Sesame Street
Air date April 14, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, O, V, 10
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Huntforhappiness1

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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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 the Julia Child of grouches!"). He lists the ingredients alphabetically, which get more and more disgusting.
Eggontheknee
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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Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
GordonBob.E
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Muppets Hunt for Happiness: Helen Happy tells Harold Happy that she has mud on her sneaker.
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Grandmother Happy suggests that Helen wipe the mud off her sneaker with a rag... but now... there's mud on the rag!
Elevator10.oldschool
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)
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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.
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
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SCENE 2 Bob plays "Simon Says" with the kids.
Dot Bridge 02 late
Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
ErnieBertCheese
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)
Dot Bridge 03 early
Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Bob displays the letter V.
ImaginationV
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
SpeechBalloon.V
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
VirgilVeep
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
SpeechBalloon.V
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin (repeat)
Dot Bridge 04 third red
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4 Susan plays "Three of These Things" with groups of dots.
Dot Bridge 05 all red
Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Bob plays "Three of These Things" with today's sponsors — three letters and one number.
AnswerLadyDebut01

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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.
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Rectangles
Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 6 Bob has the kids identify letters and numbers in a series of cutouts. Bob introduces Pat Paulsen.
PatPulsen-Alphabet
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
Number10
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
0573v
Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
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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.
Kermitlecture--Horns
Muppets Kermit talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
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SCENE 7
cont'd
Susan introduces the next segment.
Iamafinemusician
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "I Am a Fine Musician".
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 7
cont'd
Susan introduces the next segment.
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Film A voice narrates a film about how things begin -- including roosters, buildings, lakes, cups, birthday cakes, trees, and babies.
Portions of this film were later re-edited into "A Little Bit (at the Beginning)".
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 7
cont'd
Susan signs off.


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