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Sesame Street
Plot Season 9 premiere: Bert leads a marching band; Oscar has a cooking show; Grover drives Gordon's car.
Air date November 28, 1977
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors H, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 2

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1
Bert is getting ready to play in his marching band, and has all the instruments laid out on the street. The cast, led by Bob, demonstrates each instrument while singing about a "Big Brass Band".
Cartoon
Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
Song
"Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon
A cat makes noise with a telephone, typwriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets
Kermit sings "A Song From Kermit".
Cartoon
The Country Fiddler—The Two-Step
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0353)
SCENE 2
In Hooper's Store, the customers watch a cooking show hosted by Oscar (with a French accent), who demonstrates how to make Charles's Chicken Soup. He and his assistant Charles add various, disgusting ingredients to the pot, none of which are chicken. The chef asks Charles to taste it, but he backs away. Oscar reveals why the soup is named such, because Charles is too chicken to eat it!
Muppets
In the woods, a nature-loving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
Cartoon
A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(EKA: Episode 0887)
Cast
Bob, Linda and Luis assemble a lowercase h.
Cartoon
Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
SCENE 3
Gladys the Cow plays a game of One of These Things, and gets offended when Gordon refers to her as "just a cow."
Cartoon
"The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Cartoon / Film
A Scanimate/live-action hybrid segment in which an off-camera child and Luis name words that begin with H.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Herry Monster and two kids share a bag of apples.
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: H for Hand
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0836)
Film
Footage of flamingos, ducks, and swans swimming.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Cartoon
A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
Muppets
Pageant: "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain"—Cookie Monster, playing the heroine in this year's pageant, can't seem to grasp the concept of going "around" until Prairie Dawn lures him with a—guess what?
(EKA: Episode 0892)
Cartoon
"Signing Alphabet," an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
Film
Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
Insert
Olivia sings "Children of the World."
Cartoon
Two kids wonder where some mysterious tracks on the ground come from.
Film
Sheep dog
Cartoon
Kids around the world say "ME."
Cast
Charlie Chaplin (Maria) looks in a mirror and sees "ME." Maria's reflection is played by Linda.
(EKA: Episode 1032)
Cartoon
A boy points to himself and says, "ME."
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and John-John count a penny.
(EKA: Episode 0797)
Film
Trapeze artist addition and subtraction
(EKA: Episode 1041)
Cartoon
Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.

SCENE 4
Grover pretends to drive Gordon's car. He imagines driving in the Indianapolis 500, to the Grand Canyon, and to downtown Cucamonga.

As we pan out from the street, Big Bird and Oscar take turns signing off.


CLOSING SIGNS
Grover holds up the Sesame Street sign while Kermit and a kid hold up the CTW sign at the end.

Cast


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