Sesame Street
Luis fixes items "the grouchy way" at the Fix-It Shop.
Air date January 31, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors H, 7
Grover herbert 20


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ernie and Bert: Bert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks, but instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats Bert's knocks on the drums. (EKA: Episode 0280)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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