Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird plays airport; Officer Krupky looks for Maria
Air date January 21, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors N, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob exits his door over the garage and sees Big Bird playing airport below in the arbor. Bob explains that he can't just open an airport on Sesame Street because it needs lots of people coming and going to and from far off places. Big Bird calls to Maria on the street and asks her where she's from. "Puerto Rico, you know that." Big Bird turns back to Bob and asks if that's far enough away for him. Bob says he's still missing a transport vehicle, but Big Bird can't hear him over the sounds of an airplane. Bob leaves him to his devices and Big Bird communicates over the radio with...
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Cartoon Alphabet Bates makes the letter N.
(First: Episode 0041)
Bananashare
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Bert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(EKA: Episode 0464)
Song-LookAround
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
TerribleTroll01
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree and the Terrible Troll (part 1)
A mother sends her young daughter into the forest to chop down a tree to use for wood. When she finds one, a terrible troll encourages her to chop it down. However, a bird above protests, as the tree is her home. The girl wonders what she should do...
(EKA: Episode 0428)
Overalls
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
SS-TrollTree
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree and the Terrible Troll (part 2)
The girl resolves to not chop down the tree, allowing the bird to keep her home. She finds another tree, when an old man objects - he thinks it's the most beautiful tree in the forest and gives him shade on hot days. The troll wants to cut it down, so the girl starts thinking again...
(EKA: Episode 0428)
1091-28
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
TerribleTroll02
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree and the Terrible Troll (part 3)
The girl again choses to not chop down the tree and happens upon a third. The troll reveals himself to be a handsome prince, who will grant her any wish. She asks him to cut down the tree and bring it to her house.
(EKA: Episode 0428)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Snuffleupagus has joined Big Bird playing airport as a ticket agent. He tells Big Bird that he's helping a lady going to Detroit who has four suitcases, but he can only find three of them. The kids help Snuffy by singing which of these things in relation to three flowered suitcases, and one plain suitcase.
Babyzebra
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film (live action) Blindfold #2 (1:51)
Maria-Blocks
Insert Maria tries to replicate a block tower.
Painter3
Film Mad Painter #3
(EKA: Episode 0343)
I'vegotamind bird
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
MortyMootMope
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin tells the story of an old king named Morty Moot Mope, from the kingdom of Boebitty Bope, who loves to hear words that sound the same. Morty has trouble finding words that rhyme with his name, so he calls upon Same Sound Brown to do it.
(EKA: Episode 0534)
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Film (live action) N - Neighborhood (Katz) (0:53)
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SCENE 3 Sam the Robot says "N", the camera cuts to shots all around Sesame Street, and back to Sam again who says "Neighborhood".
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
ErnieShola.Nickel
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Ernie's lost the nickel he was going to use for candy, so Shola gives him another one.
Film.Birdseat
Film What do birds eat?
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Walk-IN
Cartoon A man walks in an IN.
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
(EKA: Episode 0293)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper is on the phone in Hooper's Store taking an order from Mrs. Goldfarb. Big Bird rushes in and has a request from Gordon that he can't remember. After Mr. Hooper lists a few things in the store that it could be, Big Bird remembers that it rhymes with door — Gordon needs help with the door. Mr. Hooper and Big Bird rush over to the top of the steps at 123 Sesame Street to help Gordon with the door, but they're too late and he drops his boxes, breaking them.
GroverElevatorInOut
Muppets Grover the elevator operator gives a demonstration of in and out which annoys the passengers.
1453-Walk
Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
Bae14
Muppets Ernie and Bert: At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
3956l
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings "Three on Lady's Lap."
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0354)
Raposo.3isMyFavoriteNumber
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
Cookiesafe
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie has a bag of cookies, and locks them in a safe to protect them from Cookie Monster. When the monster discovers that the cookies are locked up tight, he eats the safe.
ThreeOfTheseThingsBicycle
Song David sings Three of These Things: Three kids riding one seat bicycle, and two kids riding two seat bicycle
(EKA: Episode 0825)
BBGroverchinups

BBGroverchinups02
Insert 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.
Toon.IN
Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
Three Monsters
Muppets Grover, Herry, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
MarchingBand-3
Film Marching Band #3
CarsWalk
Cartoon Cars WALK.
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon "Jazz #3" (repeat)
ABC Cookie Monster
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Kermit & Joey sing The Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 0536)
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SCENE 5 Officer Krupky (the human role is played on-screen by Frank Oz)[1] is looking for someone on Sesame Street named Maria who is Puerto Rican, has black, curly hair, and dark eyes. He describes her and shows her picture to Mr. Hooper, and then Gordon, who point him in Maria's direction, but can't be told why a police officer is looking for her because it's official business. He finds Maria, confirms that she is Puerto Rican, has black, curly hair, and dark eyes, and tells her he's there on official police business. When Maria asks what she can do to help, Officer Krupky holds up a card with the word "beso" on it, and he needs her to translate it for him. Maria takes off his hat, gives him a kiss on the head, and tells him it means "kiss". Krupky wonders why he gets all the mushy assignments.
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye

Sources

  1. Bailey, Joseph. Memoirs of a Muppets Writer, pages 189-191


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