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Sesame Street
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

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Miguel shows the audience that the brownstone building is called 123 Sesame Street. He counts out 1, 2, 3.
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Cartoon Jazz #3
(First: Episode 0003)
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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)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Well, back to the ol' drawing board!"
(First: Episode 0057)
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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.
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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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.
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
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SCENE 4 Bob sings "The OP Family Song".
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Celebrity The New York Knicks demonstrate over, around and through.
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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.
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Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
cut from the Noggin version
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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!"
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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)
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Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Cartoon Jazz #3 (repeat)
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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)
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Transition A circle appears on screen, expanding like a balloon until it pops.
(First: Episode 0105)
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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
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Cartoon A baby rescues a ball from on top of a column.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0184)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O. (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon O limerick (repeat)
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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)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 6 Bob finds a string hanging in midair. He pulls the string, and a shutter clangs down over the TV screen.
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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)
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Cast Larry and Phyllis try to get Larry's galoshes on.
(First: Episode 0137)
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SCENE 7 Gordon tells the kids about how kids play marbles in Africa.
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Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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)
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Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
(First: Episode 0105)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon Kids hear an L poem. (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon L is for Lunchbox (repeat)
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Cartoon L is for Lips (repeat)
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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.
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon holds up the Sesame Street sign and Bob holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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