Sesame Street
Plot Mr. Hooper's birthday
Air date March 26, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors L, U, Y, 4, 5
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5peopleinmyfamily

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon, Bob, and Susan find that Hooper's Store is closed. Susan overheard that it's Mr. Hooper's birthday today. They decide to give him a surprise party. When Mr. Hooper shows up, he asks them if they know what day it is, and they pretend not to know. He gives them some clues: it's a day that comes once a year, when he buys himself a new hat, and gets presents and a cake with candles. He gives them four guesses…
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Gordon, Bob and Susan guess wrong, which offends Mr. Hooper. Big Bird overhears them planning a surprise party, and thinks up a poem for him, rhyming "Hooper" with "super-duper". They congratulate him, and he mentions that he knows the alphabet.
SSTS-19
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song".
(First: Episode 0005)
Bertsnose
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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SCENE 2 Gordon, Bob, Susan, and Big Bird are gathered in the kitchen. Susan explains that she called Mr. Hooper and asked him to deliver some things, so he should be here any minute. Everybody has a gift for Mr. Hooper. Big Bird tells them that he finally has a poem he can read. Buddy and Jim were going to bring some sandwiches, but …
Buddyjimsandwich
Cast Buddy and Jim attempt to make a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich; ultimately, Buddy constructs it as a "triple-decker."
(First: Episode 0008)
5peopleinmyfamily
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 3 Susan answers the door when Mr. Hooper comes over and delivers the things Susan ordered: five party hats, five party favors, and five noise makers. The others leap out and surprise Mr. Hooper with a party, and Big Bird recites his poem. He also mentions that he got their friend, the skywriter, to write Mr. Hooper's name in the sky. They look up, but they only see him write an L (First: Episode 0031). Big Bird is embarrassed that he's fouled up again, but Susan says that L is a good letter too. Lots of birthday party things begin with L - for instance, lemonade, layer cake, lollipops, licorice, etc.
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Lisforladder
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
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SCENE 4 The party has progressed. Boxes are unwrapped and open. Everyone has paper cups and is laughing and ad libbing. Mr. Hooper asks for silence, as he makes up a poem on the spot, thanking everyone for the party today.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
(First: Episode 0012)
Wombat
Film An itchy wombat scratches its four legs.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0008)
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
SS-FathersSong
Muppets This part of Sesame Street is now brought to you by...fathers! The Anything Muppets sing about what a father does.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 5 Bob and Gordon are cleaning up for Susan, sleeves rolled up. As they work, Gordon says dirty dishes are something you have after every meal and it's important to clean them, because there's a big difference between clean and dirty. Batman knows that.
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Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
Solomongrundy
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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Mooch
Film You can clean almost anything.
(First: Episode 0001)
0011-Mother
Muppets This part of Sesame Street is being brought to you by mothers. The Anything Muppets perform a song all about the things a mother does.
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoonyoyo
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
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SCENE 6 Gordon holds a yo-yo, and points out that it's not the only thing that goes up and down…
Elevator10.oldschool
Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
E&B-Football
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie, dressed in his football uniform, marches around the apartment reciting his team chant. He tells Bert he's a member of the Dirty Rugs, named such because everyone beats them.
(First: Episode 0009)
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
Film-boysshovels
Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
0011-Children
Muppets This part of Sesame Street is brought to you by kids. Sibling Anything Muppets sing about the roles they play in the family.
(First: Episode 0011)
Awardu
Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
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SCENE 7 Bob says that the letter U is pretty important too. You find it in the words "used" and "under" and "up" and "unload". And he asks if you can think of something that attaches pieces of used metal under it,

and carries them and then unloads them. It's a … magnetic crane.

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Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 8 Gordon knocks on the lid of Oscar's trash can. Oscar the Grouch rises, wearing a yachting cap and holding a telescope to his eye. He tells Gordon that today was the day of the Grouch Regatta, which he held in his swimming pool. Gordon mentions that water is good for other things too.
0007.water
Film Water is shown in many forms, including oceans, fountains, and snow.
(First: Episode 0007)
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 9 Mr. Hooper signs off and announces the sponsors.


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