Sesame Street
Air date December 18, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production November 18, 1969
Sponsors C, H, T, 8, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob, Gordon and some kids look closely at a parrot. Gordon tells us to look closely at the next film …
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Film Close-ups are shown of a tire.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Gordon shows the film again, and introduces the letter H.
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 3 Bob displays the letter T.
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Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
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Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Poem about T words
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
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SCENE 4 Susan displays the letter C.
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Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
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Film Alphabet Bates: C
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper says he likes all the letters in the alphabet, and so does this little girl …
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (ending cut)
(First: Episode 0010)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 6 Bob and Susan play three rounds of "One of These Things" with the viewer. Bob introduces the next scene …
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is now brought to you by...fathers! The Anything Muppets sing about what a father does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Song Song of Eight
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is being brought to you by mothers. The Anything Muppets perform a song all about the things a mother does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is brought to you by kids. Sibling Anything Muppets sing about the roles they play in the family.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 7 In the kitchen, Susan sits with a girl and reads Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets. She tells the girl that hands are useful for many things …
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon C for cat (repeat)
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Cartoon T is for Television (repeat)
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Cartoon H for hello (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie demonstrates the word "through" with the help of Beautiful Day Monster and Bert, who holds a hoop.
(First: Episode 0023)
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Film A group of kids play follow the leader and go over, around and through various obstacles, but one of them takes a while to catch on.
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 8 Bob, Mr. Hooper and some kids observe a live iguana.
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to use a seesaw.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 9 Gordon introduces Mahalia Jackson, who sings "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" with some kids. Afterwards, he shows us a few round things, leading to …
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Film "Round": A live-action film set to a lively soundtrack shows circles in every-day life, including Coca-Cola bottle caps, moving wheels, yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon C for cat (repeat)
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Cartoon H for hello (repeat)
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Cartoon T is for Television (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Gordon signs off and announces the sponsors.


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