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Oscar pretends to be a pirate.
(repeat of 0731)
Air date February 21, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors B, Y, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird is feeding some cabbages to Mr. Snuffleupagus. He runs out, but Snuffy is still hungry, so Big Bird offers to get some more from his friends around the street.
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird finds Gordon and Susan, and asks them for cabbage. They learn it's for the Snuffleupagus and immediately turn him down, saying they can't waste real cabbages on an imaginary friend. The two make it clear to Big Bird that Snuffy isn't real like them; he's imaginary. Big Bird takes their words to heart and goes back to his nest to break the news to Snuffy.


SCENE 1 cont'd He returns to the nest, convinced Snuffy is merely a "fig newton" of his imagination, though Snuffy insists he's real. Big Bird starts to break down and cry as he declares the two will be parting ways forever. As he sulks down the street, he runs into a group of kids and explains what's got him down. The kids all believe Snuffy is real and drag him back to the nest where Snuffy is sobbing over his now-broken friendship. Big Bird begin to feel Snuffy and decides he's real after all. They hug and declare themselves best friends forever.
Muppets "The "OP" Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola count fingers.
(First: Episode 0464)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters.jpg
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
Film SCHOOL: the sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0685)
Celebrity Ray Barretto and his fellow drummers play together.
Cartoon A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden, as well as the background.
(First: Episode 0791)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
Song "School Song"
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
(First: Episode 0008)
Insert Herry has written a song using a pencil that Big Bird has given him. The song is called "I Can't Help It."
(First: Episode 0720)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels.
(First: Episode 0541)
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
Herry's Ball.jpg
Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
(First: Episode 0191)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Celebrity Globetrotters - Bridge #4 (0:14)
Cartoon ifwedare.jpg
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)

SCENE 2 Maria strolls out of 123 Sesame Street and bangs her shoulder on a plank jutting from the crates by Oscar's trash can. She sees a Jolly Roger flag planted by it and gathers that Oscar is playing pirate. Sure enough, Oscar appears from his can in pirate gear, brandishing a wooden sword, and calling himself "Oswald, King of the Pirates." Maria points out the plank hurt her and asks him to remove it lest it hurt someone else, but "Oswald" refuses to comply. She threatens that he'd better get rid of by the time she gets back or she'll do it herself. Susan and Gordon then happen past and Susan walks right into it. They deliver him a similar threat to remove it, but their words mean nothing to the pirate.
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)

SCENE 3 Oscar uses his telescope to find the first victim he can submit to walk the plank into the sea of pretend sharks. Count von Count appears and gladly takes part in the game. Oscar pokes him with the sword as the Count counts the pokes and steps until he falls off the plank. He hops right back up to count them again, to Oscar's chagrin. The Count proceeds to walk the plank a third time, as Oscar sighs, "I shoulda keelhauled him instead."
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
Film Children narrate footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
Muppets Hard Head Henry Harris plays "Headball" at Roosevelt Franklin Stadium, where he must answer this question: where is bread made?
(First: Episode 0887)
Littlethings orig.jpg
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
SCENE 4 Oscar starts sawing the plank, unable to endure any more of the Count's counting. As the Count makes his 28th walk across the plank, it finally snaps loose. Susan announces the sponsors.

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