Sesame Street
Playing the Mirror Game
Air date April 18, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors V, W, 3
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Bob meets Linda's dog, Snoopy, who understands sign language commands very well. "This dog puts me to shame," Bob remarks.
2257l
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
ErnieCMDiet
Muppets Cookie Monster tells Ernie that he is going on a diet and won't take his cookies, until Grover tells Cookie that he looks sick.
(First: Episode 0153)
HubleyV01
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
Film-FlowersEverywhere
Film A female vocalist sings about the many different types of flowers found all over.
(First: Episode 0141)
Hubley V spanish
Cartoon Small v... (Spanish version)
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0389)
Frazzle2
Muppets "Frazzle" with Frazzle & The Frazzletones
(First: Episode 0846)
SpeechBalloon.V
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Linda teaches the kids how to sign the alphabet. Alphabet Bates then appears in the sky to write a letter V.
V-vine
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Luis-SalidaBricks
Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
HubleyV02
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
003
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot invents a complicated machine, to test Cookie Monster's problem-solving abilities. Cookie Monster needs to pull the string to raise the glass cover off the plateful of cookies at the other end -- but when he lets go to retrieve the cookies, the cover will fall again. Herbert hears Cookie Monster approaching, and hides to observe him. Cookie investigates the machine for a moment, then gets the cookies by karate-chopping the glass cover.
(First: Episode 0132)
1396c
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
DavidLinda
Cast David sings "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while Linda signs it.
2341y
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
Gymnast-AwayFrom
Film A gymnast demonstrates close to and away from.
(First: Episode 0513)
1396e
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
Noimage
SCENE 3 Oscar learns some Grouchy signs from Linda so he no longer has to rely on Bob to get his rotten message across.
Ruler.dawwghouse
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
KermitTracyNearFar
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Tracy demonstrate "close" and "far".
(First: Episode 0129)
Toon.Froghater
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
Film.Birdseat
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Noimage
Insert Olivia sings "Standing in Somebody's Shoes."
(First: Episode 0932)
Sesame Street 2 Near and Far
Muppets Grover demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 0787)
Boy passing Salida signs
Cartoon A boy passes by various signs before reaching the SALIDA.
(First: Episode 0500)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Bob, Linda and the kids play "The Mirror Game," where they act like each others' reflections.
0926n
Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
1041skate
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Kermit feet
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: A pair of feet stand on a wall while Kermit the Frog talks about them and what they can do.
(First: Episode 0371)
BruceC-KingBath
Cartoon The story of a king who learns to take a bath.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1083)
Burtlancaster
Celebrity Burt Lancaster says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0006)
Wilbur
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
0573zb
Film Pottery
music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0169)
1710zc
Animation Sand W/w
(First: Episode 0641)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Big Bird looks for something to do, when Bob tells him about the mirror game they just played. Big Bird acts like Bob's reflection...and won't stop.
MarchingBand-3
Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
Toon.3song
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
Triangle.transition
Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
Rollercoaster123

Cameo.heatherhenson-rollercoaster
Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball turns into a cherry which is devoured by a girl.
(First: Episode 0744)
Smashglass
Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
Noimage
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Bob read newspapers together. Bob insists the game is over, but Big Bird keeps reflecting him. Big Bird tells Bob that he's getting tired of playing the game and recommends they stop; Bob breaks down.


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