Sesame Street
Big Bird's cousin Herman visits Sesame Street.
(repeat of 0745)
Air date March 4, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Directed by Jimmy Baylor
Sponsors D, W, 4
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Picture Segment Description
0745 01
SCENE 1 Big Bird shows Luis the bird house he made for his cousin Herman Bird to stay in during his visit, but it falls apart because he didn't use anything to hold it together.
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
0745 02
SCENE 2 Big Bird returns with some nails, but finds that he can't get them into the wood with his bare hands. Luis sends him away to get a hammer.
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie tells the viewer to watch and listen for Cookie Monster, so he won't take the cookie which Ernie just got from Hooper's Store. Ernie encounters a machine that reads "Your Fortune Told. Insert One Cookie." Not realizing that Cookie Monster is inside the machine, he inserts the cookie. Some munching noises are heard, and a card comes out that says, "You will soon be kissed by a grateful Cookie Monster."
(First: Episode 0756)
0745 03
SCENE 3 Herman arrives and he's much bigger than the last time Big Bird saw him, so he offers Luis to give the bird house to his parakeet.
Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(First: Episode 0844)
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking, and horse galloping. (edited)
(First: Episode 0049)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Debo if he knows what a W is.
(First: Episode 0563)
Wild wind
Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(EKA: Episode 0407)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Insert Olivia resents being looked after by her brother Gordon, now that she's a grown-up. She sings "I'm a Big Girl Now", where she explains that even though Gordon helped her a lot when she was younger, she's all grown up and doesn't need it as much.
(First: Episode 0973)
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0265)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
0745 04
SCENE 4 Herman makes his way around the neighborhood pleased with how friendly everyone is around here. Maria greets him thinking it's Big Bird and asks for her watering can back, but Herman doesn't know what she's talking about and leaves. Maria finds herself annoyed until Big Bird approaches from the other direction offering her the watering can back. This continues a few times until both birds are talking to Maria at once. She apologizes to Herman for not being friendlier at first and Herman says he'll have a great visit so long as no one asks him for any watering cans.
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird."
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Trading Game" with contestants Oscar the Grouch and Sally Screamer.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Kids pick green beans in the field. Later their mom cooks the beans, and they eat them.
(First: Episode 0944)
Maria desert agua 01
Cast Desert Agua, part 1: Maria drags herself across the sands of a limbo desert until she comes to a soda fountain staffed by David. She weakly asks for agua, but David doesn't understand the word leaving Maria to pantomime various clues that mean water. David interprets that she's asking for a telescope, an umbrella, a muffler, and a rubber duckie to take a bath with. Maria slaps her head in frustration.
(First: Episode 0928)
Cartoon Jazz #4
(First: Episode 0006)
Maria desert agua 02
Cast Desert Agua, part 2: The props are stacking up as Maria continues to pantomime her plea for water while David guesses that she's asking for slippers, a snorkel, and a fish.
(First: Episode 0928)
Beginning end haircut
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
Maria desert agua 03
Cast Desert Agua, part 3: David and Maria have been at this for years now, and are showing their old age. Many, many items have piled up as David guesses Maria is asking for a shovel and pail, a live skunk, and a boat. David says he needs a break from 86 years of guessing, and drinks a glass of water. Maria goes crazy over the beverage, so David offers her some. Maria refreshed, David asks to continue guessing what agua means.
(First: Episode 0928)
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
Animation Sand D/d
(First: Episode 0640)
0745 05
SCENE 5 Luis, Rudi, and two other musicians play "Change It to a Song" in the Fix-It Shop.
Batman joker cross street
Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
Muppets Kermit at Home: Salesmonster Grover comes to Kermit's home to sell him weather. As part of his pitch, he demonstrates a machine that makes it snow, makes it windy, and then makes it rain in Kermit's living room.
(First: Episode 0848)
Cartoon "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
0745 06
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Herman try to sleep in Big Bird's nest, but Herman, who's from the country, can't sleep with all the city noises. Big Bird gets an idea and begins looking for his tape recorder.
Stop-motion sandwich
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0980)
0745 07
SCENE 7 Big Bird plays a recording of Herman's farm he made when he visited, filled with sounds of barn animals. It puts Herman to sleep, but prompts everyone on Sesame Street to shout and throw things at them.

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