Sesame Street
Air date November 27, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production October 30, 1969
Sponsors J, O, R, 6, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 After stumbling through the door yet again, Big Bird finds some mysterious yellow footprints on the ground, and thinks they came from a monster. Doubtful about this theory, Gordon and Susan confirm that their feet don't fit in the footprints, and point out that Big Bird's feet do fit, since he stepped in some paint earlier.
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Susan leaves for the store, and Gordon sits down to show Big Bird and the kids some pictures of different kinds of footprints (and tire tracks).
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Just then, they hear a plane in the sky, and witness a pilot (Alphabet Bates) skywriting the letter R.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, 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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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
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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 2 In the dining room, Susan and the kids sing "The Alphabet Song" while pointing to some blocks.
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Susan reads a book, Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats, about a boy who wants to whistle for his dog. She then says goodbye to the kids, and introduces the next segment.
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to play checkers, but they can't get their chairs facing the right direction.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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Celebrity James Earl Jones counts to 10.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Gordon shows Mauricio and Greg two different sized glasses, and asks them which one would fit more milk. He reveals that the glasses can both hold the same amount of milk.
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Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4 Susan and Bob sing "One of These Things" with a picture of glasses. Susan points out that the top of a glass looks like the letter O.
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
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Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film A voice narrates a film about how things begin – including roosters, buildings, lakes, cups, birthday cakes, trees, and babies.
(First: Episode 0003)
Portions of this film were later re-edited into "A Little Bit (at the Beginning)".
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SCENE 5 Gordon agrees that a baby is the best beginning of them all. He then narrates some film footage (First: Episode 0003) of a baby reindeer taking its first steps. (Music: Joe Raposo)
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SCENE 5
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Gordon signs off, and he and Susan watch the kids play horseshoes. Bob announces the sponsors, and the books featured on today's program.
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CLOSING SIGNS A group of Muppet hippies (including a bearded hippie) hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper and Bob holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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