Sesame Street
Air date March 26, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors L, U, Y, 4, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon sits on the steps talking to two kids about clean and dirty. Gilian has lost a tooth, so he needs to keep his new ones clean, and Cedric is wearing dog tags that he's kept shiny, so they know about keeping things clean. Gordon says there might be some out there who doesn't know the difference between clean and dirty, so he asks them to guess who their guest is today: he wears tights, drives a car called the Batmobile, and runs around with a friend called Robin.
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Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
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SCENE 2 Big Bird dumps some trash out for Mr. Hooper, but drops some pieces on the ground by accident. After he picks them up with his beak, the last piece of paper eludes him by jumping around the yard. He explains to Mr. Hooper what's been happening, but when he tries to demonstrate, he picks it up with no problem. Ready to throw it in the trash now, the waste basket begins moving away from him.
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Film You can clean almost anything.
Music: Bach's "Gavotte" performed by the Swingle Singers.
(First: Episode 0001)
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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)
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SCENE 3 Susan and the kids watch Alphabet Bates write an L in the sky and name some L words.
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Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 4 Susan sings a song about four: "How Many Wheels Has a Roller Skate?", etc.
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Film An itchy wombat scratches its four legs.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0008)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
(First: Episode 0012)
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is now brought to you by...fathers! The Anything Muppets sing about what a father does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 5 Gordon and Cedric help Big Bird find some rhymes to finish his poem.
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Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is being brought to you by mothers. The Anything Muppets perform a song all about the things a mother does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
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Cast Buddy and Jim: Jim finds Buddy with his money (4 assorted coins) taped to his forehead for safekeeping. Jim has a better idea, and presents Buddy with a piggy bank. After transferring the coins, Jim also gives Buddy a key to open the bank. But where should Buddy keep the key? Tape that to his forehead? Nope, he merrily drops the key inside the piggy bank, since that's as safe a place as any!
(First: Episode 0031)
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Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo (repeat)
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Muppets This part of Sesame Street is brought to you by kids. Sibling Anything Muppets sing about the roles they play in the family.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper demonstrates how different sizes of magnets work.
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Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 7 Gordon and a kid draw an upper and lowercase L on a pad.
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Cartoon L is for Ladder (repeat)
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox (repeat)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0005)
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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)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie, dressed in his football uniform, marches around the apartment reciting his team chant. He tells Bert he's a member of the Dirty Rugs, named such because everyone beats them.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper stops by Oscar's trash can to ask him if he'd like to see a movie. Oscar says he doesn't have time because he's busy water his flowers, filling his swimming pool, drinking a glass of water, and adjusting his fountain. Mr. Hooper says if he's doing all those things with water, he should really see this movie, but Oscar says he hates water.
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Film Water is shown in many forms, including oceans, fountains, and snow.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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SCENE 9 Gordon recites one of Big Bird's poems and says goodbye. Susan announces the sponsors.


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