Sesame Street
Air date November 28, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by Neil Smith
Production October 31, 1969
Sponsors J, O, R, 6, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and Bob greet each other, then hear some happy music coming from somewhere. They ask Oscar if it's coming from his trash can, which it isn't. Oscar assumes it must be the Anything People — they're always whooping and hollering and having a good time, which he doesn't like.
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "All Together Now".
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SCENE 2 Oscar complains to Gordon that his trash can looks the same as the others. Gordon draws an O on it with chalk.
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 Bob and some kids look at an opossum, which begins with O.
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Susan demonstrates big, bigger and biggest.
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Film "Big, Bigger, Biggest"
A junior car dealer displays cars of different sizes to people of different sizes.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 4
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Susan demonstrates the words again, hoping the viewer learned something.
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings "You Gotta Learn."
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with buttons.
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SCENE 5 Bob feeds some baby chicks and a mother hen.
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SCENE 5
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Big Bird stops by, and greets one of the chicks as Egbert - a setup for a bad joke he heard from Ernie. Big Bird is glad he's not a chicken, because chickens can't talk. Bob sings "Chickery Chick," about a chick who decides, instead of saying "chick" or "peep," decides to invent his own things to say.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper and some kids see a skywriter make the letter O.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
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SCENE 6
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Mr. Hooper reads a book, My Little Brother by H.R. Wittram.
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SCENE 6
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After reading the book, Mr. Hooper asks Susan to sing a number. She clears her throat as a piano vamp plays, then sings "Seven!"
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert arrange how they'll take turns washing the dishes: Ernie will do it this week and Bert does it the next. Ernie isn't keen on spending 7 whole days washing dishes, so he decides to shorten his week and "skip" today (by skipping around the apartment).
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)" (repeat)
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Film Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on tall and short using two Snerfs, who keep changing their size.
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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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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on big and small with the Beautiful Day Monster and a small monster. Splurge comes in at the end to show what a really big monster looks like.
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SCENE 7 Bob arranges some picture sequences of Buddy, and has Sarah guess which order they go in. The first sequence is of Buddy going down a slide; the second is of Buddy opening a present.
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (ending cut)
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 8 Sarah watches as Bob dresses up his thumb to look like a girl, and sings "Thumbelina".
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)" (repeat)
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Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 9 Susan tells Gordon she has some cookies for the kids. Oscar is bothered by their talking, and by counting. Gordon explains the importance of knowing how to count cookies, but Oscar doesn't like cookies.
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)." (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Gordon and Susan sign off, and the credits roll while the kids play in the yard.
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SCENE 10
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Bob announces the sponsors and the book read on today's show.
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CLOSING SIGNS Ernie and Bert hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper and Bob holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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