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Sesame Street
Up and down!
Air date January 30, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, P, U, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon has Troy and Mauricio introduce the capital and lowercase letter I with art cards, leading to Bob's story.
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Story of Ira and Inez."
(First: Episode 0034)
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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 Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 2 Gordon wants to make sure Big Bird knows the difference between "up" and "down." Troy and Mauricio help by pointing in those directions, Big Bird recalls going up and down the steps of 123 Sesame Street, and Robin shows up and down by playing jump rope. Big Bird thinks of something else that can go up and down: a rocket.
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird: "I was thinking of a different rocket…"
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The spectators take off.
(First: Episode 0022)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird: "I was thinking of a rocket that goes straight up, up into the air…"
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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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SCENE 2
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Big Bird: "That's the rocket I was thinking of!" Gordon mentions that an elevator also goes up and down.
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets / Cast It's Silly Song Time! A pair of Muppet monsters (Proto-Grover and Billy) sing a song about "Up and Down." After the first verse, we fade to a sequence of Buddy looking up for something he dropped β€” a balloon. After the second verse, we fade to a scene of Ernie pouring milk into a glass while hanging upside down, despite Bert's warning.
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" (repeat)
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Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
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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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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 3 Bob and Robin observe the tree near Hooper's Store, and talk about what trees are used for. Bob thinks that trees are very nice to look at when walking through a park or a forest.
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Film "In the Woods": Two kids go out into the woods.
(First: Episode 0026)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants to show Bert his ice cube collection. The ice cubes were so cold that he had to put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door to "tear him fin-from-fin."
(First: Episode 0033)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Susan watches Robin play jump rope and points out the rhythm she's using.
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Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(First: Episode 0032)
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
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SCENE 5 Susan reads Cluck, the Captain's Chicken by Lynn Sweat to Mauricio and Greg. She then points out that Ernie has run out of cookies.
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Muppets "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake"
(First: Episode 0031)
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with replacing a light bulb.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Susan plays a round of "Here Are Some Things" with animal pictures.
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SCENE 6 cont'd Gordon signs off, and Susan announces the sponsors and today's book.
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CLOSING SIGNS Bert and Ernie hold the Sesame Street sign, and Gordon and Susan hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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