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Sesame Street Season 1 Episode 1 - Gordon Introduces Sally to Sesame Street


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Apr 11, 2002
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Episode 1 - Gordon Introduces Sally to Sesame Street
PBS Premiere: Monday November 10, 1969
HBO Max Premiere: Wednesday May 27, 2020

Welcome to the very first episode of Sesame Street! Sally has just moved to Sesame Street: and Gordon is showing her around. As they walk around, they meet all the wonderful neighbors, friends and monsters that live there.

56 MIN

Watch on HBO Max

Muppet Wiki Guide

Other Releases

Sesame Street: Old School Volume 1 (1969 - 1974)

Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street (DVD Bonus Disc)

Sesame Street Classics: Volume 1
Amazon | Apple

Sesame Street Unpaved (Noggin, 1999-2003)

If you've seen "Gordon Introduces Sally to Sesame Street" on HBO Max please like this post and share your thoughts below.


Jan 20, 2016
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I saw that the HBO Max version of episode 1 deletes the Follow the Leader segment and they replaced the ending credits with the ones from Episode 5.


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May 19, 2012
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"That's the biggest 6 year old girl I've ever seen!" stupid Big Bird.

Anyway, I know this is completely unrelated to episode 1, but did they ever end up playing the "D commercial" and "J commercial" from the pilots on the actual show? Or did Gary Owens not appear on the show proper until "Today's Secret Drawing" in season 2?


Sep 6, 2013
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"That's the biggest 6 year old girl I've ever seen!" stupid Big Bird.
Let’s not forget that in the very early going of the show, The Birdster was portrayed as not the brightest bulb in the marquee. Later in the show’s run, the character’s childlike innocence would supplant his “doofus” persona.