Sesame Street
Plot 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
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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".
Pinball2
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
Dollhouse
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
CatTelephone
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.
(EKA: Episode 0995)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Asongfromkermit
Muppets Kermit sings "A Song From Kermit."
Twostep
Cartoon The Country Fiddler—The Two-Step
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0353)
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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!
Wideopenspaces
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.
Madscientisth
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(EKA: Episode 0887)
Boblindaluish
Cast Bob, Linda and Luis assemble a lowercase h.
Haroldhoward
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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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."
NobleOstrich
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.
ScanimateH
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.
Herrykidapples
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Herry Monster and two kids share a bag of apples.
Typewriterhand
Cartoon Typewriter Guy: H for Hand
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0836)
1563o
Film Footage of flamingos, ducks, and swans swimming.
(EKA: Episode 0981)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Cartoonwizard
Cartoon A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
Pageantaroundthemountain
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)
Cartoonsignlanguageabc
Cartoon "Signing Alphabet," an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
Noodlefactory
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
1056d
Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
(EKA: Episode 1012)
Cartoontracks
Cartoon Two kids wonder where some mysterious tracks on the ground come from.
Filmsheepdog
Film Sheep dog
Aroundtheworldme
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
1186zb
Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) looks in a mirror and sees "ME." Maria's reflection is played by Linda.
(EKA: Episode 1032)
Cartoonpointingatme
Cartoon A boy points to himself and says, "ME."
(EKA: Episode 1003)
Groverjohnjohnpenny
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and John-John count a penny.
(EKA: Episode 0797)
Filmacrobats
Film Trapeze artist addition and subtraction
(EKA: Episode 1041)
Shortywaterfountain
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
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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.

Groversesamesign

KermitKiddo1056
CLOSING SIGNS Grover holds up the Sesame Street sign while Kermit and a kid hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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