Sesame Street
Air date March 18, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors C, F, I, 2, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon encounters a pair of twin kids, and remembers that Sesame Street is brought to you today by the number 2.
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 2 Gordon says that a set of two things is called a pair.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A series of zoo animals are shown in pairs.
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 3 Gordon introduces the next film.
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
SCENE 4 Susan finds Big Bird babysitting for his sister — that is, sitting on her egg. Susan notices how round the egg is.
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)

Cast / Muppets Gordon plays a game of "What Will Happen?" with Ernie. After Ernie guesses correctly what will happen when Gordon drops a ball and turns on a radio, Gordon asks what will happen when he picks up a bell and shakes it. Ernie says the bell will ring. Gordon states that a monster will come out and start blowing a flute. Ernie thinks that's silly, but is surprised when that exact thing happens. Gordon admits that he had worked it out beforehand with Cookie Monster, and gives him a cookie. After Gordon leaves, Ernie has an idea for a trick to play on Bert.
(First: Episode 0031)
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)

Muppets Part 2: Ernie tries to play the same trick on Bert, but when Ernie rings the bell, nothing else happens. Bert thinks Ernie's gone bananas, and he leaves. When Ernie wants to know what happened, Cookie Monster says that he couldn't play the flute, because his mouth was full of cookies.
(First: Episode 0031)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Story of Ira and Inez
Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Story of Ira and Inez."
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0033)
SCENE 5 Susan reads a book: Birthday Presents by Eugene Fern. She hears Ernie singing in the bathtub.
The Bath Story
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert that he calls his bathtub Rosie, because after his bath, he leaves a ring around Rosie. Bert then tells Ernie to get out of the tub, because other people are waiting to use it: Solomon Grundy, for instance.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 Gordon observes a live kangaroo. He wonders out loud what Ernie and Bert are up to today.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — When it's Ernie's turn to get a newspaper from Hooper's Store, Ernie decides to plan everything he may need. He gets his scarf and hat and earmuffs in case it snows, his umbrella if it starts to rain, sunglasses and suntan cream if it's a sunny day, and a flashlight if it gets dark.
SCENE 7 Gordon marks a boy's height on the construction doors and compares it to six months ago. He says every living thing grows, including apples.
Film Apples grow on a tree.
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 2)
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 3)
Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with replacing a light bulb.
(First: Episode 0007)

Film "Big, Bigger, Biggest"
A junior car dealer displays cars of different sizes to people of different sizes.
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is going on a hunt for big rocks. When he tries to pick a really big one, the rock turns out to be the dome of a large monster.
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0032)
Cat toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Celebrity Jackie Robinson says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0054)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0092 Episode 0094
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+