Sesame Street
Uses for a pencil.
(repeat of 0720)
Air date February 18, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors E, Z, 12
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Picture Segment Description

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.jpg
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A loaf of bread is profiled.
(First: Episode 0709)
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
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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)
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
Celebrity Edith Ann says she can count to five, but won't.
(First: Episode 0926)
Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
(First: Episode 0105)

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.
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
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)
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)
Cast / Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about the lifeguard and carpenter.
(First: Episode 0951)
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
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)
Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
(First: Episode 0807)
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Cast David goes through a series of doors marked "OPEN" (each one smaller than the one before).
(First: Episode 0442)
Cartoon A man demonstrates how letters sound by playing them as instruments.
(First: Episode 0964)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets "I Love a March"
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)
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
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)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)

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, and the credits roll.

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