Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird builds a racing car
Air date April 28, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors B, O, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon greets, while in the background are sounds of busy street noises. He says that you probably guessed there's a lot of traffic on Sesame Street. So it's important to be very careful when you're near the street and especially if you have to cross it. Batman knows that.
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
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SCENE 1
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Susan approaches Gordon with two kids, and they all close their eyes and listen to the traffic sounds and identify them. In addition to a fire engine and an ice cream truck, they also hear a herd of cows and a racing car.
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Film Racing car bridge
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SCENE 2 Big Bird, inspired, decides to build his own racing car. Gordon says he'll need boxes; maybe Ernie knows where to get one …
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Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie an empty box, explaining that he can fill the box with things like a pet mouse (if Ernie had one) and jellybeans (if they rained from the sky). Ernie wants an empty box, but doesn't have any money. However, Bert brings a box of cookies, and Ernie throws the cookies out so he can catch jellybeans from the sky.
(First: Episode 0081)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird has built his own makeshift racing car - which actually works (and runs on gas)!
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Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Gordon observes the many 2s around Sesame Street, and introduces the next film.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A series of zoo animals are shown in pairs.
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3
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Gordon introduces Bob and Mr. Hooper.
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Cast Bob and Gordon assemble a large O with two separate pieces.
(First: Episode 0111)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Film New Bridge #1
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper plays two rounds of "Three of These Things" in his store, and introduces Granny Fanny Nesselrode.
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Muppets VTR: Answer Lady — Chapter II (7:06)
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Film New Bridge #3
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 5 With a magnet board, Bob displays the difference between the capital and lowercase B.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 5
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Bob tells a story of a big brother B and his little brother b, and how they made the words "box", "Bob" and "boy".
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Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
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Film New Bridge #4
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Film New Bridge #5
Erasercartoon
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Film New Bridge #2
Erasercartoon
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0008)
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Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie", an anthem for his beloved rubber duck.
(First: Episode 0078)
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SCENE 6 Susan bridges between Ernie and the next clay film.
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Animation In a clay-animated segment, a green narrator uses his red and yellow friends (and a monster) to demonstrate how faces can show feelings.
(First: Episode 0090)
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SCENE 7 Gordon reads a book to the kids: Welcome Roberto by Mary Serfozo.
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Celebrity Lou Rawls sings the alphabet song to a group of kids.
(First: Episode 0043)
Followtheleader
Film A group of kids play follow the leader and go over, around and through various obstacles, but one of them takes a while to catch on.
(First: Episode 0001)
E&BEggDrop
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie finds an egg on the counter. Bert asks him to put it away so he can eat it later. Ernie doesn't understand why. Bert sighs, "Drop it!"... and Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper doesn't believe that Big Bird's racing car works, until he actually sees Big Bird drive it. Gordon signs off.


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