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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR watches the GROUCH Bowl / Mr. Hooper’s missing glasses
Air date February 24, 1970
Season Season 1
Sponsors D, E, M, 8, 9

Episode 77

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Gordon overhears OSCAR cheering for the GROUCH Bowl on TV. The opposing teams playing today are the Midtown Meanies vs. the Dodgeville Drudges — & both of them are bad, according to OSCAR, who waves an "M" flag.
400019
Cartoon
M for mouse, MUD, & mother
1092-06
Cartoon
M is for Marvelous Martha
M-Mail
Cartoon
M for Mail
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8
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SCENE 2
Bob joins Gordon in listening along with OSCAR. The halftime show begins when the band (an octopus) starts playing …
Octopus band
Song
"Octopus One-Man Band"
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8 (repeat)
Ernie & Bert's sandbox
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," & Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” & so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How’d it taste?" Ernie asks.
No 8 b
Song
"Song of Eight"
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SCENE 3
Susan joins Bob, Gordon & OSCAR. OSCAR laments that the Meanies are now winning, so he switches flags & begins cheering for the Drudges, who are losing.
Pitch Reel D
Cartoon
A small man & his assistant, Dudley, attempt to demonstrate both the capital & lower-case letter D.
SSTS 10
Cartoon
"The D Commercial:" 2 boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it’s the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, & buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
D balloon
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: D - Dog
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SCENE 4
OSCAR’s favorite part of the game is when it’s over — then he can watch the GARBAGEmen pick up TRASH from the field. Gordon introduces the next film …
Where The Garbage Goes
Song
"Where the GARBAGE Goes," a song film which explains what happens to GARBAGE after IT gets thrown away.
Music by Peter Schickele
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SCENE 5
Bob takes a break from fixing a chair to play a "Three of These Things" game.
The Bath Story
Muppets
Ernie & Bert - Ernie tells Bert that he calls his bathtub Rosie, because after his bath, he leaves a ring around Rosie. (1st: Episode 0001)
No 9
Film
"Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
Everybody Wash

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Song
Ernie leads the cast in "Everybody Wash" (new footage included) (1st: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6
After "washing" himself, Bob introduces a film of a mother mandrill & her young.
Baboon carry
Film
A baboon carries her young.
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SCENE 7
BIG BIRD asks Susan to read a letter from his mother. He recalls the things his parents did for him, & observes what a family is. Bob introduces the next film of a family of lemurs.
Lemurs
Film
Lemurs leap & play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
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SCENE 8
Susan reads I Have a Tree by Lillie D. Chaffin.
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SCENE 8
cont'd
BIG BIRD tries to guess what time it is now. Susan says it's silly song time.
Before & After

Buddy before after
Muppets / Cast
The Anything Muppets sing "Before & After." In between the verses, we see Buddy figuring out how to eat his slice of cake, aided by an unseen voice (FRANK OZ). Eventually, he's left to his own devices & causes a mess when he tries to eat his cake before he opens his mouth.
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8 (repeat)
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SCENE 9
Susan asks BIG BIRD what comes after 8, & HE struggles to answer.
No 9
Film
"Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
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SCENE 10
cont'd
Mr. Hooper asks Gordon to help him look for his glasses. Mr. Hooper is also stressed because he can’t remember the alphabet.
James Earl Jones alphabet
Celebrity
Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
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SCENE 10
cont'd
Bob & Susan assist Mr. Hooper in trying to remember where his glasses might be.
No 8 b
Song
"Song of Eight" (repeat)
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8 (repeat)
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SCENE 11
Bob hasn’t found any glasses, but he did find a letter E.
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Cartoon
Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo." (1st: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon
E for elephant, eagle, everything, & egg.
Gordon & Bob break E
Cast
Gordon & Bob assemble an E.
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SCENE 12
Gordon sees OSCAR fishing out of a bucket — is it the one?
0028 fishing boat
Film
A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
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SCENE 13
Gordon leads Susan & Mr. Hooper to OSCAR’s bucket, where OSCAR catches a pair of glasses. Mystery solved.
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SCENE 13
cont'd
While OSCAR is still fishing, Gordon signs off. Bob announces the sponsors, & the book read on today’s show.
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CLOSING SIGNS
Susan holds up the SESAME STREET sign, while Gordon holds the Childrens Television Workshop sign.

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