Sesame Street
Big Bird records the alphabet on tape
Air date April 22, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors B, Q, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

FirstandLastsong.jpg

StreetScenes.png
Picture Segment Description
Noimage.png
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)
Toon.BeeBees.jpg
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)
Bisforbubble.jpg
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
SandB.jpg
Animation Sand B/b
(First: Episode 0627)
Film-GoldfishView.jpg
Film While watching her goldfish, a girl wonders what the world is like from her goldfish's perspective.
(First: Episode 0288)
KermTwiddBugParty.jpg
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
1095d.jpg
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
No6b.jpg
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Herry and Kimberly shapes.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks Kimberly to identify geometric shapes.
2390-Circles.jpg
Film Circles in everyday objects.
(First: Episode 0464)
Simonsoundman.jpg
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)
Angrygoat.jpg
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Harveydoorprank.jpg
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)
Noimage.png
SCENE 2 Buffy sings "The Worrying Blues" with some kids.
Paintaround.jpg
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)
1451-Hatrack.jpg
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
BCayard.bear.jpg
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Paintingb.jpg
Film Kids paint various things that begin with the letter B on a window (edited version)
Full edit--(First: Episode 0008)
PointerSis-Hush.jpg
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing "Hush Little Baby."
(First: Episode 0793)
BertGetsMad.JPG
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
CatLion.jpg
Cartoon A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
Noimage.png
Film Different people and animals react to the rain in different ways.
(EKA: Episode 0213)
0600-Doctors.png
Cast Surgeons Maria, David, Susan and Luis "operate" on a motorcycle.
(First: Episode 0484)
2485u.jpg
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
1091-08.jpg
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
PingPongBallsToon.jpg
Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0583)
0598.Appletree.jpg
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
Seasonssong.jpg
Song "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
1095d.jpg
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0357)
SSNews.Columbus.jpg
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)
Noimage.png
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!
2269k.jpg
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Noimage.png
SCENE 4 The Count has reached 35 wrong guesses.
QuietKorty.jpg
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Noimage.png
SCENE 4 The Count has reached 83 wrong guesses. Susan and David give up and leave.
FirstandLastsong.jpg
Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
Noimage.png
SCENE 5 The Count, covering his own eyes, continues counting his wrong guesses as the sponsors are announced.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0898 Episode 0900
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.