Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird moves birdseed to his nest.
Air date March 4, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors A, H, T, 10
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


This episode guide is missing segments cut from Noggin's broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewers and explains that he has trouble carrying all of his bags of birdseed to his nest. Mr. Hooper helps him put the birdseed in a box.
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
SCENE 2 Susan ties a jump rope to Big Bird's box, but it's too heavy to pull.
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
SCENE 3 Bob puts wheels on Big Bird's box, turning it into a wagon. However, Big Bird crashes the wagon since he pulled it too fast. Bob wonders, "Will anything be easy for the Big Bird?"
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets sing "Everyone Likes Ice Cream"
In Noggin's airing, the green kid's remark, "You sissy!" was muted.
(First: Episode 0026)
SCENE 4 Susan plays a game with the kids, matching animals' heads and tails.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
SCENE 5 Bob and the kids give a piglet milk.
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie invents a machine that makes A's -- you turn the crank over here, you push the button on top, and out comes an A. But it doesn't work when it rains -- it only makes A when the sun shines.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cast Mr. Hooper and Bob build an A.
Muppets Monsters look at a big A.
SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper shows a kid a capital and lowercase A.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A is for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is, but he gets eaten by the alligator.
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 7 Mr. Hooper says that they're going to hear the alphabet from Burt Lancaster.
Celebrity Burt Lancaster says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper introduces a film about in, over and around.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the word "in," and the monster (an early version of Grover) wants to help him teach. Kermit has a big box that he wants the monster to get inside, but he can't seem to grasp the concept of IN... he gets beside the box, on the box, and under the box. Finally, he reveals why he can't get in the box: because "Fred" is already inside it!
(First: Episode 0056)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
(First: Episode 0020)
Cast Buddy and Jim have trouble getting a pair of tennis shoes and heavy workboots into their boxes.
(First: Episode 0003)
Cartoon A bear counts bees.
Celebrity James Earl Jones counts to 10.
(First: Episode 0005)
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.
(First: Episode 0033)
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
SCENE 9 In the apartment kitchen, Susan and Lily talk about where food comes from.
Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
SCENE 10 Susan plays "One of These Things" with silverware and a clock.
SCENE 11 Now Bob's picked up a hedgehog from somewhere. Then, he signs off and announces the sponsors. 

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign while Bob and Mr. Hooper hold up the CTW sign.

Known Edits

Picture Segment Description
Cartoon A - alligator (repeat)
Cartoon A - ape (repeat)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
Film Close-ups are shown of a tire.
Music: Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0013)
Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)


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