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Episode 0172

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Sesame Street
Plot African drummers visit
Air date January 5, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors W, X, 11
Syndication
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Big Bird looks around in Gordon's garage. He tells Gordon he found some magazines in Spanish, one of which has the words ven aqui (come here). Gordon makes sure he knows what the words mean, but every time he says "come here", more and more kids come up and sit on his lap.
Lornegreene
Celebrity
Lorne Greene and the Bonanza cast add two horses and one horse to make three horses.
HubleyJazzBirds
Cartoon
Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
X-ends
Cartoon
"Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
E&B-ZooPlan
Muppets
Ernie and Bert plan to go to the zoo tomorrow, but Ernie can't make up his mind. What would happen if Ernie bought a balloon, but then lost it when he gets frightened by a buffalo? Then he remembers that the zoo is closed on Wednesdays.
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SCENE 2
Big Bird finds some long sticks in the garage. Gordon takes the sticks and gives them to some members of an African folk dance group, who do a stick dance.
Sleepykoala
Song
"Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Iamafinemusician
Muppets
Anything Muppets sing "I Am a Fine Musician".
(First: Episode 0010)
Cat.Telephone.Hubley
Cartoon
A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
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SCENE 3
Mr. Hooper, Susan and Bob come out to meet the dance group. With The kids, they join Carol in making a rhythm. Farley dances behind the bongo players.
Ebtreasure
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie has a treasure map of the living room, leading to a spot marked with an X. As Bert watches, he digs up a treasure chest with a letter X inside.
(First: Episode 0013)
X-ends
Cartoon
"Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
SpeechBalloon.Xray
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: X for X-ray
(First: Episode 0064)
LarryPhyllis.Cooperate
Cast
Larry and Phyllis: Larry tells Phyllis that he invited their friend Fred to dinner. Without listening to him any further, Phyllis tries to do multiple chores at once, until she realizes that they have to cooperate in order to spiff up the place. They do so in sped-up tape, then Larry reveals that Fred can't come to dinner tonight.
Wandawitch1
Cartoon
"Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Wworm
Cartoon
W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
1091-27
Celebrity
Bill Cosby demonstrates happy.
ErnieCMHappySad
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie is happy because he is about to eat his cookie, but Cookie Monster is sad because he hasn't had a cookie all day. Ernie gives him his cookie, but now Cookie is happy and Ernie is sad. The two keep passing the cookie to each other as both their emotions exchange. When the two decide to share they cookie, both end up breaking it, and now neither of them are happy!
1091-25
Celebrity
Bill Cosby demonstrates sad.
(EKA: Episode 0163)
2293o
Film
Footage of all types of birds on land, including flamingos and pigeons.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
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SCENE 4
Gordon wants to find out who the toughest drummer is. He and Susan watch as Kenny, Kenny, Joe and Anthony all engage in a drum-off.
0573s1
Film
Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
E&B1969Bananaphone
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
GordonBob.W
Cast
Gordon and Bob assemble a W.
(First: Episode 0005)
Wworm
Cartoon
W is for Worm (repeat)
(First: Episode 0001)
Wandawitch1
Cartoon
"Wanda the Witch" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0001)
Adorablecookiemonster
Muppets
An Anything Muppet man named Jack sings "A, You're Adorable" to his girlfriend, Adrienne, using alphabet blocks to enumerate the ways that he loves her. Cookie Monster shows up and eats the blocks.
(First: Episode 0023)
100025
Film
"Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
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SCENE 5
Mr. Hooper, Susan, Bob and the kids bring shoeboxes for Big Bird so they can build a tower. They count the 11 boxes once they're finished, then Big Bird accidentally knocks the tower over.
HubleyJazzBirds
Cartoon
Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays. (repeat)
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SCENE 6
Carol and Susan watch as the kids participate in a dance about a boat named Tooga.
SpeechBalloon.Xray
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: X for X-ray (repeat)
(First: Episode 0064)
X-ends
Cartoon
"Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
ErnieBertQuietLoud
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
2682i
Film
A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
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SCENE 7
The kids play the drums along with the drummers as the closing music plays. Susan announces the sponsors.


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