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Sesame Street
Big Bird's broken table
Air date May 19, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors L, P, 4
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Picture Segment Description
Muppets "How Do You Do" (Grover and Lena Horne)
(First: Episode 0536)
Animation It's a Circle!
(First: Episode 0550)
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Four firetrucks, telephones, ships and men file into a large contraption that produces 4s.
(First: Episode 0798)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 1 The Amazing Mumford joins the kids in a game where they hold buckets, stand in line, and pass ping-pong balls to the next personโ€™s bucket. When the balls get to Mumford, they disappear in his hat, but he makes it rain balls from the sky with a spell.
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets News Flash
A princess claims that the man she intends to marry has small ears, bulgy eyes, and a funny voice, wears a hat and coat, and is a frog. Kermit is the only one who fits that description, so she kisses him and, in a puff of smoke, she turns into a frog. Kermit invites her to "the hop", and she accepts.
(First: Episode 0859)
Dog imagination.jpg
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Cookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(First: Episode 0423)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast In limbo, a voice (Maria) instructs Luis (dressed as a yokel) to point out the features of his face. He doesn't do so well and she remarks that he'd forget his head if it wasn't attached. The camera cuts wide as his body walks away without his head.
(First: Episode 0840)
Cartoon A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(First: Episode 0839)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "P Is My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Everything is getting wet because it's raining and a window is stuck open. But Ernie explains that he can't fix it now because he'd get wet in all that rain. When the rain stops, he explains to Bert that since it's not raining anymore, nothing's getting wet, and there's no reason to fix it.
(First: Episode 0344)
SCENE 2 Big Bird has found a table that heโ€™d like to use, only itโ€™s missing a leg. How can he put it together? Simon Soundman tells him how, using sounds of a saw and a hammer, but Big Bird doesnโ€™t understand him.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
SCENE 3 Big Bird asks Biff how to fix the table, but Biff names a bunch of tools and processes that Big Bird isnโ€™t familiar with.
Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball turns into a cherry which is devoured by a girl.
(First: Episode 0744)
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 4 Big Bird asks Herry Monster how to fix his table. Herryโ€™s solution involves going into the woods, chopping down a tree, and making a leg out of it. Big Bird gets upset, when Maria encounters him and lets him figure out the solution himself by examining the legs.
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way.
Voices: Hal Smith
(First: Episode 0538)
At the Fix-it Shop, Big Bird watches Maria add a leg to the table.
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Benny and his boss have been waiting for Lefty for a long time. Benny wonders how they will know when it's Lefty at the door, so he reminds him that Lefty will knock three times - their secret knock to enter their hideout. Lefty forgets the number, and has to be hinted from his boss what the number of knocks are to gain access, finally giving the correct amount. When they let him in, the boss reprimands him for his poor memory, and warns him that he'll be in big trouble if he forgets again. To test his memory, the boss and Benny lock themselves out, telling him not to let them in until they give the secret knock. Despite the boss' warning, Lefty forgets once again, and finally having enough, he fearfully runs out the back door, leaving the other two stranded outside yelling, "Let us in!" as they angrily pound on the door trying to get in.
(First: Episode 0722)
Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0782)
Transition Bridge #11 - Bricks Bridge B
(First: Episode 0286)
SCENE 5 David and Luis play a remembering game with the kids. The Count announces the sponsors.

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