Sesame Street
Oscar calls a veterinarian for his pet worm
Air date April 6, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production February 17, 1978
Sponsors D, L, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Slimey doesn't look his best today, so Oscar has contacted a vet to make a house. Dr. Purrenbark arrives on the scene and is a bit taken aback; he's never treated a worm before. He proceeds with the examination and finds Slimey has a cold. After recommending a cure, he starts to leave when Oscar asks him to now examine his pet dragon Charlie, who seems to have caught Slimey's cold. Dr. Purrenbark faints.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
(First: Episode 0762)
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Film A toymaker makes an airplane out of wood.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
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Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
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Muppets Super Grover
When a boy has trouble finding the gate in a fence, Super Grover attempts to bend the pickets. But eventually, the boy finds an EXIT sign.
(First: Episode 0746)
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Cartoon Kids count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 1, as the numbers are displayed over colored lights.
(First: Episode 0931)
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Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
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Cast The cast shows different L words - Maria turns on a lamp, Luis finds an L in his lunchbox, and Bob lassoes a letter L.
(First: Episode 0972)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert has a present for his Aunt Matilda, but Ernie thinks that the present is for him, so he makes several guesses about what it is first, then unwraps it.
(First: Episode 0165)
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Film Kids draw various things on a blackboard. The drawings animate themselves and make their respective sounds.
(First: Episode 0822)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
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Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
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SCENE 2 Maria and the kids see Alphabet Bates write an L in the sky.
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Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
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VTR VTR: Musical bridge #3 (wild) (0:15)
(First: Episode 0622)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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Celebrity The Mummenschanz perform a routine as a blob-like creature.
(First: Episode 1115)
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
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Animation 6 dots - 1 = 5 dots
(First: Episode 0302)
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Film Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 3 Simon Soundman makes sounds of things one can do with their hands (such as playing a trumpet or sawing) and the kids guess what the sounds are. He ends the game with the sounds of applause.
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Muppets "There's a Hole in the Bucket"
(First: Episode 0834)
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Cartoon L for Lion
(First: Episode 0798)
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Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
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Muppets Maria reads the "Legend of Lord Lester." Lord Lester and his wife, Lady Lulu, love the letter L so much, they send their loyal lackey Louie to fetch things that start with L. He returns with a multitude of items, becoming so exhausted, he quits and decides to live in a lighthouse.
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Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(First: Episode 0481)
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Film EXIT
(First: Episode 0935)
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Film David (in voiceover) finds a circle in an overhead view.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Cartoon A small man and his assistant Dudley attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 4 Maria and David see the Count is throwing a birthday party for his bat, Beauregard, who is one-year old today. David thinks the party might not be as fun for the Count, as there's not much for him to count (one bat, balloon, cake, candle, and Batman comic book as a gift). The Count then calls for the kids to toss the confetti and he begins to count the hundreds of little pieces.
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
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Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
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Celebrity Richard Pryor demonstrates emotions.
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Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
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Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary, and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
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Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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