Sesame Street
Plot The Muppets express themselves using pencils.
Air date January 17, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors E, Z, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird announces himself to Susan and David in front of Hooper's Store to much fanfare. He introduces a pencil as a modern marvel and offers to draw a picture of Susan. David is skeptical and Susan suggests starting with something easier, like the alphabet. They're surprised and pleased to see that the drawing is actually quite good, and Susan asks if she can have it to show Gordon. Big Bird addresses the camera, "stay tuned to this station for the further adventures of your friend and mine... [musical fanfare]... the pencil!"
E&B-RoleReversal
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie imagines what life would be like if he and Bert had their characteristics switched around.
2059h
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
3187z
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Noimage
Film (LA) Peanut Butter Factory (2:52)
1090-21a
Muppets Grover opens a menu and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of the special sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and olive stuck in with a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu -- it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle, or an olive.
(First: Episode 0332)
1095i
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0293)
1095i
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0293)
ICHI
SCENE 2 Herry has written a song using a pencil that Big Bird has given him. The song is called "I Can't Help It."
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Muppets Anything Muppet Sketches: Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
1446c
Muppets Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
(First: Episode 0408)
E-End
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
Noimage
Cast Marvelous Maria counts from one to ten, and then from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0443)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the letter E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
666sande
Animation Sand E/e
(First: Episode 0642)
WhoYouLookinAtTiger
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
NumberTwelveRocks
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(EKA: Episode 0218)
Erniebertnewspaper
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
2233-Kayak
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
(EKA: Episode 0312)
1041Z
Animation Kids narrate a letter 'Z' drawing.
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Cast David and Maria demonstrate short and long time. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0429)
Womaninburningbuilding.HELP!
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
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Cast David and Maria demonstrate short and long time. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0429)
Clumsyhole
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
Arist:Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0440)
Buses
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0406)
ZforZipper
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Littlegirl.HELP
Film A little girl needs HELP getting on a horse.
(First: Episode 0484)
Noimage
Cast David and Maria demonstrate short and long time. (part 3)
(First: Episode 0429)
12birds
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cap008
Insert Three of these kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Bert sits outside on the Street, pretending to fly a helicopter. Maria sits down with him, and the segment becomes animated as they fly through the air before returning to the Street.
(First: Episode 0656)
EforEel
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
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VTR Kids Make Shapes (0:26)
(First: Episode 0300)
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E-Egg
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 3 In Hooper's Store, Luis is using a pencil to show Susan how to write "I like you" in Spanish. In the basement, Biff has been working on the pipes with Sully, when he calls up and offers to show them something else they can do with a pencil. Accessing the basement via a trap door behind the counter, every ventures down to witness Biff's demonstration which consists of using a pencil as a tool to fix leaky pipes. He follows up with a poem about how to use tools, springing new leaks in the process which he blames on Sully.
2485x
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0619)
BeeFilm
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Enterexitdoors
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Clumsy.2holes
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0440)
0573za
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
Eforerase
Cartoon E for Erase
(EKA: Episode 0666)
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SCENE 4 Oscar the Grouch stops Luis as he walks by his trash can to show what grouches do with the most important part of a pencil: the eraser. He presents a newspaper with all the good news taken out of it, a clock where the numbers have been erased so as to not tell the time, and a blank piece of paper representing the grouch alphabet. Oscar says the only thing left to do is erase Luis, but Luis says he can't erase people. Instead, Oscar erases himself and vanishes from view.


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