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Episode 0008

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Sesame Street
Plot B treasure hunt; Ernie erases Cookie Monster
Air date November 19, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, B, X, 4, 5
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases

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This episode guide is missing segments cut from Noggin's broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1
Gordon and Sally are on a B treasure hunt: they've found a ball and a bat. Mr. Hooper is stumped.
Film
Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Syder Enterprises; Music: Jack Fascinato
SCENE 2
Mr. Hooper realizes that Big Bird starts with B, and realizes that he's also holding a banana.
Song
"B is for Bubble."
SCENE 3
Susan has a B word too -- she's bought bread for sandwiches.
Cast
Buddy and Jim make a sandwich.
Muppets
Ernie tries to draw an X, but can't figure out how. Bert sees the cross-outs that Ernie has made, and congratulates him on drawing Xs.
SCENE 4
Susan and the kids sing "If You're Happy and You Know It".
Muppets
Cookie Monster eats Bert's bacon and Ernie's X. ("I always like to eat bacon and X!")
Cartoon
"Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets
Ernie begins to erase his Xs from the blackboard.
Cartoon
A boy counts while erasing things and people.
Muppets
Cookie Monster has just showed up again. Ernie threatens to erase him if he doesn't leave. Cookie Monster just laughs, so Ernie tells him to watch the cartoon of the boy with the eraser.
Cartoon
A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
Muppets
Cookie Monster still won't leave, so Ernie carries through with his threat and erases him.
SCENE 5
Mr. Hooper shows Gordon and Sally the chair that he's built. Gordon points out that it only has three legs.
Cartoon
Jazz #4
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 6
Mr. Hooper has also built a wagon with only three wheels.
Cartoon
Jazz #4 (repeat)
SCENE 7
Mr. Hooper has fixed the wagon. He gives Gordon an apple, in which "apple" begins with the letter A.
Cartoon
A man displays a capital and lowercase A and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 8
Gordon shows the kids a rabbit.
Film
A wombat scratches its four legs.
SCENE 9
Susan plays a game with Arianna in Gordon and Susan's apartment. Arianna closes her eyes, and tries to guess what Susan is doing by listening to the sounds.
Film
A boy with magic glasses listens to the sounds of an ice cream truck, a dog, a horse galloping, and a parrot.
Cast
Bob sings "5 Fingers on My Left Hand" (to the tune of "5 People in My Family").
Cartoon
Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets
"Five People in My Family"
SCENE 10
Susan and Sally figure out who's short and who's tall; Big Bird shows up and blows them all out of the water.
Film
A film shows different parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo

Muppets
Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
Cartoon
B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
SCENE 11
Gordon and Steve pretend to drive various transportation vehicles.
Film
Transportation
(First: Episode 0005)

SCENE 12
Bob shows the kids a lamb. The kids name it Sesame. Gordon tells the viewers that they need to feed the lamb, and signs off. Susan announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS
A group of Muppet hippies (including a bearded hippie) hold up the Sesame Street and CTW signs at the end.

Known Edits

Picture Segment Description
Film
"Boy at Beach"
Cartoon
Jazz #5 (repeat)


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