Sesame Street
Air date March 31, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, K, N, 6, 7
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Letter for Ernie

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob welcomes the viewer, and asks Jennie if she's seen Gordon. She recalls that he went to meet Ernie.
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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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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 0032)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 2 In the kitchen, Susan and a girl sort foods into two categories: from the ground and from animals.
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Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Yellow Submarine".
(First: Episode 0017)
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SCENE 3 Jennie shows Oscar the Grouch and some kids a pre-drawn scene with embedded figures, all of which begin with the letter K.
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Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
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Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #4)
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SCENE 3
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Jennie displays a drawing of Kermit.
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Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
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SCENE 4 Bob, Oscar and the kids discuss modes of transportation.
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Film Transportation
(First: Episode 0005)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Seven Days".
(First: Episode 0072)
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cast Buddy and Jim: Buddy gives Jim a present, which is a mirror, but each one thinks it's a picture of themselves.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 5 Jennie reads a book to the kids: Corduroy by Don Freeman.
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Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
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Muppets Ernie tries to help a mailman deliver a package to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
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Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never."
(First: Episode 0101)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert: ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 6 Bob and the kids watch film clips of things happening in real time and in slow motion.
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Celebrity Burt Lancaster counts while doing pushups.
(First: Episode 0010)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 7 Bob signs off and announces the sponsors.


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