Sesame Street
Air date December 17, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production November 11, 1969
Sponsors G, O, Z, 6, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper has installed the "Hooper Super Elevator", a push-button dumbwaiter to carry grocery items to Gordon's apartment. It doesn't turn out to be as time-saving as he had intended, because it requires gasoline, a cushion, and an umbrella.
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about hair. According to Kermit, "Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." He points out that some people have hair on their heads, while others have it on their faces. But if you have hair all over your body -- like Beautiful Day Monster, who emerges brushing himself and singing "A pretty girl is like a melody ..." -- then you're a monster!
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 2 On his way to Hooper's Store, Big Bird encounters Jennie. He's supposed to get six eggs for Susan, but he doesn't know how many six is. Jennie shows him how to count his toes.
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Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 3 Gordon encounters Big Bird lying on a chaise lounge, counting both his six toes and the six eggs.
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Susan and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter O (First: Episode 0012). She talks about words that have the letter O, like "coat" and "door".
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 5 Jennie draws some animals, and has a kid guess where to find those animals.
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Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
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SCENE 6 Gordon demonstrates the use of a calendar, pointing out that it has seven days.
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 7 Using a felt board, Susan tells a story about the letter Z, and how it became fed up with being the last letter of the alphabet.
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Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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Muppets Big Bird sees Little Bird and wonders what kind of animal he is. He tries to communicate with Little Bird by barking, meowing, and mooing, until he finally asks what Little Bird is. After Little Bird tells Big Bird that he's a bird, Big Bird doesn't believe him, thinking that birds are big, so Little Bird compares their similarities until he convinces Big Bird that he is a bird.
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Film Two men, Big and Little, travel around playing the tuba and violin. Even though they’re different (Big has dark skin, and Little has light skin), together they make beautiful music.
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 8 On the steps, Gordon displays some picture sequences to the kids, and has them guess the order they go in. He points our attention to a nearby manhole cover …
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Film The “unsung beauty of manhole covers” is explored.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 9 Jennie draws a happy face, then turns it upside down so it looks sad. She turns it right side up again, and now it's happy again. Gordon shows her a scrapbook of some pictures he's taken of people (and Muppets) smiling, as a montage begins over the song "When You're Smiling".
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Cartoon Z for zipper (repeat)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Gordon and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter G. He points out that "Gordon" begins with G, and so does "glider" …
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to fly a paper airplane.
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 11 Gordon signs off.


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