Sesame Street
Another block party
Air date March 13, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by Neil Smith
Sponsors G, O, Z, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon, Bob, and Mr. Hooper observe the tree in the middle of Sesame Street, and notice that it's looking sick. Gordon decides to throw a block party to raise money for taking care of the tree. They divvy out the positions, but now they need someone for publicity, so Big Bird happily volunteers.
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SCENE 1
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Gordon hears some screeching tires, calls Jay over, and scolds him for not crossing in the crosswalk.
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
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SCENE 2 Everyone prepares for the block party. Susan looks around for Rufus the dog, who she wants to practice a song with. Mr. Hooper and Gordon look around for ten Japanese lanterns, and mention Roosevelt Franklin.
RooseveltCounting
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin and his mother sing "Roosevelt Franklin Counts".
(First: Episode 0068)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 3 In the kitchen, Susan instructs Gloria to sing.
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (lowercase version)
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 3
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Rufus appears, and he and Susan practice the song "It Doesn't Take".
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SCENE 3
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They look out the window, and see Bob and some kids observing a live pony. He asks Rufus to make a sign "Rides 10¢ for tonight".
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SCENE 3
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Big Bird has made posters for the block party, but they only have the letter Z on them, since he's good at making Zs.
PovertyZ
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
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Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words.
(First: Episode 0025)
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Muppets Gordon has four things lined up in a row--a harmonica, a whistle, a trumpet, and a banana. He tells Ernie that one of these doesn't belong, and Ernie chooses the banana because you can make music with the instruments, but you eat the banana... or so he thinks. Gordon tells Ernie to blow into the banana and Ernie appears to be playing a horn until Gordon reveals he was honking a horn behind his back the whole time. Amused by the trick, they decide to play the same joke on Cookie Monster, but Cookie has a different idea--you eat the harmonica, whistle, and trumpet, and make beautiful music with the banana!
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 4 Bob and the kids observe a group of live turtles, and watch as they race. Bob thinks the traveling musicians might like this block party.
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "I Am a Fine Musician".
(First: Episode 0010)
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Muppets A Snerf demonstrates shorter and longer as narrated in voiceover by Frank Oz.
(First: Episode 0072)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Giraffes.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0010)
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Muppets Snerfs like to cuddle up to little children, and think they're the cutest and cuddliest animals of all. The narrator responds, "silly snerf", prompting an abrupt reaction from the creature.
(First: Episode 0072)
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SCENE 5 Bob, Rufus and the kids make small clay decorations for the block party.
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Animation In a clay-animated segment, a green narrator uses his red and yellow friends (and a monster) to demonstrate how faces can show feelings.
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SCENE 6 Gordon tells Oscar about the block party, and Oscar isn't happy about it. Gordon introduces the next film.
Stopwater
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 7 Gordon has the kids spell the word "go" before the block party begins. The first letter is "G".
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Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
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SCENE 7
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The second letter in "go" is O…
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 8 The block party is a go! Gordon calls everyone's attention and introduces Bob, who sings "Picture a World".
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Gordon introduces Susan and Rufus, who sing "It Doesn't Take". Gordon announces the sponsors, and the others join in the song as the credits roll.


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