Sesame Street
Air date January 28, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, P, U, 6, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon shows Mauricio and Robin some picture sequences and has them decide which order the pictures go in. The first sequence is of a boy fishing, the second is of a house in different stages, and the third is of a girl eating.
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Film A voice narrates a film about how things begin -- including roosters, buildings, lakes, cups, birthday cakes, trees, and babies.
Portions of this film were later re-edited into "A Little Bit (at the Beginning)".
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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SCENE 2 Bob and some kids observe a bare-breasted bronze turkey.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
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Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 1)"
A boy loves jellybeans and comes across a girl who's sad because she lost hers. The boy shares his bag of jellybeans with the girl, but now he has none. Will he get his jellybeans back? Stay tuned...
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 3 Gordon draws pictures of the letter U, which he makes into faces.
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Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
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Cartoon Clay animation film by Jim Henson: A unicorn talks about U words.
(First: Episode 0037)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
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Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 2)"
The boy who gave his jellybeans away finds the girl again. This time she's afraid of a monster, but the boy assures her that if the monster comes around, he'll be there to help out. Rewarding his kindness, she gives the boy back his jellybeans. All is well until the monster shows up and the girl reveals the reason the monster was bothering her was because he wanted the jellybeans. Now the boy has them, so she's no longer afraid. The monster eats the entire bag of jellybeans and gives the boy a kiss. Our hero is no longer afraid, but he still doesn't have jellybeans. Stay tuned....
(First: Episode 0016)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 3)"
The boy is mad because he has an empty bag and no jellybeans, and the girl is mad because she found her jellybeans, but she doesn't have anything to put them in. They decide to share, and the girl puts her jellybeans in the boy's bag. A happy ending with jellybeans for all!
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 4 Bob and the kids see a skywriter write a letter P, and think of some P words.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: P - Pin
(First: Episode 0054)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to figure out a way to carry an ironing board (horizontally) from one room to another.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Gordon demonstrates fast and slow with a balloon and some slow-motion footage of a balloon popping.
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert, ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Bob shows Robin the capital and lowercase I, then introduces two I cartoons.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 Gordon and the kids feed some New Zealand white rabbits. Gordon signs off, and Bob announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold up the Sesame Street sign while Mr. Hooper and Bob holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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