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Gordon tries to start his car
Air date April 4, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors B, T, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon has some trouble trying to start his car. Fred the Wonder Horse stops by and, using his horse sense, detects the problem with the car. He then uses his horse power to push the car to the auto garage.
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
Animation A puzzle of Maria (with a bee on her nose) is pieced together.
(First: Episode 0630)
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats sing "Fur".
(First: Episode 0812)
Beginning end hot dog.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
(First: Episode 0387)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus try to write a poem together; Big Bird teaches Snuffy how to rhyme words.
Cartoon circle.jpg
Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated by their group, teaching a lesson in counting backwards.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cast A king (David) and his knights (Luis, Bob and Maria) assemble for their meeting at the round table, but discover their table is actually a square. They fetch a triangle, then rectangle table before finally getting a round one, which they eat their lunches off of.
(First: Episode 0952)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A baby reindeer takes its first steps. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster appears to Ernie as the Cookie Bunny.
Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Swinging Gibbon
(First: Episode 0009)
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
Spanish soundtrack
(First: Episode 0368)
Insert Bob draws a face on his fist, then puppeteers it as he sings "Face Game."
(First: Episode 0562)
Muppets Farley explains things one can do with their mind - he plans on going to the door, he imagines who's knocking at it, he remembers it's not his mother and he hopes there's not a scary monster at the door. Herry Monster surprises him by bursting through the door, frightening Farley away. Herry's sorry Farley ran away; he wanted to play.
(First: Episode 0180)
Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
(First: Episode 0008)

Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 1 of 2
The Country Mouse lives peacefully on the farm when his cousin, the City Mouse, comes to visit. The City Mouse is appalled that his cousin lives in a haystack, eats acorns, and listens to birdsong. He invites his cousin to come visit him in the city.
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)


Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 2 of 2
The Country Mouse visits the City Mouse's apartment, and finds that his cousin eats pizza, doesn't mind traffic sounds, and listens to groovy music on his stereo. The Country Mouse is startled when he hears a cat. The City Mouse sighs, "Oh, that's just the cat. That means he's hungry, and he wants to catch us and eat us for dinner." Horrified, the Country Mouse goes back to the country, where he's safe. The City Mouse offers the cat a bite of pizza.
(First: Episode 0314)
SCENE 3 Big Bird puts on a show where he gives multiple demonstrations of beginning, middle and end. Luis eats a long noodle; a kid stands on their foot; Gordon yawns. Finally, The Count starts counting Big Bird’s feathers, but this may take awhile…
Film At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piΓ±ata.
(First: Episode 0619)
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
Film A gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0532)
Muppets "Beginning, Middle, End"
(First: Episode 1115)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0614)
Beginning end haircut.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
Celebrity Bill Cosby tries to count 4 kids.
(First: Episode 0176)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle.jpg
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 4 The Count counts 14,912 feathers on Big Bird, but loses count, so he starts over again. The sponsors are announced.

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