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Air date November 25, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production October 23, 1969
Sponsors J, O, R, 6, 7


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob sings "Feelin' Groovy."
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SCENE 1 cont'd Bob tells a kid to slow down, takes his ball, and throws it. He narrates a film showing the ball in slow motion.
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Film A group of kids play follow the leader and go over, around and through various obstacles, but one of them takes a while to catch on.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cast Buddy and Jim - Wall Painting
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes teaches about through.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
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SCENE 2 Susan sings a song and asks the kids to finish each line with the word that rhymes.
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Cartoon Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 3 In the yard, Mr. Hooper sells a 4-foot letter J in a high pressure pitchman style.
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Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper continues to sell the J, luring in Gordon to look over the letter's attractive features.
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Cartoon J - Jam
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper hands out a number of small Js to the kids.
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Cartoon "The J Commercial" (repeat)
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Muppets Gordon meets Professor Hastings and Professor Goldfinch, who will be performing a number. A wild Anything Muppet arrives as their drummer and the trio performs "Spinning Wheel".
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon Alphabet Bates: O
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 6 Susan, Gordon, and the kids play the classification game with three farm animals and a tractor; three fish and a boat; a plane, a kite, a balloon, and a bird; and a car, a motorcycle, a bike, and a horse.
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SCENE 7 Big Bird berates himself for being clumsy and not knowing how to count past six, so Gordon gives him a hint...
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Cartoon "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird is excited about the baker falling down the stairs being clumsier than he is. Gordon asks him what comes after six, but he still doesn't know...
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Cartoon "Seven Song (Song of Seven)" (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Big Bird finally counts to ten.
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 10 Gordon hears construction coming from Oscar's trash can and asks Oscar the Grouch what's going on. Oscar says he's knocking down a wall in his pool room to put in a bowling alley. Gordon doesn't believe him until he hears some bowling pins knocked over and admits that you've got to believe what you hear.
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Film "Noises"
A boy named Chris uses "magic glasses" to see invisible things that make noises, including construction equipment, a baby crying, people coughing and sneezing, a car honking, a telephone, and a typewriter. Can you make those noises?
(First: Episode 0004)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 11 Goodbye


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