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Sesame Street
Grover prefers capital G
Air date May 1, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Directed by David Roth
Sponsors G, Z, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan, in her work uniform, greets the viewer and says she just saw Grover down the street as she got off the bus from work. "You know Grover, don't you? Oh, sure you do... this is Grover..."
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Muppets Grover passes through the frame and cries, "Hey, Susan!" as he runs into the screen.
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Susan: "See? You knew Grover." She says Kermit the Frog ought to keep his eye out for him, because she just saw him in the neighborhood.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the capital and small G, while Grover celebrates how the letter starts his name (though he prefers it displayed with a capital G).
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Cartoon G for Gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
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Cartoon A man asks a purple fellow what G word is behind a circus curtain. It's a gorilla.
Artist: Film Fair
(First: Episode 0085)
Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
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Cartoon Alphabet Bates makes the letter G.
(First: Episode 0025)
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 1)"
A boy loves jellybeans and comes across a girl who's sad because she lost hers. The boy shares his bag of jellybeans with the girl, but now he has none. Will he get his jellybeans back? Stay tuned...
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 Susan, Bob, and the kids observe a gibbon in the Pet Shop window.
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 2)"
The boy who gave his jellybeans away finds the girl again. This time she's afraid of a monster, but the boy assures her that if the monster comes around, he'll be there to help out. Rewarding his kindness, she gives the boy back his jellybeans. All is well until the monster shows up and the girl reveals the reason the monster was bothering her was because he wanted the jellybeans. Now the boy has them, so she's no longer afraid. The monster eats the entire bag of jellybeans and gives the boy a kiss. Our hero is no longer afraid, but he still doesn't have jellybeans. Stay tuned....
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy count to 5.
Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy count five fingers.
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 3)"
The boy is mad because he has an empty bag and no jellybeans, and the girl is mad because she found her jellybeans, but she doesn't have anything to put them in. They decide to share, and the girl puts her jellybeans in the boy's bag. A happy ending with jellybeans for all!
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Muppets Kermit teaches some, more, and most with jellybeans in jars while Cookie Monster eats each jar of jellybeans.
(First: Episode 0022)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Minus his podium, the director laughs nervously as he accidentally launches the spectators into space.
(First: Episode 0022)
Muppets Kermit returns to teach some, more, and most again, but with marbles in jars this time. Cookie Monster eats one jarfull and hurts his mouth.
(First: Episode 0022)
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 3 Susan shows Mary a picture of a train in her kitchen and asks them to identify the shapes in the image.
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(First: Episode 0004)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it will still work: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
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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)
Muppets When it's Ernie's turn to get a newspaper from Hooper's Store, Ernie decides to plan everything he may need. He gets his scarf and hat and earmuffs in case it snows, his umbrella if it starts to rain, sunglasses and suntan cream if it's a sunny day, and a flashlight if it gets dark.
(First: Episode 0093)
Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with replacing a light bulb.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 4 Bob and the kids wonder if kangaroos have families.
Muppets This part of Sesame Street is now brought to you by...fathers! The Anything Muppets sing about what a father does.
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Muppets This part of Sesame Street is being brought to you by mothers. The Anything Muppets perform a song all about the things a mother does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 5 Susan comments on the previous segment and says that some mothers have jobs outside of motherhood, like she does. She introduces the next segment saying that all mothers have one thing in common: children.
Muppets This part of Sesame Street is brought to you by kids. Sibling Anything Muppets sing about the roles they play in the family.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0101)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home. (First: Episode 0030)
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SCENE 6 Susan, Bob, and the kids say goodbye to Charlie the kangaroo. The credits roll and Susan announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS A group of Muppet hippies (including a bearded hippie) hold up the Sesame Street sign (repeated from episode 0001), while Kermit the Frog appears under the Children's Television Workshop sign (repeated from episode 0115).


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