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Sesame Street
Air date March 25, 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 greets from the steps. As he does, several children come tearing down the street, one on a bicycle, another on an orange crate scooter, others following on foot. He observes that everybody has their own way of getting from one place to another.
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
SCENE 2 Gordon, Bob and the kids look at a live bush baby.
Susan has four leftover balloons from a kid's birthday, and is about to give them away, when Oscar suggests she can throw them away in his trash can by tying them to the lid. Susan suspects Oscar likes balloons and won't admit it because he's a grouch.
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing a round of "Four Blind Mice". (intro removed)
(First: Episode 0009)
SCENE 3 Bob happens by Oscar's can and compliments him on the four balloons. Oscar resents this, and Gordon has an idea …
Animation Clay animation film by Jim Henson: A unicorn talks about U words.
(First: Episode 0037)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
SCENE 4 Gordon comes out of 123 Sesame Street holding four more helium filled balloons. Loudly he announces that they are more balloons left over from the birthday party, and he has to get rid of them. Oscar bursts forth and suggests he could tie them to the trash can lid, but Gordon says he'll just pop them. Oscar begs him not to pop them, so Gordon lets him have them, but only if he admits he likes them.
Jump rope alphabet game.jpg
Film Girls play a jump rope alphabet game: “I’ve got an A in my ankle, I’ve got a B in my back,” etc. A boy wants to play, but one of the girls says the game is for girls only. Finally, when he contributes “I’ve got a Z in my zebra,” one of the girls says he can play.
(First: Episode 0030)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Ernie barber 01.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 1: Ernie, having set up shop as a barber, gives Bert a haircut, but he ends up removing all of his hair.
(First: Episode 0068)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0005)
Ernie barber 02.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 2: Ernie tries to disguise Bert until his hair grows back, but a monster (later known as Grover) mistakes Bert for his father and lugs him away.
(First: Episode 0068)
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
Ernie barber 03.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 3: Bert has quickly grown his hair back, but his brief time amongst monsters has resulted in his speaking like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0068)
SCENE 5 Bob and kids have nearly completed a large structure on the sidewalk using rectangular, cylindrical and triangular blocks. They quickly complete it, and it falls as they do. Bob asks the kids to help him put the blocks away. He has three boxes with the appropriate shape drawn on the front of each. He asks the kids which box each block goes in. After playing this for a short time, he holds up a triangle and a square, and asks if they'd like to hear a story about the two.
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Kermit teaches some, more, and most with jellybeans in jars while Cookie Monster eats each jar of jellybeans.
(First: Episode 0022)
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
Muppets Kermit returns to teach some, more, and most again, but with marbles in jars this time. Cookie Monster eats one jarfull and hurts his mouth.
(First: Episode 0022)
SCENE 6 Bob, Gordon and the kids look at a live Persian kitten. Bob introduces James Earl Jones.
Celebrity James Earl Jones counts to 10.
(First: Episode 0005)
Muppets Some Anything Muppets and monsters (including Cookie Monster, an early Grover, Beautiful Day Monster, Scudge, and Fred's son) pile up and count to 10.
(First: Episode 0084)
Cast Buddy and Jim try to fly a paper airplane.
(First: Episode 0013)

Film A voice narrates a film about how things begin -- including roosters, buildings, lakes, cups, birthday cakes, trees, and babies.
Portions of this film were later re-edited into "A Little Bit (at the Beginning)".
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 7 In the yard, Susan reads a book: The Cat who Thought He Was a Tiger by Polly Cameron.

Film Audio of John Glenn from the Friendship 7 flight plays over what appears to be a journey through outer space, but it's actually closeup shots from a bowl of fruit.
Music: 2nd movement from Dvořák's Symphony No. 9
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo (repeat)
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins, and continuo in D Major: II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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