Sesame Street
Observing seeds and eggs
Air date April 6, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors A, Q, U, 8, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 While Susan works late, Gordon is stuck making sandwiches with Sally and Mauricio. Sally's favorite food is spaghetti, which Mauricio's is hamburgers. They agree that people aren't the only ones who eat; animals do too...
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
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Muppets Ernie sings "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake" when a hungry Cookie Monster demands a cookie.
(First: Episode 0031)
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SCENE 1
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Gordon and the kids sit down to eat their sandwiches and they talk about where food comes from.
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Film Close-ups of a tomato are shown.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 1
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After the tomato film, Gordon shows the kids seeds from a packet and explains how they grow.
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Animation A clay seedling grows into a flower.
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SCENE 1
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Gordon and the kids wash the dishes and says that alligators eat some pretty strange things.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Ernie demonstrates the word "Apple"; Cookie Monster eats Ernie's apple.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 1
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Gordon displays some "which came first" picture sets and has the kids put them in the correct order. He also mentions the importance of dental hygiene, introducing a song from Bob.
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Dentist and Bus Driver.
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Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 Bob encounters Big Bird looking at a large egg, expecting a dancing lizard to hatch out. Bob explains that birds come out of eggs, and points him to the next film …
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Animation A clay bird hatches out of an egg, grows as it eats, and flies away.
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird insists that the egg he's watching is a special egg. Bob shows him another film of eggs.
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Animation Three clay birds hatch from eggs and grow as they eat. Upon reaching maturity, each produces a different bird call.
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird insists that Bob watch this one egg very carefully …
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird boasts about the dancing lizard shown in the previous cartoon and admits he knew about birds coming out of eggs all along. After all, he hatched from one himself. Big Bird walks off, singing and dancing "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair".
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Film Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
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Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Cartoon Q - quarter
(First: Episode 0046)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and the kids observe a live anteater, then turn their attention to Professor Hastings.
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Muppets Kermit introduces Professor Hastings, who conducts a lecture about the ways people feel, but keeps drifting off. Meanwhile, two groups of Muppets behind him pass by; one cheering for their winning team, and the others crying for the losing team.
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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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SCENE 4 Gordon uses an orange to describe to the kids what skin is, leading to the next film …
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Film Skin is shown in close-ups.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0010)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit teaches "full" with a full glass of milk until Cookie Monster drinks it all (with a straw). Disgusted, Kermit complains that he didn’t want to teach "empty", and asks who can talk about the word "full".
(First: Episode 0081)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen demonstrates the different between a full and an empty wastebasket.
(First: Episode 0081)
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SCENE 5 Bob sings two rounds of "Here Are Some Things" using images of boats and animals.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 6 Gordon and the kids talk about the long sound of the letter A.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape (repeat)
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SCENE 6
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Gordon and the kids talk about the short sound of the letter A.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Bob pokes a live baby alligator with a stick until it moves. He and the kids talk about the differences between alligators and crocodiles.


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