Sesame Street
Leon Bibb sings about trains
Air date November 12, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors S, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan welcomes the viewer, mentioning that Leon Bibb will be visiting today.
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Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
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SCENE 2 Bob and the kids are setting up model trains, trying to make the two tracks look the same. Oscar the Grouch says he doesn’t want to play, but he really does and he can't hide it very well. As the kids race the trains, Oscar can’t help but watch and comment, wearing an engineer’s hat.
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie tries to teach Cookie Monster to use his knife, fork, and spoon.
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Celebrity Arte Johnson tries looking at things another way, by tilting his head.
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SCENE 3 Leon Bibb sees Bob and the kids making a human tunnel for the model trains. He tells Bob, Susan, Gordon, Oscar, and the kids about trains, tunnels, and railroad workers. He sings "Hammer Man, Shaker Man".
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Film Kids demonstrate perspective using large and small rocks as they position themselves near and far.
(First: Episode 0045)
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SCENE 4 Leon sings “Rainbow Round My Shoulder”.
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Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
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Celebrity Arte Johnson tries to count from one to ten. (He makes it.)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
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SCENE 5 Susan reads a book to the kids, Mommies at Work by Eve Merriam.
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Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
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SCENE 6 Gordon, Big Bird, Mr. Hooper and Oscar demonstrate the AN family.
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 7 Gordon displays a STOP sign, and a Spanish-speaking kid points out that "pare" means "stop" in Spanish.
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Muppets Lefty tries to sell Ernie a STOP sign.
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Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Susan talks to the kids about what makes them happy, and sings ”Happy Talk”.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers with his mind, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
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SCENE 9 Susan is just about to go out to Hooper's, when her phone rings. Big Bird offers to help her with shopping, so Susan asks him to get ten potatoes.
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 9
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Big Bird forgets how many potatoes Susan wants, but Mr. Hooper reminds him by counting his ten fingers. Big Bird accidentally spills the potatoes on his way out.
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Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays. (repeat)
Artists: The Hubleys
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SCENE 10 Mr. Hooper returns to the train set from earlier, and signs off.


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