Sesame Street
Gordon, Susan, and the kids go on an imaginary car ride
Air date April 17, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by Neil Smith
Sponsors E, O, V, 10
Releases Sesame Street Classics, HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan passes some kids playing checkers, then greets the viewer. She and Gordon observe how beautiful a day it is to go driving, but Susan points out that they don't have a car. Thus, Gordon tells the kids to set up some chairs so they can all pretend they're going for a drive. Susan goes upstairs to pack a picnic lunch and change out of her work uniform, and Gordon says they'll be ready before you can count to 10 ...
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 2 Gordon has the "1949 Hudson Hornet" ready by the time Susan returns with a picnic basket. He puts the picnic basket in in the "trunk", then they all sit down and put on their "seat belts."
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SCENE 2
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Gordon starts the car, and they're off. The imaginary car ride takes them over a bridge, then past a STOP/GO sign. Gordon asks Jay which letter is in both the words STOP and GO, leading to the next segments ...
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O – Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 Having finished their "picnic," the gang packs everything in their "car" and heads back home. Susan remembers their walk in the woods, Gordon takes some sharp curves, and finally they're home.
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SCENE 3
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As they get out, Susan points out how nice it is to go for a ride, then come back home to your neighborhood and the people in it ...
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Garbageman and Barber.
(First: Episode 0045)
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SCENE 4 Sitting on the steps, Gordon asks some kids what they would see if they were driving on the road. They discuss the purpose of license plates, and Gordon displays some fake license plates so they can practice reading them. He makes sure they know which letter was featured on all three of them.
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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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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 Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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SCENE 5 In today's first animal segment, Gordon displays a South American kinkajou (also known as a "honey bear"). Francesca and Rico take turns feeding a banana to the hungry kinkajou.
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie is preparing to have a snack but discovers that his milk and cookies keep on vanishing. He eventually catches the culprit, who begins acting affectionately, until Ernie agrees to share his milk and cookies.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird approaches Susan to show her some sequential pictures he drew, so she can put them in the correct order.
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SCENE 6
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The first set of pictures displays a man with a paint brush, a paint bucket and a ladder.
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SCENE 6
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The next set of pictures displays two boys playing baseball.
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SCENE 6
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Susan points out to Big Bird that it's important to know what comes first, especially when getting dressed. This leads to a Buddy and Jim segment ...
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to put on shoes and socks.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 7 Gordon encounters Oscar, who is down in the dumps because he can't think of anything to complain about. Gordon suggests the weather, but then Oscar remembers that he can call "Dial-a-Grouch", the number for which is 987-654-321. He accidentally dials 123-456-789, and ends up arguing with an eccentric character, who turns out to be another grouch named Melvin Meanie.
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SCENE 7
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Gordon introduces Roosevelt Franklin ...
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin and his mother sing "Roosevelt Franklin Counts".
(First: Episode 0068)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green".
(First: Episode 0087)
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SCENE 8 For another animal segment, Gordon and the kids take a good look at a turtle. Gordon points out that turtles come from eggs, and the first letter in the word "egg" is ...
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon Letter E ("See me... eating a peach...")
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film A boy named Mark has a pair of magic glasses that helps him listen to the sounds of an ice cream truck, a dog, a horse galloping, a bicycle, and a parrot.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie likes the film we just saw, and finds his own pair of magic glasses, which he thinks will help him see things that are invisible. He decides he'll try them after he's finished eating his plate of cookies. Cookie Monster sneaks up behind Ernie and takes a cookie while he isn't looking -- and when Ernie looks around for it, Cookie Monster sneaks another one. Finally, Ernie puts on his glasses, and catches sight of Cookie Monster. Now he's convinced the glasses are really magic -- they let him see an invisible monster! Ernie decides he doesn't want the glasses anymore, so Cookie Monster devours them as well.
(First: Episode 0055)
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SCENE 9 Gordon shows Jay how to use a telescope. He looks through the one he has, and sees a letter V, then a letter O, then he sees Alphabet Bates making the letter E.
(First: Episode 0061)
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Muppets Ernie tries to help a Pumpkin Anything Muppet mailman (performed by Frank Oz) deliver a package to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
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SCENE 10 The credits roll as the kids play games in the yard.
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Once the credits finish rolling, Gordon reminds the viewer not to call 123-456-789 or 987-654-321, because those phone numbers only work on grouch phones. "Speaking of phones, we gotta hang it up now. See ya later."
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SCENE 10
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Gordon leaves, and Susan announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Ernie and Bert hold up the Sesame Street sign (repeated from episode 0005) while Kermit the Frog holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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