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Sesame Street
Air date January 1, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production December 4, 1969
Sponsors L, U, Y, 4, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon greets the viewer, and spots some kids playing with baseball cards. He introduces the Anything Muppets.
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Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 1)"
A boy loves jellybeans and comes across a girl who's sad because she lost hers. The boy shares his bag of jellybeans with the girl, but now he has none. Will he get his jellybeans back? Stay tuned...
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 Gordon talks about sounds, then introduces Kermit.
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Muppets Kermit uses a radio to demonstrate "soft". Grover shows up and wants to talk about loud, turning the radio up. After the two demonstrate soft and loud a few times, Big V appears and eats the radio.
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Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
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SCENE 3 Gordon lists a few Y words, including yellow, as in the submarine…
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Yellow Submarine".
(First: Episode 0017)
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SCENE 4 Gordon sees that the kids are still playing with the baseball cards, and introduces part two of …
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Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 2)"
The boy who gave his jellybeans away finds the girl again. This time she's afraid of a monster, but the boy assures her that if the monster comes around, he'll be there to help out. Rewarding his kindness, she gives the boy back his jellybeans. All is well until the monster shows up and the girl reveals the reason the monster was bothering her was because he wanted the jellybeans. Now the boy has them, so she's no longer afraid. The monster eats the entire bag of jellybeans and gives the boy a kiss. Our hero is no longer afraid, but he still doesn't have jellybeans. Stay tuned....
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 4
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Gordon asks the kids how their game is going, and they show him that it involves tossing the cards near and far towards the steps. One kid counts ten cards.
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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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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Gordon introduces the last chapter of …
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Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 3)"
The boy is mad because he has an empty bag and no jellybeans, and the girl is mad because she found her jellybeans, but she doesn't have anything to put them in. They decide to share, and the girl puts her jellybeans in the boy's bag. A happy ending with jellybeans for all!
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 6 In the kitchen, Susan explains the work that most women do around the house: washing dishes, cleaning, etc. She mentions that mothers also take care of their kids, and not just human mothers …
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Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
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SCENE 6
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Susan finishes washing the dishes, and talks about families.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lion family.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Susan explains that some mothers also have jobs, just like fathers. She mentions one boy who has a father that works on a boat.
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Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
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SCENE 6
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Susan reminds us that Gordon is a schoolteacher. Right now he's helping Ernie with a trick …
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Muppets Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 7 Bob plays a rhyming "near and far" game with Brynne and the kids. They look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter L (First: Episode 0031).
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
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SCENE 7
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Bob and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter U (First: Episode 0036).
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Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
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Bob makes sure the kids know what the alphabet is, and introduces Listen My Brother.
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper sits with Brynne in the arbor, shows her some pictures, and has her guess what happened before.
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to figure out a way to carry an ironing board (horizontally) from one room to another.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0005)
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Film You can clean almost anything.
Music: Bach's "Gavotte" performed by the Swingle Singers.
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 9 Susan has just begun to knit a scarf for Gordon. She explains the meaning of "beginning".
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Film A voice narrates a film about how things begin -- including roosters, buildings, lakes, cups, birthday cakes, trees, and babies.
Portions of this film were later re-edited into "A Little Bit (at the Beginning)".
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 10 Susan remarks that the birthday cake in the film must have tasted good. Bob says the sponsors.


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