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Sesame Street
Plot A big rainstorm hits Sesame Street. Tom waters plants in the rain; Rafael puts on raingear; Molly worries that people will slip on the sidewalk.
Air date February 25, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors B, M, 4
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases

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This episode guide is missing segments cut from Noggin's broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Molly welcomes the viewers and tells them that she heard the weather report -- there's going to be a big rainstorm. She warns everyone that the rain is coming, and they get ready for the storm. David brings his laundry in, Big Bird and Chris put their checkerboard away, and Tom lowers the awning at Hooper's Store. Lightning flashes in the sky; the storm is approaching.
Wateringbstalk
Cartoon
Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Circlesandsquares
Transition
Circles and squares
Madpainter4
Film
The Mad Painter #4
(EKA: Episode 0344)
4fiddle
Cartoon
Donnie Budd counts four lions.
(EKA: Episode 0344)
SSoriginalmahna
Muppets
Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mahna Mahna".
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 2
At the Fix-It Shop, Rafael has finished fixing David's transistor radio. He's about to deliver it, but he hears the weather report on the radio, and realizes that he has to dress for the rain. He puts on a hat, coat and galoshes. Then David shows up to pick up the radio, just as the rain starts. Rafael gives David his hat, coat and galoshes so he can get home without getting wet.
Bearbicycle
Cartoon
B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Harveykneeslapperb
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(EKA: Episode 0303)
Parkboys
Muppets
Two Anything Muppet boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
(EKA: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 3
Tom asks the kids to help him take the plants outside into the rain, so they can get watered. He says that the plants are happier when they're watered by rain, rather than a watering can.
Imlittleyourebig
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Big Bird tells Shola that he's been having some trouble figuring out big and little. Shola says that she's little and Big Bird is big. Big Bird says, "Oh! That must be why they call me Big Bird." Shola answers, "Yeah! You're Big Bird. I'm Shola."
Hatshop5
Muppets
Farley goes to the hat shop
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SCENE 4
Molly slips on a slippery spot on the ground, and Big Bird helps her up. They worry about other people slipping on that spot, so Molly uses a piece of chalk to write a message -- "Don't Walk Here" -- with an arrow that points to the slippery spot.
Kermitsletterlecture
Muppets
Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 5
Molly's chalk message washes off in the rain, and David falls on the slippery spot. Molly realizes that she has to make a sign that won't wash away.
Erniebertcleantoybox
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie tells Bert that he has a note for him, but he can't remember where it is. He thinks maybe he put it in the toybox, so he digs through the box, throwing toys everywhere. It's not in the toybox, so Ernie looks in the clothes hamper, scattering clothes all over. He finally finds the note, which tells Bert that it's his turn to clean up the apartment.
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SCENE 6
Molly puts up a big sign that says "DON'T WALK HERE," but Rafael can't read it because of the rain on his glasses. He steps closer to read the sign, then slips. Frustrated, Molly puts a basket over the slippery spot.
Themwhocametodinner
Cartoon
A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0276)
4dragons
Muppets
A Japanese storyteller tells "The Mystery of the Four Dragons". An aged emperor offers the throne to his son if he can find four hidden dragons in the room.
(EKA: Episode 0299)
Bisforbath
Cartoon
B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
4ladybugs
Cartoon
Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(EKA: Episode 0277)
SpeechBalloonBBug
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: B for Bug
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Kermit4eggs
Muppets
Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chickens.
(EKA: Episode 0300)
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SCENE 7
Oscar loves the rain—nobody's playing outside, and everybody's getting wet and muddy. David gets splashed by a passing car, and screams at the driver. Oscar says that David has the makings of a first-class grouch.
Onelittlepenguin
Film
A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0266)
Bugsbigandsmall
Cartoon
Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(EKA: Episode 0320)
Boyinacircle
Muppets
An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(EKA: Episode 0320)
Bisforbongobeat
Cartoon
B is for Bongo Beat, Bandit, and Bottles of wine.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(EKA: Episode 0303)
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Groversurpriseernie2
Muppets
Grover is going to teach the audience about "surprise" by sneaking up on Ernie. He sees Ernie sitting in his chair -- and he knows that it's Ernie, because he can see Ernie's shirt and Ernie's hair. Grover sneaks up to surprise Ernie -- but then it turns out to be Herry Monster, disguised as Ernie!
(EKA: Episode 0261)
Circlescrumpled
Transition
Circles, and a wadded up napkin
Misformoocow
Cartoon
M is for Moo
(EKA: Episode 0276)
Erniebertstring
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
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SCENE 8
Big Bird wants to help Tom by opening the door when he takes the garbage out -- but Big Bird keeps forgetting to close the door again, and he lets the rain in. When Tom goes out with the garbage, Big Bird keeps the door closed and won't let him back in.
Wallyralphumbrellas
Cast
Wally and Ralph try to figure out how to use an umbrella to keep dry.
Grover herbert 20
Muppets
Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot count to twenty.
(EKA: Episode 0235)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
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SCENE 9
The rainstorm ends, and the sun comes out. Everybody plays outside in the sunshine. Big Bird announces the sponsors of "slightly soggy Sesame Street". A full credit crawl follows.
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CLOSING SIGNS
Molly and Tom hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Big Bird holds up the CTW sign at the end.

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
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Song
Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up".


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