Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper gives Oscar some letters
Air date May 12, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Production March 5, 1971
Sponsors E, H, 12

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes the viewer, wearing a sweater with an E on it.
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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)
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Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
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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)
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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 3 Susan calls Gordon from Hooper's Store and asks him to describe their platter so she can buy another one that matches it.
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
(First: Episode 0107)
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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.
(First: Episode 0099)
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Cartoon "Poverty H
(First: Episode 0020)
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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 4 Oscar sips on a cup of hot mud in his can, when Mr. Hooper accidentally rides his delivery cart into his can area. He shows Oscar that he's made a "SALE" sign. Mr. Hooper gives Oscar the leftover 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," much to his dismay.
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
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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)
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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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SCENE 5 Susan asks kids where to wash a car. Still pictures show their guesses, such as a sink, bathtub, or laundromat. Ultimately, they guess that it gets washed at the car wash.
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Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
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Cast Bob assembles a number 12.
(First: Episode 0173)
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Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts to 20.
(First: Episode 0101)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird encounters Kimmy, who just hurt her knee. He reassures her it was just a mistake, and sings "Everyone Makes Mistakes." As he wraps up, he makes a mistake himself by bumping into Mr. Hooper as he stacks items in the store.
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Film Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
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Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
(First: Episode 0191)
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SCENE 7 Mr. Hooper shows a Muppet kid how to use a grappling hook to get a pack of light bulbs down from the top shelf.
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Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
(First: Episode 0023)
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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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 8 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.
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole (repeat)
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Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks. (repeat)
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SCENE 9 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.
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Cartoon "Poverty H(repeat)
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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)
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SCENE 10 Under the shelter of the arbor outside Hooper's, everyone sings "Rain, Rain, Go Away." Big Bird angrily cries out to the heavens, "You're not listening!" Gordon gets everyone to wave goodbye and Susan announces the sponsors.


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