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Sesame Street
Big Bird goes to the library
Air date February 21, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production January 4, 1978
Sponsors F, K, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and the kids practice writing their full names, as they intend to get library cards and need to sign their names on them. Big Bird also makes sure David can sign his own name, since he needs a responsible adult to help him apply for a card.
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
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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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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird excitedly finds his library card has been sent to him in today's mail. "This may be the most important day of my life!"
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Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
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Film A little boy narrates the various activities his family partakes in on a typical Monday.
(First: Episode 0127)
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Cartoon "Poverty K" - Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
(First: Episode 0142)
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Muppets Grover, Big Jeffie, and a Lavender girl have fun scatting to handclapping.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
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Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
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Cast "David the Daring" does his famous forwards and backwards trick.
(First: Episode 0439)
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Cartoon K for kite
(First: Episode 0489)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird is overwhelmed at the amount of interesting books the library has to offer. He carries just one book with him to the check-out desk and points to the several others he wants to check out all stacked on the surrounding tables.
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Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
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Muppets A group of Anything Muppets sing about a "Bus Stop" sign.
(First: Episode 0978)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: K is for Key
(First: Episode 0879)
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Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
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Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0561)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird bumps into his friends and various street fixtures while keeping his nose in a fascinating book. Ironically, the book is titled "How to Avoid Accidents."
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Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 4)
(First: Episode 0094)
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Animation Sand F/f
(First: Episode 0629)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
In this airing, the shot of a man eating ice cream is replaced with a shot of Madeline Kahn eating an apple.
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Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
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Muppets A Japanese storyteller tells "The Mystery of the Four Dragons". An aged emperor offers the throne to his son if he can find four hidden dragons in the room.
(First: Episode 0299)
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward
(First: Episode 0500)
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Animation Two small stripes watch as two circles play with each other. The stripes try to bend themselves into circles, but soon find that they can both cooperate to make one big circle.
(First: Episode 0762)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird, with a book of "Jack and the Beanstalk," sits down near David, who is reading a romance novel entitled "Made for Each Other." Big Bird's loud, then muffled reading distracts David as he tries to read. Big Bird loses interest in his own book and starts reading David's over his shoulder. David has had his fill of Big Bird's antics and suggests Big Bird stick to his own book, citing what a great story it is. Big Bird senses David likes the story more than he does, so he switches the books they're reading.
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Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” After Bert gets mad at Ernie, Ernie imagines what life would be like without Bert.
(First: Episode 1034)
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Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about circles. (Spanish)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0434)
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Celebrity Judy Collins performs "Song for Judith."
(First: Episode 0854)
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Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)" (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The librarian prepares to close up the library, relieved after a long day...until Big Bird returns with a shopping cart full of the books that he checked out that now need to be reprocessed. The sponsors are announced.


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