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Episode 1740

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Sesame Street
Plot There is a water shortage on Sesame Street.
Air date January 7, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors Q, V, 9
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases

1740-title

This episode guide is missing segments cut from Noggin's broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
1740-01

1740-02
SCENE 1
Big Bird, Bob, Telly and David hear an announcement on the radio about a water shortage. The announcer advises the listener against filling swimming pools, washing cars, taking long showers, and leaving the water running while brushing teeth. David promptly turns the water off in a nearby sink.
1740-03

1740-04
SCENE 1
cont'd
Bob explains to Big Bird that water comes from rain, which fills up a reservoir, then enters houses through pipes. He goes into further detail using a demonstration with some glasses (representing houses) and a pitcher (representing a lake), which shows how little water there is left after such activities as the announcer advised against. Now that Big Bird gets it, he chides Bob for "wasting" four glasses of water for his demonstration.
WaterWaterWater
Film
Water water water ... it's everywhere!
(EKA: Episode 0154)
HubleyV01
Cartoon
Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0167)
Muppets-boylooksforV
Muppets
A boy looks for his V.
1396c
Cartoon
The journey of a V is told in limerick.
(EKA: Episode 1396)
1740-05
SCENE 2
Dr. Nobel Price has invented a rain-making machine. When he turns it on, however, it fails to generate any rain. Price: "I think it needs some fine tuning."
HubleyV02
Cartoon
Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
Herry's ABC Secret
Muppets
Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
Toon.firstmate
Cartoon
A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
1740-06

1740-07
SCENE 3
Bob calls some kids over for some lemonade rationing, explaining that it takes water to make lemonade. Oscar then offers some of his own lemonade, which is actually a glass with four raw lemons in it!
Toon.IN
Cartoon
A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(EKA: Episode 1004)
2963-C3
Film
Some children crawl in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0813)
1740-08
SCENE 4
Dr. Price continues to work on his machine.
1740-09
SCENE 4
cont'd
Susan waters her plants just a little bit, then notices that Oscar has a fountain outside his trash can. Susan can't convince Oscar not to waste water, until she reveals that it takes water to make mud.
1740-10

1740-11
SCENE 4
cont'd
In a panic, Oscar stops all his water-wasting activities, one of which involves a giant bathtub-stopper. He then chides Susan when he sees her watering her plants.
WillyWimpleWater
Cartoon
Willy Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
(EKA: Episode 1139)
E&BJungle
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: The search for Dr. Livingstone.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
MartianBeauty
Cartoon
"Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0424)
1706h
Muppets / Celebrity
Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
1740-12
SCENE 5
Dr. Price's machine seems to be working ... but then it extracts coffee instead of rain!
1740-13
SCENE 5
cont'd
Oscar shows Bob how Slimey is doing his part to save water - by taking shorter (nine-second) showers. Shortly thereafter, however, he dives into his mudhole again.
1092-08
Muppets
The Count's bats are upset; he always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats... but there's only one Count.
(EKA: Episode 0745)
Toon.NumberNinePainter
Cartoon
A painter paints a Number Nine, then hangs it.
1740-14
SCENE 6
Dr. Price thinks his machine has begun to rain socks ... but it turns out they're Bob's socks.
0871j
Cartoon
A group of ants carry a letter Q to the top of a hill.
(EKA: Episode 0851)
MariaDavidLuisQ
Cast
In speed-induced footage, Maria, Luis and David put together a letter Q.
(EKA: Episode 0753)
BallGoesUp
Song
"The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(EKA: Episode 0791)
1740-15
SCENE 7
Tuning in to the news, Bob, Susan and David learn that the water shortage is over!
1740-16

1740-17
SCENE 7
cont'd
Dr. Price, who has not heard the news, thinks his machine is a success when it begins to rain. He then considers inventing a rain-stopping machine ...
TypewriterV
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: V for Vacuum
(EKA: Episode 0952)
MuppetBUG
Muppets
An Anything Muppet lady spells out the word BUG, after which a bug introduces himself.
Toon.OPENword
Cartoon
Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(EKA: Episode 1006)
0573u
Film
The word OPEN
(EKA: Episode 0573)
CookieNapkin01

CookieNapkin02
Muppets
Cookie Monster encounters a green napkin. Every time he squeezes the napkin, a new number appears, allowing Cookie to count up to twenty. This creeps him out, but what's even more creepy is when Kermit shows up inside the napkin at the end of the bit -- he's also green, after all.
(EKA: Episode 0797)
ItsaRainyDay
Song
"Rainy Day Song"
1740-18
SCENE 8
Oscar is happy that the rain is back. He resumes his water-wasting activities as David announces the sponsors. The credit crawl with Barkley and the kids follows.
Mr Hooper 02

1740-close
CLOSING SIGNS
Mr. Hooper holds up both the Sesame Street and CTW signs at the end.


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