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
SCENE 1 While Gordon and Bob get ready for today's activities, Susan welcomes the viewer and displays the capital and lowercase E.
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 2 Susan introduces Gordon and Bob and the letter E.
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
The Bath Story.JPG
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie 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)
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)
Song Ernie leads the cast in "Everybody Wash."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
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.
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)
SCENE 4 Bob and the kids build things out of shaped blocks.
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)
Film Gesner corners bridge
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)

Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie 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)
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Ernie draws what looks like a squiggle, so Bert recommends that he watch the 3 film again.
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon "Jazz #3" (repeat)
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)
SCENE 5 Susan sings "The Sorting Song" with pictures of things you sit on, and pictures of things you read.
Celebrity Burt Lancaster counts while doing pushups.
(First: Episode 0010)
SCENE 6 Gordon comments on Burt's strength, and leads into the next film.
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)
Sam the Snake.JPG
Animation Clay animation: Sam the Snake-and other things that begin with S
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 7 Gordon demonstrates "over", "through" and "around" with a small hoop.
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie demonstrates the word "through" with the help of Beautiful Day Monster and Bert, who holds a hoop.
(First: Episode 0023)
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)
SCENE 8 Bob encounters Big Bird, who is happy because he just learned a song from a chicken โ€” "Chickery Chick".
BDM Lecture.JPG
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)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
SCENE 9 Susan introduces the next film.
Film Water is shown in many forms, including oceans, fountains, and snow.
(First: Episode 0007)
SCENE 10 Gordon prepares the kids for some pictures of something up close.
Film Close-ups are shown of a tire.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0013)
Gordon wonders out loud what Bob and the Anything Muppets are going to do today.
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)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Yellow Submarine".
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 11 Gordon signs off.

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