Sesame Street
Playing the Mirror Game
Air date April 18, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors V, W, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob meets Linda's dog, Snoopy, who understands sign language commands very well. "This dog puts me to shame," Bob remarks.
SCENE 2 Linda teaches the kids how to sign the alphabet. Alphabet Bates then appears in the sky to write a letter V.
SCENE 3 Oscar learns some Grouchy signs from Linda so he no longer has to rely on Bob to get his rotten message across.
SCENE 4 Bob, Linda and the kids play "The Mirror Game," where they act like each others' reflections.
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.
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.

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
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)
Muppets "Frazzle" with Frazzle & The Frazzletones
(First: Episode 0846)
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)
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Song "Standing in Somebody's Shoes"
Cast David and Linda dramatically prepare themselves for what appears to be an elegant performance. The two take their place onstage and perform a verse of "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
Cartoon The story of a king who learns to take a bath.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1083)
Cartoon V for violin
Artist: Jeff Hale

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