Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper gives Oscar some letters
Air date May 12, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors E, H, 12
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Herry's Ball

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes the viewer, wearing a sweater with an E on it.
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover WET
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot displays the letters E and T, mentioning that they're the ET family. He calls on Grover to add a heavy letter W to the letters, making the word WET. Grover rests for a minute after carrying the heavy W away.
(First: Episode 0138)
Clay.egg
Animation Clay animation: "E" for eat, ear, echo, egg, eagle, eel, elephant and end.
(First: Episode 0003)
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover SET
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot calls on Grover to add a heavy letter S to the letters, making the word SET. Grover rests for a minute after carrying the heavy S away.
(First: Episode 0138)
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SCENE 2 Gordon displays the letter E on his sweater, again.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover MET
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot calls on Grover to add a heavy letter M to the letters, making the word MET. Grover faints after being told to put the ET letters away.
(First: Episode 0138)
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SCENE 2 Susan calls Gordon from Hooper's Store and asks him to describe their platter so she can buy another one that matches it.
RF-DaysOfTheWeek
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
(First: Episode 0107)
Batman Penguin
Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
(First: Episode 0099)
Hisforhorn
Cartoon "Poverty H
(First: Episode 0020)
Hubley-ElephantsH
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
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SCENE 3 Oscar, in Hooper's to enjoy a cup of hot lettuce, is crowded by some letters left over after Mr. Hooper made a "SALE" sign. Mr. Hooper gives Oscar the letters--L, B, O, I, V, G, and E. Then he remembers that he was going to make the sign say "BIG SALE," and takes back the B, I, and G. This leaves Oscar with the word "LOVE" so he doesn't want the letters any more.
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Hisforhole
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Gordon magician Susan Hooper
Cast Gordon appears as a magician sitting in a chair. He magically brings in Susan and Mr. Hooper, as well as a number counting them all. The other two pop in and out, forcing Gordon to change the number until he makes them all vanish.
(First: Episode 0233)
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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SCENE 4 Susan asks kids where to wash a car--in the sink? in the bathtub? No, in a car wash.
1261-train
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
Crossover12
Cast Bob assembles a number 12.
(First: Episode 0173)
NumberTwelveRocks
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Pat Paulsen counts to 20
Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts to 20.
(First: Episode 0101)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird encounters a kid who just hurt their knee. He reassures them it was just a mistake, and sings "Everyone Makes Mistakes".
Apesatplay
Film Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
Herry's Ball
Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
(First: Episode 0191)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper shows a Muppet kid how to use a grappling hook to get a pack of light bulbs down from the top shelf.
Gloria2
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
(First: Episode 0023)
Eaticecream
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
GroverMonsterTug-Of-War
Muppets Grover tries to show some monsters that they need to be on both sides of a rope in order to have a proper game of tug-o-war.
(First: Episode 0261)
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SCENE 7 Reading quickies:
  • Susan reads a book.
  • Gordon reads a magazine.
  • Big Bird reads a comic book.
  • Mr. Hooper reads a newspaper.
  • A kid reads a picture book.
  • Susan imagines everyone wanting to read her book.
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Hisforhole
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole (repeat)
(First: Episode 0080)
Hubley-ElephantsH
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0162)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird wants to play basketball with some kids, but first Gordon has to put up the hoop, a kid has to get the basketball, and Big Bird has to round up a team. Once all that happens, it starts to rain.
Hisforhorn
Cartoon "Poverty H(repeat)
(First: Episode 0020)
Jazzyshapes
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg (repeat)
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 9 Hiding out from the rain, Big Bird and Gordon sign off and announce the sponsors.


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