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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

Episode 0008

Picture Segment Description
0008a2
SCENE 1
Gordon and Sally are on a B treasure hunt: they've found a ball and a blue box. Mr. Hooper is stumped.
Paintingb
Film
Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
0008b
SCENE 2
Mr. Hooper realizes that Big Bird starts with B. He asks Big Bird to come to his store with him, but redacts once he realizes that he's also holding a banana. When Big Bird feels less important than a banana, Mr. Hooper changes his mind again, pointing out that Big Bird is bigger than a banana.
Bisforbubble
Song
"B is for Bubble."
0008c
SCENE 3
Susan has a B word too -- she's bought bread for sandwiches.
Buddyjimsandwich
Cast
Buddy and Jim make a sandwich.
Erniex1
Muppets
Ernie tries to draw an X, but can't figure out how, so he plays a game of tic-tac-toe instead. Bert sees the cross-outs that Ernie has made, and congratulates him on drawing Xs.
Susanhappyandyouknowit
SCENE 4
Susan and the kids sing "If You're Happy and You Know It".
Erniex2
Muppets
Ernie talks about the letter X, until Bert comes in and says his bacon's been eaten by a monster. Cookie Monster emerges and eats Ernie's X, quipping "I always like to eat bacon and X!"
Eggontheknee
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)
Erniex3
Muppets
Ernie begins to erase his Xs from the blackboard.
Erasercartoon
Cartoon
A boy counts while erasing things and people.
Ernieerases1
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.
Erasercartoon
Cartoon
A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
Ernieerases2
Muppets
Cookie Monster still won't leave, so Ernie carries through with his threat and erases him.
0008d
SCENE 5
Mr. Hooper shows Gordon and Sally the chair that he's built. Gordon points out that it only has three legs.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
Jazz #4
(First: Episode 0006)
0008e
SCENE 6
Mr. Hooper brings back the chair, this time with four legs. He has also built a wagon, which Gordon notices only has three wheels.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
Jazz #4 (repeat)
0008f
SCENE 7
Mr. Hooper has fixed the wagon. He gives Gordon an apple, which begins with the letter A.
Alligatortoon
Cartoon
A man displays a capital and lowercase A and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
0008g
SCENE 8
Gordon shows the kids a rabbit. The rabbit is an animal, which also begins with A.
Wombat
Film
A wombat scratches its four legs.
0008h
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.
Glassesnoises
Film
"Noises"
A boy with magic glasses listens to the sounds of an ice cream truck, a dog, a horse galloping, and a parrot.
Bob5fingers
Cast
Bob sings "5 Fingers on My Left Hand" (to the tune of "5 People in My Family").
Jazzyspies5
Cartoon
Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
0008-Gordon
SCENE 10
Gordon invites the viewer on a trip to the seashore, pointing out that there will be animals to spot.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
0008-boybeach
Film
"Boy at Beach"
A boy walks on the beach, and sees a sandpiper, a crab, a hermit crab, and other animals.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Jazzyspies5
Cartoon
Jazz #5 (repeat)
This repeat was cut from the Noggin version.
5peopleinmyfamily
Muppets
"Five People in My Family"
0008i
SCENE 11
Susan and Sally figure out who's short and who's tall; Big Bird shows up and blows them all out of the water.
Sadflower
Film
A film shows different parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
Ernieballoon1

Ernieballoon2
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.
Bearbicycle
Cartoon
B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
Gordonstevedrivers
SCENE 12
Gordon and Steve pretend to drive various transportation vehicles.
Transportationfilm
Film
Transportation
(First: Episode 0005)
0008j

Episode0008Ending
SCENE 13
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.
Episode1ending-1-

Hippies0008
CLOSING SIGNS
A group of Muppet hippies (including a bearded hippie) hold up the Sesame Street and CTW signs at the end.


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