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Sesame Street
Air date February 23, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors D, E, M, 8, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon and Carlos visit Oscar's trash can and Gordon knocks on the can lid. Oscar responds, but is fed up with everyone banging on his trash can lid, saying it's giving him a headache. He plans to come up with a way to get people to stop.
Song β€œSong of Eight”
(First: Episode 0016)

SCENE 2 Susan and a kid see a couple of signs around Oscar's can; one reads, "Do Not Knock on Trashcan Lid" and the other points out a nearby doorbell. She rings it, and it makes a pleasant ding-dong sort of sound. Oscar doesn't care for it much and tells Susan to only ring if it's important. Before long, Mr. Hooper, Bob, and Gordon ring the doorbell as well to exchange pleasantries and enjoy the sound, which Oscar vows to do something about.
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 3 Oscar has fixed his doorbell and calls everybody over to show it off. Susan presses the button, but now it plays an incredibly loud cacophonous mixture of klaxons, sirens, piercing whistles, boings, and other noises. Oscar knows that such a sound will make the others want to stay away and not bother him. As everyone else shuts their ears and complains, Gordon loudly suggests a message from the letter E.
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
Dot Bridge 01 straight.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Bob reads the story of "The Diamond D and the Dangerous Dragon" acted out by the Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0025)
Dot Bridge 01 straight.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper and Raphael observe Randy the donkey, an animal that begins with D.
Cartoon "The D Commercial:" Two boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0016)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes uses a brick wall to demonstrate around, under (by digging under it), and over (by jumping over it, and landing in the gaping mouth of a monster).
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)

SCENE 5 In the kitchen, Susan asks Big Bird to refill a salt shaker while she's gone. It doesn't dawn on Big Bird that he should unscrew the top first, so he makes a mess when he tries filling it through the small holes in the top. Susan tells him that he can still help her by cleaning up the kitchen with her.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie conducts an "alphabet test" (using a poster from the Sesame Street Learning Kit). While Bert checks the poster, Ernie tries to recite the alphabet from memory. Bert cues him on what comes after C …
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon "The D Commercial" (repeat)
E&B-AlphabetTest 02.jpg
Muppets Bert cues Ernie on what comes after L …
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
E&B-AlphabetTest 03.jpg
Muppets When Bert challenges Ernie to say the alphabet backwards, Ernie turns his back from Bert and recites the alphabet, facing the poster.
(First: Episode 0019)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Bob sings "Good Morning Starshine" with a group of hippie Anything Muppets. Bob notices the sun rise -- the beginning of a new day.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 Gordon plays a couple of guessing games where Raphael and Vanessa pick out which sound isn't like the others (three dogs and a cat, then three drums and a flute).
Film "Noises"
A boy named Mark has a pair of magic glasses that helps him listen to the sounds of an ice cream truck, a dog, a horse galloping, a bicycle, and a parrot.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
SCENE 7 Mr. Hooper points out to Carlos that an ice cream soda is made of parts, just like the human body.

Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body.
(First: Episode 0024)
Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 8 Gordon, Vanessa and Carlos are joined by Randy the donkey and Billy the Shetland pony, and talk about how they're different before Gordon signs off and announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold the Sesame Street sign, and Bob and Mr. Hooper hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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