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Sesame Street
Air date March 24, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors L, U, Y, 4, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon introduces today's sponsors, then leads to Buddy and Jim.
Cast Buddy and Jim try to use a seesaw.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
SCENE 2 Bob and the kids talk about the letter U and the sounds it makes.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Animation Clay animation film by Jim Henson: A unicorn talks about U words.
(First: Episode 0037)
Muppets An Anything Muppet presents the letter U. Another Muppet repeatedly insists, "That's not a 'me,' that's a U!"
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 1)"
A boy loves jellybeans and comes across a girl who's sad because she lost hers. The boy shares his bag of jellybeans with the girl, but now he has none. Will he get his jellybeans back? Stay tuned...
(First: Episode 0016)
SCENE 3 Susan shows the kids a picture with some embedded items, all of which begin with L.
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 2)"
The boy who gave his jellybeans away finds the girl again. This time she's afraid of a monster, but the boy assures her that if the monster comes around, he'll be there to help out. Rewarding his kindness, she gives the boy back his jellybeans. All is well until the monster shows up and the girl reveals the reason the monster was bothering her was because he wanted the jellybeans. Now the boy has them, so she's no longer afraid. The monster eats the entire bag of jellybeans and gives the boy a kiss. Our hero is no longer afraid, but he still doesn't have jellybeans. Stay tuned....
(First: Episode 0016)
SCENE 4 Bob sings two verses of "One of These Things":

1) 3 large bottles, 1 small bottle
2) 3 small clocks, 1 large clock

Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 3)"
The boy is mad because he has an empty bag and no jellybeans, and the girl is mad because she found her jellybeans, but she doesn't have anything to put them in. They decide to share, and the girl puts her jellybeans in the boy's bag. A happy ending with jellybeans for all!
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
SCENE 5 Susan introduces Lou Rawls.
Celebrity Lou Rawls sings the alphabet song to a group of kids.
(First: Episode 0043)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert overhears Ernie drawing a picture of a dog with five legs. Bert thinks the fifth leg is a tail, because the other four legs have paws. Bert asks about the fifth leg, "Where's its paw?" Ernie replies, "It's gone shopping with its maw."
(First: Episode 0010)
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0005)
Cartoon A bear counts bees
(First: Episode 0083)
SCENE 6 In the kitchen, Big Bird admires a cup that Susan just got for Gordon. He wishes he could make a cup, and she describes the process that would go into it. He also wishes he could make corn, but she tells him that corn grows in the ground.
Film Corn grows in a field.
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "All Together Now".
(First: Episode 0015)
Film Rocks.jpg
Film Kids demonstrate perspective using large and small rocks as they position themselves near and far.
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 0079)
SCENE 7 Bob and the kids sing a song about "Opposites."
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes demonstrates near and far. (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie's friend holds a huge card of a dog in front of his head. Ernie asks Bert how many feet the dog has, and Bert says four. Next, Ernie's friend holds up a card of a table. Ernie asks Bert how many legs the table has. Again, Bert says four. Ernie's friend then holds up a card that shows a four-eyed monster. Ernie asks Bert, "How many eyes can you count on this face?" Bert again says four, but adds that "nothing in the world has four eyes and looks like that." Ernie's friend lowers the card, revealing himself to be the Beautiful Day Monster- with two extra eyes.
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon A bear counts bees (repeat)
SCENE 8 Gordon introduces the next film.
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
SCENE 9 Gordon sits on the steps with some kids, and hands them each a bell. He tells them to ring it every time they hear something wrong with the story he reads.
Film Five Song (Song of Five) (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 10 Gordon: "The opposite of 'hello' is 'goodbye'."

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