Sesame Street
Plot What's wrong with Big Bird?
Air date December 11, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, H, T, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan says hello to everyone, including the viewer. She encounters Big Bird, who feels a little woozy today, and suggests he gets some exercise.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 2 Susan and some kids ponder what's wrong with Big Bird. Susan remembers how confused she was after she said "hello" to him.
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper shows Gordon his brand-new "Hooper Super-duper Match Maker", which turns one item into three matching items. Instead, mis-matched items come out.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon T commercial
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4 At home, Susan continues to wonder about Big Bird. Gordon comes home with a quart of milk, mentioning where it came from.
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Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Susan comes to the conclusion that Big Bird and Mr. Hooper aren't themselves today because they've probably skipped breakfast. She decides to invite them over - right after she makes Gordon some coffee.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Jennie sits with some kids in the arbor, and has them guess from her drawings what happened before. She then confirms with Susan that she found Big Bird and Mr. Hooper, and that Susan's assumptions were correct: they haven't had breakfast today.
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Cartoon Poverty T
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
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Cartoon T is for Television
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Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
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SCENE 7 Susan shows a girl how to use a toaster.
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Muppets Ernie attempts to make toast, but he thinks there's something wrong with Bert's side of the toaster. Bert points out that one slice of bread is too thick to fit in the toaster. He tells Ernie to insert the thinner slice, which works. Now Ernie thinks his side of the toaster has the problem.
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Film Scrapyard baler
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SCENE 8 The girl removes the toast from the toaster. Susan shows her how to spread butter, which is something Buddy and Jim have trouble with …
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Cast Buddy and Jim attempt to make a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich; ultimately, Buddy constructs it as a "triple-decker."
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #7
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 9 Susan, Gordon, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird and the girl are gathered at the breakfast table. Big Bird wishes he had someone to look after him, and Susan reassures him that they'll be his family. Gordon describes how work is divided among family members. After breakfast, Susan and the gang clean up.
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Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 10 Bob is about to read a book to the kids, when they hear a party going on inside Oscar's trash can. Oscar is having a birthday party for his cousin, and the guests are all complainers. Bob complains that Oscar is making too much noise, and Oscar says he can join the party.
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SCENE 10
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Instead, Bob and the kids step into the arbor, and Bob reads Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats.
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Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon A poem filled with T words (repeat)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train (repeat)
(First: Episode 0022)
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Cartoon T is for Television (repeat)
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Cartoon Poverty T (repeat)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 11 Susan and Gordon give an uplifting sign-off. Gordon announces the sponsors and the book read on today's show.


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