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Sesame Street
Saving the Sesame Street tree
Air date May 11, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production March 10, 1978
Sponsors N, O, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob, Olivia, and the kids tend to a tree on the block, when a man named Fowler Scowler happens by. He tells them he's the city supervisor of sidewalks and intends to saw the tree down with plans to replace it with more sidewalk. The adults try to convince him of how useful trees are, but Mr. Scowler counters with the messes they make. He goes off to get his trusty saw, and the others try thinking of a way to save the tree.
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
Celebrity Judy Collins performs "Song for Judith."
(First: Episode 0854)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A giraffe in the zoo has swallowed a whistle. Thelma flies inside the giraffe's throat to find it.
Artist: John Korty
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
Madeline Kahn O 01.jpg
Celebrity Madeline Kahn says, "O!" in a surprised manner.
SCENE 2 Big Bird makes his own (less-than-helpful) suggestions on how to save the tree, when Mr. Scowler returns with his saw. Susan snaps that his sidewalk obsession would lead to the destruction of their homes, but Mr. Scowler states he's not authorized to take down anyone's homes. Big Bird points out there's a bird's nest in the tree, meaning it's a home. Mr. Scowler goes off, defeated.
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
Madeline Kahn O 02.jpg
Celebrity Madeline Kahn observingly says, "O..."
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Cast Linda stars in the Theater Without Words production of "The Batter and the Ball."
(First: Episode 1031)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0265)
SCENE 3 In limbo, Gordon points to the beginning, middle, and end of a toy train, which suddenly starts driving away.
Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates seat belt safety when playing the piano.
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon A bear counts bees.
(First: Episode 0083)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Madeline Kahn O 03.jpg
Celebrity Madeline Kahn says, "O..." in an understanding manner.
Cartoon A man discovers the letter O has fallen off a HOTEL sign.
(First: Episode 1114)
Madeline Kahn O 04.jpg
Celebrity Madeline Kahn shyly says, "O..."
SCENE 4 Olivia and the kids find Oscar writing a song for the Disagreeable Order of Grouches' song contest. He gets their help in making some rhymes and then sings his tune, "On Top of Old Smelly."
Cartoon The Typewriter: O for Owl
(EKA: Episode 0837)
Madeline Kahn O 05.jpg
Celebrity Madeline Kahn inquisitively asks, "O?"
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
Insert Maria sings "Scream."
(First: Episode 1018)
Film Wild geese (to madrigal music)
(First: Episode 0935)
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0305)
Cast Luis and the kids put together a fractured letter N.
(First: Episode 0938)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets Simon Soundman tries to buy a saw at Sam's General Store.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon What if my best friend were a gorilla?
(First: Episode 0598)
Stop-motion sandwich.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
Insert The two Chaplins open umbrellas.
Animation Sand N/n
(First: Episode 0633)
Rhyme With BUY.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie requests for the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cast David tries to close a window and a door, but they open by themselves.
(First: Episode 0772)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
SCENE 5 Goodbye

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