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Sesame Street
Cookie Monster cheers up Oscar
Air date April 30, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors A, J, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob, Gordon and Luis sit in the arbor, bored. David comes by and shows them something he found in the trash: a ticket to Saturday night's football game. David can't go, so they each draw straws for it, but they argue over whether the long straw wins or the short one. They try deciding with cards and guessing numbers, but Luis wins each time, and the others are disappointed because Luis doesn't even like football. Luis looks closer at the ticket and realizes it's for last Saturday's game.
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Cartoon Subtracting three mules
(First: Episode 0767)
Muppets A furry, purple creature whooshes in and counts five whistles set out on the workbench outside the Fix-It Shop. He subtracts one, blows it, then whooshes away again.
(First: Episode 0409)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Muppets The creature returns to subtract one more whistle, leaving 3.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon What if my best friend were a gorilla?
(First: Episode 0598)
Muppets Again, the creature appears to remove another whistle, leaving 2.
(First: Episode 0409)
Animation Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Another whistle is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon Two circles demonstrate "next to" and "away from".
(First: Episode 0644)
Muppets The creature takes away the last whistle, leaving 0.
(First: Episode 0409)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
SCENE 2 Luis, Gordon and Susan watch as Big Bird and some kids put together a paper doll of Ernie.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
SCENE 3 Luis sings a song about body parts - specifically those on the face.
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
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Celebrity Tennis player Arthur Ashe counts to twelve.
(First: Episode 0750)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
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Celebrity Tennis player Arthur Ashe counts to twelve (without voiceover).
(First: Episode 0750)
Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters tell it to stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0149)
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
Film A conductor yells "STOP" to his off-key violinist trying to play Vittorio Monti's "Czardas".
(First: Episode 0516)
SCENE 4 Cookie Monster encounters Oscar the Grouch looking more glum than usual. He invites Oscar to go for a walk in the park, then tries singing โ€œC is for Cookieโ€, then offers him a cookie, but Oscar refuses each time. Cookie then notices an empty paper bag, so he rips it and rubs it on the ground, then gives it to Oscar as a present, which improves Oscarโ€™s mood.
Film A showcase of J words
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
Cast Maria, Luis, Gordon and three kids all have umbrellas with different patterns, which a voiceover uses to put them into different groups.
(First: Episode 0821)
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Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)
Animation A 3 looks for its house.
(First: Episode 0304)
SCENE 5 Grover and some kids talk about dreams, wondering what Big Bird, Bert, Cookie Monster, and others dream about.
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets Cookie Monster explains the purpose of the Bus Stop sign, however the bus zooms pasts him. Resulting in Cookie Monster ripping the part of the sign mentioning STOP.
(First: Episode 0192)
Film Field of hay (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
SCENE 6 As it rains, Bob and David sing โ€œI Donโ€™t Always Like the Rainโ€.
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie has a so-called "magic" chain which can form into any shape he wants. Bert is dismissive of the chain's magic properties. And yet, when Bert asks for the chain to provide a sandwich, it does.
(First: Episode 0617)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Transition Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty
(First: Episode 0360)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

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