Sesame Street
Air date April 16, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors P, Q, U, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon comes home from work, and has to get his supplies upstairs in a hurry. He tells Bob to tell Oscar that Don McLean is coming with his banjo and guitar. Bob mishears this as "banjo in a jar", and passes it along to Susan, who hears "banana in a jar". When Don arrives, he is confused when Oscar asks where his "banana and a cigar" are.
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)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
SCENE 2 Don sits on the steps with Bob, Susan, Gordon and the kids. Don sings "What Is Your Language", "Compre Una Casa" and "Communication Song".
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
BDM Girl
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie struggles to save a plate of cookies for Bert. Beautiful Day Monster disguises himself as a baker and a little girl to trick Ernie out of four of the five cookies, but Bert blames Ernie.
(First: Episode 0041)
SCENE 3 Susan and the kids look up and see the letter P written in the sky (First: Episode 0054). They think of P words, including "pirate".
P pirate pistol
Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: P - Pin
(First: Episode 0054)
SCENE 4 Susan introduces Ruby Dee, who reads a story to the kids.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
SCENE 5 Back on the steps, Don sings "Kumbya" and "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" with the kids.
Muppets A group of Anything Muppets enter, with one saying, "Some of us are here, but not all." They leave, and say that now none of them are there. They re-enter with a few more, saying that some of them are there but not all, and leave again, saying that none of them are there. Many Muppets appear, including Bert, Grover, Scudge, Fred's son, Oscar and Cookie Monster, who all say, "Now we are all here!"
(First: Episode 0061)
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
(First: Episode 0048)
SCENE 6 Don does the "Arkansas Traveller" story for the kids.
Ernie Gordon Anything
Muppets / Cast Gordon encounters Ernie, who is sad because everyone is too busy to play with him. Gordon produces a blank Anything Muppet, names him "Harvey" and puts some facial features on him — first he's a poet who would rather think of rhymes than play with Ernie, then he's sad, then he's angry. Gordon solves this by modifying Harvey's face to look more like Ernie's, and sees that the two of them seem to have everything else in common. "I think Ernie just made a friend," says Gordon.
(First: Episode 0038)
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Quincy talks about Q.
(First: Episode 0043)
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "Minute Waltz."
(First: Episode 0019)
Film Clay - 2 puppies
SCENE 7 Bob observes the coverings of an orange and an ear of corn. He points out that animals also have coverings.
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
SCENE 8 Back on the steps, Don sings "Birds Fly". Gordon signs off.

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