Sesame Street
Plot Oscar hosts the show
Air date May 7, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors P, R, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar pops up during the opening theme sequence, trying to direct the filmed children elsewhere.
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SCENE 1
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Oscar gets to his can, and is taking over the show while Gordon and Susan are at work. He displays the letters P and R and points out the difference between them. He looks up and sees Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter R.
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog is about to talk about the letter R, until Cookie Monster karate chops one of the legs off, turning it into a P. When Kermit threatens to tell the monster's mommy, Cookie reassembles the broken letter back to the letter "R".
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Film Kids paint various animals that begin with "P" on a window.
(First: Episode 0119)
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Muppets Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters "R" and "P."
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ... (new music added)
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Film Kids paint a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0057)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
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SCENE 2 Oscar gathers the kids around to tell them a story. The kids sit near his can, but he tells them to move far back.
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Muppets Grover demonstrates the difference between "near" and "far" by running away from the camera and back, eventually fainting from exhaustion.
(First: Episode 0057)
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Muppets Kermit and Tracy demonstrate "close" and "far".
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SCENE 3 The kids are now far enough from Oscar's can. Oscar tells them the story of the day Bert lost his nose.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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SCENE 3
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Oscar laughs out loud, also recalling the time Ernie lost his nose.
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Muppets Bert says that he and Ernie are looking at the "Mysterious Nose-Snatcher." Ernie, disagreeing, walks closer and closer to the camera to see. His face begins to black out the screen...but when he moves back into view, his nose is missing!
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 3
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Oscar plays a "One of These Things" game with the kids, using pictures of Ernie — three with a nose on him, one without. He plays a second round using three pictures of circles and one of a square.
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Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with round and square window frames.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Muppets Hunt for Happiness: Helen Happy tells Harold Happy that she has mud on her sneaker.
(First: Episode 0112)
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Film "Where a Letter Goes" -- a film about mail delivery.
(First: Episode 0120)
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Muppets Grandmother Happy suggests that Helen wipe the mud off her sneaker with a rag... but now... there's mud on the rag!
(First: Episode 0112)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cast The cast assembles a large number 9.
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Celebrity Ruby Dee counts to 20.
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Muppets Grandmother Happy tells Harold to wash the mud off the rag with soap. It works... but now there's mud on the soap! Grandmother Happy gives up.
(First: Episode 0112)
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Grocer and Doctor.
(First: Episode 0067)
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SCENE 4 Susan comes home from work. She was just taking care of Mrs. Hughes's baby. Oscar isn't too keen on babies.
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Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
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SCENE 4
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Susan is surprised that Oscar didn't like the babies in the previous segment. She points him to another film, with animal babies.
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Film Joe Raposo: What Are Kids Called
(First: Episode 0116)
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Muppets Guy Smiley sings "Gone with the Wind" to a young woman. During the song, a very strong wind blows – making the leaves fly off the tree, causing the woman's house to collapse, and finally ripping Guy's clothes off.
(First: Episode 0034)
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Film Balloon bridge
(First: Episode 0105)
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Muppets Kermit and Professor Hastings discuss the importance of exercise.
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SCENE 5 Susan asks Oscar to say goodbye with her, but he's done enough today.


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