Sesame Street
Susan washes her car
Air date April 17, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors Q, W, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Olivia wait in a long line at Hooper's Store. Big Bird imagines different ways to get served first: he could force his way in, or he could trick the others into going home, or throw a tantrum … but he’s just not that kind of bird. When Big Bird finally gets to the front of the line, Mr. Hooper asks what he wants … but he forgets.
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon".
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Two men work at a manhole; one is tired of the same day-in-day-out routine of it. The other says the boss has planned a surprise for them. A jack-in-the-box pops from the manhole.
(First: Episode 0780)
Insert Maria encounters Herry, who is frustrated because he is struggling to put his new barbells together. She helps him by pointing to the barbell he has that’s already assembled. Herry thanks her, then assumes she’s not strong enough to lift them, but she proves him wrong when she puts them away.
(First: Episode 0808)
Cartoon A worm declares that the word "worm" is the only important word that begins with "W". A walrus retaliates by dumping a bucket of water on it.
(First: Episode 0001)
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(First: Episode 1016)
Wild wind.jpg
Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(First: Episode 0407)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
SCENE 2 Big Bird tries to read, while Mr. Hooper tries to knit. Bob looks at Big Bird from afar, and Gordon looks at Mr. Hooper from afar. Both compliment them, but each one thinks they’re talking about the other.
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon Sign Man: BINGO
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 1
Counting to 2 is not very exciting.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 2
Nobody's favorite number is 2.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 3
The huge visual aid falls on Grover.
Animation Marco had a flower. When it wilted, he called his grandpa and told him exactly what the flower looked like. Grandpa told him to water the flower, and it grew again.
(First: Episode 0555)
SCENE 3 Olivia shows Oscar and the kids what a pineapple looks like. Oscar is disgusted by the sweet fruit from the inside, but Olivia saves the rough skin for him.
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters tell it to stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0149)
Film A STOP sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0930)
Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Muppets Ernie wants to show Bert his ice-cube collection. The ice cubes were so cold that he had to put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door to "tear him fin-from-fin."
(First: Episode 0033)
Celebrity Paul Simon and the kids make up a song together and then sing a portion of "Get Back" by the Beatles.
(First: Episode 1088)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets / Cast Luis has four things lined up in a row - a harmonica, a whistle, a trumpet, and a banana. He tells Kermit that one of these doesn't belong, and Kermit chooses the banana because you can make music with the instruments, but you eat the banana... or so he thinks. Luis blows into the banana and appears to be playing a horn until he reveals he was honking a horn behind his back the whole time. Amused by the trick, they decide to play the same joke on Cookie Monster, but Cookie has a different idea--you eat the harmonica, whistle, and trumpet, and make beautiful music with the banana.
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
SCENE 4 Susan washes her car. Gordon and Bob ask her if she needs help, but she doesn’t. Oscar spies her, and gets an idea …
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
SCENE 5 Oscar streaks the side of Susan's car with mud, meaning that now she does need help. The sponsors are announced.

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