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Sesame Street
Luis fixes items "the Grouchy way" at the Fix-It Shop
Air date February 7, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors F, H, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David (who just finished reading a book), a kid (who has just finished a jigsaw puzzle) and Tom (who has a basketball, but must remain in Hooper's Store) each exchange what they have for something that they'd like to have.
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats his knocks on the drums.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film Seals make noise.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 2 Oscar comes to the Fix-It Shop with a bathtub boat and a tin measuring cup with a broken handle. He asks Luis to fix the boat the grouchy way: rub dirt in it, bang it around, and scribble on it with a crayon. Oscar is pleased with the ratty results. But after Luis knocks around the tin measuring cup in the same way, Oscar explains that it belongs to Molly, who wanted it fixed the "normal" way.
Animation Dot & Hill B-1 - A ball cannot travel up a steep incline.
(First: Episode 0216)
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Cast A man with a British accent narrates a limbo sketch in which Gordon and Bob share bubbles and a book.
(First: Episode 0316)
Dot & Hill B-2.jpg
Animation Dot & Hill B-2 β€” A dot tries to get up a hill after a cart, but doesn't make it up.
(First: Episode 0216)
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0189)
Animation Dot & Hill B-3: Silhouetted dots use carts to climb a steep hill.
(First: Episode 0258)
SCENE 3 Rhyming quickies:
  • Big Bird is tall, but a kid is small.
  • Molly has a ball.
  • Tom's groceries take a fall.
  • Luis appears behind a wall.
Cartoon "Poverty F”
(First: Episode 0128)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
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Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 4 Luis is in the Fix-It Shop working on a little boy doll. He goes to Hooper's and tells Tom that he needs a hat. Tom presents a man's hat, and Luis explains that he needs a smaller hat. When Tom presents another hat, Luis explains that he needs the smallest hat in the store. Tom presents it to him, and Luis puts it on the doll.
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
Muppets Kermit and Grover build a snowman. The snowball head is big, the next snowball is even bigger, and the one on the bottom is biggest.
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 5 Molly and her friend show 7 legs.
Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Seven Days."
(First: Episode 0072)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
SCENE 6 With the entire dialogue in Spanish, Luis explains to a kid that he'd like some help putting his tools away in his toolbox. He explains that anything that's not a tool (a pencil, table knife and shoehorn) should be left out.
Film Water is shown in many forms, including oceans, fountains, and snow.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cast Gordon demonstrates the different kind of outfit he might wear if were a farmer rather than a school teacher.
(First: Episode 0244)
SCENE 7 Looking for his bag of birdseed, Big Bird logically realizes that the garbage man didn't take it, and that some hungry person didn't eat it. Finally, Molly comes along and tells him that she put it in his nest.
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0120)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
SCENE 8 Because the plants have already been watered, Tom explains why he won't water them again until tomorrow: although people and plants both need water, too much of it is bad.
Cartoon Elephants h (repeat)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.

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