A group of Monsters, all veterans of Ed Sullivan sketches, led by Hippie Grump, play a game where they march in a line and then switch direction. Fuzzyface wants to be first and not last, but can't keep up with the ever switching directions. Beautiful Day Monster appears but is referred to as "Fred" by Fuzzyface.
A behind the scenes picture of the Muppeteers working on the sketch was used as the cover for the book Sesame Street and the Reform of Children's Television.
- Hippie Grump: Jim Henson
- Fuzzyface : Frank Oz
- Fred: Caroly Wilcox
- Baby Monster: Caroll Spinney
- Scudge: Caroll Spinney
The skit was remade in the 1980s with Grover and other Muppet monsters. The basic plot and joke is the same as the 1969 version, in that Grover wants to be first, but can't keep up with the ever-switching line.
- First and Last Transcript (1969 version)