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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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This episode page has been compiled from
the NHK episode guides.
  • 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".
  • N – Negative Talking Crow
  • Cartoon: "N" for naughty and nice.
  • 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”
  • 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)"
  • Cartoon: Number 8
  • Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4 to represent that quantity. Cookie Monster comes along and wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3, but then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, so Ernie crosses out the 3 again and draws another 4.
  • Pete teaches hambone to Gordon and the kids
  • ET Family Quick Cuts: A man tries to show the 'et' family. He tells the S to come set, he’s not done yet.


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