Sesame Street
Plot What's wrong with Big Bird?
Air date December 11, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, H, T, 10
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0024 - 00

Picture Segment Description
0024 - 01
SCENE 1 Susan says hello to everyone, including the viewer. She encounters Big Bird, who feels a little woozy today, and suggests he gets some exercise.
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
0024 - 02
SCENE 2 Susan and some kids ponder what's wrong with Big Bird. Susan remembers how confused she was after she said "hello" to him.
1708t
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0001)
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Dot Bridge 02 late
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot is late and travels through the others)
(First: Episode 0001)
0024 - 03
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper shows Gordon and Carlos his brand-new "Hooper Super-duper Match Maker", which turns one item into three matching items. Instead, mis-matched items come out.
Dot Bridge 03 early
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot shows up early)
(First: Episode 0001)
Tisfortrash
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Dot Bridge 04 third red
Cartoon Dot Bridge (third dot wants to be red)
(First: Episode 0001)
0024 - 04
SCENE 4 At home, Susan continues to wonder about Big Bird. Gordon comes home with a quart of milk, mentioning where it came from.
Milk
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow."
(First: Episode 0001)
0024 - 05 go make me my coffee
SCENE 5 Susan comes to the conclusion that Big Bird and Mr. Hooper aren't themselves today because they've probably skipped breakfast. She decides to invite them over - right after she makes Gordon some coffee.
Dot Bridge 05 all red
Cartoon Dot Bridge (all the dots turn red)
(First: Episode 0001)
0024 - 06
SCENE 6 Jennie sits with some kids in the arbor, and has them guess from her drawings what happened before. She then confirms with Susan that she found Big Bird and Mr. Hooper, and that Susan's assumptions were correct: they haven't had breakfast today.
Tisfortrash
Cartoon Poverty T
(First: Episode 0020)
500015
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
Tisfortelevision
Cartoon T is for Television
400007
Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
0024 - 07
SCENE 7 Susan shows Tracy how to use a toaster.
Ernie Bert thick bread toaster
Muppets Ernie attempts to make toast, but he thinks there's something wrong with Bert's side of the toaster. Bert points out that one slice of bread is too thick to fit in the toaster. He tells Ernie to insert the thinner slice, which works. Now Ernie thinks his side of the toaster has the problem.
Scrapyard baler
Film A magnetic scrapyard baler is used to lift cars into a compacter.
0024 - 08
SCENE 8 Tracy removes the toast from the toaster. Susan shows her how to spread butter, which is something Buddy and Jim have trouble with …
Buddyjimsandwich
Cast Buddy and Jim attempt to make a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich; ultimately, Buddy constructs it as a "triple-decker."
(First: Episode 0008)
Dot Bridge 06 raspberry
Cartoon Dot Bridge (raspberry)
Number10
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
0024 - 09
SCENE 9 Susan, Gordon, Mr. Hooper, Jennie, Big Bird, and Tracy are gathered at the breakfast table. Big Bird wishes he had a family, so Susan says they'll be his family. Gordon explains that since he's a boy bird, he'll have to do all the important work. Susan asks him to find a girl to keep around the house to make everything look pretty.
10Greeblies
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)
0024 - 10a
SCENE 10 Bob is about to read a book to the kids, when they hear a party going on inside Oscar's trash can. Oscar is having a birthday party for his cousin, and the guests are all complainers. Bob complains that Oscar is making too much noise, and Oscar says he can join the party.
0024 - 10b
SCENE 10
cont'd
Instead, Bob and the kids step into the arbor, and Bob reads Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats.
PuzzleFilmTitle

HeadToToePuzzle
Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body.
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Aisforape
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Jejalphabet
Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
400007
Cartoon A poem filled with T words (repeat)
500015
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train (repeat)
(First: Episode 0022)
Tisfortelevision
Cartoon T is for Television (repeat)
Tisfortrash
Cartoon Poverty T (repeat)
(First: Episode 0020)
Dot Bridge 04 third red
Cartoon Dot Bridge (third dot wants to be red)
(First: Episode 0001)
0024 - 11
SCENE 11 Gordon tells Susan he's glad she made him coffee like he told her to. Susan tells the viewer they can be somebody. In voiceover, Jenny announces the sponsors.


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