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Episode 0991

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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird presents a rhyming show. (repeat of Episode 0757)
Air date February 28, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors B, Y, 5
Syndication
Releases
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This episode page has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
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  • Big Bird explains all about eggs to Grover, but Grover can't understand the fact that there's a baby chick inside each egg. How did the chick get inside?
  • Harvey Kneeslapper prepares to shock someone with a hand buzzer upon saying "Gimme five!" However, his opponent slaps a number 5 on his shirt instead!
  • Bert and Big Bird fight over who should tell about the letter B. Maria encourages them to cooperate and do it together.
  • Big Bird organizes a rhyming show. The Prince he presents to his audience fails to find rhyming words and is told to leave the stage.
  • Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away. (First: Episode 0278)
  • Ernie and Bert: Ernie notices that none of the lampposts are on, and the lights won't turn on. Bert says that there is a blackout, but has to repeat himself when Ernie suggests they watch TV, play a record and listen to the radio. Ernie decides to call someone to see if anybody else knows about it. He calls Oscar the Grouch, who grouchily asks who's calling and threatens to "see to it that you don't sleep for a week." Ernie says "It's Bert" and hangs up. (EKA: Episode 0701)
  • Cartoon: A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy. (EKA: Episode 0969)
  • Film: Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!" (EKA: Episode 0536)
  • Luis and Maria play a guessing game where Maria must guess what part of the body Luis has covered under a paper bag.
  • Cartoon: A man shows how a scale works by weighing himself. (EKA: Episode 0861)


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