Sesame Street
Bob finds a puppy
Air date March 11, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Robert Myhrum[1]
Production January 26, 1977[2]
Sponsors E, F, 6
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 The Count has gotten up very early to count people as they start their day on the street. He finds he's gotten up a little too early and nobody is awake. The waiting causes him to doze off, just when the street begins to buzz with activity.
Muppets Five Anything Muppets sing the "Numerical Correspondence Song."
(First: Episode 0735)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert that he has a note for Bert, but Ernie can't remember where it is. Ernie thinks maybe he put it in the toybox, so he digs through the box, throwing toys everywhere. It's not in the toybox, so Ernie looks in the clothes hamper, scattering clothes all over. He finally finds the note, which tells Bert that it's his turn to clean up the apartment.
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
(First: Episode 0764)
Cartoon Two circles demonstrate next to and away from.
(First: Episode 0644)
SCENE 2 Olivia is taking new ID photos for Bob. Big Bird wants to observe and stands next to Olivia. She doesn't want him so close, so he moves next to her on the other side. When she points out that she doesn't want him next to her, he goes and stands next to Bob.
Cartoon A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house and a car. "Now I'm going over there," she says. "There's nothing here to be next to!"
(First: Episode 0782)
Muppets Super Grover tries to stop a fight between Sammy and Frankie, who are fighting over an apple.
(First: Episode 0786)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers make the form of the letter F.
(First: Episode 0446)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0092)
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0387)
Cartoon F for Football
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
Cast / Celebrity Judy Collins sings a "Water Cantata" with Susan, Maria, Bob, David, and Gordon.
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 3 Mr. Snuffleupagus comes over to Big Bird's nest, where Big Bird comes up with a new game - he'll give Snuffy clues about a mystery item in the area and Snuffy has to guess what it is. The item is big, brown, furry and Big Bird's best friend - it's Snuffy!
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Maria desert agua 01.jpg
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 #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Maria desert agua 02.jpg
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)
Cartoon Todo el mundo necesita agua
(First: Episode 0780)
Maria desert agua 03.jpg
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)
Film Florida Bound (0:27)
(First: Episode 0911)

SCENE 4 Bob hears the sound of a puppy dog whimpering, which he finds odd, as he's not aware of anyone owning a dog on the street. He believes it's a trick by Oscar the Grouch, who denies the allegation. Bob keeps following the side and finds the source - a puppy dog was trapped in the low wall of 123 Sesame Street. Bob sees the dog is need of some food and care and takes him for something to eat.
Muppets Ernie opens his lunchbox and finds that half of his chicken salad sandwich is missing. Sherlock Hemlock, the world's greatest detective, investigates this fiendish crime. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate half of Ernie's sandwich.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon As voices speculate what a squiggle will become, the squiggle is joined by other lines and bumps, eventually forming into a talking picture of Big Bird.
(First: Episode 0235)
Film A pride of lions feasts on an animal carcass.
(First: Episode 0407)

SCENE 5 Bob takes care of the puppy and hasn't put much effort into finding its owner, having taken a shine to it. He, Olivia, Luis and others begin asking around, while Maria and a child return to the street, looking for the kid's lost puppy. They spot the dog, named Casey, from Maria's apartment and the child is happily reunited. Bob is disappointed at first, but recognizes how his good deed made someone else happy.
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (English version)
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon Sally the Spider skates with different combinations of her legs.
(First: Episode 0625)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
Animation Sand E/e
(First: Episode 0642)
Muppets Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
(First: Episode 0807)
Dot Bridge 03 early.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 Bob considers getting a pet of his own and hears another series of dog barks. This turns out to be a cow impersonating a dog.



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