Sesame Street
Air date January 13, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, Q, U, 8, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and a kid notice some boxes on the ground. They look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter Q, and think of Q words.
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Quincy talks about Q.
(First: Episode 0043)
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SCENE 2 Bob and another kid find more boxes littered on the ground -- eight total. They also find a yellow feather...
Song Song of Eight
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 3 Jennie and a kid find even more boxes on the ground, with a note saying "Please do not remove these boxes. Signed, B.B."
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 4 Gordon, Bob, and Jennie all conclude that the boxes were put on the ground by Big Bird, who carries two garbage can lids so he can build something out of them. He forms a truck out of the boxes, using the lids as wheels. Gordon tells him he can't leave it in front of the steps, so Big Bird drives it away, quick. Quick is a Q word.
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter Q with a quart of milk; Cookie Monster drinks the milk.
Celebrity Burt Lancaster says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0006)
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Quincy talks about Q. (repeat)

Muppets / Cast The Anything Muppets sing "Before and After." In between the verses, we see Buddy figuring out how to eat his slice of cake, aided by an unseen voice (Frank Oz). Eventually, he's left to his own devices and causes a mess when he tries to eat his cake before he opens his mouth.
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SCENE 5 Bob and the kids feed a baby goat.
Film Iguanas
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the word "Apple"; Cookie Monster eats Ernie's apple.
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SCENE 6 Jennie shows a kid how to draw objects out of the number 8.
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Gordon puts some features on some Anything Muppets, forming them into a family. They all sing "Consider Yourself".
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 Bob holds a Q and U, and lists some Q and U words.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter U with a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 8 Gordon asks Duncan if he's ever seen nine Avas, and asks Ava if she's ever seen nine Duncans. He then asks if they've ever wondered if they could see how a bird flies fast...
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
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SCENE 9 Jennie shows some kids how to draw objects out of circles and triangles.
Cast Buddy and Jim try to fly a paper airplane.
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 10 Gordon and some kids look at a Mexican eagle. Gordon says he also likes to watch orangutans.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to show Bert his ice cube collection. The ice cubes were so cold that he had to put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door to "tear him fin-from-fin."
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 11 Bob plays "One of These Things" with three circles and a rectangle.
Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
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SCENE 12 Gordon signs off and Jennie announces the sponsors.

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