Sesame Street
Bert's marching band; Oscar's cooking show; Grover drives
Air date November 28, 1977
(season premiere)
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production September 13, 1977
Sponsors H, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bert is getting ready to play in his marching band, and has all the instruments laid out on the street. The cast, led by Bob, demonstrates each instrument while singing about a "Big Brass Band".
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
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)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Kermit sings "A Song from Kermit."
(First: Episode 0992)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
SCENE 2 In Hooper's Store, the customers watch a cooking show hosted by Oscar (with a French accent), who demonstrates how to make Charles's Chicken Soup. He and his assistant Charles add various, disgusting ingredients to the pot, none of which are chicken. The chef asks Charles to taste it, but he backs away. Oscar reveals why the soup is named such, because Charles is too chicken to eat it!
Muppets In the woods, a nature-loving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
(First: Episode 1008)
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Cast Bob, Linda and Luis assemble a lowercase h.
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 3 Gladys the Cow plays a game of One of These Things, and gets offended when Gordon refers to her as "just a cow."
Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0998)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon / Film A Scanimate/live-action hybrid segment in which an off-camera child and Luis name words that begin with H.
(First: Episode 0771)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and two kids share a bag of apples.
(First: Episode 1018)
Cartoon The Typewriter: H for Hand
(First: Episode 0771)
Film Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
(First: Episode 0981)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
(First: Episode 1042)
Muppets Pageant: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" — Cookie Monster, playing the heroine in this year's pageant, can't seem to grasp the concept of going "around" until Prairie Dawn lures him with a—guess what?
(First: Episode 0907)
Cartoon "Signing Alphabet," an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
(First: Episode 1012)
Cartoon Two kids wonder where some mysterious tracks on the ground come from.
Film Sheep dog
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
Cast Maria as Chaplin looks in a mirror and sees "ME." Maria's reflection is played by Linda.
(First: Episode 1032)
Cartoon A boy points to himself and says, "ME."
(First: Episode 0857)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)
Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "B")
(First: Episode 1041)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)

SCENE 4 Grover pretends to drive Gordon's car. He imagines driving in the Indianapolis 500, to the Grand Canyon, and to downtown Cucamonga.

As we pan out from the street, Big Bird and Oscar (still speaking in a French accent) take turns signing off.


CLOSING SIGNS Grover holds up the Sesame Street sign while Kermit and a kid hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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