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Oscar writes a maple syrup jingle
Air date April 12, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors B, D, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan and Oscar the Grouch show some kids that the letters "b" and "d" are very much alike. Oscar's b is battered, broken and beat-up, whereas his d is dusty, dirty and disgusting.
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
Muppets Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats sing "Fur".
(First: Episode 0812)
Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Ernie wonders what it would be like if everyone was exactly the same, and sees four balls who can't discern each other. Ernie decides to help the balls recognize each other by dressing each of them.
(First: Episode 0166)
Cartoon A housewife screams because there is a mouse in her house. Her husband's solution is to continually bring in animals to chase it out, with each animal making an even bigger mess than the previous one.
(First: Episode 0240)
SCENE 2 Bob sings "Have a Nice Day."
(First: Episode 0952)
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie an empty box, explaining that he can fill the box with things, such as a pet mouse (if Ernie had one) and jellybeans (if they rained from the sky). Ernie wants an empty box, but doesn't have any money. However, Bert brings a box of cookies. Ernie dumps the cookies so he can catch jellybeans from the sky.
(First: Episode 0081)
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chicks.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon At night, a man's toothy smile is shown as he hears the sounds of tools being used ... to demolish his house.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 0796)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Insert Maria encounters Herry, who is frustrated because he is struggling to put his new barbells together. She helps him by pointing to the barbell he has that’s already assembled. Herry thanks her, then assumes she’s not strong enough to lift them, but she proves him wrong when she puts them away.
(First: Episode 0808)
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
(First: Episode 0556)
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Muppets / Cast Bob tells the story of a mother who had a loud child (who screamed all the time) and a quiet child (who whispered all the time). The Amazing Mumford casts a spell to reverse their afflictions.
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Loren demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Caveman Days: EXIT sign
(First: Episode 0300)
Cartoon A white furball catches a train going through a door marked EXIT.
(First: Episode 0800)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 3 Bob encounters Oscar trying to enter a maple syrup jingle contest. His first attempt doesn’t rhyme, then his second attempt does rhyme, but Bob doesn’t think it makes sense (pouring maple syrup on socks?). His third attempt involves a pickle, and his fourth attempt includes a waffle (which he rhymes with β€œawful”).
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Don't You Know You're Beautiful?" over footage of a girl figure skating.
(First: Episode 0607)
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
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Cast Maria and the Kids put together a letter B that's broken in several parts.
(First: Episode 0922)
Film Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
(First: Episode 0981)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio, puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down.
(First: Episode 0241)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
SCENE 4 Oscar reads Bob his latest version of the maple syrup jingle, deciding to write a grouch cookbook instead. The sponsors are announced.

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