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Sesame Street
A cow looks for a role to fill.
Air date May 11, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Production February 26, 1976
Sponsors E, K, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper is having trouble with a geometry problem for his night school homework. Bob offers a solution he thinks will work. Gordon comes in and demonstrates the way he thinks will work instead. Mr. Hooper resolves to solve the problem both ways, then compare with the answer in the back of the book.
Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten.
(First: Episode 0282)
SCENE 1 cont'd Mr. Hooper solves the problem and sees both Bob and Gordon's ways of figuring out were correct, to their amazement. They take his worksheet and book to see it for themselves. Unable to do his homework now, Mr. Hooper sighs and starts catching up on his Latin instead.
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
Song "Eight Song (Song of Eight)”
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle count to 20.
(First: Episode 0289)
Cartoon "Poverty K" - Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
(First: Episode 0142)
Kermit Draws K.JPG
Muppets Kermit the Frog draws the letter K on the screen with his "magic finger."
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
Monday family.jpg
Film A little boy narrates the various activities his family partakes in on a typical Monday.
(First: Episode 0127)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Cast Maria as Chaplin gets their suspenders stuck on a wall while reaching for the door, demonstrating long, longer, and longest.
(First: Episode 0786)
Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ...
(First: Episode 0821)
Celebrity Edgar Kendricks plays and sings a song about counting to 10.
Muppets Sesame Street pageants: Prairie Dawn directs the cast in a pageant about the face. Ernie talks about eyes, Cookie Monster talks about the mouth, Bert and Grover talk about ears, and Herry Monster talks about the nose. At the end of the pageant, they assemble a picture of a face.
(First: Episode 0711)
Cartoon A horse is drawn as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0377)
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Cartoon Can a horse fly? No.
(First: Episode 0794)
SCENE 2 A cow looks through an issue of Variety, dismayed that there's "just the usual cattle calls" and no listings for an actual cow. She asks Mr. Hooper if he needs a cow and despite her claims of strong recommendations, he turns her away. "What would I do with a cow?" he asks the viewer with puzzlement.
SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird comes down the block looking for a flock of pigeons he made a playdate with. He bumps into the cow, who starts cooing and claiming she's a pigeon. Big Bird finds this ridiculous and points how all the ways she's different from your standard pigeon. Even though she gives an attempt at flying ("Pigeon to control tower!"), Big Bird too gives her the brush off. The cow resigns back to probing Variety and muses, "Maybe I could get a job in summer stock."
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Film People jump.
(First: Episode 0774)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
SCENE 3 Oscar is in a dour mood; not only have the sanitation men taken away one of his cans filled with precious trash, but Slimey ran away from home. The cow overhears this and offers her services as his new worm ("I'm from Texas," she says to explain her large size). Oscar reminds her that worms don't talk and move about by squirming. The cow silences herself and contorts herself to move like a worm. She then tries to burrow into the concrete sidewalk, but Oscar tells her that Slimey uses burrows into a pot of dirt, which he'll then eat. This is enough to drive the cow to seek employment elsewhere, though Oscar admits he liked "that big worm."
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Grover helps Kermit demonstrate "long" and "short" by picking up a short ladder. Then Kermit says he'll help Grover bring in a long ladder, but Grover says he'll get it alone. He carries the long ladder past Kermit, who's amazed that Grover can get it all by himself. When the other end of the ladder passes by, Grover is holding that end too.
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 4 On the stoop, Susan and Gordon discuss whether they should get a dog or a cat as a pet. The cow listens in and starts to bark and meow, hoping they'll take her in. Gordon reacts, "Maybe we should just settle for a canary."
Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
(First: Episode 0807)
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
SCENE 5 The Count counts the cow as she sadly moseys by. He's counting animals today, but admits he hasn't seem many around. The cow starts doing her various animal impressions for him to count. The Count shrugs and goes along with it, getting into the spirit of things the more and more animal impressions he counts.
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Cast Buffy and Mr. Macintosh perform a song and dance about the letter K.
Cartoon A man chases a runaway "no."
(First: Episode 0794)
SCENE 6 The Count continues counting the various animals the cow impersonates (which include a laughing hyena, a humming bird, and a herd of elephants, setting up the classic joke). Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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