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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 On the stoop of 123 Sesame Street, Susan, Gordon and a girl look closely at a short-bill toucan Bob has with him. Gordon then 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 explains how things can be magnified with different devices, and shows the film again. Afterward, he states that of all 26 letters of the alphabet, his favorite letter for today is 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 2 "Anyone for T?" Bob asks, and states that today, T is his favorite letter.
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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 2 cont'd Susan says that somebody should stick up for C, her favorite letter.
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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 skywrites the letter C, which Susan names.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Mr. Hooper produces an art card with all 26 letters, saying he likes all the letters in the alphabet. After reciting it, he introduces someone else who enjoys it…
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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 3 Bob and Susan harmonize as they play two rounds of "One of These Things" with the viewer. The first round deals with articles of clothing and a lollipop, and the second game features four-legged things (the table doesn't belong with the animals). Bob introduces what's next…
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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 4 In the kitchen, Susan sits with Marlon and another kid and reads Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets, a story about a little girl who asks the animals around her if they can play with her. After the story, Susan notes how helpful her hands are to flip the book's pages and in doing other 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 5 Bob, Mr. Hooper, Marlon, and Maurice observe a live iguana in a terrarium. Mr. Hooper comments that he had seen Buddy and Jim in the playground earlier...
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to use a seesaw.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 6 Gordon introduces a very special guest in the play yard...
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SCENE 6
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Mahalia Jackson sings "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" with some kids.
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SCENE 6 cont'd Afterwards, Gordon presents a message from the number 9…
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
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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 7 Gordon signs off before joining the others in the yard. Susan announces the sponsors and the book read on today's show.
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CLOSING SIGNS Mr. Hooper holds the Sesame Street sign, and Gordon and Susan hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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