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Sesame Street
Big Bird opens the Sesame Street Pretend Zoo
Air date April 9, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors C, F, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria asks Oscar the Grouch to lend her a wrench, but he refuses. When she fumes at him, he finally agrees.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit offers a hotline, Sesame Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
(First: Episode 0724)
Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon Two men work at a manhole; one is tired of the same day-in-day-out routine of it. The other says the boss has planned a surprise for them. A jack-in-the-box pops from the manhole.
(First: Episode 0780)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers make the form of the letter F.
(First: Episode 0446)
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert has wrapped a surprise present which Ernie thinks is for him. He tries to guess what it is so as not to spoil the surprise. After a few wrong guesses, he unwraps it before Bert can stop him. It is indeed a surprise, a lady's hat with flowers. Bert had wrapped the gift for his Aunt Matilda.
(First: Episode 0165)
Cartoon Caterpillars Never Wear Brown Boots
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0809)
SCENE 2 Big Bird opens the Sesame Street Pretend Zoo. Maria, David and the kids pretend to be animals in the zoo.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Joey count to 20.
(First: Episode 0436)
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(First: Episode 0089)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
SCENE 3 Susan and the kids play a β€œHere Are Some Things” game, sorting by shape using some triangle-shaped things and a round hamburger.
AMs hair alphabet.jpg
Muppets Two Anything Muppets with hair over their eyes recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0779)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon C for Candle (blows man away)
(First: Episode 0703)
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game
(First: Episode 0834)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," Bert says "I two the sandbox," and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
Song "Eight Song (Song of Eight)”
(First: Episode 0016)
Insert Mr. Hooper, Luis, Maria, David and Bob all throw a small amount of litter on the ground, adding to the street's filth. When a voice (Jerry Nelson) asks "Who made this mess?" each one of them denies that it was them, saying they only dropped a small amount of garbage on the street. Soon, however, they realize that they each contributed to the mess in one way or another and pick up what they dropped. The voice then tells them to put the trash in a trash can instead of on the ground.
(First: Episode 0485)
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back. (Voices: Rick Cimino)
(First: Episode 0782)
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
SCENE 4 Oscar builds a decoy of himself, to fool everyone into not bothering him. Instead, everyone who passes by – Mr. Hooper, David and Maria – notice several flaws in the dummy, and correct them. Oscar gives up.
Muppets The Count's bats are upset; he always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats... but there's only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

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