Sesame Street
Air date December 4, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors D, E, M, 8, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird encounters Bob, who presents a film about Big Bird's "relatives" …
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Film Raposo: Footage of all types of birds on land, including flamingos and pigeons.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Bob points out that birds come from eggs, but not like the one in the next segment …
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Eatingapeach
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg (repeat)
(First: Episode 0002)
Bedrawer
Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie try to figure out who owns a cabinet containing cookies. Bert says that the cabinet is his, because he has his first initial, B, on the door. However, the B is spread between two doors, and Ernie opens one door, making the other look like an E.
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Animation Clay animation: "E" for eat, ear, echo, egg, eagle, eel, elephant and end.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 Bob displays a fish tank with some fish he just got. Gordon remarks how nice it would be to be a fish … or an octopus …
SSOctopus'Garden
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Octopus' Garden."
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Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
Octopusband
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Besandbox
Muppets Ernie & Bert — After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
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Song "Song of Eight" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
M-Mail
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 3 Gordon shows Susan and some kids how a magnifying glass works, and introduces the next segment …
HeresaLittleSomething--Tire
Film Close-ups are shown of a tire.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0013)
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HeresaLittleSomething--Tire
SCENE 3
cont'd
Gordon introduces the film again. After it is shown again, he and the kids discuss the film, and Susan introduces the next one …
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Film What looks to be a journey through outer space (with astronauts talking in the background) is actually a closeup of a bowl of fruit.
Music: Largo, from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to eat soup with a fork.
MinuetWaltz
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "Minute Waltz."
E&B-AlphabetTest
Muppets Ernie conducts an "alphabet test" (using a poster from the Sesame Street Learning Kit). While Bert checks the poster, Ernie tries to recite the alphabet from memory. Bert cues him on what comes after C …
SSTS-10
Cartoon Two boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Bert cues Ernie on what comes after L …
M-Mail
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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Muppets When Bert challenges Ernie to say the alphabet backwards, Ernie turns his back from Bert and recites the alphabet, facing the poster.
Film.kidsmadeof
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 4 Gordon plays an animal guessing game with the viewer by showing a few out-of-focus pictures.
Swingonastar
Muppets / Cast Susan sings "Swing on a Star" while putting features on some Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 5 Bob knows another funny animal …
Octopusband
Song "Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0004)
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 6 Bob plays a "One of These Things" game with three letter E's and a number 8.
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)


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SCENE 6 Gordon signs off.


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