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Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper bakes Oscar a baked bean sundae
Air date January 26, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors E, V, W, 2, 3
Releases Sesame Street Classics, HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch pops out of his can, and isn't too pleased to see the viewer. Mr. Hooper passes by, and Oscar asks him if he makes ice cream sundaes. Mr. Hooper is very proud of the sundaes he makes, so Oscar requests one from him. Mr. Hooper says that it costs 30 cents, so Oscar gives him 3 dimes.
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Cartoon Jazz #3
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper asks Oscar what kind of sundae he wants. To Hooper's disbelief, Oscar says he wants a baked bean sundae with chocolate ice cream, with chopped pickles, whipped cream and a radish on top.
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper runs into Big Bird and tells him about Oscar's sundae. He agrees that it's horrible, especially since everybody knows that a baked bean sundae is only good with strawberry ice cream.
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Cartoon Jazz #3 (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Oscar eats the sundae, and tells Mr. Hooper it was delicious. To thank him, he invites Mr. Hooper over for dinner. When he hears that Mr. Hooper likes Italian food, Oscar offers to make his favorite recipe: licorice and jelly bean pizza. Mr. Hooper suddenly looks nauseated ...
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Cartoon Jazz #3 (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Gordon motions the viewer to come closer, shushes them, and points to the left ...
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SCENE 5
cont'd
Mahalia Jackson sings "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" with some kids.
(First: Episode 0029)
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SCENE 5
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Gordon doesn't have the whole world in his hands, but he has a big letter E. He looks around Sesame Street for more, and finds a few E's in the door to Big Bird's nest.
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the word "in," and the monster (an early version of Grover) wants to help him teach. Kermit has a big box that he wants the monster to get inside, but he can't seem to grasp the concept of IN... he gets beside the box, on the box, and under the box. Finally, he reveals why he can't get in the box: because "Fred" is already inside it!
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SCENE 6 Gordon remarks that Buddy and Jim have a harder time with boxes than Kermit.
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Cast Buddy and Jim have trouble getting a pair of tennis shoes and heavy workboots into their boxes.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 7 Renee is helping Susan fold laundry, and Susan asks her what things come in pairs. Renee says her eyes, ears, and other body parts. Susan says that animals also come in pairs.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A series of zoo animals are shown in pairs.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Song "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 8 Bob introduces a very special guest on Sesame Street today ...
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SCENE 8
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... a great horned owl, sitting on a stool. Bob points out that both the owl's eyes are in the front of his face, unlike other birds, and that owls can see at both daytime and nighttime. He then introduces the following film segment ...
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Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert shows Ernie pictures and he needs to tell what happens next. Ernie imagines some very random scenarios based on the pictures. For the last picture (a man about to drive his car over a nail), Ernie says, "I think a monster's going to appear." Sure enough, behind Bert's back, Cookie Monster appears: "COOKIE!" Bert faints.
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SCENE 9 Gordon shows the audience Ernie's pictures, and tells what really happens next.
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SCENE 9
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Gordon then reads Dandelion by Don Freeman, a story about a lion who gets a makeover to make himself look more presentable at Jennifer Giraffe's party.
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SCENE 9
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Gordon finishes the story, and introduces the following film segment ...
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lion family.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Cartoon A boy's jump rope rhyme identifies the parts of his body that hurt - "otherwise I feel fine!"
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about hair. According to Kermit, "Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." He points out that some people have hair on their heads, while others have it on their faces. But if you have hair all over your body -- like Beautiful Day Monster, who emerges brushing himself and singing "A pretty girl is like a melody ..." -- then you're a monster!
(First: Episode 0028)
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SCENE 10 Gordon holds a certain letter: "You know what this is? I'll give you a hint ..."
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon A worm declares that the word "worm" is the only important word that begins with "W". A walrus retaliates by dumping a bucket of water on it.
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 10
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Gordon breaks the W in half. "Now ... what's that look like?"
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Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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SCENE 10
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Gordon points the viewer towards a Dorset lamb. Bob, sitting next to the lamb, mentions that many things are made of lambs' wool, and Renee gives the lamb a bowl of food pellets.
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SCENE 10
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Gordon sits next to Bob and says, "You know, Bob, things aren't always what they seem." Bob looks confused, until he sees the following segment.
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Film Audio of John Glenn from the Friendship 7 flight plays over what appears to be a journey through outer space, but it's actually closeup shots from a bowl of fruit.
Music: 2nd movement from DvoΕ™Γ‘k's Symphony No. 9
(First: Episode 0019)
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SCENE 11 Gordon: "See what I mean?" He says goodbye and reads the sponsors (and mentions the book read on today's show), while Bob and Renee admire the lamb.
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold up the Sesame Street sign while Mr. Hooper holds up the CTW sign at the end.

Notes

  • HBO Max erroneously lists the episode as "Mr. Hooper Bakes Oscar a Baked Bean Sandwich," whereas Mr. Hooper actually makes a baked bean sundae.


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