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Sesame Street
Bob, Oscar and the kids play a "freeze" game
Air date January 26, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors E, S, 11
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Picture Segment Description
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 1 Bob invites Oscar to play a “freeze” game with him and the kids, where all of them pretend to be animals until he says “freeze”.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
Film A boy imagines seeing everything in slow-motion.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Tortoise and the Hare: When the race begins, the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
(First: Episode 0477)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSnuffy and Joey say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0671)
Cartoon A boy imagines staying in the jungle at night when he goes to sleep.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Farley looks for his lost toy box.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his rhyming magic trick, making three things come out of his hat that rhyme with "knee". Grover guesses the first one (key), but doesn't get the last two (ski and tree) right.
(First: Episode 0455)
SCENE 2 Gordon and Susan sing the “Same/Different” song, displaying a variety of footwear.
Cartoon Stop! (Moving Colored STOP signs in fast-motion)
(First: Episode 0776)
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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 The Typewriter: E-Ear
(First: Episode 0807)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
Cast Part 1: The Flying Stupendos (Luis, Maria, and David) attempt a trick on the teeter-totter, in which Luis will jump onto one end and catapult Maria onto David's shoulders. On the first try, the teeter-totter breaks.
(First: Episode 0585)
Cartoon A STOP sign commands a train to stop.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cast Part 2: On the second try (with a new teeter-totter), Maria is launched out of shot and winds up hanging off-screen from the ceiling.
(First: Episode 0585)
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Cast / Muppets Cookie Monster eats an egg with the letter E painted on it.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cast Part 3: On the third and final try, Luis lands on the floor missing the teeter-totter, and then sits down on his end, whereupon he and Maria see-saw together, as David walks away unimpressed.
(First: Episode 0585)
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
SCENE 3 Using a superimposed rock, Oscar teaches the viewer how to read the word "ROTTEN".
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon One of These Footprints says "excuse me."
(First: Episode 0487)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
SCENE 4 Gordon and Susan look at childhood photos of themselves.
Film A gymnast demonstrates slow.
(First: Episode 0507)
Transition Bridge #11 - Bricks Bridge B
(First: Episode 0286)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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