Sesame Street
Air date April 10, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by Neil Smith
Sponsors K, N, V, 8, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan welcome the viewer, then meet Pete (George Zima), the new street cleaner, who tap-dances and rhymes while he sweeps.
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SCENE 1
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Big Bird wishes he could dance. While Gordon goes to get his radio, Susan shows Big Bird how to waltz (and count while doing so).
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Cartoon A bear counts bees
(First: Episode 0083)
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SCENE 1
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Gordon turns on the radio, and Big Bird starts dancing to the music, but he crashes into Hooper's Store while walking backwards.
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Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
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SCENE 1
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Big Bird finally learns how to dance. Susan suggests he could dance with Lulu, who's back in town.
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Muppets Tony sings "Lulu's Back in Town". Lulu turns out to be the Beautiful Day Monster, with a wig.
(First: Episode 0030)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Song Song of Eight
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cast Bob and his "finger faces" count to 8, then to 9.
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: Kermit and Grover count nine blocks.
(First: Episode 0080)
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SCENE 2 Pete delivers Mr. Hooper a box of items beginning with N, including noodles, napkins, neckties and nails.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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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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SCENE 2
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Gordon names some more N words, the last of which is noise.
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Film "Noises"
A boy named Chris uses "magic glasses" to see invisible things that make noises, including construction equipment, a baby crying, people coughing and sneezing, a car honking, a telephone, and a typewriter. Can you make those noises?
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 3 Oscar the Grouch boasts to Susan that he has the biggest collection of noise boxes. The first one has a lion roar, the second one has a train whistle, and the third one has a cow's moo. Oscar accidentally drops the third box into his trashcan, and the cow is let loose. He runs after it shouting "Hey, cow!…"
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Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper asks some kids to help him arrange some pictures of his cousin Humperdinck watering a flower, mailing a letter, and watching a candle burn.
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Film A boy arranges white blocks by size while his dog watches.
(First: Episode 0049)
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SCENE 5 Bob introduces the next film.
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Film Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0032)
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Cartoon A bear counts bees (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The kids listen as Gordon reads Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats.
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SCENE 6
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Pete delivers a box of K items to Mr. Hooper. He and Susan find a keyring, a kettle and a kitten in the box.
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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 #2)
(First: Episode 0101)
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SCENE 6
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Susan points out that K is also for kangaroo.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Tree kangaroo and baby.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0026)
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SCENE 7 Pete gives Mr. Hooper a V box which he didn't order. The box has violins.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (ending cut)
(First: Episode 0010)
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Cartoon A bear counts bees (repeat)
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SCENE 8 After the credits roll, Gordon recaps the day and signs off.
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SCENE 8 Bob announces the sponsors and the book read on today's show.
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper and Bob holds up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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