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Sesame Street
Air date January 23, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, O, V, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 On the steps, Gordon plays a guessing game with the kids, where they all cover their eyes and guess what sounds they hear. They hear the sounds of traffic, a plane, an ice cream truck, and clumsy Big Bird crashing into something.
Film "Noises"
A boy named Mark has a pair of magic glasses that helps him listen to the sounds of an ice cream truck, a dog, a horse galloping, a bicycle, and a parrot.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Ernie has a pair of magic glasses, which help the wearer see things that are invisible. He decides he'll try them after he's finished eating his plate of cookies. Cookie Monster sneaks up behind Ernie and takes a cookie while he isn't looking -- and when Ernie looks around for it, Cookie Monster sneaks another one. Finally, Ernie puts on his glasses, and catches sight of Cookie Monster. Now he's convinced the glasses are really magic -- they let him see an invisible monster!
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 2 In the kitchen, Susan shows a kid how to make a sandwich, pointing out that kids are made of different parts, just like sandwiches.
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 3 Bob talks about different-looking animals, including funny-looking ones …
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tells Bert about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 4 Big Bird recites a poem about the letter O.
Film "Round": A live-action film set to a lively soundtrack shows circles in every-day life, including Coca-Cola bottle caps, moving wheels, yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons.
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 5 Gordon reads a book: What Do I Do? by Norma Simon. He then asks what Burt Lancaster does.
Celebrity Burt Lancaster shows what he does when he's happy and when he's angry. When he's home, he watches Sesame Street.
(First: Episode 0005)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "All Together Now".
(First: Episode 0015)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
SCENE 6 Susan shows Big Bird how to count to ten using fingers and toes. Big Bird makes up a poem about the number 10.
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
SCENE 7 Bob compares his size to that of a kid, then displays a capital and lowercase E.
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)

Muppets Gordon has four things lined up in a row--a harmonica, a whistle, a trumpet, and a banana. He tells Ernie that one of these doesn't belong, and Ernie chooses the banana because you can make music with the instruments, but you eat the banana... or so he thinks. Gordon tells Ernie to blow into the banana and Ernie appears to be playing a horn until Gordon reveals he was honking a horn behind his back the whole time. Amused by the trick, they decide to play the same joke on Cookie Monster, but Cookie has a different idea--you eat the harmonica, whistle, and trumpet, and make beautiful music with the banana!
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup. (repeat)
Film "Boy at Beach"
A boy walks on the beach, and sees a sandpiper, a crab, a hermit crab, and other animals.
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 8 Gordon and some kids look at some live guinea pigs. Gordon wonders what Buddy and Jim are doing.
Cast Buddy and Jim get confused when a picture falls off of the wall.
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced, and the credits roll.

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