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Sesame Street
Air date December 22, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors G, L, Y, 2, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan greets the viewer, and says that Gordon is getting ready to play a trick on Ernie.

Cast / Muppets Gordon plays a game of "What Will Happen?" with Ernie. After Ernie guesses correctly what will happen when Gordon drops a ball and turns on a radio, Gordon asks what will happen when he picks up a bell and shakes it. Ernie says the bell will ring. Gordon states that a monster will come out and start blowing a flute. Ernie thinks that's silly, but is surprised when that exact thing happens. Gordon admits that he had worked it out beforehand with Cookie Monster, and gives him a cookie. After Gordon leaves, Ernie has an idea for a trick to play on Bert.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)

Muppets Part 2: Ernie tries to play the same trick on Bert, but when Ernie rings the bell, nothing else happens. Bert thinks Ernie's gone bananas, and he leaves. When Ernie wants to know what happened, Cookie Monster says that he couldn't play the flute, because his mouth was full of cookies.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird has drawn some pictures, and asks Susan and Ava to tell him what's wrong with them (and fill in the blank spaces).
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and Ronald look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter L.
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Mr. Hooper displays his latest invention: the Hooper Super Alphabet Maker. He sets the dial to "L" and pushes the button, and out comes a lollipop. He pushes the button two more times, and gets a lightbulb, then a sound of laughter.
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox (repeat)
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SCENE 4 In the kitchen, Susan cuts a cake with Renee, explaining that some cakes come from the bakery.
Film "The Little Baker": A boy imagines that he's a baker.
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Ernie sings "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake" when a hungry Cookie Monster demands a cookie.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Susan is confused when Oscar takes an interest in the flowers she's holding. He supplies Susan with everything she needs to plant more flowers, explaining that he grows flowers to keep himself grouchy; Susan secretly believes the opposite.
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins, and continuo in D Major: II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird holds a letter Y for Ronald. Bob helps him think of words that begin with Y.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 Susan, Renee, and Ava try to spot hidden animals in a drawing of a jungle.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon "Jazz #2" (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Bob reads the photo book Clyde of Africa, about a lion cub from Kenya that learns to roar.
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Cast Buddy and Jim: Jim finds Buddy with his money (4 assorted coins) taped to his forehead for safekeeping. Jim has a better idea, and presents Buddy with a piggy bank. After transferring the coins, Jim also gives Buddy a key to open the bank. But where should Buddy keep the key? Tape that to his forehead? Nope, he merrily drops the key inside the piggy bank, since that's as safe a place as any!
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about walls.
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Film A funky soundtrack plays over a film about a kid interacting with walls of all kinds: tall walls, brick walls, fences, stone walls, and walls you never thought of like the side of a fishbowl.
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 9 Gordon and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter G (First: Episode 0025). Since "goodbye" is a G word, Gordon signs off and Bob announces the sponsors and today's book.

CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold up the Sesame Street sign, and Mr. Hooper and Bob hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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