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Sesame Street
Air date February 11, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, B, X, 4, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon greets the viewer while getting the mail. He has Big Bird guess who was just here. Hint: it's someone they see every day. Big Bird guesses Santa Claus, then Fred Rogers because it's someone he sees everyday. Gordon reveals it was the mailman, then has him guess who might have taken away today's garbage (the garbageman), and who cut his hair. Big Bird's guess is Ernie, since Ernie is now a barber …
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 1: Ernie, having set up shop as a barber, gives Bert a haircut, but he ends up removing all of his hair.
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 2: Ernie tries to disguise Bert until his hair grows back, but a monster (later known as Grover) mistakes Bert for his father and lugs him away.
Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 3: Bert has quickly grown his hair back, but his brief time amongst monsters has resulted in his speaking like Cookie Monster.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 2 Gordon says that Bob has a game for us to play. We could walk our way over there, or even run — but Gordon says we can eat our way over. The frame freezes, and is munched away …
Transition The screen is eaten away from Gordon to Bob.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 3 The second munching reveals Bob, who has a pile of props. He suggests that we divide all these things into ways. of getting places, i.e. transportation, vs. non-transportation.

Film Audio of John Glenn from the Friendship 7 flight plays over what appears to be a journey through outer space, but it's actually closeup shots from a bowl of fruit.
Music: 2nd movement from Dvořák's Symphony No. 9
(First: Episode 0019)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about making the B sound, with much detail. When Beautiful Day Monster walks by, Kermit goes over the lesson again. The monster does the noise perfectly, but his "BAH!" scares Kermit away, and fogs up the screen.
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SCENE 4 Gordon wants to introduce us to Roosevelt Franklin. Where is he?
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin and his mother sing "Roosevelt Franklin Counts".
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 5 Susan introduces Jackie Robinson.
Celebrity Jackie Robinson says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0054)
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SCENE 6 Susan overhears loud music coming from Oscar's can. Oscar is tuned in to his favorite grouch radio station, which plays hits such as "I Wanna Hold Your Claw" and "A Grump Named Sue". Susan tells him to turn the radio down so we can talk about the alphabet, but he doesn't want to, because he doesn't care about the alphabet. He soon hears that there is a grouch radio contest, the prize of which is two dozen liverwurst donuts. Oscar receives the call, and to win the prize, he has to recite the alphabet. He's out of luck, since he can't remember the last letter, and Susan won't help him. When he doesn't get the prize, he politely asks for Susan's help with the alphabet.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast Buddy and Jim try to fly a paper airplane.
(First: Episode 0013)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets A monster demonstrates the difference between "near" and "far" by running away from the camera and back, eventually fainting from exhaustion.
(First: Episode 0057)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)

Muppets Bert says that he and Ernie are looking at the "Mysterious Nose-Snatcher." Ernie, disagreeing, walks closer and closer to the camera to see. His face begins to black out the screen...but when he moves back into view, his nose is missing!
(First: Episode 0005)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
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SCENE 7 Oscar reads a book to Gordon: Go Away, Dog! by Joan L. Nodset, about a boy who hates dogs but eventually grows to love the one he's given.
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Gordon leaves Oscar and Bob announces the sponsors.


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