Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird finds Bob's J
Air date November 11, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors A, J, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from the NHK episode guides.
  • Bob wants to talk about the letter J. He has a capital J, but he puts it down for a minute to go get a small j. Meanwhile, Big Bird comes out of the garage with a fishing pole, looking for a hook. He sees the capital J and attaches it to his line. Bob returns with the small j, but leaves it for a minute to go looking for the capital J he left there. Big Bird comes back and puts that one on his line too. Bob comes back and asks Big Bird for help finding his Js, and finds them on Big Bird’s fishing line. After Bob explains the letter J, he tells Big Bird he won’t catch any fish with the letter J. Big Bird says he’ll go fishing for letters, instead.
  • Cartoon: A fisherboy catches all the letters of the alphabet and makes alphabet soup. (First: Episode 0004)
  • Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
  • Cartoon: A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (First: Episode 0006)
  • Oscar the Grouch tells Susan and the kids that he is not afraid of anything. Not even an alligator or a lion. Then they hear thunder and Oscar wants Susan to hold his paw.
  • Bob reads the story of "The Magic Apple," which is acted out by Ernie, Bert and three Anything Muppets. Ernie plays a "poor but honest farm boy" who would like to marry a princess and live in a palace with Rubber Duckies and banana milkshakes. A fairy godmother grants him that wish, but only if he can pick a magic apple from a tree. A farmer attempts to help him get the apple, but doesn't succeed. Finally, Ernie rests under the tree until the apple falls into his mouth! Just then, a king arrives and chooses Ernie to marry his daughter, "the lovely Princess Gwendolinda" (Bert in drag!).

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