Sesame Street
The Muppets express themselves using pencils.
(repeat of 0720)
Air date February 18, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors E, Z, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
0720a

0720b
SCENE 1 Big Bird announces himself to Susan and David in front of Hooper's Store to much fanfare. He introduces a pencil as a modern marvel and offers to draw a picture of Susan. David is skeptical and Susan suggests starting with something easier, like the alphabet. They're surprised and pleased to see that the drawing is actually quite good, and Susan asks if she can have it to show Gordon. Big Bird addresses the camera, "stay tuned to this station for the further adventures of your friend and mine the... [musical fanfare]... pencil!"
Flying Fingers
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
3187z
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Ostrichfilm
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Eaticecream
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
HIYL.Bread
Muppets Here is Your Life: A loaf of bread is profiled.
(First: Episode 0709)
AllSomeNone
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
0846 packed Hooper's
Insert A narrator (Jerry Nelson) narrates as some, more and most people inhabit Hooper's Store. When Big Bird tries to go in, everyone comes bursting out of the store.
(First: Episode 0846)
1091-28
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
Toon.winduptoy
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
0926m
Celebrity Edith Ann says she can count to five, but won't.
(First: Episode 0926)
Tank-Filling
Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
(First: Episode 0105)
0720d

0720e
SCENE 2 David leads Luis and Susan into the basement of the store to see Biff and Sully at work. Biff has used a pencil to write poetry about his tools. He demonstrates how the wrench is used on a pipe, which opens it up and sprays the adults.
Enterexitdoors
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
2429-IceCream
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
Jazzyshapes
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
PIYN--LifeguardCarpenter
Cast / Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about the lifeguard and carpenter.
(First: Episode 0951)
0871d
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
3164d
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Rowrowyourboat
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: With Kermit's help, Don Music manages to rewrite "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" as "Drive, drive, drive your car."
(First: Episode 0897)
1446f
Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0807)
Floweropens
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
Stack12cans
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
1563q
Cast David goes through a series of doors marked "OPEN" (each one smaller than the one before).
(First: Episode 0442)
Soundsofletters
Cartoon A man demonstrates how letters sound by playing them as instruments.
(First: Episode 0964)
Cornfield
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
LoveAMarch
Muppets "I Love a March"
PovertyZ
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Smocks
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
Pinball 12
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
EBFan
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air!
(First: Episode 0544)
1186zc
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
1041skate
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
0720f

0720g
SCENE 3 Oscar the Grouch's use for a pencil is erasing. He's already erased his alphabet, leaving a blank sheet of paper. He then erases the screen, leaving an orange void. Luis orders Oscar undo his actions, and Oscar draws a Grouchy image of Luis. Susan announces the sponsors.


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