Sesame Street
Plot Pete Seeger visits Sesame Street
Air date November 20, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors N, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan introduces Pete Seeger who is visiting the street for the day because his car had a busted chain so he is waiting for the garage to fix it. Pete says he has a song that is like a chain, where each verse leads to another. He sings "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly".
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SCENE 1
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Susan calls the kids' attention to the sky and they watch Alphabet Bates draw the letter N. (First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never."
(First: Episode 0101)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon N - naughty (0:46)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper brings everybody sodas and asks Pete where he learned all those songs. Pete compares them to a chain, because he learned them from people who learned them from other people. He sings the Woody Guthrie song “Why Oh Why”.
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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Celebrity Tim Conway says, "One more time!"
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SCENE 3 One of the kids is sad because the chain fell off his bicycle. Pete says he has a chain, but Gordon says a bicycle is smaller than a car, so it needs a smaller chain. He takes the kid to the repair shop, while Pete sings a song about a bicycle: "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)"
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Song Song of Eight
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Octopus' Garden."
(First: Episode 0019)
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SCENE 4 Bob explains to the kids what a round is. He teaches Pete, Oscar the Grouch, and the kids the Robert Allen song "Why Choose to Be Afraid?"
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Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
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SCENE 5 Pete teaches Bob and the kids how to hambone, and sings "Hush Little Baby".
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Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper introduces the ET family to the viewer, starting with the word "set". Gordon walks Big Bird on a leash, demonstrating the word "pet". Finally, Mr. Hooper displays the word "yet", and the "y" flies away.
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Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail (repeat)
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon N - naughty (0:46) (repeat)
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Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never." (repeat)
(First: Episode 0101)
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SCENE 7 Pete and Gordon talk to the kids about things that look like other things — for instance, a set of windows with shades half down may look like two sleepy eyes. Gordon points them to a bridge.
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Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
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SCENE 8 Big Bird asks to sing with Pete and the kids. Pete tells him he can sing the chorus, and instructs him on how to do so after a few failed attempts. They all sing "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore".
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Song Song of Eight(repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0004)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
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SCENE 9 Pete sings "Old MacDonald," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Sixteen Tons," and "Hush, Little Baby."
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail (repeat)
(First: Episode 0040)
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SCENE 10 Susan says goodbye to Pete and the viewer. Pete departs with his banjo and chain, and the credits roll as he walks away.


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