Sesame Street
Plot Just another quiet day on Sesame Street
Air date November 19, 1973
(season premiere)
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors D, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 1
Paley Center Archive

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis tells Krystal he's going on a coffee break, and asks her to answer the phone in Spanish.
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SCENE 1
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Luis greets Sam the Robot and Mr. Macintosh.
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SCENE 1
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Luis offers to tie Doris's balloon to her wrist. It floats up to David, relaxing on the ledge.
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SCENE 1
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Big Bird and Bob lead the kids outside from Hooper's Store to play basketball.
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SCENE 1
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David and Maria each buy a hot dog from Willy.
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SCENE 1
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Susan picks up a dirty blue shirt and throws it into Oscar's trash can.
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SCENE 1
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Susan welcomes Gordon home from work, and Gordon welcomes the viewer to "just another quiet day on Sesame Street"...
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SCENE 1
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... which proves to be anything but quiet.
Mahnasesame2
Muppets "Fat Cat"
Daddyddream
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
ABC Cookie Monster
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Joey sing "The Alphabet Song..
(First: Episode 0426)
Dalmatiand
Cartoon D Lecture
(First: Episode 0367)
Squarestring
Cartoon The Square
Frogonthestreet
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the reporter interviews a girl, Julia, about sounds of different animals. When he asks what sound a frog makes, she answers, "Wiggit! Wiggit!" which doesn't amuse Kermit.
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SCENE 2 At the Fix-It Shop, Luis shows Krystal and Trey some metal tools he found in an old tool box. He picks up a hinge, and Krystal says it looks like a bird's beak. This gives Luis some inspiration to make something out of the tools. He tells the kids to go outside and play, and when they come back, they'll be surprised...
Jazzyspies2
Cartoon Jazz #2
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoonleg
Cartoon "Why are you holding one leg up in the air, Jasper?" "Because if I hold two legs up in the air, I fall down!"
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
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SCENE 3 Luis shows the kids the surprise structure made of his metal tools: a bird! He then suggests they show it to Big Bird.
EB.loudsnacks
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie makes some loud noises while he eats his candy bar and peanuts and drinks his soda. Bert loses his temper and shouts at Ernie to be quiet, at which point the usher enters and throws Bert out.
There's a Bird on Me!
Film "There's a Bird On Me" (Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon Numbers from 1 to 20 line up, but 17 is missing.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
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Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
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Muppets "How Do You Do" (Grover and Lena Horne)
Clip 7
Film A Stool For Me
(First: Episode 0513)
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SCENE 4
(Insert)
Big Bird and Krystal play "store."
WhoYouLookinAtTiger
Song "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Beat The Time
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
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Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and his grown-up friends play "follow the leader"; Snuffy secretly joins in the game without anyone noticing him!
AlienAlphabet
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
MariaGenie01

MariaGenie02
Cast David, alone on a desert island, finds a bottle with a genie (Maria) inside it, and wishes for a boat. But Maria keeps mishearing the request and instead gives him a coat and a (live) goat. Finally she gives him a boat ... but it's not the kind of boat he was hoping for.
Clapclapclap
Muppets Clap, Clap, Clap (including Roosevelt Franklin, Roosevelt Franklin's Mother, Farley, a Mr. Johnson-esque Fat Blue AM, Moe, and a Prairie Dawn-esque Hot Pink AM)
(First: Episode 0491)
Film.Jackrabbit
Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
Song.pigeon
Muppets "Doin' the Pigeon"
Film.EXIT
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
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Film Three Of These Kids (sports)
EB.BertsFace
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
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Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
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SCENE 6
(Insert)
Stevie Wonder performs "123 Sesame Street" as David announces the sponsors (D and 2)
(First: Episode 0514)
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CLOSING SIGNS David and Maria hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Ernie and Bert hold up the CTW sign at the end.‎

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 4
(insert)
DVD release
Big Bird announces that Grover will demonstrate the number 2 by doing two chin-ups. He does it, but then Big Bird asks him to do two more sets, to make sure the audience gets it. When Big Bird thinks they've got it, he announces that Grover will now demonstrate the number 18! Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0547)

On the Old School: Volume 1 DVD release of the episode, this scene replaces the scene with Big Bird and Krystal playing store.
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SCENE 6
DVD release
A closing shot of the kids playing as Big Bird and Grover announce the sponsors (C, U and 2).

Due to clearance issues, the Stevie Wonder insert was replaced on the Old School: Volume 1 DVD release with this closing from another episode. This ending comes from an episode that originally featured Grover's chin-up demonstration, as reference is made to it here.
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CLOSING SIGNS
DVD release
David holds the Sesame Street sign, while Grover and Cookie Monster hold up the CTW sign at the end.‎

Notes

  • This was the first season premiere episode of Sesame Street to not include any street scenes with any characters performed by Jim Henson or Frank Oz.

Cast


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