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Episode 0033

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Sesame Street
Plot Michael Cooney visits
Air date December 24, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors C, F, I, 2, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Gordon is excited because Michael Cooney is coming to Sesame Street today. He tells Bob, some kids, then wonders if Ernie and Bert know.
Erniecleansup
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert, ice cream and cookies.
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SCENE 2
Gordon, Susan, Bob and the kids listen and sing along as Michael plays a banjo and sings a variant of "Buffalo Gals," followed by "Apple Picker's Reel" and "Clean-O."
Everybodywash

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Muppets
Ernie leads the cast in "Everybody Wash."
(First: Episode 0001)
Solomongrundy
Cartoon
Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon
A boy's jump rope rhyme identifies the parts of his body that hurt - "otherwise I feel fine!"
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 3
Big Bird encounters Gordon and Bob painting a lowercase i. They have to fetch some more paint, so Big Bird agrees to watch the i to make sure no one touches it. After they leave, the dot falls off the i and bounces away when Big Bird tries to pick it up.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Big Bird thinks he's failed his task, but the dot goes back to the i just in time for Gordon and Bob to get back. They don't believe Big Bird's story of what happened just now, but Gordon claims that dots can show movies, leading to —
3161s
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
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Cartoon
A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Gordon and Bob still don't believe Big Bird. Just then, the dot bounces off the i and hits Gordon on the head two times.
Jazzyspies2
Cartoon
"Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Erasercartoon
Cartoon
A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
No2
Film
"Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4
Michael and the kids head over to the arbor and play the call-and-response game, "Bear Hunt".
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Gordon sits them down and reads Where Are the Mothers? by Dorothy Marino. Gordon then hears the music for a certain foolish duo …
BuddyJim.buttons
Cast
Buddy and Jim struggle with buttons.
(First: Episode 0015)
No3
Film
"Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5
Michael plays a second set which includes:
  • "Candy Man"
  • "Turkey in the Straw" variant (with a jaw harp)
  • "Baby-Rocking Medley"
  • "Close Your Eyes and Point Your Finger"
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SCENE 5
cont'd
Gordon introduces the next segment …
PuzzleFilmTitle

HeadToToePuzzle
Film
"Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body.
(First: Episode 0024)
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Cartoon
Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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Cartoon
A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
E deliver
Muppets
Kermit plans to talk about the letter F, but Beautiful Day Monster delivers an E instead, so he fixes it by using an ax and chopping off the bottom line of the E to make it look like an F.
F bubble
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
3161s
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: I - ice cream. (repeat)
1261-LowercaseI
Cartoon
A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite". (repeat)
(First: Episode 0032)
E&BIceCubeCollection
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie wants to show Bert his ice cube collection, however, they were too cold so he put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door, threatening to "tear him fin-from-fin."
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SCENE 6
Gordon transitions into the next segment …
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Film
Footage of water in its various forms, including oceans, rain, ice, streams, rivers and snow.
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SCENE 7
Gordon explains how trash can lids are recycled, leading into —
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Film
How metal is recycled
Erasercartoon
Cartoon
A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 8
While Michael plays the banjo and sings "Simple Gifts", Gordon recaps the day and signs off.
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SCENE 8
cont'd
Bob announces the sponsors and the book read on today's show.


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