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Sesame Street
Plot Lost cat on Sesame Street
Air date November 20, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors J, S, W, 4, 5
Syndication
Releases

0009

Picture Segment Description
0009a
SCENE 1
Gordon encounters Bob and Susan looking for a stray cat they found. Gordon assures them that he's really good at catching cats.
0009b
SCENE 1
cont'd
Gordon tells Big Bird about the lost cat, and Big Bird immediately starts looking for it, without knowing what a cat looks like (and hoping it's not big and scary).
Sam the Snake
Cartoon
Clay animation: Sam the Snake-and other things that begin with S
(First: Episode 0001)
SillySailors
Cartoon
A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)
E&B-Football
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie, dressed in his football uniform, marches around the apartment reciting his team chant. He tells Bert he's a member of the Dirty Rugs, named such because everyone beats them.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
"Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
Eggscookies
Film
Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
0009c
SCENE 2
Gordon comes back to his apartment, and tells Susan that he still hasn't found the cat. He then shows Susan that the table isn't properly set, and she corrects the problem. Gordon proceeds to make toast for lunch, but forgets to put the bread in. They observe that they're both distracted by their search for the missing cat.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
"Jazz #4" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
Ernie4Quiz
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie's friend holds a huge card of a dog in front of his head. Ernie asks Bert how many feet the dog has, and Bert says four. Next, Ernie's friend holds up a card of a table. Ernie asks Bert how many legs the table has. Again, Bert says four. Ernie's friend then holds up a card that shows a four-eyed monster. Ernie asks Bert, "How many eyes can you count on this face?" Bert again says four, but adds that "nothing in the world has four eyes and looks like that." Ernie's friend lowers the card, revealing himself to be the Beautiful Day Monster- with two extra eyes.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
"Jazz #4" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
0009d
SCENE 3
Gordon goes outside and asks Mr. Cardwell if he's seen the cat. Mr. Cardwell hasn't seen the cat, but he's seeing triangles everywhere. He finds one in Oscar's can, and Oscar takes it back because it's his. More and more triangles pop up in mid-air, and Mr. Cardwell even finds some on Gordon's body.
0009e
SCENE 3
cont'd
Gordon encounters Bob with a Capuchin monkey on his shoulder. They sit down, and Bob feeds the monkey a peanut. Bob points out that some monkeys can swing.
0573v
Film
A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
0009f
SCENE 3
cont'd
At the end of the film, Oscar observes that everyone cheers for cute animals (like the cat that everyone is looking for today), but he prefers ugly animals, like worms.
Wworm
Cartoon
A worm declares that the word "worm" is the only important word that begins with "W". A walrus retaliates by dumping a bucket of water on it.
(First: Episode 0001)
Wandawitch1
Cartoon
"Wanda the Witch"
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
0009g
SCENE 4
Susan and some kids look at drawings of aerial views of objects, to see if they can guess what they are pictures of.
BuddyJim.window
Cast
Buddy and Jim struggle with round and square window frames.
Jazzyspies5
Cartoon
Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
0009h
SCENE 5
Big Bird has a surprise for the cat: a bag of marshmallows. Gordon informs Big Bird that cats don't eat marshmallows, and Big Bird learns the hard way about "some", "more" and "all" by accidentally eating some, then more, then all of the marshmallows.
0009i

0009j
SCENE 5
cont'd
Gordon sits on the steps and reads a book, Sam by Ann Herbert Scott, about a boy who gets yelled at by everyone in his family, but things get better in the end. After the story, Gordon says it's important to know your letters, like the letter J.
Herecomedejudge
Cartoon
"The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
0009k
SCENE 5
cont'd
Gordon demonstrates what a magnet can do, and introduces a film about magnetic cranes.
0009.crane
Film
A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
0009l
SCENE 6
At Hooper's Store, Gordon shows Bob the triangles that Mr. Cardwell found earlier. Bob looks around Hooper's, and also finds many triangles.
Herecomedejudge
Cartoon
"The J Commercial" (repeat)
Ernieberttypewriter
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie writes a dramatic story, which is actually the alphabet.
0009.TheseThings
Cast
Bob plays three rounds of "One of These Things" with the viewer. Round one has three foods and a comic book, round two has three items of clothing and an orange, and round three has three vehicle toys and a shoe. Bob introduces a message from the number 4.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
"Jazz #4" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
0009.FourBlindMice
Muppets / Cast
Gordon is still looking for the lost cat. He puts some mouse-faces on four Anything Muppets, who sing a round of "Four Blind Mice".
0009m

0009n
SCENE 7
Mr. Cardwell delivers some groceries to Susan. She counts four carrots, four lemons, four lollipops and four eggs, and Mr. Cardwell finds the fifth of each item behind her hair -- except for the fifth egg, which comes from a live chicken.
Jazzyspies5
Cartoon
Jazz #5 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0007)
0009o
SCENE 8
Gordon asks Oscar if he's seen the cat. Oscar names all the locations he didn't see the cat go (or did he?).
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon
"Jazz #4" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
0009p

0009q
SCENE 9
Big Bird feels bad because he still can't find the cat. He tells Susan that he found a little bird with pointy ears and a long tail, which Susan informs him is a cat. Gordon brings over the cat, which is no longer lost, and Big Bird cowers in front of it, until he sees that it won't eat him. Gordon decides to make Big Bird the "keeper of the cats," right as Bob comes by with five more found kittens.
0009r

0009s
SCENE 9
cont'd
Gordon signs off while Bob and Big Bird watch the kittens eat. Susan announces the sponsors and the book read on today's show.

Notes

  • Oscar is rebuilt for this and Episode 0010, this time with an arm (he had no limbs before). Oscar would be rebuilt yet again, and this puppet was used from Episode 0011 until the end of the season.


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