Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper asks Big Bird to pile some empty boxes; Rainy day
Air date December 29, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors V, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan greets the viewer, and makes a letter V with her fingers.
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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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Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
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SCENE 2 Bob makes a letter V with his fingers.
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Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
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SCENE 3 Oscar finds it hard to make a V with his fingers.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper asks Big Bird to pile some empty boxes for him. Big Bird wants to put them on the table at first, but Mr. Hooper wants to save it for customers — like Bob, who comes by and asks him for an ice cream soda. Big Bird is amazed at Mr. Hooper's prescience.
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 14 hits in a row, but miss on the 15th.
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SCENE 4
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Big Bird has piled the boxes next to the entrance of Hooper's Store. He thinks the pile will be safe from harm, until Mr. Hooper points out that the door could knock the boxes down. Big Bird puts this to the test by going inside the store, and exiting from the door, knocking the boxes down. Big Bird is once again amazed at Mr. Hooper's prescience.
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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 helps Professor Hastings talk about the parts of the body. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0130)
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SCENE 5 Gordon shows that "mano" means "hand" in Spanish.
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Muppets Kermit helps Professor Hastings talk about the parts of the body. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0130)
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SCENE 6 Susan sings "The Selection Song" and has the kids guess which item from group A would fit better into group B.
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Muppets Little Bird explains "next to". Then Cookie Monster cuddles up next to Little Bird.
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Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
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Celebrity Tag: Tim Conway says "There was something fishy there."
(First: Episode 0146)
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SCENE 7 Gordon demonstrates the "shave-and-a-haircut" rhythm, followed by the others on the street.
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 15 hits in a row, but miss on the 16th.
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Muppets Grover visits the zoo to talk about birds. He visits the bird cage (containing Little Bird) and swaps places inside the cage. Two Anything Muppets come and admire him.
(First: Episode 0137)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
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SCENE 8 As it starts to rain, Bob and the kids take shelter inside Hooper's Store. They talk about what they do on rainy days, and sing "Rain, Rain, Go Away".
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Cast Larry and Phyllis try to get Larry's galoshes on.
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SCENE 8
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The rain stops, and Bob and the kids go outside to play with a ball.
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Muppets "Everybody Moo": Cookie Monster and Herry make monster noises and animal noises and invite the viewer to do the same.
(First: Episode 0141)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 20 hits in a row.
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Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Dentist and Bus Driver.
(First: Episode 0106)
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Cartoon "Imagination V" (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Gordon will reward Grover with a bag of jellybeans if he can get next to him. Grover struggles with this concept, but ultimately ends up next to the bag of tasty treats instead.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
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Cartoon Small v (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Bob and Susan sing "Right in the Middle of My Face".
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Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V. (repeat)
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SCENE 11 Gordon watches as the kids play ball, then signs off. The sponsors are announced.


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