Sesame Street
Plot Bert babysits nephew Brad
Air date December 14, 1977
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors C, D, 7
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Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 It's lunchtime in the arbor, and Maria and Luis lay out their lunch. Cookie Monster wants to join, but Maria says he has to eat politely. When he fails eating his first cookie, Maria coaches him through it, and he complies. Bob comes along and can't believe Cookie has learned how to eat slowly, so he does it again. Cookie agrees that it's a big improvement, and shows him how he usually eats. "Me got to get me fiber."
Pinball7
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7: The ball rolls past famous world landmarks.
Solo: saxophone
(First: Episode 0989)
Borrowing a Vacuum
Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
Angrygoat
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Film.hippo
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0415)
CountCountsFlowers
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
7Bubbles
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
300005
Insert A group of disabled children play with a feather.
(EKA: Episode 0813)
Ddart
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Noimage
Film Policemen find clues that lead them to a stolen tub.
(EKA: Episode 0868)
InventionofPaper
Muppets Caveperson Days: King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
GordonFilm01

GordonFilm02
Film / Cast Gordon hangs out in a classroom. He joins the kids and the teacher as they play with an elastic rope and get into different shapes.
D balloon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: D for Dog
(First: Episode 0016)
Alaluna
Film A Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(EKA: Episode 0829)
1957-Lines
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Swingin' Alphabet - Olivia Susan Maria
Cast Olivia, Susan, and Maria sing "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 1052)
1706j1
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0766)
Shadow-Camel
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a camel.
Daddyddream
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
0573v
Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
E&B-Bart
Muppets Ernie & BertBert expects a visit from his identical twin brother Bart. Ernie notes that they're alike in many ways, but their major difference is that Bart has a sense of humor.
(First: Episode 0594)
Shadowhorse2
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
SameDifferentHat
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(EKA: Episode 1011)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Bert introduces Maria, Luis, and Bob to his nephew Brad. He's watching him while his brother Bart is out selling aluminum siding. Bert's neigbors say the baby is cute and comment on how much they look alike. After pointing out their features without being able to find a difference, Luis takes off his hat to reveal his red hair.
WeAreTheSame
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
AMGirl-Same
Muppets An Anything Muppet discusses the concept of "same" using her reflection in the mirror. The reflection begins speaking on its own. The girl faints and the reflection decides to do the same.
(EKA: Episode 0427)
Dalmatiand
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
Noimage
VTR Musical Bridge #1 (1:10)
Shoemaker
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
FutureJobs01
Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing."
(EKA: Episode 0796)
100017
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(EKA: Episode 0672)
SandC
Animation Sand C / c
(First: Episode 0625)
0573e
Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(Caroll Spinney performs Cookie Monster here.)
(First: Episode 0089)
1095m Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Jejalphabet
Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Bert is trying to teach Brad his first word when Bob happens by and says he'll stick around to watch. While Bert fails at getting Brad to say Bert, Bob is making funny faces for the baby, grabbing his attention. Bert gets annoyed with Bob and asks him several times to stop. After hearing his name repeatedly, Brad finally says his first word: Bob.
PaulF-BodySong
Cartoon A song about the parts of a boy's body and the sounds they can make.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Ssnews.cinderellaball
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
2356-8
Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) tries to outwit a tricky EXIT sign.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
2125r
Film EXIT
(First: Episode 0935)
HubleyCatandMouseChase
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0265)
BunFactory
Film Hamburger bun factory
(EKA: Episode 0777)
Dots4
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot shows up early)
(First: Episode 0001)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Bob gathers everyone around and asks if they want to hear Brad say his name. The residents of Sesame Street gather and cheer Brad on to say Bob... and he blurts out: Bert! Bert is elated and asks him to say his name again. Brad responds: Bob.


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