Muppet Wiki
Sesame Street
Big Bird wants to play, but everyone is busy
Air date April 27, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors G, R, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Lena Horne ABC song.jpg

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird wants to play, but everybody he encounters has something else to do: Susan and Gordon have to go to work, and the kids have to go to school. Big Bird starts brainstorming about the things he can do by himself at home, and winds up making a long list in his head. Luis then tells Big Bird he has some time to play with him, but Big Bird says he’s too busy.
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
Littlethings orig.jpg
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
Cartoon “Presenting - the safety razor!”
(First: Episode 0574)
SCENE 2 Luis and the kids play a “One of These Things” game, sorting by function using ropes and a screwdriver.
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs (voiced by Daws Butler), until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Cartoon A man sees a giant OUT, yells the word, and everyone runs out of it.
(First: Episode 0550)
Song Living Hand in Hand
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
G film.jpg
Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
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)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
SCENE 3 The Count encounters Luis and the kids playing ball. He asks them to line up so he can count them, and no matter how they’re arranged, they always add up to four … until Susan asks to play.
5 Cookies.jpg
Muppets Ernie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Insert David (in voice-over) spots shapes in and around the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 0399)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
SCENE 4 Big Bird encounters Gordon painting a picture, with embedded figures of Big Bird, Kermit, Cookie Monster, and Grover. Big Bird also spies Herry Monster in the painting, but Gordon doesn’t remember placing Herry in the painting. Herry comes to life in the painting and wonders who painted him.
Maria trains Bob and David to be waiters.jpg
Cast Maria trains Bob and David to be waiters in a restaurant by showing them which door to go IN and which to go OUT. She uses a few sung 'jingles' to help them remember which is which. Bob 'catches on,' but David has a hard time doing so.
(First: Episode 0786)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent movie of a girl is stuck IN the quicksand.
(First: Episode 0511)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Danger."
(First: Episode 0704)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
George Farmer saw table.jpg
Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0297)
Lena Horne ABC song.jpg
Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and the Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0575)
Transition Bridge #10 - Bricks Bridge A
(First: Episode 0286)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0901 Episode 0903