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Sesame Street
Woof Woof counts; Big Bird plays limbo
Air date May 25, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production March 8, 1978
Sponsors X, Y, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob, Big Bird, and the kids quiz Woof Woof on how many fingers they're holding up, and the dog answers in the correct number of barks. Big Bird asks Bob if he thinks asking the dog to count the tree is a good idea. Bob says it is, so Big Bird addresses the dog and asks how many leaves are on the tree. The dog starts barking continuously, prompting Bob and the kids to cover their ears.
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: Thelma meets Cyrus the magpie, who, after getting covered with yellow paint, had been mistaken for a canary and locked in a cage in a pet shop. Thelma rescues him and becomes his friend.
Artist: John Korty
Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,โ€ and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 2 Gordon asks how baby birds are born, and Big Bird jokes that the stork brings them. He explains that baby birds hatch from eggs, and asks the kids to pretend they're chicks being hatched.
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
Cartoon The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
Muppets Hard Head Henry Harris plays "Headball" at Roosevelt Franklin Stadium, where he must answer this question: where is bread made?
(First: Episode 0887)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
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SCENE 3 Olivia spots Alphabet Bates in the sky, but Oscar the Grouch corrects her: it's actually the Green Baron, the famous grouch skywriter. They watch him write the letter Y, which Oscar says is his favorite grouch letter for Yucchy.
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
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Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)
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SCENE 4 Bob sings "A Kid and His Dog".
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
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Cast Maria as Chaplin tries walking against a stream of foot traffic following a sign that reads ONE WAY.
(First: Episode 1048)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Muppets Herry Monster looks for a triangle. He first spots a rectangle. Grover tells Herry it isn't a triangle, and becomes frustrated. Next he spots a square, Grover tells him it isn't a triangle, and once again is frustrated. Grover suggests that Herry should cut the square in half and make two triangles.
(First: Episode 0195)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
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SCENE 5 Oscar asks Olivia what's up with Woof Woof, and she explains he's just been hanging around Sesame Street these last few days. Oscar observes that he chews old bones, just like his sister, and he's shaggy too. Upon learning that he probably has fleas, and hates taking a bath, Oscar tells him he's his "kind of people". Woof Woof is enamored and litters Oscar with kisses.
Cartoon The Dog & The Bone
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets Five Anything Muppets sing the "Numerical Correspondence Song."
(First: Episode 0735)
Cartoon Candy Man
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues".
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon X in EXIT: Animals sing as they exit a building.
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
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SCENE 6 Bob, Olivia, Gordon, and the kids play limbo with a broomstick. Big Bird wants to play, but he has trouble going under without hitting the stick.
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Animation A set of blocks reveal a square, a triangle, and a circle.
1041E&Bcookiesinbed.jpg Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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SCENE 7 The game of limbo continues.

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