Sesame Street
Plot Tony Saletan visits
Air date December 16, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors G, O, Z, 4, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon greets the viewer, and hears the sound of a typewriter coming from Ernie's apartment …
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie writes a dramatic story, which is actually the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 2 Gordon encounters folk singer Tony Saletan sitting on the steps. Big Bird, Mr. Hooper and some kids gather around and hear him sing a song about letters, and one about numbers. Gordon points out that it takes practice to count backwards.
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Film Countdown #1
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Film Countdown #2
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Film Countdown #3
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper advertises the letter Z. Susan invites them all into her apartment for coffee.
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Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 4 In the kitchen, Tony sings "I Wish I Had a…", then plays an instrumental while Gordon plays with a dancing wooden Limberjack doll. Susan places an apple pie on the table, leading to the next segment …
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Film "The Little Baker": A boy imagines that he's a baker.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Cookie Monster drinks both of Kermit's glasses of milk, which he was going to use to explain "more" and "less". When Kermit insults Cookie Monster, several of Cookie Monster's monster pals gang up on Kermit, prompting him to point out that now there are more monsters and less frogs.
(First: Episode 0004)
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 5 Gordon introduces the following film …
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Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 6 Back on the steps, Tony sings "I Dropped My Thumb" and "Mi Chacra". Bob then stops by and displays a Persian cat. He counts its four paws.
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert overhears Ernie drawing a picture of a dog with five legs. Bert thinks the fifth leg is a tail, because the other four legs have paws. Bert asks about the fifth leg, "Where's its paw?" Ernie replies, "It's gone shopping with its maw."
(First: Episode 0010)
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Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 7 In the yard, Susan explains that all the kids were just following Buddy down the street, teasing him about his new jacket. While we're waiting for them to come back, she reads Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack.
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Cast Buddy comes home with a new jacket and Jim tries to find out how to get him to see the large label still on it.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 8 Gordon encounters Big Bird trying to memorize the letter G. He even wrote it down on a piece of paper, and has an unusual reason why he's trying to remember it. Gordon then remembers that he's holding a wheel, and points us to the next film.
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Film Different kinds of wheels are shown and what they’re used for.
(First: Episode 0013)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
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SCENE 9 On the steps, Tony sings "All Work Together" with the kids. Gordon signs off.


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