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Sesame Street
Air date January 21, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, O, V, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon, sitting with Carlos and Sheryl on the stoop, invites the viewer to play a guessing game where they look at something closely and try to figure out what it is. The first one is something to eat...
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Film Close-ups of a tomato are shown.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 1
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Did you guess what it was? Gordon sets up the next round, saying it's something everybody has on them.
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Film Skin is shown in close-ups.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 1
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Gordon and the kids discuss the previous film; Carlos recognizes it as "epidermis," and Gordon introduces the following song.
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Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na."
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 2 Susan sings "The Alphabet Song" with the kids in the yard. At the end, she says that one day they may do the alphabet as well as James Earl Jones.
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O (repeat)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie is preparing to have a snack but discovers that his milk and cookie keep on vanishing. He eventually catches the culprit, who begins acting affectionately, until Ernie agrees to give him his own milk and cookie.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 Bob and Carlos go rectangle-shopping, pointing out the many rectangles on Sesame Street. They find some in the door of Hooper's Store, Mr. Hooper's newsstand, a comic book, the fence, and over at 123 Sesame Street, among other places.
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Film "Rectangles"
Rectangles in the city and country are shown to a percussion soundtrack.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Transition Diamond transition
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 4 Gordon has a box full of jumbled magazines, and has Carlos and Rico sort out the big and little ones.
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Film Two men, Big and Little, travel around playing the tuba and violin. Even though they’re different (Big has dark skin, and Little has light skin), together they make beautiful music.
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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SCENE 5 Bob and Susan sing "Happiness Is" as the camera pans over illustrations of various happy things.
A similar verson of this song was previously performed in Episode 0025.
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Rocket takes off at 7. Then it comes down so the man can continue his countdown, but at 1, it falls over with a huge crash.
(First: Episode 0022)
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SCENE 6 Bob and Leslie look at a noisy greyhound named Chippy, who can bark when Bob spells the word "bark." Bob introduces a film of a mother animal with her baby.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Tree kangaroo and baby. (with Bob voiceover)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0026)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert and Ernie try to figure out who owns a cabinet containing cookies. Bert says that the cabinet is his, because he has his first initial, B, on the door. However, the B is spread between two doors, and Ernie opens one door, making the other look like an E.
(First: Episode 0019)
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 Gordon demonstrates how a small magnet is used to pick up iron filings. He uses a big magnet to pick up more filings, as well as the little magnet. He introduces the next film.
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Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 8 Gordon introduces Buddy and Jim.
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to eat soup with a fork.
(First: Episode 0019)
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SCENE 9 Susan and the kids sing "If You're Happy and You Know It."
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 10 Bob, Gordon, Sheryl, and Rico look at some two-day-old ducklings. Bob introduces another film of a mother animal with her baby.
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Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
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SCENE 10
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Gordon makes some bird puns as he signs off and announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold the Sesame Street sign and a bunch of Muppet hippies hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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