Sesame Street
Oscar watches the Grouch Bowl / Mr. Hooper's missing glasses
Air date February 24, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors D, E, M, 8, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon overhears Oscar cheering for the Grouch Bowl on TV. The opposing teams playing today are the Midtown Meanies vs. the Dodgeville Drudges — and both of them are bad, according to Oscar, who waves an "M" flag.
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Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
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Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
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Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 Bob joins Gordon in listening along with Oscar. The halftime show begins when the band (an octopus) starts playing …
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert: After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
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Song Song of Eight
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 3 Susan joins Bob, Gordon and Oscar. Oscar laments that the Meanies are now winning, so he switches flags and begins cheering for the Drudges, who are losing.
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Cartoon A small man and his assistant, Dudley, attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
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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)
Cartoon D for Dog: the roles between dog and master are reversed.
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 4 Oscar's favorite part of the game is when it's over — then he can watch the garbagemen pick up trash from the field. Gordon introduces the next film …
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Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away.
Music by Peter Schickele
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SCENE 5 Bob takes a break from fixing a chair to play a "Three of These Things" game.
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Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie tells Bert that he calls his bathtub Rosie, because after his bath, he leaves a ring around Rosie.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Song Ernie leads the cast in "Everybody Wash." (new footage included)
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 After "washing" himself, Bob introduces a film of a mother mandrill and her young.
Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird asks Susan to read a letter from his mother. He recalls the things his parents did for him, and observes what a family is. Bob introduces the next film of a family of lemurs.
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Film Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 8 Susan reads I Have a Tree by Lillie D. Chaffin.
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SCENE 8
cont'd
Big Bird tries to guess what time it is now. Susan says it's silly song time.
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Muppets / Cast The Anything Muppets sing "Before and After." In between the verses, we see Buddy figuring out how to eat his slice of cake, aided by an unseen voice (Frank Oz). Eventually, he's left to his own devices and causes a mess when he tries to eat his cake before he opens his mouth.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 9 Susan asks Big Bird what comes after 8, and he struggles to answer.
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 10 Mr. Hooper asks Gordon to help him look for his glasses. Mr. Hooper is also stressed because he can't remember the alphabet.
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 10
cont'd
Bob and Susan assist Mr. Hooper in trying to remember where his glasses might be.
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Song Song of Eight(repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 11 Bob hasn't found any glasses, but he did find a letter E.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 12 Gordon sees Oscar fishing out of a bucket — is it the one?
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Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
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SCENE 13 Gordon leads Susan and Mr. Hooper to Oscar's bucket, where Oscar catches a pair of glasses. Mystery solved. 
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SCENE 13
cont'd
While Oscar is still fishing, Gordon signs off. Bob announces the sponsors, and the book read

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