Sesame Street
Playing the lottery
Air date February 2, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors C, L, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. He is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory pat on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)
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Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
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Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
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Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
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Film A Stool For Me
(First: Episode 0513)
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Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0032)
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Muppets A greaser sings about his relationship that was almost ruined by a "One Way" sign.
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
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Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
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Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
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Cartoon L for Lion
(First: Episode 0798)
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Insert Bert sits outside on the street, pretending to fly a helicopter. Maria sits down with him, and the segment becomes animated as they fly through the air before returning to the Street.
(First: Episode 0656)
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Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Film Horses compete in a contest to see who can pull the most cement.
(First: Episode 0556)
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Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
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Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10, but every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
(First: Episode 0107)
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Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch proposes a game for Mr. Hooper in an attempt to acquire the trash he's carrying: if he can guess which is the biggest of the cans he's looking at, he can win a Kewpie doll; if he loses, he has to hand over his trash to Oscar. Mr. Hooper accepts and, of the three cans he's focusing on, chooses the biggest one. Oscar claims victory in fooling him, and points out that the biggest can is the trash can all three of them are on top of. Mr. Hooper says that's fine, he was going to leave his trash here anyway. Oscar is annoyed at having gone through the trouble of playing the game and almost losing his precious Kewpie doll, "Stick with me, kid, and I'll make you a star."
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Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song"
(First: Episode 0926)
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Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
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Film George the Farmer counts 20 barrels.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon A letter for "me"
(First: Episode 0781)
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Muppets Farley looks for ME.
(First: Episode 0464)
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SCENE 2 Olivia sings "Little Sister is a Big Girl Now" to Gordon.
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Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
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Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
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Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(First: Episode 0510)
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SCENE 3 Everyone is gathered in Hooper's Store when Mr. Hooper reads in the newspaper that anyone who has a lottery ticket ending in 3-4-5 wins a prize. Gordon and Susan have just such a ticket, and Mr. Hooper tells them that the maximum prize is $100,000. Bob says with that kind of money, he'd quit his job and travel around the world... twice. Big Bird says he'd decorate his nest in colored feathers, and the Robinsons describe the boat they'd buy to sail to Bermuda. Mr. Hooper then informs them that they only won five dollars. Noticing a toy boat on the shelf, Gordon buys it for $4.98.
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Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
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Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
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Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
(First: Episode 0491)
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Cartoon "Danny knows the alphabet, and is he proud! If you can follow him, then sing out loud!"
(First: Episode 0406)
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