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Sesame Street
Air date January 14, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Directed by Jon Stone
Production September 15, 1976
Sponsors B, M, 3


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(First: Episode 0789)
SCENE 1 Big Bird reads the kids his poem about front and back. He then wants them to play along, but realizes they can't show off any tailfeathers in their backs like he can. He goes off with an idea.
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird recites his poem once more and the kids show off their various, makeshift tails.
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)

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 is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon A young girl's favorite toy is a stick, which she uses for many things, including a magic wand, conductor's baton, and a baseball bat.
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Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
Cartoon "Nelly 1-10 / 10-1": Kids count numbers in a parade, which are interrupted by other participants.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0629)
Insert Buffy and Fred the Wonder Horse sing "Cripple Creek."
(First: Episode 0908)
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
Film Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
Muppets Kermit draws the letter M on-screen with his magic finger. Grover asks what Kermit has drawn, and Kermit says it's the letter M. "Mmmmm!" Grover agrees.
(First: Episode 0516)
Animation Sand M/m
(First: Episode 0620)
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Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
(First: Episode 0783)
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
(First: Episode 0841)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)
SCENE 2 Gordon and the kids play "Three of These Things" using some numbers and a letter A.
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Muppets Game Show: The Addition Game
Hosted by Guy Smiley, the contestant has to figure out how to add numbers. The contestant is Herry Monster, who solves all the questions except "3+1=_", so he brings in four cars in the studio.
Film Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
SCENE 3 Maria and the kids are playing with Big Bird's trucks. Maria asks them where the driver sits in each one, informing them how long fire engines can have two drivers. She then collects the trucks to bring them back to Big Bird.
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
SCENE 4 Big Bird has his trucks back, but recalls loaning three out and now he only has two. He questions Maria about it, but she has to run off to class. Gordon then comes over with a flattened toy truck that he accidentally ran over with his Volkswagen. He too has to run off and can't deal with it at the moment.
SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird is saddened at first, but then remembers he can just bring it to the Fix-It Shop. He drops it off with Luis, who is much more engrossed in the clock he's repairing and barely pays attention to Big Bird's request.
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 5 Luis finally notices Big Bird's truck and laughs, believing there's no way he'd be able to fix that. Big Bird comes by to check on the progress and Luis informs him what a futile effort it would be to try and repair it. Big Bird leaves the shop, feeling depressed that no adult seems to care about the truck as much as he does.
SCENE 5 cont'd Luis has a realization that he broke his promises to Big Bird and treated him rather unfairly. He gets an idea on how to make amends.
Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie requests for the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(First: Episode 0829)

SCENE 6 On her way back from class, Maria notices Big Bird's broken truck tossed into the trash can. She wants to make it up to Big Bird and goes into Hooper's Store to buy him a new truck. Gordon and Luis come in, also wishing to buy a toy truck. Mr. Hooper tells them that Maria's got the last one and they argue over it before realizing they all want to give it to Big Bird. They present it to him together and apologize. Big Bird is pleased that they cared about his truck after all. Watching from the counter window, Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors, and the credits roll.

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