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Pete Seeger returns
Air date April 8, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Production March 10, 1970
Sponsors A, Q, U, 8, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer, then goes over to Hooper's Store, where Pete Seeger is visiting today. Bob, Mr. Hooper, Gordon and the kids gather around Pete as he plays the banjo and sings "The Green Grass Grew All Around" and "There's a Hole in the Bucket". Gordon introduces an octopus.
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
SCENE 2 Jennie displays a drawing she did of an octopus with nine legs.
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
SCENE 3 Pete, Gordon, and the kids observe Susan and Jennie making a patchwork quilt. Pete says people are like a patchwork quilt: we come in different sizes, shapes and colors but if you put us together you get one nation, one human race. He sings "Everybody Loves Saturday Night", teaching the verses to the kids.
Pete says another thing patchwork quilts make him think of is what the ground looks like from an airplane. They all look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter Q (First: Episode 0047).
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
(First: Episode 0048)
SCENE 4 Gordon displays the letters Q and U.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
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)
SCENE 5 In the kitchen, Jennie, Susan and the kids work more on the patchwork quilt. Pete plays and sings "Will You Wear Red", a girl who can't make up her mind what dress to wear. Gordon observes that animals don't have to pick out clothes - they already have plenty of covering.
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
SCENE 6 On the steps, Bob and the kids listen as Pete plays and sings "The Foolish Frog".
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie demonstrates the word "through" with the help of Beautiful Day Monster and Bert, who holds a hoop.
(First: Episode 0023)
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes teaches about through.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Monsters look at a big A.
(First: Episode 0083)
SCENE 7 Pete sings some songs about wheels. Bob introduces the Anything Muppets.
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Goin' for a Ride", while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
(First: Episode 0037)
SCENE 8 Oscar the Grouch asks Pete to sing a song about garbage. Pete sings "The People Are Scratchin'", which makes Oscar laugh. Gordon sees that Susan and Jennie are still working on their quilt. "Quilt" begins with Q.
Cartoon "Poverty Q" (repeat)
SCENE 9 Pete, Gordon, Bob, Jennie, Susan, Mr. Hooper and the kids gather on the steps. Pete sings "My Hat It Has Three Corners", as Gordon signs off.

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