Sesame Street
Plot Rufus visits / Oscar's boarder
Air date January 8, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, K, N, 6, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 During the opening theme, a dog named Rufus looks for Sesame Street. He finally reaches Bob, sitting on the steps, and gives pantomimed clues about his name for Bob to guess. Rufus is lost, so Bob agrees to take care of him until they find his owner. Rufus cowers at the sight of Big Bird, until Bob assures him that he's not in danger. Bob plays a game with Big Bird, who has to guess what rhymes with "eye" in the poem he recites. Big Bird incorrectly guesses "fly", but Rufus mimes "cry". Bob recites a second poem with a word that rhymes with "played", but Big Bird has a hard time guessing the correct word: "afraid".
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 2 Bob has Rufus put some pictures in the correct order. In the pictures, a dog digs up a bone. Bob thinks Rufus would like a …
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Film Digger (0:57)
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SCENE 2
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Bob introduces Rufus to Susan. Susan welcomes Rufus, and invites him to join in the activities today, including counting.
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 2
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Rufus thinks he knows counting by now, but all he knows is how to fall down with a strawberry shortcake, like the baker just did. Susan shows him another way …
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Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 2
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Rufus thinks he knows counting by now, but he tries using an eraser when he does. Susan suggests he learn about letters instead, like this one from Kermit …
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Muppets Kermit attempts to talk about the letter K, but it falls off the wall.
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Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
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Muppets Kermit attempts to talk about the letter K again, but the top half of the K collapses.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
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Muppets Kermit attempts to talk about the letter K again, when a monster comes by. Kermit tells off the monster, until he learns that the monster wants to help him. Kermit talks about K words (including his name), while having the monster display the items he's mentioning. Finally, the monster karate-chops the K.
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SCENE 3 Susan, Bob, Big Bird, Rufus and the kids gather in the arbor. Susan sings "Yellow Bird" while Big Bird dances.
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Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 3
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To celebrate a girl's birthday, Bob sings "Turn Around".
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 3
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The group look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter N (First: Episode 0040).
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SCENE 4 Susan needs a newspaper, so Rufus fetches one from Hooper's Store. In the paper is a "lost dog" ad with his description. He is reluctant to go home at first, but Susan says he can come back and visit any time. She scratches him behind the ears, which feels great.
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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 As Rufus reunites with his child, Susan reads If I Were a Mother … by Kazue Mizumura.
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SCENE 5
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After Susan finishes reading, she hears a commotion from Oscar's can. Oscar tells her that someone has been using his candles, reading his newspapers, and drinking his milk. The culprit turns out to be a monster, who decides to move in with Oscar.
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 6 Oscar inhabits a trash can next to his, since he has difficulty getting the monster to leave. The hungry monster, looking for a cookie, devours one of Oscar's Aretha Franklin records.
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Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with round and square window frames.
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 7 Oscar prepares to force the monster out of his can, but the monster has already decided to leave. He thanks Oscar for being nice and gives him a balloon, which upsets Oscar even more, because now he won't have anyone to bother him.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0033)
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Cartoon K is for kitten. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key (repeat)
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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SCENE 8 Susan signs off and announces the sponsors.

Notes

This episode can be viewed at the UCLA Film and Television Archives.


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