Sesame Street
Plot Mr. Hooper asks Big Bird to open Hooper's Store for him.
Air date February 10, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors L, O, 3
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


Picture Segment Description
0198a
SCENE 1 Miguel shows the audience that the brownstone building is called 123 Sesame Street. He counts out 1, 2, 3.
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon Jazz #3
(First: Episode 0003)
Erniecountsballoons
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Rocketfallsover
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
Carolburnettdrawingbd
Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Well, back to the ol' drawing board!"
(First: Episode 0057)
0198b
SCENE 2 After waking up from a nap, Big Bird runs into Mr. Hooper, who has to run an important errand. He asks Big Bird to open Hooper's Store for him and turn on the lights. Being afraid of the dark, Big Bird is nervous at first, but agrees to do it.
Olimerick
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
0198c
SCENE 3 Big Bird unlocks the store and goes inside. Just as he is starting toward the other side to turn on the light, he hears a scary noise. Panicked, he runs out of the store and into Mr. Hooper, who has just returned. Mr. Hooper takes Big Bird into the store and turns the light on to reveal that the scary noise was just the telephone off its hook. Mr. Hooper reassures Big Bird -- but then Bob enters the store through the back door, startling them both.
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Overandoverhorse
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Bobopfamilysong
SCENE 4 Bob sings "The OP Family Song".
Basketballgame
Celebrity The New York Knicks demonstrate over, around and through.
Groverovermattress
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot demonstrates "over" and "under" by having Grover lie over a mattress. Then Grover lies under the mattress, and Herbert drives the point home by adding more objects over Grover.
Lpoemkids
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
cut from the Noggin version
Lisforlunchbox
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
cut from the Noggin version
Lisforlips
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
cut from the Noggin version
Migueloscartable
SCENE 5 Miguel shows Athelstan how to set a table, using an already completed set next to him as a reference guide. Oscar later pops up from the trunk near his can, and asks Miguel if he can try setting the table himself. When Oscar is told to make it look the same, he does so by pulling the tablecloth, causing everything to fall off. "Now they look pretty much alike: a mess!"
Wheredoesgarbagego
Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away. (edited version)
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
SSoriginalmahna
Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
Rocketblowsup
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon Jazz #3 (repeat)
Cosbytellsstory
Celebrity Bill Cosby tells his young friends a story that involves "over" and "under". He mixes the words up, and the kids correct him.
(First: Episode 0136)
1098circle
Transition A black circle appears on a blue screen, and grows until it covers the whole screen.
BabyAlice-BrickWall
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes uses a brick wall to demonstrate around, under (by digging under it), and over (by jumping over it, and landing in the gaping mouth of a monster).
(First: Episode 0076)
cut from the Noggin version
Balloncolumn
Cartoon A baby rescues a ball from on top of a column.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
(First: Episode 0014)
cut from the Noggin version
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O (repeat)
(First: Episode 0011)
cut from the Noggin version
Overandoverhorse
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O. (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
Olimerick
Cartoon O limerick (repeat)
Ernieballoon1

Ernieballoon2
Muppets Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0008)
Rocketcountdowntakeoff
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
0198d
SCENE 6 Bob finds a string hanging in midair. He pulls the string, and a shutter clangs down over the TV screen.
Littlebird-herry
Muppets Little Bird plays an imagination game, closing his eyes and imagining he hears sounds. At the end of the game, he imagines that he hears a scary monster -- and when he opens his eyes, Herry Monster is there, growling at him.
(First: Episode 0148)
Larryphyllisgaloshes
Cast Larry and Phyllis try to get Larry's galoshes on.
(First: Episode 0137)
0198e
SCENE 7 Gordon tells the kids about how kids play marbles in Africa.
Africastonesgame
Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
Ernieberttypewriter
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
Checkerboard
Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
(First: Episode 0105)
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
Lpoemkids
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem. (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
Lisforlunchbox
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox (repeat)
(First: Episode 0031)
Lisforlips
Cartoon L is for Lips (repeat)
(EKA: Episode 0197)
0198f
SCENE 8 Gordon and the kids continue playing with marbles. Bob says good-bye. Big Bird announces the sponsors. Then there is a blue background and a shutter closes.
Gordon198

Bob198
CLOSING SIGNS Gordon holds up the Sesame Street sign and Bob holds up the CTW sign at the end.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0197 Episode 0199
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.