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
SCENE 1 Bob encounters Big Bird, who just wrote some poems about how proud he is to be a bird. He recites them, and has a kid guess the rhyming words in each of them. Bob introduces a film about what kids are made of.
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts.
(First: Episode 0003)
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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)
SCENE 2 In the yard, Jennie draws some pictures of animal mothers and babies, and tells the kids what they are called.
Film Joe Raposo: What Babies Are Called
(First: Episode 0096)
SCENE 3 Jennie and the kids look at a live goat, which was once a "kid". Jennie introduces the next film.
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 4 Gordon and the kids sit on the steps. Gordon identifies the parts of himself which are one.
Film "One Song (Song of One)"
(First: Episode 0086)
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.
SCENE 5 Bob and Gordon ask the kids about how many is two.
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 6 Bob, Gordon and Big Bird all make three. Big Bird has three toes on each foot.
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Well, back to the ol' drawing board!"
(First: Episode 0057)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Up, Up and Away."
(First: Episode 0049)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)." (repeat)
Ernie Bert dust the shelf
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)
Countdown launch success
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)

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)
SCENE 7 Oscar plays a grouchy "Three of These Things" game with Jennie and the kids.
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird."
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
SCENE 8 Jennie displays a picture with embedded kitchenwares.
Cast Buddy and Jim get confused when a picture falls off of the wall.
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 9 Bob and Gordon and the kids observe a live llama. Gordon signs off.

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