Sesame Street
Air date January 16, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors K, N, V, 8, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan welcomes the viewer, and is about to read a story, when Big Bird interrupts and says he'd like to tell a story for once. Susan lets him go ahead, and he tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but mixes it up with several other fairy tales.
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 2 Susan points out that an octopus has eight legs.
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
SCENE 3 Susan reads Swimmy by Leo Lionni, and introduces the next segment.
Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
SCENE 4 A delivery man gives Gordon a long-awaited package, which contains a skeleton he ordered for his science class. He also has a package for Oscar, which is a crystal chandelier. Oscar gets into an argument with the deliveryman, which they both seem to enjoy. Oscar invites him to join the Disagreeable Order of Grouches (D.O.G.), as Gordon opens his package.
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
Gordon displays the skeleton and points out the different parts of the body, leading to the next film ...
Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 5 Gordon puts the skeleton away, and introduces Buddy and Jim.
Cast Buddy and Jim try to play checkers, but they can't get their chairs facing the right direction.
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 6 Bob and some kids observe a live animal.
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
SCENE 7 Gordon finds two mysterious shapes - one is shaped like a V, and the other is a straight line. He guesses what it could be.
Cartoon K is for kitten. (repeat)
Jump rope alphabet game.jpg
Film Girls play a jump rope alphabet game: “I’ve got an A in my ankle, I’ve got a B in my back,” etc. A boy wants to play, but one of the girls says the game is for girls only. Finally, when he contributes “I’ve got a Z in my zebra,” one of the girls says he can play.
(First: Episode 0030)
SCENE 8 Buddy can't find Jim, who keeps saying he's "here", but Buddy thinks he's "there". Gordon sorts it out for the two of them.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 9 Bob, Gordon and the kids look at another live animal, then look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter N (First: Episode 0040). Gordon notices how many letters can be made out of the two shapes he has, such as N, and V ...
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
SCENE 10 Gordon introduces a boy with magic glasses.

Film "Noises"
A boy named Chris uses "magic glasses" to see invisible things that make noises, including construction equipment, a baby crying, people coughing and sneezing, a car honking, a telephone, and a typewriter. Can you make those noises?
(First: Episode 0004)

Film "Noises"
A boy named Julio uses "magic glasses" to see invisible things that make noises, including a train, a cat, a fire engine, a saw, and a man whistling. Can you make those noises?
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 11 Gordon asks Big Bird and the kids how many things would be impossible without wheels.

Film Different kinds of wheels are shown and what they’re used for.
(First: Episode 0013)
SCENE 12 The credits roll. Gordon signs off and announces today's sponsors and book.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0049 Episode 0051
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.