Sesame Street
Air date March 12, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors C, H, T, 8, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon is about to talk about the letter T, which he can't find at first because it's sticking out of his back pocket.
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Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper sees Bob with a suitcase. When he asks Bob if he's going somewhere, Bob says that we're (he and the viewer) going for a ride.
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Goin' for a Ride", while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
(First: Episode 0037)
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SCENE 3 Oscar is ready to go for a ride, but Susan tells him the ride is over. She says they can watch TV instead.
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Cartoon A Casey Kasem-voiced man explains the letter T with a TV that plays a concert. When the man begins to sing with it, the conductor on the TV set "turns him off" by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0024)
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Cartoon A poem filled with T words (repeat)
(First: Episode 0024)
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SCENE 4 Gordon displays different shape combinations, and points out that two or three shapes can look like certain objects. He mentions that rectangles are seen everywhere.
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Film "Rectangles"
Rectangles in the city and country are shown to a percussion soundtrack.
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 5 Bob introduces the next segment with Kermit.
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Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 6 Susan reads a book to the kids, Chicken Little Count-to-Ten by Margaret Friskey.
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts to 10.
(First: Episode 0069)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't want to eat Swiss cheese, because it has holes in it, but Bert tells Ernie that holes make Swiss cheese taste better than the regular kind. Ernie says that he'll eat the cheese and that Bert can eat the holes.
(First: Episode 0010)
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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.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(Caroll Spinney performs Cookie Monster here.)
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SCENE 7 Bob displays both of his hands, and introduces the next segment.
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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 8 Gordon points out that "hands" begins with H.
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Cartoon "Poverty H" -- an orange figure tries to talk about the letter H, but a yellow figure keeps listing H words.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon A woman explains the letter H and its use in "horseshoe", when a horse comes to reclaim his shoe and starts tickling the woman.
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 9 Gordon counts how many fingers he's holding up: eight.
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 10 Gordon adds another finger, making nine.
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 11 Bob and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates write the letter C (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.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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SCENE 12 Oscar comes out of his can, wearing a pilot's helmet, ready to see the skywriter. Susan tells him he's too late, again.
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SCENE 12
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Meanwhile, at Hooper's Store, Big Bird helps Mr. Hooper sort things into boxes.
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Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Muppets A Muppet father and son switch roles in the forest. The father climbs trees and asks questions, while the son explains things.
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SCENE 13 Oscar pops up again, ready for a walk in the woods, but again, he's too late. Susan says he'll have to hurry next time, and that "hurry" begins with H.
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Cartoon A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains how H starts the word "Hello", which is then demonstrated by people calling him and asking for someone named Harold.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon H for "horseshoe" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 14 Big Bird reads a poem he wrote about the numbers 8 and 9.
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Song "Song of Eight" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 15 As Oscar reads a more grouchy poem about the numbers 8 and 9, Susan signs off.


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