Sesame Street
Air date April 14, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by Lynwood King
Production March 20, 1970
Sponsors E, O, V, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan comes home from work and greets the viewer. She sees Oscar the Grouch wearing a chef's hat, and Oscar announces that he's making alphabet soup ("I'm known as the Julia Child of Grouches!"). He lists the ingredients alphabetically, which get more and more disgusting.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie sings the ABCs to the tune of "The Blue Danube" on his ukulele. Bert tells him that's no way to play the alphabet; it should be more like the next segment...
(First: Episode 0017)
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)
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
Muppets Hunt for Happiness: Helen Happy tells Harold Happy that she has mud on her sneaker.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Grandmother Happy suggests that Helen wipe the mud off her sneaker with a rag... but now... there's mud on the rag!
Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Grandmother Happy tells Harold to wash the mud off the rag with soap. It works... but now there's mud on the soap! Grandmother Happy gives up.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
SCENE 2 Bob plays and sings "Simon Says" with the kids.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't want to eat Swiss cheese, because it has holes in it, but Bert tells Ernie that holes make Swiss cheese taste better than the regular kind. Ernie says that he'll eat the cheese and that Bert can eat the holes.
(First: Episode 0010)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 3 Bob displays the letter V.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 4 Susan plays "Three of These Things" with groups of dots.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 Bob plays "Three of These Things" with today's sponsors — three letters and one number. He then introduces the all-knowing Answer Lady...


Muppets Granny Fanny Nesslerode, "The Answer Lady", dispenses some household hints from her homespun kitchen. Before getting to fan mail, Granny Fanny offers safety advice when dealing with a brand new, but sharp pencil - break off the point (which keeps it from writing). The first letter asks Granny what to do with those dirty, after-dinner dishes. She recommends tossing them away, but her announcer suggests cleaning them. A short viewer then asks how they can reach the out-of-reach sink. Granny Fanny makes another silly suggestion, proposing they water themselves like a flower to grow; her announcer recommends standing on a chair. Finally, a viewer asks how their two children can play with one balloon. Rather than following her announcer's idea of sharing it, Granny Fanny tries to cut a balloon in half (much like one would to share a candy bar). The startled announcer closes the program amid Granny Fanny's many attempts to cut a balloon in twain.
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
SCENE 6 Bob has the kids go through a pile of letters and numbers and sort them. Bob then introduces Pat Paulsen.
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)

SCENE 7 Susan reads a book: A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik (illustrated by Maurice Sendak). She hears a horn, and introduces Kermit.
Muppets Kermit talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
Bob asks the kids what they'd like to be when they grow up. Susan suggests maybe even being a musician...
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "I Am a Fine Musician".
(First: Episode 0010)
Susan says that there's no end to what the viewer can grow up to be. After all, their life is just beginning...

Film A voice narrates a film about how things begin -- including roosters, buildings, lakes, cups, birthday cakes, trees, and babies.
(First: Episode 0003)

Susan tells the viewer that now is the ending and says goodbye. Bob announces the sponsors and the information on today's storybook.

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