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Sam the Machine tries to prove he has feelings.
(repeat of 0808)
Air date February 15, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors E, U, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Sam the Robot greets Susan and the kids, asking how they’re feeling. After a beat, he expects to be asked how he’s feeling, but Susan says machines don’t have feelings. To prove her wrong, Sam laughs, but he gets stuck laughing. Maria, Big Bird and Mr. Hooper pass by, and start laughing as well. Finally, Sam blows a gasket and stops laughing, then offers to demonstrate crying.
Pinball 04.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
Film Body parts song sung in Spanish.
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Insert A group of children play with a feather.
(First: Episode 0813)

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.
(First: Episode 1068)
Cartoon A man gives away the letter U for free.
(First: Episode 0202)
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter U with a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
Lazy UP.jpg
Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(First: Episode 0316)
Insert 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."
(First: Episode 1056)
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Cartoon The Mighty Elephant
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Stolen bathtub clues.jpg
Film A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla.
(First: Episode 0491)
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Mama Busca.jpg
Cartoon A child runs through a crowd shouting for MAMA.
(First: Episode 0458)
Herbert and Grover 2.jpg
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
Film At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piñata.
(First: Episode 0619)
Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
Song "Hello" - A boy sings about the simple message one can convey using the telephone.

Insert Big Bird dresses like a cowboy. Snuffy can't think of something he'd like to be dressed as, but cites Shirley Temple as someone he likes to pretend to be. Big Bird gives him the right things he needs to look like her. Snuffy does a tap dance number not unlike those Temple was famous for.
(First: Episode 1079)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0614)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0624)
Cast David and Luis assemble a fractured letter U.
(First: Episode 0468)
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Insert Bob, Linda and Timi show some kids how to say "butterfly" in sign language. They sing a song about it.
(First: Episode 1064)
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A loaf of bread is profiled.
(First: Episode 0709)
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper plays “Three of These Things” with a box of cereal, a box of noodles, a box of detergent and a large can of vegetables. Big Bird points out that there are three different solutions.
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Muppets Kermit and Grover build a snowman. The snowball head is big, the next snowball is even bigger, and the one on the bottom is biggest.
(First: Episode 0336)
SCENE 3 Big Bird tries to show his new transistor radio to everyone, but nobody's interested in hearing about it because it’s too noisy. He gets so exhausted from walking that he gives it to Herry.
Cartoon I am crying / estoy llorando (David and Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 1041)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a parrot.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 4 The sponsors are announced.

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