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Sesame Street
Air date January 16, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors K, N, V, 8, 9


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 (including "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," and "Rumpelstiltskin").
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 2 Susan points out that Big Bird confuses his numbers, and asks how many legs an octopus has.
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)

SCENE 3 Susan reads Robin her book, 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 grumpy delivery man (Brandon Maggart) gives Gordon a long-awaited package, which contains a skeleton he ordered for his science class. He also has a crystal chandelier for Oscar, but finds it ridiculous that he has to knock on a trash can to deliver it. 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.) and offers a subscription to their magazine (Better Grump and Grouching) as Gordon starts to open his package.
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
Gordon displays the skeleton and points out some of 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 moves some chairs out of the yard, saying it's not so easy for Buddy and Jim to do the same.
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, Ronald, and Norma observe and feed a llama named Linda.
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
SCENE 7 Gordon finds two mysterious shapes on the steps of 123 Sesame Street: one is shaped like a V, and the other is a straight line. He guesses what it could be, using the shapes to make an arrow, a triangle, and various numbers and letters.
Cartoon K is for kitten. (repeat)
Jump rope alphabet game.jpg
Film Girls play a jump rope alphabet game: β€œI’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 β€œI’ve got a Z in my zebra,” one of the girls says he can play.
(First: Episode 0030)

SCENE 8 Buddy and Jim walk down Sesame Street for a chat, and Buddy doesn't notice when Jim exits through one of the construction doors. Jim keeps telling him he's "here," but Buddy thinks he's "there" and the two keep missing each other as they go in and out the different doors. Buddy fears he's lost Jim forever until Gordon sorts it out for the two of them, and the friends joyfully reunite.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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 Robin watch as some chickens eat, then look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter N (First: Episode 0040). Gordon, Bob, and Robin name some N words (including Nesselrode pie), and Gordon segues to the letter 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)

SCENE 11 Gordon asks Robin how many things would be impossible to use without wheels.

Film Different kinds of wheels are shown and what they’re used for.
(First: Episode 0013)

SCENE 12 Robin, Gordon, and Bob all say goodbye and join in a game of catch as the credits roll. Oscar announces the sponsors and today's book.

SCENE 12 A bunch of Muppet hippies hold the Sesame Street sign, and Gordon and Susan hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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