Sesame Street
Air date February 3, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, S, W, 2, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 While Gordon and Bob get ready for today's activities, Susan welcomes the viewer and displays the capital and lowercase E.
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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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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Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 2 Susan introduces Gordon and Bob and the letter E.
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Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert that he calls his bathtub Rosie, because after his bath, he leaves a ring around Rosie. Bert then tells Ernie to get out of the tub, because other people are waiting to use it: Solomon Grundy, for instance.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Song Ernie leads the cast in "Everybody Wash."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
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SCENE 3 Susan reads a book to the kids: What Is Your Favorite Thing to Touch? by Myra Tomback Gibson. She then asks them who their favorite witch is.
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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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 4 Bob and the kids build things out of shaped blocks.
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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)
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Film Gesner corners bridge
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie draws a llama, but Bert says it doesn't look anything like a llama. Ernie asks a filmed llama for advice, but the llama doesn't like it either. So Ernie decides to draw a 3 instead, but he can't remember what it looks like.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Ernie draws what looks like a squiggle, so Bert recommends that he watch the 3 film again.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon "Jazz #3" (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie finishes his drawing. Bert asks, "You call that a three?" Ernie answers, "No, I call that a tree!"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Susan sings "The Sorting Song" with pictures of things you sit on, and pictures of things you read.
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Celebrity Burt Lancaster counts while doing pushups.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 6 Gordon comments on Burt's strength, and leads into the next film.
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Film Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
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Animation Clay animation: Sam the Snake-and other things that begin with S
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 Gordon demonstrates "over", "through" and "around" with a small hoop.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie demonstrates the word "through" with the help of Beautiful Day Monster and Bert, who holds a hoop.
(First: Episode 0023)
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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)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 8 Bob encounters Big Bird, who is happy because he just learned a song from a chicken — "Chickery Chick".
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about hair. According to Kermit, "Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." He points out that some people have hair on their heads, while others have it on their faces. But if you have hair all over your body -- like Beautiful Day Monster, who emerges brushing himself and singing "A pretty girl is like a melody ..." -- then you're a monster!
(First: Episode 0028)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
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SCENE 9 Susan introduces the next film.
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Film Water is shown in many forms, including oceans, fountains, and snow.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 10 Gordon prepares the kids for some pictures of something up close.
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Film Close-ups are shown of a tire.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 10
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Gordon wonders out loud what Bob and the Anything Muppets are going to do today.
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Muppets Bob makes up three Anything Muppets as if they were employed in one of the previously seen transportation modes: a railroad engineer, an airplane pilot, and a bus driver. They all agree that the best job would be on board a submarine...
(First: Episode 0017)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Yellow Submarine".
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 11 Gordon signs off.


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