bird sees he has much to do and offers to meet her at the bus stop. When the bus arrives, Big Bird stops some passengers as they disembark to see if they fit David's description of his grandmother. The rest of the passengers become rowdy and David comes by to see what the commotion is. He immediately spots his grandmother and they embrace.
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Cartoon Typewriter: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0781)
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Muppets Marshal Grover tries mounting Fred the Wonder Horse using a "run and jump" technique. But every time he gets close, Fred moves away from him, causing onlookers in the saloon to laugh at them. Fred finally explains that he doesn't appreciate the act, as it hurts his back. Grover promises never to run and jump onto his back again, and asks him to roll over so he may do so on his belly.
(First: Episode 0825)
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Cartoon A football player talks about his favorite sport.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
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SCENE 2 David and his grandmother go through some old family photos. Grandma admits that the gifts she's brought for him are better suited to the David she saw last - a young boy (giving him a small shirt, comic books, and a small baseball mitt). Bob brings in the gift David has prepared for Grandma - a rocking chair, which she feels she's not old enough to be using. As David and Bob tend to work, Grandma hangs around to play catch with a child.
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Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
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Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
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Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
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SCENE 3 Oscar is disgusted by the sight of David and Grandma being so happy together. After some prompting from Bob, Oscar shows off his family photo album, with pictures of his brother and sister (Lancelot and Guinevere), his parents, and grandparents. Bob and the kids point out how the Grouches are similar and different. Oscar points out one thing they have in common - strong voices to tell people to leave them alone.
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Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
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Cartoon "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
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Muppets A barbershop quartet sings about counting floors when they go up and down in an elevator.
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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 "Frazzle" with Frazzle & The Frazzletones
(First: Episode 0846)
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Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
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Film Traffic lights
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
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SCENE 4 Maria is looking after Mrs. Ramierz's baby boy, when Grandma notices a sign on Big Bird's door - "Big Bird's Baby-Sitting Service." Big Bird first describes how he'd get the baby to sleep - by loudly pretending that it's night time. The baby begins crying, so Big Bird tries telling him a joke. Grandma believes the baby might be hungry, so Big Bird offers him some birdseed. Since the baby won't have any, he eats it instead.
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Film Baby animals are fed milk.
(First: Episode 0238)
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Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
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Muppets Beautiful Day Monster is part of a group of cheerleaders who cheer up to the letter F. When the leader asks what "ABCDEF" spells, they are all stumped, and Beautiful Day Monster comments on how weird that is.
(First: Episode 0094)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)
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Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
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SCENE 5 Grandma tells the kids about various things she used back in the day before there were modern appliances (such an eggbeater and kerosene lamp). David tries to use the electric juicer, which winds up blowing a fuse in the store. Fortunately, Grandma has her old tools to help.
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
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Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cartoon Typewriter: F for Fly (repeat)
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Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 6 Everyone sees Grandma off as she boards the bus back home.


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