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Big Bird records the alphabet on tape
Air date April 22, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors B, Q, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird notices Buffy and David using a tape recorder, and marvels at its ability to play back a recorded voice. They let him try it out, and he says the alphabet, pausing nervously in-between some letters. When he hears the recording back, he feels he has to cue his own voice whenever he pauses on the recording.
Herry's ABC Secret.JPG
Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
Animation Sand B/b
(First: Episode 0627)
Film While watching her goldfish, a girl wonders what the world is like from her goldfish's perspective.
(First: Episode 0288)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Herry and Kimberly shapes.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Herry Monster asks Kimberly to identify geometric shapes.
Film Circles in everyday objects.
(First: Episode 0464)
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)
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 2 Buffy sings "Worrying Blues" with some kids.
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0243)
Russian dolls.JPG
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Film Kids paint various things that begin with the letter B on a window (edited version)
Full edit--(First: Episode 0008)
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing "Hush Little Baby."
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cartoon A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
Film Different people and animals react to the rain in different ways.
(EKA: Episode 0213)
Cast Surgeons Maria, David, Susan and Luis "operate" on a motorcycle.
(First: Episode 0484)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry. He then proceeds to eat an imaginary peanut butter and banana sandwich.
(First: Episode 0459)
Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0583)
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
Song "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
SCENE 3 The Count looks around for things to count. Susan sneaks up behind him, covers his eyes, disguises her voice and says "Guess who?" David lets him know that it's a guessing game. The Count has finally found something to count - wrong guesses!
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that β€œQ” starts the word β€œquarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
SCENE 4 The Count has reached 35 wrong guesses.
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
SCENE 4 The Count has reached 83 wrong guesses. Susan and David give up and leave.
Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
SCENE 5 The Count, covering his own eyes, continues counting his wrong guesses as the sponsors are announced.

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