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Sesame Street
Big Bird discovers balloons; Susan in the kitchen
Air date December 8, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production November 10, 1969
Sponsors A, H, T, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird walks by Gordon and Ford blowing up balloons on the street. He has a balloon too, but he thinks it's a rare fruit until Gordon tells him what it is. Big Bird is impressed, however he points out if they drop their balloons, they fall to the ground, but when he drops his, it floats up to the sky.
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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 2 Big Bird happens upon Beautiful Day Monster (Jim Henson) and they challenge each other on what they know about balloons. The monster asks if Big Bird knows what happens when he bites a balloon, then proceeds to do so, popping them. Big Bird calls him out on his mean act, but the monster produces a giant sized balloon for him in consolation.
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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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SCENE 3 Susan and Tammy are in the kitchen making lunch for Gordon, and point out all the shapes involved in making a sandwich.
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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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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert tell the viewer they're supposed to talk about the letter T. Various words (which appear on screen) begin with T, like triangle, table, telephone, and tickle (Ernie tickles Bert until he's asked to stop). Ernie's favorite thing to do is drink it, but Bert says if you have a cup of tea, you don't have a cup of the letter T. Ernie assures him that he does and drops a T out of his cup.
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Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cast Susan sings "One of These Things" with a feather duster, a mop, a broom, and a book.
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Film You can clean almost anything.
Music: Bach's "Gavotte" performed by the Swingle Singers.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 4 Gordon says he asked a young friend of his recently if she knew where corn came from, and introduces the following film...
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Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
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SCENE 5 Gordon reads 5A and 7B by Eleanor Schick, about two kids who live in the same apartment building.
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 6 Gordon points out that a kid's wagon has wheels, and mentions that a lot of things have wheels, like a bike and a car.
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Film Different kinds of wheels are shown and what they’re used for.
(First: Episode 0013)
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Muppets Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cast Buddy and Jim get confused when a picture falls off of the wall.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 7 Susan is back in the kitchen talking about the things you can do with water such as washing things and drinking it. She notes that water is plentiful and can be found all over the world.
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Film Water is shown in many forms, including oceans, fountains, and snow.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Song Bob sings "You Gotta Have Rain" (Joe Raposo) with some kids.
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Film A film of things that make sounds, including birds, farm animals, vehicles and footsteps. Is silence a sound?
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 8 Bob invites the kids into Hooper's Store for some chocolate sodas.
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CLOSING SIGNS Bob holds up the Sesame Street sign while Gordon and Susan hold up the CTW sign.


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