Sesame Street
Air date January 15, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, Q, U, 8, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan greet the viewer while waiting for some kids to show up to play a board game. Susan points out the shape of the board: a rectangle.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
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SCENE 1
cont'd
The kids join Gordon and Susan, who play "One of These Things", first with shapes, then with animal images. Susan points out that the kids were clapping along with the song, which is rhythm...
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Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
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SCENE 1
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Big Bird joins the group, and Gordon tells him to stand in a line with him, Susan and the kids. Big Bird doesn't quite get where he's supposed to stand, until Gordon informs him that they're sorting everyone by size, and Big Bird goes at the end of the line because he's the biggest.
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Film A boy arranges white blocks by size while his dog watches.
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
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Song Song of Eight
(First: Episode 0016)
Erasercartoon
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter U (First: Episode 0036).
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Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
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SCENE 2
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Gordon and Susan introduce Buddy and Jim by thinking of something that goes up and down on a playground.
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Cast Buddy and Jim try to use a seesaw.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 2
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Gordon and Susan introduce the next segment by thinking of something that goes up and down in a building.
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 2
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Gordon and Susan introduce the next segment by thinking of something that goes up and down in the sky.
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Up, Up and Away."
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SCENE 2
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Gordon mentions one place you can't take a balloon ... through the woods.
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Film "In the Woods": Two kids go out into the woods.
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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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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Erasercartoon
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0003)
The Bath Story
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert that he calls his bathtub Rosie, because after his bath, he leaves a ring around Rosie.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Quincy talks about Q.
(First: Episode 0043)
Everybodywash
Song Ernie leads the cast in "Everybody Wash."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Gordon reads a book: Katie Goes to Camp by Eleanor Schick.
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Cartoon "Poverty U" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0036)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert enters the apartment to find Ernie playing "The Blue Danube" on the piano while singing letters of the alphabet. Bert tells him that singing the alphabet isn't possible, but Ernie gestures toward the next segment...
(First: Episode 0019)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song".
(First: Episode 0005)
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Celebrity Burt Lancaster says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 4 Susan shows the kids some picture sequences and asks them which order they go in. The last set of pictures involves people using their hands to wave hello and goodbye.
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 5 Susan signs off and announces the sponsors.


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