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Bad Barney blackmails Big Bird.
(repeat of 0723)
Air date February 17, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors I, K, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird finds Bad Barney up to no good again, seeing he's just tipped over a garbage can. Barney prods the bird, thinking he's never done anything bad before. Big Bird counters that he's been bad before and reluctantly agrees to prove he's not just a goody-two-shoes.
SCENE 1 cont'd The two find Mr. Macintosh's produce cart has been left unattended and Barney wants Big Bird to steal something. Big Bird isn't sure, but constantly being referred to as "a chicken" provokes him into taking a sole zucchini. Barney is impressed, while Big Bird retreats to his nest to hide the stolen property. Barney threatens to rat Big Bird out unless he does a few favors for him (such as cooking the zucchini, getting a backrub, doing his homework...).
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)

SCENE 2 Big Bird has already finished preparing Barney's dinner and grocery shopping, and has now been ordered to return some books to the library (as well as having to call Bad Barney "Sir"). Gordon sees Big Bird looking upset and tries to get him to talk about what's wrong, but Big Bird clams up. He works up the nerve to confess to Mr. Macintosh himself, offering to work off what he owes for the zucchini. Mr. Mac forgives him, when Bad Barney pops up to cash in more favors. He flees when he realizes the jig is up.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets "Frazzle" with Frazzle and The Frazzletones
(First: Episode 0846)
Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
FIX-IT Shop(AbiertoCerrado).jpg
Insert Luis places an "ABIERTO" sign in the window of the Fix-It Shop. Business doesn't seem active, so he changes it to "CERRADO" and steps out. While he's gone, Bob and Susan try to stop by and discover the shop is closed. Luis returns and opens the shop, where business still seems slow.
(First: Episode 0948)
Film A CERRADO sign spins around. A girl tries opening the door, but it's closed.
(First: Episode 0937)
5 Cookies.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
HerryJohnJohn loudsoft.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Herry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 3 Oscar wonders what he could be when he's older, such as a mud taster or garbage designer. Gordon and Maria encourage him to pursue whatever he wants by singing "Believe in Yourself." Oscar realizes what he wants to be - a yucky warden, who warns other Grouches of yucky people singing yucky songs.
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Grover appears in a library to tell the viewers about what a library is. The librarian, however, keeps telling Grover to be quieter, until he can barely even be heard.
(First: Episode 0287)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
Film Marching Band #4
(First: Episode 0529)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on Rapunzel, who has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
Celebrity Judy Collins sings "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" with some kids on the shore.
(First: Episode 0971)
Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
Film A girl and her mother go on a journey to find out where potatoes come from.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” 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)
Cast A thirsty Gordon drags himself through the desert looking for some water. He comes across Maria with a ice cream cart, from which she produces a cup of water, a bottle of soda, a glass of milk, and a potato. She turns this into a game of "Three of These Things," drinking all the beverages to show how the potato doesn't belong. With all the drinks gone, she asks Gordon to watch the cart while she restocks at the oasis.
(First: Episode 0723)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon K is for kitten. (repeat)
Grover mountain.jpg
Muppets Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(First: Episode 0949)
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
SCENE 4 Maria stops Mr. Mac to purchase some fruit, as Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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