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Sesame Street
Air date April 23, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, P, U, 8, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan welcomes the viewer, and asks if we can guess who the mother in the family is.
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Muppets Big Bob hosts "Can You Guess?", the first-ever Sesame Street game show. Billy Monster must guess which of three (non-monster) panelists is the mother. Billy can't get the right answer because his own mother possesses monster traits.
(First: Episode 0026)
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SCENE 2 Susan tells the kids that there are all kinds of mothers, but it's always important that they're happy. She sings "If You're Happy and You Know It" with the kids, unaware that Oscar is secretly playing along in the background. Now that everybody's all happy, Susan suggests some painting.
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Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
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SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Gordon asks for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. Mr. Hooper laments that he just sold his last two pieces to Bert.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Gordon decides to have ice cream instead of cake.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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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 0032)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Cookie Monster drinks both of Kermit's glasses of milk, which he was going to use to explain "more" and "less". When Kermit insults Cookie Monster, several of Cookie Monster's monster pals gang up on Kermit, prompting him to point out that now there are more monsters and less frogs.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and some kids feed vegetables to live guinea pigs. Gordon introduces a film about where vegetables come from.
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Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
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Muppets Ernie sings "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake" when a hungry Cookie Monster demands a cookie.
(First: Episode 0031)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird tries to play hopscotch with the kids, but his feet are too big for the squares.
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings a counting song.
(First: Episode 0026)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird is still sad that he couldn't play hopscotch with the kids. He tries to help unpack Jennie's new umbrella, but his beak and feathers are both too big to fit in the packing tube. Chris's hand is small enough to reach into the tube and pull out the umbrella. Big Bird walks away sadly, believing he is too big.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
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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)
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SCENE 7 A kid's balloon is caught in a tree. Bob can't reach it, and Mr. Hooper's ladder is broken, so they ask for Big Bird's help. Big Bird successfully helps to retrieve the balloon, restoring his confidence.
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Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
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Muppets Part 1: Guy Smiley hosts "The Mr. and Mrs. Game", a quiz show for newlywed monsters.
(First: Episode 0072)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Part 2: Mr. and Mrs. Monster win the game, and Guy offers the choice of three prizes: a new house, a trip to Hawaii, or a cookie. Mr. Monster ravenously devours the cookie.
(First: Episode 0072)
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SCENE 8 Jennie draws a picture of her new umbrella. Umbrella starts with the letter U.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella (repeat)
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Cartoon "Poverty U" (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Oscar asks Jennie for help with choosing a piece of chalk. Jennie counts nine pieces.
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
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SCENE 9
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Jennie hands Oscar a piece of chalk, but it drops and breaks. That's just the way Oscar likes his chalk! Jennie counts eight remaining pieces.
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Bob and Jennie and the kids observe a live iguana, which begins with I.
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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". (repeat)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream. (repeat)
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Celebrity Jackie Robinson says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0054)
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SCENE 11 As the others continue looking at the iguana, Gordon announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Bert and Ernie hold the Sesame Street sign, while Kermit holds the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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