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Sesame Street
Air date May 6, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, F, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 As Gordon welcomes the viewer, Big Bird claims he's the best letter writer on the block. They soon hear an airplane, look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter F, which becomes the letter E with an additional line. (First: Episode 0061)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter F. He wanted an F, but someone sent him an E. A monster asks what the difference is between E and F, and then solves Kermit’s problem by eating the bottom line of the E so Kermit can talk about F.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0094)
SCENE 2 Big Bird draws an E and F on the blackboard. He briefly leaves to fetch an arrow, and the line on the E disconnects itself and attaches itself to the F. Big Bird is confused when he comes back, but the line on the E disappears as his back is turned, making two F's.
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads a story with F words featuring Frieda who ventures to her friend Flora's farm with flowers and fruit, but gets lost in a forest. Kermit keeps trying to insert himself into the story (since Frog is a great F word), mishearing Bob when he says "fog" and "log". When Frieda meets a farmer named Fred, who turns out to be a prince, she kisses Prince Fred, and he turns into Kermit.
(First: Episode 0095)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie tries to help a Pumpkin Anything Muppet mailman (performed by Frank Oz) deliver a package to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 3 Gordon and some kids observe a toad. Gordon introduces the next segment …
Film Kids narrate a film of an African plain and the animals that live there.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to demonstrate what round is, with the help of a wisecracking ball. He introduces Kermit to his "daddy," a basketball.
(First: Episode 0107)
SCENE 4 Bob introduces the next segment.
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Muppets Gordon meets Professor Hastings and Professor Goldfinch, who will be performing a number. A wild Anything Muppet arrives as their drummer and the trio performs "Spinning Wheel".
(First: Episode 0012)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 Bob shows some kids different ways to pick things up. He shows them what a magnet is, and points them to …
Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin and his mother sing "Roosevelt Franklin Counts".
(First: Episode 0068)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on tall and short using two Snerfs, who keep changing their size.
(First: Episode 0015)
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
Cartoon Poverty F
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on big and small with the Beautiful Day Monster and a small monster. Splurge comes in at the end to show what a really big monster looks like.
(First: Episode 0015)
Cartoon Dot Bridge #7: The third dot doesn't appear, so the first two dots back up. Thirty dots very quickly roll out, but the third soon disappears. In response, the last dot moves its way around the others and blows a raspberry at the vacant third spot.
SCENE 6 Bob plays two rounds of "Three of These Things" with the viewer, containing E's and F's. He points out that one should always clean up after playing a game.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert, ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
SCENE 7 Gordon and the kids watch the toad some more; Gordon signs off.

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