Sesame Street
Air date February 12, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors J, S, W, 4, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon greets and says that so many people have said they were going to be in the neighborhood today, and that Sesame Street will really be something else. And here come visitor number one, and visitor number two- Ernie and Bert.
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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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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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SCENE 2 Gordon asks Oscar what his favorite letter is. It's the letter S, because it starts words like "sneaky", "sour", "sick" and "sad". Gordon points out that it also begins "sweet", "singing", "seesaw" and "Susan".
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Animation Clay animation: Sam the Snake-and other things that begin with S
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Film Alphabet Bates skywrites the letter S.
(First: Episode 0063)
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SCENE 3 Gordon introduces an Anything Muppet family.
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is now brought to you by...fathers! The Anything Muppets sing about what a father does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and some kids observe some box turtles, adding to the list of who we're seeing today. And here are Buddy and Jim …
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Cast Buddy and Jim: Jim finds Buddy with his money (4 assorted coins) taped to his forehead for safekeeping. Jim has a better idea, and presents Buddy with a piggy bank. After transferring the coins, Jim also gives Buddy a key to open the bank. But where should Buddy keep the key? Tape that to his forehead? Nope, he merrily drops the key inside the piggy bank, since that's as safe a place as any!
(First: Episode 0031)
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SCENE 5 Gordon re-introduces the Anything Muppet family.
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is being brought to you by mothers. The Anything Muppets perform a song all about the things a mother does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Gordon, Susan and the kids play with some dogs.
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Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 7 Gordon introduces Pat Paulsen.
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts to 10. "Whoopee!"
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SCENE 8 Gordon reminds us what comes after the number 3.
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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 9 Gordon re-introduces the Anything Muppet family.
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is brought to you by kids. Sibling Anything Muppets sing about the roles they play in the family.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie finds an egg on the counter. Bert asks him to put it away so he can eat it later. Ernie doesn't understand why. Bert sighs, "Drop it!"... and Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 10 Susan plays a rhyming game with the kids, where they guess which animal completes the rhyme in her poems. "If you're tired of being as fat as a hog, then exercise with Kermit the …"
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
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SCENE 11 Susan makes sure the kids know the difference between forwards and backwards.
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen demonstrates "forward" and "backward".
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SCENE 12 Susan tells the kids to identify the round shapes in the pictures she displays.
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Film "Round": A live-action film set to a lively soundtrack shows circles in every-day life, including Coca-Cola bottle caps, moving wheels, yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film Different kinds of wheels are shown and what they’re used for.
(First: Episode 0013)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 13 Susan decides to take a job at the library. Gordon is excited about this, because it means she'll make more money to get more food.
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Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 14 Gordon re-introduces the Anything Muppets.
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Muppets An Anything Muppet man named Jack sings "A, You're Adorable" to his girlfriend, Adrienne, using alphabet blocks to enumerate the ways that he loves her. Cookie Monster shows up and eats the blocks.
(First: Episode 0023)
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Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 15 Gordon signs off.


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