Sesame Street
Luis and Rafael open the Fix-It Shop
Air date January 28, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors B, S, 12
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan needs her broken picture frame repaired and heads toward the library to find a book regarding frame repairs. She discovers the library has now been converted into the "L and R Fix-It Shop," manned by Luis and Rafael. Susan realizes she no longer needs a book - the new business can take care of her broken frame. The two provide Susan with a free flashlight, a gift to all new customers on their grand opening day.
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Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock investigates the sound of the letter S.
(First: Episode 0200)
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Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird comes by to check out the new shop, when Tom drops off a potted plant as a gift from himself and Mr. Hooper. Big Bird feels bad that he doesn't have a gift to give, but Luis gives him a free flashlight anyhow. Big Bird gets an idea and asks for another, but it's only one per customer.
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SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird darts off and returns posing as a farmer from the country. He becomes offended when Luis recognizes him as Big Bird, claiming he's one of a kind and doesn't want to look like this supposed, local bird. Luis relents and gives him another flashlight.
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird claims more flashlights, dressing up as an old man, then an elephant.
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Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
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SCENE 4 One flashlight remains in the jar now. Rafael chews out Luis for giving them all away to just one customer, when Big Bird comes back once again dressed as an elderly woman (namely his grandmother). Rafael puts his foot down, but he too crumbles when he sees how sad Big Bird gets (as well as being reminded of his own grandmother). He gives him the last flashlight.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird returns momentarily later, no disguises. He gives them his present - a box full of flashlights.
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Cartoon The uses of water (Spanish)
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Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
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Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Tom and the kids count the words in a sentence he has on a card.
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Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
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Muppets Tony sings "Windy" to his girlfriend, Beautiful Day Monster.
(First: Episode 0074)
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Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
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SCENE 6 Oscar sets himself by the Fix-It Shop to draw a picture of a nearby can. Rafael needs some pliers to fix a radio, but Luis is using their only set. Oscar has a set of pliers, but being a Grouch, he won't give them to Rafael. Oscar then asks for some paper to draw with, but Rafael thinks they should cooperate and share the items they need. Oscar rants about this, but only to save face while the kids are around and don't see him cooperating.
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Muppets Two monsters stand on either side of a large plate of cookies. Herry Monster has an "R" on his sweatshirt and growls menacingly, "Rrrrrrrr". A fat blue monster has an "S" on his sweatshirt and hisses ominously, "Sssssssss". While they argue in this way, Cookie Monster (wearing an "M" on his sweatshirt) comes along, eats the cookies, rubs his tummy and says, "Mmmmmmmmmm".
(First: Episode 0277)
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Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Kingfireman-bob.jpg Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet in a loud suit named Marty teaches Grover about adding and subtracting with three tangerines.
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 7 Susan sings "Three of These Things" using boxes.
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Film Pottery
music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0169)
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Muppets The Busby Twins want to buy a ham...mer.
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Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B. (repeat)
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Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 8 Susan stops by the Fix-It Shop to see how business was today and receives her fixed picture frame, which she uses to frame herself and say goodbye. Some of the kids collect their free flashlights as Big Bird announces the sponsors (B, S, and "the ever popular" 12). The credits follow.
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CLOSING SIGNS Tom holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Rafael holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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