Sesame Street
Big Bird identifies sounds with his eyes closed
Air date May 22, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production March 10, 1978
Sponsors U, V, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird closes his eyes and identifies the sounds he hears. When David knocks on his door, Big Bird doesn't answer it. Instead, he narrates all the sounds associated with David walking in, he taps him on the shoulder and scares him. Big Bird says David shouldn't sneak up on people like that.
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Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
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Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
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Muppets / Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates how to "handle a Grouch" by being grouchier than Oscar.
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Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
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Film A woman repairs wires for the telephone company.
(First: Episode 0771)
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Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
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Film Various sporting events involving throwing things are shown from around the world.
(First: Episode 0809)
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Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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SCENE 2 David makes a V out of vegetables. Maria holds her V and vanishes.
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Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
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Song "Hello" - A boy sings about the simple message one can convey using the telephone.
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
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Film A man uses a TELEPHONE booth in the city.
(First: Episode 0928)
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Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
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Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
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Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holiday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(First: Episode 0318)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola discuss the difference between heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0549)
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Cartoon Heavy and light characters are weighed on a scale.
(First: Episode 0843)
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Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
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Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Tool Quickies: a vacuum cleaner sucks up the screen.
(EKA: Episode 0896)
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Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
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Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
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Cast The two Chaplins (Maria and Linda) find ways to balance both sides of a see-sawing park bench.
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit offers a hotline, Sesame Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
(First: Episode 0724)
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Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Muppets Ernie finds an apple on a brick wall, and wants to know who it belongs to. Sherlock Hemlock helps solve the mystery, and realizes that Ernie has a brown paper bag with a hole at the bottom, and that Ernie had an apple in the bag, therefore the apple belongs to Ernie.
(First: Episode 0137)
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SCENE 3 David and the kids play "Three of These Things" with a cowboy hat, a derby, a firefighter's helmet, and a plate of spaghetti. After they choose the spaghetti because it's not something you wear on your head, Oscar the Grouch pops up from within the table, the plate atop his head and proclaims, "ding-dong, you're wrong!"
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Cartoon A man can't lift heavy barbells.
(EKA: Episode 1034)
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Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie an empty box, explaining that he can fill the box with things like a pet mouse (if Ernie had one) and jellybeans (if they rained from the sky). Ernie wants an empty box, but doesn't have any money. However, Bert brings a box of cookies, and Ernie throws the cookies out so he can catch jellybeans from the sky.
(First: Episode 0081)
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Cartoon Various alien creatures perform in an otherworldly music performance conducted by a trumpet-nosed creature.
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Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
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SCENE 4 Oscar, still with a plate of spaghetti on his head, asks the kids about wearing various meals on their head. David announces the sponsors: U, V, 5


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