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Sesame Street
Bert babysits nephew Brad
Air date December 14, 1977
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors C, D, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 It's lunchtime in the arbor, and Maria and Luis lay out their lunch. Cookie Monster wants to join, but Maria says he has to eat politely. When he fails eating his first cookie, Maria coaches him through it, and he complies. Bob comes along and can't believe Cookie has learned how to eat slowly, so he does it again. Cookie agrees that it's a big improvement, and shows him how he usually eats.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7: The ball rolls past famous world landmarks.
Solo: saxophone
(First: Episode 0989)
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Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Insert A group of children play with a feather.
(First: Episode 0813)
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
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Film A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla.
(First: Episode 0491)
Muppets Caveperson Days: King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on.
(First: Episode 0409)

Film / Cast Gordon hangs out in a classroom. He joins the kids and the teacher as they play with an elastic rope and get into different shapes.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: D for Dog
(First: Episode 0016)
Film A Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cast Olivia, Susan, and Maria sing "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 1052)
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0795)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a camel.
(First: Episode 0593)
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert expects a visit from his identical twin brother Bart. Ernie notes that they're alike in many ways, but their major difference is that Bart has a sense of humor.
(First: Episode 0594)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
(First: Episode 0908)
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
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SCENE 2 Bert introduces Maria, Luis, and Bob to his nephew Brad. He's watching him while his brother Bart is out selling aluminum siding. Bert's neigbors say the baby is cute and comment on how much they look alike. After pointing out their features without being able to find a difference, Luis takes off his hat to reveal his red hair.
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
Muppets An Anything Muppet discusses the concept of "same" using her reflection in the mirror. The reflection begins speaking on its own. The girl faints and the reflection decides to do the same.
(First: Episode 0376)
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Insert Some musicians play a musical bridge in close-up shots of guitars, an organ, and drums.
(First: Episode 0637)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(First: Episode 0492)
Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(First: Episode 0089)
1095m.jpg Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 3 Bert is trying to teach Brad his first word when Bob happens by and says he'll stick around to watch. While Bert fails at getting Brad to say Bert, Bob is making funny faces for the baby, grabbing his attention. Bert gets annoyed with Bob and asks him several times to stop. After hearing his name repeatedly, Brad finally says his first word: Bob.
Cartoon A song about the parts of a boy's body and the sounds they can make.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0923)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin tries to leave through the door marked EXIT, but the sign keeps moving, and a brick wall appears behind each opened door. Finally, she makes her own exit through a hole in the wall.
(First: Episode 0832)
(First: Episode 0935)
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4 Bob gathers everyone around and asks if they want to hear Brad say his name. The residents of Sesame Street gather and cheer Brad on to say Bob... and he blurts out: Bert! Bert is elated and asks him to say his name again. Brad responds: Bob.

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