Sesame Street
Air date December 12, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors D, G, Z, 10
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SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes the viewer, letting us know that Bob is about to read a story with a lot of D words. Oscar would rather everyone leave him alone to watch Superman, but Gordon points him to some D films …
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Cartoon "The D Commercial:" 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."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon A small man and his assistant, Dudley, attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon D for Dog: the roles between dog and master are reversed.
(First: Episode 0016)
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Oscar still doesn't care for the letter D, and would rather watch Superman. Gordon points him to Bob…
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Muppets Bob reads a story: "The Golden D and the Dangerous Dragon", which is acted out by the Anything Muppets. Duke David gives his daughter Dora a golden D, after which she meets Donald the dragon, whom she mistakes for a doggie.
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SCENE 2 Gordon and Oscar give opposing views on the story, leading to …
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Cartoon Superman, carrying a door-like shield, charges towards a giant ape and uses it to block the ape's heat-vision. He punches the ape, knocking it to the ground, and rescues Lois from the ape's hand. The camera then cuts to Superman exclaiming "D!"
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SCENE 2
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Upon seeing this, a distraught Oscar feels as if there's no escape from the dumb letter D. Gordon shows a card with three D's - one big, one bigger, and one biggest.
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Film "Big, Bigger, Biggest"
A junior car dealer displays cars of different sizes to people of different sizes.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 3 Bob reads a book to a kid: Maybe a Monster by Martha Alexander.
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Film Countdown #4 (water)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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Film Countdown #5 (Dignitaries)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0021)
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Film Countdown #6 (too early)
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SCENE 4 As Susan cleans the windows in her kitchen, she draws a girl's face with her finger. She introduces a film about faces.
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
(First: Episode 0012)
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SCENE 5 Susan plays a "One of These Things" game with three G's and one Z.
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Cartoon Z for zipper
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Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words.
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SCENE 6 Susan and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter G. She introduces Alice…
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Cartoon / Muppets Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes is standing next to a bathtub full of water. She is dry. A monster appears and throws the water at her, causing her to be wet, and then kisses her. "Bleah!" she says.
Ernie & BertErnie and Bert watch the Alice cartoon on TV, and Ernie laughs when he sees Alice being kissed by the monster. Bert says Ernie wouldn't think it was so funny if a monster kissed him. Beautiful Day Monster appears, and kisses Ernie, who says, "Bleah!" Bert laughs.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Muppets Gordon puts some features on some Anything Muppets, forming them into a family. They all sing "Consider Yourself".
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 7 In the kitchen, Gordon gives a talk about walls, leading to a film about them.
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Film Walls
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SCENE 7
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Gordon and Bob bring up Buddy and Jim in their conversation.
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Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with round and square window frames.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 8 Bob and Susan sing "Happiness Is". Gordon signs off and announces today's sponsors and book, and the credits roll.


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