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Sesame Street
Air date December 4, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production November 7, 1969
Sponsors D, E, M, 8, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 After bumping into the Sesame Street lamppost, Big Bird encounters Bob, who presents a film about Big Bird's "relatives" …
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
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Bob, Big Bird, and Sally observe a live duck as it drinks water from a bowl. Having never met a duck before, Big Bird learns a lot about their feathers, webbed feet, and eggs, giving Big Bird the opportunity to reveal that he came from a size 27 egg. Bob points out that some eggs have surprises in them, like in the next segment …
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie try to figure out who owns a cabinet containing cookies. Bert says that the cabinet is his, because he has his first initial, B, on the door. However, the B is spread between two doors, and Ernie opens one door, making the other look like an E.
Animation Clay animation: "E" for eat, ear, echo, egg, eagle, eel, elephant and end.
(First: Episode 0003)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 Bob displays a fish tank with several different kinds of fish he just got as Tammy and Gordon observe. Gordon remarks how nice it would be to be a fish… or an octopus.
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Octopus' Garden."
Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
Song "Song of Eight" (repeat)
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and Susan show Steve and Ford how a magnifying glass works; Gordon observes the lines of his hand, and introduces the next segment …
Film Close-ups are shown of a tire.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0013)
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Gordon asks the kids what it was they were seeing in the film and shows it again. They talk about what they saw and use the magnifying glass to look at their fingerprints. Susan asks what the following looks like...

Film Audio of John Glenn from the Friendship 7 flight plays over what appears to be a journey through outer space, but it's actually closeup shots from a bowl of fruit.
Music: 2nd movement from Dvořák's Symphony No. 9
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to eat soup with a fork.
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "Minute Waltz."
Muppets Ernie conducts an "alphabet test" (using a poster from the Sesame Street Learning Kit). While Bert checks the poster, Ernie tries to recite the alphabet from memory. Bert cues him on what comes after C …
Cartoon Two 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, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Bert cues Ernie on what comes after L …
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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Muppets When Bert challenges Ernie to say the alphabet backwards, Ernie turns his back from Bert and recites the alphabet, facing the poster.
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 4 Gordon plays an animal guessing game with the kids by showing some out-of-focus pictures and playing their sounds.
Muppets / Cast Susan sings "Swing on a Star" while putting features on some Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 5 Gordon knows another funny animal with eight arms…
Song "Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Bob plays a "One of These Things" game with three letter E's and a number 8.
Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Gordon buys a newspaper and reads the bad news: it's time to go. Bob announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Bob and Mr. Hooper hold the Sesame Street sign, while Cookie Monster holds the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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