Sesame Street
Air date April 22, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, P, U, 6, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon observes a large mess of trash on Sesame Street, for which neither he Susan, Bob nor the kids take responsibility. Gordon calls on everyone to help gather the trash into cardboard cartons (which he calls "plezuzmis" as in "please use me"), then introduces the next film.
Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away.
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
SCENE 2 After the trash is organized, Oscar complains about his trash being messed with. He says he'll put his trash back in his can, but after he starts his new business. Gordon wonders if he's going to sell flowers.
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins, and continuo in D Major: II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 3 Susan sees a giant smokestack coming out of Oscar's can. Oscar says his new business is manufacturing bottled smoke for other grouches. Gordon would rather breathe clean air, and so would Ernie.
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie some air, but when Ernie waves to Bert, wanting to show it to him, he drops it. According to Bert (who didn't know what Ernie had), "It couldn't have vanished into thin air." But Ernie sobs, "Yes, it could, Bert! It could!"
SCENE 4 Susan sings "The Garden" to Oscar, to teach him to take care of the environment.
Bob sings "Picture a World", then looks up and sees the letter P written in the sky. (First: Episode 0054)
Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Muppets Anything Muppet "U" tag
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0033)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about clues. He shows that a boy has grown some carrots because he has garden tools, a watering can, and a packet of seeds. Next, he confirms that a man has built a birdhouse because of his blueprints and carpenter's tools. When he notices Beautiful Day Monster with a suitcase and an umbrella, Kermit assumes that the monster is going on a trip and using the umbrella as protection from the rain. The monster corrects him; he's planning to eat his umbrella, and uses the suitcase to carry the ketchup he'll use to eat it with.
SCENE 5 Susan has to run off to Hooper's Store, so she asks Big Bird to answer the phone for her if it rings. Big Bird hears a faint knocking, which grows louder, spooking him into thinking that a group of monsters could be present. When Susan returns, she shows Big Bird that the knocking was coming from the door, which was moving because of a draft.
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
(First: Episode 0069)
Celebrity Pat Paulsen demonstrates "forward" and "backward".
(First: Episode 0069)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 6 In the kitchen, Susan reads a book to the kids: Who Will Wake Up Spring? by Sharon Lerner.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit plays a sorting game with squares and circles, until Cookie Monster arrives and takes a bite out of the shapes. Kermit is upset, until he tastes one of them, and he joins Cookie Monster in finishing off the rest!
(First: Episode 0094)
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Kermit tries to give a lecture on being happy, but Cookie Monster eats Kermit's happy face prop, which makes him mad.
(First: Episode 0066)
SCENE 7 Gordon, Susan and the kids sit on the steps with the "plezuzmi" cartons and say goodbye.

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