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Episode 0678

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Sesame Street
Plot Sam the Machine confuses everyone by imitating sounds.
Air date November 20, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors V, 3
Syndication
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  • A little girl Muppet is lost and crying. A policeman Muppet comes along and asks what's wrong, and the girl sings a remembering song.
  • A Hot Pink Anything Monster wants to know about here and there, so Herry and Grover demonstrate by spreading apart, each calling the monster over to their side. However, whenever the monster gets to "there," he always finds himself "here".
  • Ernie and Bert: Ernie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers with his mind, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep. (First: Episode 0134)
  • Luis thinks he's going nuts when he hears the imitations of sounds that Sam is making.
  • Ernie and Bert: As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep... thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap. (First: Episode 0027)
  • David is also confused by the sounds that Sam is making.
  • Susan, Luis and David don't believe Big Bird when he tells them that it was Sam who made all the sounds they've been hearing.
  • Harvey Kneeslapper hangs an "OPEN" sign on a closet and has filled it with so many toys that when somebody opens it, all of the toys in the closet will fall on that person. A girl opens the closet, but none of the toys fall out. When Harvey opens it after she leaves, they fall all over him. Later, Harvey has refilled the closet. A boy tries to open it, but the door is stuck. When the boy has left, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys land on him again. Finally, Harvey has refilled the closet again. The boy and girl come by again and open the door. Instead of toys falling, the closet leads to another place. After the two of them have gone through and closed the door behind them, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys fall on him. (EKA: Episode 0597)
  • Ernie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
  • Film: At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piñata.


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