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Episode 0311

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Sesame Street
Plot Luis plays "Simple Simon" with Big Bird and the kids.
Air date December 27, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors V, 4
This episode page has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
  • Tom announces that 4 is the number today; he asks some kids and Big Bird to look all around Sesame Street to see if they can find something with 4 legs. Big Bird runs off and bumps into his friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus, who has 4 legs, but Snuffy disappears before he can show Tom.
  • Oscar breaks a fire truck apart -- showing the body, the ladder, and 4 wheels -- explaining that this is the way that grouches like toys. Susan and some kids match the parts to a picture, and put the fire truck back together.
  • Alien Alphabet: Two abstract Anything Muppets recite the alphabet as they dart in and out of frame and pop out of a split-screen.
  • Film / Animation: The ET family is demonstrated in a story of the zet, a quick-witted bird. (EKA: Episode 0296)
  • Luis is playing "Simple Simon" in Spanish with some kids. Along comes Big Bird, who joins in by imitating the kids, touching parts of his body.
  • The letter "V" made out of colored sand is on the floor. Tom comes along and makes it vanish with a vacuum cleaner.
  • Hubley animation: A letter "V" takes its vitamins.
  • Ernie discovers that he can't read his picture book because he is holding it upside down.
  • Susan sings the Classification Song as she regroups some colored shapes.
  • Luis sings the Classification Song in Spanish as he regroups baseball gloves and a baseball bat.
  • Four Muppets cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flower pot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.

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