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Sesame Street
Pete Seeger visits Sesame Street
Air date November 20, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors N, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan welcomes the viewer and introduces Pete Seeger. He's visiting the street for the day because his car had a busted chain, so he's waiting for the garage to fix it. Pete says he has a song that is like a chain, where each verse leads to another. He sings "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". Oscar the Grouch sings along from his trash can, but nearly faints in disbelief by the end of the song.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Susan calls the kids' attention to the sky and they watch Alphabet Bates draw the letter N. (First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never."
(First: Episode 0101)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper brings everybody sodas and asks Pete where he learned all those songs. Pete compares them to a chain, because he learned them from people who learned them from other people. He sings the Woody Guthrie song β€œWhy Oh Why”.
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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Celebrity Tim Conway says, "One more time!"
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SCENE 3 One of the kids is sad because the chain fell off his bicycle. Pete says he has a chain, but Gordon says a bicycle is smaller than a car, so it needs a smaller chain. He takes the kid to the repair shop, while Pete sings a song about a bicycle: "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)"
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Song β€œSong of Eight”
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Octopus' Garden."
(First: Episode 0019)
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SCENE 4 Bob explains to the kids what a round is. He teaches Pete, Oscar, and the kids the Robert Allen song "Why Choose to Be Afraid?"
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Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
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SCENE 5 Pete teaches Bob and the kids how to hambone, and sings "Hush Little Baby".
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Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper introduces the ET family to the viewer, starting with the word "set". Gordon feeds a dog, demonstrating the word "pet". Finally, Mr. Hooper displays the word "yet", and the "y" flies away.
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Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail (repeat)
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing. (repeat)
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Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never." (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Pete talks to the kids about things that look like other things β€” for instance, a set of windows with shades half down may look like a giant with two sleepy eyes.
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Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
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SCENE 8 Big Bird asks to sing with Pete and the kids. Pete tells him he can sing the chorus, and instructs him on how to do so after a few failed attempts. They all sing "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore".
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Song β€œSong of Eight” (repeat)
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
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SCENE 9 Pete sings "Old MacDonald," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Sixteen Tons," and "Hush, Little Baby."
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Susan and Bob say goodbye to Pete, as he departs with his banjo and chain. Afterwards, they display the sponsors while Gordon announces them, and the credits follow.
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CLOSING SIGNS Ernie and Bert hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Oscar and Bob hold up the CTW sign at the end.

Notes

  • This is the first Friday episode where the number-and-letter sponsors are announced before the closing credits, instead of after. Only Episode 0290 would be the last occurrence to do otherwise.


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