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Big Bird presents a rhyming show.
(repeat of 0757)
Air date February 28, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors B, Y, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird shows Grover the contents of his "Big Book of Birds," though most the simple information is foreign to Grover. He is especially baffled by the image of an egg, as Big Bird tries to explain where they come from and what's inside. Grover doesn't grasp the concept (asking where the door and windows are), so Big Bird shows him a film...
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
SCENE 1 cont'd Grover understands the idea of "hatching" now, but when learns about other animals hatch from eggs as well, he begins fretting over the poor mother hen - she never knows what might come from her eggs! Big Bird sets him straight on the matter.
Cartoon The word EXIT walks out of the room.
(First: Episode 0635)
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
Pinball 05.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Cast Luis and Maria play a guessing game where Maria must guess what part of the body Luis has covered under a paper bag.
Cartoon mydoghappy.jpg
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets Cookie Monster hangs his head down in sadness. Ernie gives a lengthy speech on how looking up is the key to happiness. While his head's in the clouds, Cookie looks up toward Ernie's cookie box and empties it, making him happier.
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper plans to use a hand buzzer when he asks someone to slap him five. Instead, the joker slaps a 5 on his chest.
Cartoon man weighs scale.jpg
Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
SCENE 2 Big Bird wants to tell everyone about the letter B (since it begins his name), but finds Bert is trying to do the same. They argue and shout B words at each other, until Maria tells them they can both talk about it.
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
Film People jump.
(First: Episode 0774)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie notices that none of the lampposts are on, and the lights won't turn on. Bert says that there is a blackout, but has to repeat himself when Ernie suggests they watch TV, play a record, and listen to the radio. Ernie decides to call someone to see if anybody else knows about it. He calls Oscar the Grouch, who grouchily asks who's calling and threatens to "see to it that you don't sleep for a week." Ernie says "It's Bert" and hangs up.
(First: Episode 0652)
Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon circle.jpg
Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
Cast At City Island, Maria and Bob ask Oscar to take their photo. He tells them to step back further and further until they fall off the dock.
(First: Episode 0932)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets Marshal Grover tries mounting Fred the Wonder Horse using a "run and jump" technique. But every time he gets close, Fred moves away from him, causing onlookers in the saloon to laugh at them. Fred finally explains that he doesn't appreciate the act, as it hurts his back. Grover promises never to run and jump onto his back again, and asks him to roll over so he may do so on his belly.
(First: Episode 0825)
Cartoon A nutty dragon blows 5 puffs of smoke, which are blown away by a fan-hatted man.
(First: Episode 0980)

SCENE 3 Gordon, Susan, Maria, and the kids fill out the crowd as Big Bird begins his "Rhyming Show!" The first act is Prince Charming, whose speech uses various synonyms instead of rhyming words.
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(First: Episode 0978)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
SCENE 4 Next on the Rhyming Show is Cookie Monster, who intends to talk about cookies at first. He sings a song about rhyming, but can't keep his mind off cookies for very long.
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
Muppets Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but recites the whole thing without giving him a chance to speak.
(First: Episode 0873)
Insert Bob draws a face on his fist, then puppeteers it as he sings "Face Game."
(First: Episode 0562)
Building five.jpg
Cartoon Two red curtains are dropped to reveal a number 5 covered in colorful dots that vibrate and disperse.
(First: Episode 0940)
(First: Episode 0935)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
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Film Bridge #8 - Rectangle Bridge B
(First: Episode 0290)
SCENE 5 Big Bird closes the Rhyming Show by announcing the sponsors in rhyme, but Prince Charming interrupts before he can say "goodbye." Instead, the prince tries saying various other parting phrases, as Maria reiterates the sponsors.

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