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Alphabet Soup


NOTE: This was a cartoon starring a little boy perched on a pier. He holds in his hands a fishing pole lined with numerous hooks. As each letter is names, he pulls them up on his line.


Narrator: While fishing for dinner one day,
a boy caught a big letter A.
He then caught a B,
a C, D, and E,
and an F, G, H, I, J and K.

Unhappy, the boy sat and thought--

Boy: I can't eat these letters I caught!
I must catch some fish
to fill up my dish [holds up an empty bowl],
or my whole afternoon is for naught!

Narrator: But as soon as his hook hit the sea,
he caught L, M, N, O and P
and a Q, R, S, T
and a U and a V
and a W, X, Y and Z.

[Boy throws letters onto a huge pile as he catches them]

Now hungry, he stared at the group.
Then suddenly, grabbing a scoop

[Boy runs off-screen and returns with a ladle]

he had a bright notion
and cooked up a potion

[cut to Boy standing next to large pot on a fire, filled with letters; Boy holds a bowl filled with more letters in his hand]

and feasted on alphabet soup.

Transcribed by Ingeborg Norden


Available on the 3-DVD Set

Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974)

Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974) (2006)