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Sesame Street
Plot Oscar decides to leave Sesame Street.
Air date November 11, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, S, W, 2, 3
Syndication
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Gordon wants to show Ronald an example of something that's round. He asks Oscar if he can use his trash can lid, but Oscar grumpily declines, so Gordon uses a nearby lid instead. Gordon points to the following film segment, which has a lot of other round things …
Pitchreel-circles
Film
A live-action film shows circles in every-day life, from Coca-Cola bottle caps, to moving wheels, to yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons, set to a lively soundtrack.
0002b
SCENE 2
Bob asks Oscar if he's seen Gordon. Oscar complains that he's been bothered two times in two minutes today, which Bob observes isn't that many times.
No2
Film
"Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
0002c
SCENE 3
Mr. Hooper is the third one to bother Oscar when he throws some trash in his can. Oscar decides once and for all to leave Sesame Street, and wonders if anyone's listening.
0002.sounds1

0002.sounds2
Film
A film of things that make sounds, including birds, farm animals, vehicles and footsteps. Is silence a sound?
0002d
SCENE 4
Gordon and Ronald take some objects out of a box, and sort them by shape. The objects include circles, triangles, rectangles and squares (and a book which will be read later).
0002e
SCENE 4
cont'd
Gordon checks on Oscar, who seems to be missing.
Eatingapeach
Cartoon
"E Imagination": A surreal story of a boy eating a peach atop an eagle witnessing a queen on her knee, dreaming of eating ice cream in a land of steam.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
0002f
SCENE 5
Gordon has no idea where Oscar is. He encounters Bob and some kids, holding some chihuahua puppies and feeding them.
0002g
SCENE 5
cont'd
Mr. Hooper encounters a large box wrapped in blue paper. He and Gordon unwrap the box, and find another box inside it. Gordon wonders if Bert and Ernie can help them …
ErnieBertLlama

Llama!
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie draws a llama, but Bert says it doesn't look anything like a llama. Ernie asks a filmed llama for advice, but the llama doesn't like it either. So Ernie decides to draw a 3 instead, but he can't remember what it looks like.
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon
"Jazz #3"
ErnieSquiggle
Muppets
Ernie draws what looks like a squiggle, so Bert recommends that he watch the 3 film again.
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon
"Jazz #3" (repeat)
ErnieBertTreeDrawing
Muppets
Ernie finishes his drawing. Bert asks, "You call that a three?" Ernie answers, "No, I call that a tree!"
0002h
SCENE 6
Mr. Hooper, Gordon and the kids have unpacked box after box from the big box, and finally come to the last box, which is wrapped in brown paper. They unwrap the box, and out pops Oscar, who was hoping to get some peace and quiet. Gordon assures him that no one will disturb him again; they write on the box "Grouch sleeping. Do not disturb!"
Eggscookies
Film
Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
1446d
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
Eatingapeach
Cartoon
"E Imagination" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0001)
2059f
Cartoon
E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
0002i
SCENE 7
Gordon sits on the steps of 123 Sesame Street, quietly grading papers. Oscar, noticeably antsy, confirms with Gordon that he won't be bothered. Gordon, sensing that Oscar wants to be bothered, proposes that they forget about the "do not disturb" rule, and Oscar gladly accepts. Gordon introduces the next segment …
SSTS-08
Celebrity
Listen My Brother sings "You Gotta Learn."
Jejalphabet
Celebrity
Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
0002j
SCENE 8
Gordon shows Ronald how to spell "Jones", which ends with the letter S.
SillySailors
Cartoon
A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
0002k
SCENE 9
S is also for "scale". Gordon shows Ronald how a scale works by using some coffee beans as weights, and demonstrates the difference between "more", "less", and "same".
0002l

0002m
SCENE 9
cont'd
Bob calls them outside to play with a baby gray squirrel. Susan comes home with a new ironing board, and doesn't need help carrying it into the house, unlike the two bozos in the next segment …
BuddyJim-Board
Cast
Buddy and Jim try to figure out a way to carry an ironing board (horizontally) from one room to another.
No3
Film
"Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Wandawitch1
Cartoon
"Wanda the Witch"
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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0002o
SCENE 10
Mr. Hooper reads Gwendolyn, the Miracle Hen by Nancy Sherman, about a hen who lays beautiful eggs that help pay the rent.
1446d
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: E for egg (repeat)
Eatingapeach
Cartoon
"E Imagination" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0001)
0002p
SCENE 11
Gordon explains the difference between wild and tame squirrels, then lets the squirrel say goodbye.
0002q
SCENE 11
cont'd
Susan announces the sponsors, and the book read on today's show.


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