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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 Gordon notices a string tied to a basket hanging in front of his window. Mr. Hooper explains that he has installed the "Hooper Super Automatic Remote-Control 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, since Mr. Hooper has to keep leaving to get the controls some gasoline, a place to sit, and an umbrella to protect it from rain. The device does work, but Mr. Hooper forgets to put the milk in the basket - so he hands it to Gordon.
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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 still counting his toes, knowing that his six toes will always be there.
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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, Jay, and Patty look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter O (First: Episode 0012). She talks about words that have the letter O, like "coat," "door," and "open."
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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 a couple of pictures of people and animals, and Brynne and another kid guess where they usually find them. The first picture features a circus scene, and the other a fisherman at a lake.
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Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
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SCENE 6 Gordon hangs up a calendar in his kitchen, and has Jay count the seven days of the week.
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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 with Patty about the letter Z, and how it became fed up with being the last letter of the alphabet. After it decides to leave the alphabet, the little boy who owns the alphabet convinces the Z to return.
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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, Jennie displays some picture sequences to Jay and Brynne, and has them guess the order they go in. She then draws a picture of a happy face, then turns it upside down so it looks sad. She turns it right side up again to make it happy, which she prefers.
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SCENE 8 cont'd A photo montage of the Sesame Street residents plays over the song "When You're Smiling," sung by Susan, Gordon, Mr. Hooper, an AM boy (Jim Henson), Jennie, Bob, Big Bird (voiced here by Henson), Kermit, and the kids. Pictures include appearances by Sally, Ernie, and a monster sticking out his tongue.
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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 9 Jennie, Brynne, and Jay make paper airplanes when they look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter G (First: Episode 0025). Jennie notes that "glider" is a G word, and they fly their gliders.
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to fly a paper airplane.
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 10 Susan joins Jennie and the kids in flying the paper gliders, and Mr. Hooper signs off.
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CLOSING SIGNS Bert and Ernie hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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