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Sesame Street
Air date February 16, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors J, O, R, 6, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird wants to help Mr. Hooper in his store. Mr. Hooper needs a sign advertising orange juice, and Big Bird says he can paint the sign … but he's a little forgetful about the alphabet. Mr. Hooper points him to Lou Rawls.
Celebrity Lou Rawls sings the alphabet song to a group of kids.
(First: Episode 0043)
Gordon sees Big Bird holding a paint brush and asks him what he's doing. Big Bird explains that Mr. Hooper is letting him paint a sign with the words "orange juice", but he doesn't know how to make the letter O. Gordon asks him what shape an orange has, and Big Bird knows that oranges are round like a circle β€” also the shape of an O.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home.
(First: Episode 0030)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 2 Big Bird has finished painting the word "orange" on the sign, but he doesn't know how to make a J. Susan helps him by displaying some J words.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
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)
Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
SCENE 3 Big Bird has finished the sign, and Mr. Hooper is proud of him for learning how to make letters.
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings "You Gotta Learn."
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 4 Bob and some kids look at a live animal.
Film Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
SCENE 5 Susan sings "One of These Things" with things that bring light.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie struggles to save a plate of cookies for Bert. Beautiful Day Monster disguises himself as a baker and a little girl to trick Ernie out of four of the five cookies, but Bert blames Ernie.
(First: Episode 0041)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets A group of Anything Muppets enter, with one saying, "Some of us are here, but not all." They leave, and say that now none of them are there. They re-enter with a few more, saying that some of them are there but not all, and leave again, saying that none of them are there. Many Muppets appear, including Bert, Grover, Scudge, Billy, Oscar and Cookie Monster, who all say, "Now we are all here!"
(First: Episode 0061)
SCENE 6 Using a small balance scale, Gordon shows the kids the way a scale works by showing that the scale is tipped one way with no weights on it. With some weights, the scale balances, and with all the weights, the scale tips the other way. He says that it's pretty easy to make the ends of this scale go up and down like a seesaw -- that is, unless you're Buddy and Jim.
Cast Buddy and Jim try to use a seesaw.
(First: Episode 0010)
SCENE 7 Bob observes that there are families everywhere, besides on Sesame Street.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lion family.
(First: Episode 0018)
SCENE 8 Susan points out that families are good at sharing.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 9 Gordon encounters Oscar, admiring some trash he just got at a bargain sale: a soup bowl with holes, a disconnected telephone, and a non-working TV set β€” which is actually a radio.
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R - rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Up, Up and Away."
(First: Episode 0049)
Muppets Ernie and Bert arrange how they'll take turns washing the dishes: Ernie will do it this week and Bert does it the next. Ernie isn't keen on spending 7 whole days washing dishes, so he decides to shorten his week and "skip" today (by skipping around the apartment).
(First: Episode 0015)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 10 Bob says it's important to count, and that James Earl Jones can do it well.
Celebrity James Earl Jones counts to 10.
(First: Episode 0005)
SCENE 11 Bob plays a guessing game with Big Bird: what animal is inside the box?
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
SCENE 12 Big Bird, Susan, Bob and Gordon admire the animal. Gordon signs off.

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