Sesame Street
Air date November 21, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by Neil Smith
Production October 17, 1969
Sponsors A, B, X, 4, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street while cooking in her kitchen. Meanwhile, Jennie draws some silly pictures to have the kids find out what's wrong with them. The pictures include a baby pushing a carriage with its mother inside, a face with four eyes, and a bathtub with wheels. Jennie then puts some dots on the paper.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 2 Outside, Gordon hears a racket. It's coming from Oscar's trash can, where Oscar is trying to watch TV. Gordon doubts that Oscar really has a TV set in his trash can, so Oscar tells Gordon what he wants to hear just so he'll go away. When Gordon leaves, Oscar starts practicing the piano.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 3 Gordon comes home to his kitchen, and hears another racket, coming from Ernie and Bert's apartment down below.
1041E&Bclean1.jpg Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
1041E&Bclean2.jpg Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place.
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Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 4 Bob encounters Mr. Hooper, who's letting Big Bird run Hooper's Store today. Mr. Hooper has a new invention that he's trying out: an invisible raincoat. Bob points out that it isn't raining, so Mr. Hooper takes off his invisible raincoat -- right as it starts to rain.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Bob and some kids gather under a real raincoat as it rains. It soon stops raining, and Bob and the kids observe a sheep dog while it eats from a bowl. Bob explains the concept of "dog years", and they count the dog's four legs.
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Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert overhears Ernie drawing a picture of a dog with five legs. Bert thinks the fifth leg is a tail, because the other four legs have paws. Bert asks about the fifth leg, "Where's its paw?" Ernie replies, "It's gone shopping with its maw."
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Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 6 Gordon shows the kids some pictures that are covered by three flaps. He uncovers each flap and says a poem about each person, which gives clues about what their job is.
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SCENE 6
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Big Bird passes by, and Gordon invites him to join the game. Big Bird thinks Gordon's giving clues about him, but they're actually clues about a giraffe.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Giraffes.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets / Cast Susan sings "Swing on a Star" while putting features on some Anything Muppets.
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Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't want to eat Swiss cheese, because it has holes in it, but Bert tells Ernie that holes make Swiss cheese taste better than the regular kind. Ernie says that he'll eat the cheese and that Bert can eat the holes.
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Film Five Song (Song of Five) (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird notices Mr. Hooper struggling to put a package at the top of the shelf. Big Bird offers to help him, but ends up making a mess. An angry Mr. Hooper starts counting, which leads to --
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Celebrity Burt Lancaster counts while doing pushups.
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SCENE 7
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Mr. Hooper tells Big Bird to go play on the seesaw, but Big Bird points out that Buddy and Jim are already using it.
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to use a seesaw.
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3 (repeat)
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Cartoon "Poverty X" (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Susan has a riddle for the viewer. The answer is in the following segment --
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Film Skin is shown in close-ups.
Music: Peter Schickele
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SCENE 8
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Susan reveals the answer. The skin film is shown again.
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SCENE 9 Bob, Gordon and some kids look at a monitor lizard from India, which has scaly skin that can change color.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (ending cut)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets A salesman promotes a product called Brand X, which is supposed to help clean dishes and laundry, but doesn't.
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Cartoon "Poverty X" (repeat)
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "I Am a Fine Musician".
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Cartoon "Poverty X" (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Gordon signs off, and Big Bird tries to play jump-rope with the kids as the credits roll. Bob announces the sponsors (except for 4).
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CLOSING SIGNS A group of Muppet hippies (including a bearded hippie) hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Bert and Ernie holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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