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Sesame Street
Air date April 7, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, Q, U, 8, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper greets the viewer, and points out that he's rearranged some things around Sesame Street so we can point out what's wrong with them (upside down chairs, Santa's clothes on the fire hydrant, etc). Mr. Hooper then spots a live macaw. Bob and the kids join him in looking at the macaw, then hear a bee buzzing.
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Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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Muppets / Cast Susan sings "Swing on a Star" while putting features on some Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0010)
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Film Grasshopper (harpsichord 50s-style music)
(First: Episode 0084)
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SCENE 2 The gang agrees that this macaw would be an unusual pet on Sesame Street, much like Alice's pet …
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Cartoon / Muppets Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes is standing next to a bathtub full of water. She is dry. A monster appears and throws the water at her, causing her to be wet, and then kisses her. "Bleah!" she says.
Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert watch the Alice cartoon on TV, and Ernie laughs when he sees Alice being kissed by the monster. Bert says Ernie wouldn't think it was so funny if a monster kissed him. Beautiful Day Monster appears, and kisses Ernie, who says, "Bleah!" Bert laughs.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to play checkers, but they can't get their chairs facing the right direction.
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to demonstrate what round is, with the help of a wisecracking ball. He introduces Kermit to his "daddy," a basketball.
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Film "Round": A live-action film set to a lively soundtrack shows circles in every-day life, including Coca-Cola bottle caps, moving wheels, yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 3 Bob displays a big and small circle, thinking it could be a mother and baby.
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Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie an empty box, explaining that he can fill the box with things like a pet mouse (if Ernie had one) and jellybeans (if they rained from the sky). Ernie wants an empty box, but doesn't have any money. However, Bert brings a box of cookies, and Ernie throws the cookies out so he can catch jellybeans from the sky.
(First: Episode 0081)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper attempts to turn the letter O into a Q but putting a tail on it, but the tail keeps falling off.
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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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SCENE 4
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Mr. Hooper succeeds in making the tail stick, but it falls off again.
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Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Quincy talks about Q.
(First: Episode 0043)
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SCENE 4
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Mr. Hooper hammers the tail to the Q, but then the O falls.
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Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter Q with a quart of milk; Cookie Monster drinks the milk.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Rocket takes off at 7. Then it comes down so the man can continue his countdown, but at 1, it falls over with a huge crash.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Muppets Guy Smiley sings "Gone with the Wind" to a young woman. During the song, a very strong wind blows – making the leaves fly off the tree, causing the woman's house to collapse, and finally ripping Guy's clothes off.
(First: Episode 0034)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
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Celebrity Burt Lancaster counts while doing pushups.
(First: Episode 0010)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10, but every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
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SCENE 5 Susan observes some kids playing hide and seek, remarking that Roosevelt Franklin is good at hiding.
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
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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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Cast Mr. Hooper and Bob build an A.
(First: Episode 0083)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper displays the number 8 with two circles, but one of them keeps falling off.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks. (intro removed)
(First: Episode 0019)
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SCENE 6
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Mr. Hooper gets the idea to solve the number 8 problem with a can of paint.
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Song β€œSong of Eight”
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 6
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Mr. Hooper almost solves the 8 problem, but the painted half of the 8 falls off. Mr. Hooper introduces the number 9 instead.
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
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Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter U with a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Bob and the kids continue looking at the macaw. Bob signs off.


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