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Episode 0144

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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird loses his R, Oscar gets angry
Air date November 26, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors R, 5
Syndication
Releases
PYP
This episode page has been compiled from
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  • Big Bird wants to show a capital and a small letter R, and so he wrote them on a card. After sitting down to think of words that begin with R, like ran, rabbit and room, he couldn't find his Rs. Bob finds the Rs stuck to Big Bird's back.
  • Cartoon: Race for roses.
  • Cartoon: A man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose. (First: Episode 0011)
  • Gordon comments to the kids that he would get angry if he ever lost his Rs, and asks the kids what happens when they get angry. Oscar interrupts because he thinks he can get angry better than the kids can. They have a competition to see who is better at frowning, growling, and yelling. Oscar actually gets angry because they didn't ask him, the expert, about being angry. He gnashes his teeth, which makes him feel tip-top.
  • Guy Smiley (then named Sonny Friendly) hosts the "Pick Your Pet" game show. The contestant, Lucy Jones, is blindfolded and has to choose between a bird, a dog, and a monster (while trying to figure out what kinds of pets they are). Lucy asks them questions that would relate to a cat. Her time runs out before she can ask the Beautiful Day Monster any questions. She chooses the Beautiful Day Monster. The monster acts like a cat, so Lucy is happy with her pet. (First: Episode 0067)
  • Cartoon: 5
  • Cartoon: "Story of R" -- A man and his dog play a film about the letter R, involving a robber who steals a rooster and escapes by rowboat. (First: Episode 0011)
  • Gordon, Susan, Bob, Mr. Hooper, and Oscar demonstrate the -ig words fig, pig, twig, jig, and wig.
  • Film: A group of kids play follow the leader and go over, around and through various obstacles, but one of them takes a while to catch on. (First: Episode 0001)


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