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Sesame Street
Air date April 20, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, V, W, 1, 2, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob encounters Big Bird, who has a close call while crossing the street. He was so excited to share some poems he wrote about how special birds are, that he ran over to tell everybody and forgot to look both ways. Big Bird recites his poems and has Bob and the kids guess the rhyming words in each of them. Now that we know what birds are made of, Bob introduces a film about what kids are made of.
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Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts.
(First: Episode 0003)
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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 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 Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 2 In the yard, Jennie draws some pictures of animal mothers and babies, and tells the kids what they are called.
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Film Joe Raposo: What Babies Are Called
(First: Episode 0096)
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SCENE 3 Bob and the kids look at a live goat, which was once a "kid". Bob points out that goats can have funny faces, and introduces a film about some other funny animal faces.
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and the kids sit on the steps. Gordon identifies the parts of himself which are one.
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Film "One Song (Song of One)"
(First: Episode 0086)
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Muppets A hippie lines up a group of monsters to demonstrate first and last, but Grover doesn't want to be last in line. The hippie compromises and lets him be first... but the line keeps changing directions.
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SCENE 5 Bob joins Gordon on the steps--that makes two grown-ups! They quiz the kids on the body parts Gordon has two of.
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Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird joins the group and says he has three of something--toes!
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Well, back to the ol' drawing board!"
(First: Episode 0057)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Up, Up and Away."
(First: Episode 0049)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)." (repeat)
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Muppets It's Ernie's turn to dust the shelf, but he is putting it off, trying to remember something important he has to do first. Bert thinks Ernie is just stalling to get out of doing chores, and eventually insists that Ernie start dusting. He does, and toys fall from the shelf and onto Bert's head. That prompts Ernie to remember what he had to do before dusting the shelf--take the toys off of it first.
(First: Episode 0094)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
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Film Audio of John Glenn from the Friendship 7 flight plays over what appears to be a journey through outer space, but it's actually closeup shots from a bowl of fruit.
Music: 2nd movement from Dvořák's Symphony No. 9
(First: Episode 0019)
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SCENE 7 Oscar plays a grouchy "One of These Things" game with Jennie and the kids using three dirty sneakers and one clean one. Jennie suggests washing the dirty sneakers, and Oscar shudders at the thought. Who ever heard of a grouch that washes things? Actually, Jennie knows of someone...
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
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SCENE 8 Jennie plays a hidden drawing game with the kids, featuring embedded kitchenware. The kids do well with the picture. Buddy and Jim, on the other hand...
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Cast Buddy and Jim get confused when a picture falls off of the wall.
(First: Episode 0004)
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
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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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SCENE 9 Gordon and the kids observe a live llama. The llama can't say goodbye, so Gordon signs off. Bob announces the sponsors as Big Bird and Jennie join the others.
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CLOSING SIGNS Bert and Ernie hold the Sesame Street sign, while a group of Muppet hippies (including a bearded hippie) hold the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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