Sesame Street
Big Bird wants to stop noise pollution; Oscar's frammis
(repeat of 0840)
Air date February 3, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors C, U, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria sings "Snow".
Cartoon A boy leads his sister up and down a staircase.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0526)
Muppets Kermit has Grover help him demonstrate up and down by having Grover climb UP a sky-high flight of stairs -- while Kermit takes the elevator to the top. Exhausted, Grover faints and rolls DOWN the staircase.
(First: Episode 0693)
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Film The shoe repairman
(First: Episode 0987)
Cartoon The profile of a man's face morphs into different faces to the sounds of a Moog synthesizer.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0642)
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home.
(First: Episode 0030)
SCENE 2 Big Bird yells to Gordon outside 123 Sesame Street; they're going to be late for their meeting. Maria tells him to use the doorbell instead of making so much noise. He has trouble finding it, so continues shouting. Maria asks what all the yelling is about and where he and Gordon are going. Big Bird says they have a meeting to discuss how to stop all the neighborhood noise pollution.
Cartoon The Typewriter: C for Cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Film Sheep dog
(First: Episode 1056)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 1: WET.
(First: Episode 0473)
Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 2: SET.
(First: Episode 0473)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 3: MET.
(First: Episode 0473)
Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
SCENE 3 Luis plays "One of These Things" outside the Fix-It Shop with a table knife, hand saw, and an ax.
Muppets Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but recites the whole thing without giving him a chance to speak.
(First: Episode 0873)
Animation A roof finds its way to the top of a house.
(First: Episode 0505)
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
Cast David sings "Wet Paint" as Gordon and Maria ignore the WET PAINT signs around them.
(First: Episode 0927)
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
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)
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Toothy Takes a Partner - Toothy, a set of teeth, has his agent look for the perfect new partner to help regain his shine.
Cartoon 5s go through a space-shredder and produce 5 objects.
(EKA: Episode 0864)
SCENE 4 When Gordon cuts through Big Bird's nest area, Big Bird calls him Luis and immediately identifies his mistake. He finds it funny how things wound up with the names they have, and supposes that some things could have been named any number of words. For example, Big Bird's mom could have called him Sweet Patootie, a nest could be called a dumdeedingle, and books could be called tomatoes. When Maria enters and asks who wants some apples, Gordon says he does, but posits that "Sweet Patootie's going to sit in his dumdeedingle and read his tomato".
Cartoon A man demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 0276)
Gymnast up down
Film A gymnast demonstrates up and down.
(First: Episode 0526)
Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
(First: Episode 0107)
Cartoon A boy puts a red and green monster together using a diagram.
(First: Episode 1014)
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
Muppets The Count sings "The Song of the Count."
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon A hammer and chisel cooperate to carve a triangle out of wood, which a pencil uses to draw some.
(EKA: Episode 0932)
SCENE 5 Oscar the Grouch is frustratedly working on a contraption when Luis and Gordon stop by. Oscar explains he's trying to put together this left-handed frammis with corrugated valves. Gordon and Luis look over the instructions and deduce that they make no sense and the frammis serves no purpose. When they ask why he keeps bothering with it, Oscar says he paid good money for the kit and he hasn't been this angry since he fell in a hole and broke his foot. "I bet I never get this stupid thing together. I love it."
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U-Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Dot Bridge 04 third red
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
SCEEN 6 Goodbye

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