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Sesame Street
Plot Block party on Sesame Street
Air date November 17, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, B, X, 4, 5
Syndication
Releases

0006

Picture Segment Description
0006a
SCENE 1
Gordon invites the viewer to the block party that's going to be held tonight on Sesame Street.
0006.TheseThings
Cast
Bob sings "One of These Things" while displaying pictures of some strange shapes, and thinks of strange names for the shapes.
10Greeblies
Cartoon
Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
Alligatortoon
Cartoon
A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
Ernieamachine
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie shows Bert his A machine, which makes capital A's. But it doesn't work when it rains, since it only makes "A" while the sun shines.
0006.munchmunch
Cartoon
"All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
0006b
SCENE 2
Gordon displays some cards with drawings of parts of machines, and has the viewer guess what they're parts of.
Closer-Tomato
Film
Close-ups of a tomato are shown.
Music: Peter Schickele
0006c

Closer-Tomato
SCENE 2
cont'd
Gordon asks the viewer how long it took them to figure out that it was a tomato. The tomato film is shown again.
0006d

0006e
SCENE 3
Susan gives Big Bird a present: an orange and green necktie. She puts it on him, and Gordon gets a mirror so Big Bird can see how the tie looks on him. Big Bird cowers when he sees his reflection for the first time.
BuddyJim.Mirror
Cast
Buddy and Jim: Buddy gives Jim a present, which is a mirror, but each one thinks it's a picture of themselves.
Followtheleader
Film
A group of kids play follow the leader and go over, around and through various obstacles, but one of them takes a while to catch on.
(First: Episode 0001)
0006f
SCENE 4
At Hooper's Store, Big Bird does Susan a favor by asking Mr. Hooper for four -- but Mr. Hooper doesn't know what he wants four of. Big Bird goes out, then comes back and asks four dinners, which Mr. Hooper thinks is impossible, until he learns that Big Bird got the words "for" and "four" mixed up.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
"Jazz #4"
EB4Pie1
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert has a number 4 in his hand, and asks Ernie what it is. Ernie doesn't know, so Bert points him to a film about the number 4.
Song4-balloons
Film
Four Song (Song of Four)
EB4Pie2
Muppets
When the clip is over, Ernie guesses that it's a banana cream pie. "If this is a banana cream pie, then what is this?" asks Bert, while he pulls out a pie. "That's a four!" Ernie grins, and Bert pushes the pie in Ernie's face. "I knew what it was all along," Ernie remarks to the camera, "but who wants to get hit in the face with a 4?"
0006g

0006h
SCENE 5
Gordon reads a book, Look At Me by Marguerita Rudolph, about body parts. After reading the book, Gordon points out that one has to know about letters in order to read a book.
Alligatortoon
Cartoon
A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
Aisforape
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: A for Ape
Boxer
Cartoon
A boxer explains the letter "B".
Toon.Butterfly
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
0006i
SCENE 5
cont'd
Gordon doesn't want to go through the whole alphabet that slowly, so he introduces Burt Lancaster doing it instead.
Burtlancaster
Celebrity
Burt Lancaster says the alphabet.
Kermitsletterlecture
Muppets
Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
0006j
SCENE 6
Gordon plays a (non-singing) "One of These Things" game with tomatoes, shoes, and round things.
Song4-balloons
Film
Four Song (Song of Four) (repeat)
X-ends
Cartoon
"Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
0006k
SCENE 7
Susan toils in the kitchen. Gordon comes in with a letter for her, asking her to sing at tonight's block party. Susan comes up with the many excuses why she can't, then changes her mind and leaves for the beauty parlor, leaving Gordon in charge of both dinner and dessert.
0006.munchmunch
Cartoon
"All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?" (repeat)
0006l
SCENE 8
Gordon has Bob and Mr. Hooper help him out in the kitchen. Bob leaves, misinterpreting the part of the recipe that says "beat it with a wooden spoon".
Aisforape
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: A for Ape (repeat)
0006m
SCENE 8
cont'd
Gordon has the other two fetch some garlic, onions and lettuce, put them in a bowl, and toss -- but not like a football! (Silly Bob!)
Toon.Butterfly
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly (repeat)
0006n
SCENE 8
cont'd
Gordon reads instructions for cooking beans, which say "Soak overnight in cold water". "You'll catch pneumonia," says Mr. Hooper.
Song5-icecreamsodas
Film
Five Song (Song of Five)
0006o
SCENE 8
cont'd
Susan comes back to find that the men haven't gotten very far in cooking. "Okay, so I can't cook! I'd like to see you teach high school science sometime," Gordon says to her as she leaves. Mr. Hooper asks Gordon what he studied today, and Gordon answers, "Monkeys …"
Zoomonkey
Song
Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
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.
(First: Episode 0002)
0006p
SCENE 9
At twilight, the block party is underway. Tables are set and decked with food and drink, and lanterns align the tops of the buildings.
0006q

0006r
SCENE 9
cont'd
Gordon walks over to a little Anything Muppet boy, who wonders why everyone's gathered out here tonight. The boy's father answers with a song, "Brotherhood of Man," which the rest of the family joins in singing.
0006s
SCENE 9
cont'd
Mr. Hooper announces that Susan is going to sing now. Susan sits on the steps with Eva and sings "Draw Me a Circle" as Eva does so.
0006t

0006u
SCENE 9
cont'd
Gordon closes the show. Caroll Spinney announces two of the five sponsors (A and 4), and the book read on today's show.


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