Sesame Street
Air date April 15, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, O, V, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan are trying to help Big Bird learn the alphabet; he keeps getting stuck on one letter that looks like a circle. Bob enters and learns of the situation, then contacts the skywriter via walkie-talkie. The skywriter writes the letter O in the sky (First: Episode 0012).
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets A group of Muppets (including Taminella Grinderfall and Sour Bird) repeat saying "Oh!" when they see a letter O.
(First: Episode 0075)
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SCENE 2 Susan, Big Bird and the kids all sing The Alphabet Song. Susan introduces James Earl Jones.
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and the kids look at a live horse, pointing out that its nose is between its eyes, just like ours. Gordon introduces Kermit.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit demonstrates between by using a ping-pong ball, a doughnut, and a Beatles record sitting on a table, with the donut between the record and the ball. Beautiful Day Monster comes along and proceeds to eat everything. Kermit fears he will also get eaten, but the monster thanks him with a kiss.
(First: Episode 0070)
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SCENE 4 Bob and Susan sing the "Sorting Song" with pictures of different things.
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Cast Buddy and Jim - Wall Painting
(First: Episode 0012)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
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SCENE 5 Susan and the kids observe a live chicken and her baby chicks.
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Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
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Muppets A Muppet father and son switch roles in the forest. The father climbs trees and asks questions, while the son explains things.
(First: Episode 0089)
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SCENE 6 Gordon shows some picture cards, and asks the kids if they can figure out what happens next in each scenario.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie shows some picture cards, and asks Bert if he can figure out what happens next in each scenario.
(First: Episode 0017)
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SCENE 7 Gordon and Susan listen as Oscar the Grouch sings "If You're Grouchy And You Know It".
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 8 Susan sings "Rub Your Tummy" with the kids.
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Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mahna Mahna".
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 9 Mr. Hooper displays the capital and lowercase letter E. They fall over, and he calms himself by counting to 10.
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts to 10. "Whoopee!"
(First: Episode 0069)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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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 Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
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SCENE 10 Mr. Hooper sets the letter Es back up and signs off.


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