Big Bird is given a hint about the surprise present his Mommy mailed to him: it's big and rhymes with the word "note". He thinks it is a goat, but as he gathers tin cans and straw, Bob tells him a goat is hard to send through the mail. Next he thinks it is a boat, but as he gathers fishing gear and an anchor Gordon tells him that it is impossible to send a boat through the mail. Finally, Molly delivers a big box containing a "coat".
Two monsters stand on either side of a large plate of cookies. Herry Monster has an "R" on his sweatshirt and growls menacingly, "Rrrrrrrr". A fat blue monster has an "S" on his sweatshirt and hisses ominously, "Sssssssss". While they argue in this way, Cookie Monster (wearing an "M" on his sweatshirt) comes along, eats the cookies, rubs his tummy and says, "Mmmmmmmmmm". (EKA: Episode 0277)
Oscar overhears Gordon, Bob and Mr. Hooper talking about a meeting with dirt, old tin cans and water. He imagines that they are going to have a mud party. He runs to join them, and is disappointed to learn that they are using the dirt, cans and water to plant flowers.
Cartoon: Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles. (EKA: Episode 0276)
Animation: Four red dots demonstrate that they remain the same no matter how they're arranged ... until one dot is subtracted.
Gordon discusses with some kids and Oscar where to go to have his jacket, radio and shoes repaired. Oscar is disappointed with the responses of a tailor, a radio repair shop and a shoe repair shop -- he had hoped that these things would wind up in his trash can.
Animation: Five red dots demonstrate that they remain the same no matter how they're arranged ... until one dot is added.
Animation: Six red dots demonstrate that they remain the same no matter how they're arranged ... until one dot is subtracted.