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David tries to learn Spanish
(repeat of 0706)
Air date February 14, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors A, B, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, David tells Luis and Maria that he wants to hear Spanish spoken all day today so he can learn the language. He gets confused when they disagree about the Spanish words for blanket and orange, since they both come from different Spanish-speaking regions.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Tree Destruction
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0516)
Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon A boy points to himself and says, "ME."
(First: Episode 0857)
SCENE 2 Luis and Maria continue speaking Spanish to David in hopes that he'll pick up the language. They order a sandwich, and David learns the meaning of “no comprendo”.
Muppets Farley looks for his lost toy box.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Florida Bound (0:27)
(First: Episode 0911)
Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
(First: Episode 0764)
Animation Sand B/b
(First: Episode 0627)
Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)

Muppets Ernie & BertThe Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over At Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
(First: Episode 0770)
SCENE 3 David has written a sentence in Spanish to tell Maria. He puts the paper down and knocks on her door, but while his back is turned, Big Bird picks up the paper and walks away. When Maria answers the door, David forgets the sentence and looks foolish. Big Bird comes back and reads the Spanish sentence to Maria (“Let's go for a soda”), and she accepts his invitation.
Cartoon Words that rhyme with BALL (voices of Bob Arbogast and Daws Butler)
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets "The ET Family Song"
(First: Episode 0139)
The A box!.jpg
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon A man takes advantage of his television appearance to display his giant ME sign.
(First: Episode 0781)

Muppets An Anything Muppet man arrives at a gas station, hoping to be filled in a short time. Instead, his car takes a long time to fill while the attendant fills other cars in a short time.
(First: Episode 0540)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Cast Gordon sings "Let Your Feelings Show."
(First: Episode 0934)
Cartoon A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
SCENE 4 David, having heard nothing but Spanish from Maria and Luis today, misses being able to talk to someone in English. He knocks on Oscar's can, and Oscar yells at him in Spanish!
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts that cost him a total of six dollars! The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
(First: Episode 0933)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
SCENE 5 Maria runs into David studying a Spanish dictionary. While glancing at it, he sings "Tu Me Gustas."
Film A man karate chops 5 boards.
(First: Episode 0469)
Animation Arthur and Annie look for the letter A, while a shadowy figure observes all the A words they say.
Features the voice of Jim Thurman
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0551)
Film Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
Cartoon A peacock counts twenty feathers on his tail.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 6 David finally understands the Spanish of Luis, Big Bird and Maria. He puts up a “Se habla español” sign up, but then he gets a phone call from a Spanish-speaking customer that he can't comprende. He gives the phone to Luis, and tears down the sign in frustration. The sponsors are announced in Spanish.

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