Sesame Street
Big Bird looks after Hooper's Store
Air date January 12, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors L, N, 3
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IDontWanna

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Loud crashes and bangs are coming from inside Oscar's trash can. Luis and Susan ask what's going on, and Oscar says that he's making something he likes... noise.
NancyNannyGoat
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Oscar invents a noise machine; everyone else hates it.
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Rollercoaster123

BallFilm-Powder
Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
0110.Willisthebird
Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never."
(First: Episode 0101)
SB--NNail
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
George countofour
Film No matter how they're arranged, George the Farmer always has three barrels, four milk jugs, and five cartons.
(First: Episode 0278)
EB.usesofwater
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird watches Hooper's Store while David is away. A Spanish-speaking kid comes in, asking for agua. Big Bird tries to figure out what agua means, and gets so exhausted that he pours himself a glass of water.
0110.Willisthebird-spanish
Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never." (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0358)
GroverWalk3
Muppets Grover asks Little Jerry and the Monotones (who are tired and don't seem to care about what they are doing) to hold up signs with letters that make up the word "walk". When Grover tells them what it spells, they walk over him.
(First: Episode 0221)
No3
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
GroverWalk2
Muppets Grover walks past the letters that spell "walk" and tells the viewers what the word is. The letters then walk over Grover.
(First: Episode 0221)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Lisforladder
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
ThreeOfTheseThingsBicycle
Song David sings Three of These Things: Three kids riding a one-seat bicycle, and two kids riding a two-seat bicycle.
Bae14
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Susan plays the sorting game using dotted cards.
George the Farmer in out
Film George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
(First: Episode 0293)
Witches
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film-TrainSong
Song "Riding on the Train"
(First: Episode 0423)
3161o
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
N-Neighborhood
Film A letter N drives through a neighborhood.
Three Monsters
Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
NancyNannyGoat
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0240)
Three Monsters
Muppets Grover, Herry, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint. (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0364)
Somebodycomeandplay
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
Lisforlips
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Lisforladder
Cartoon L is for Ladder (repeat)
(First: Episode 0036)
Raposo-3isMyFavoriteNumber
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
IDontWanna
SCENE 5 When some kids invite Oscar to play with them, Oscar answers by singing "I Don't Wanna."
3house
Animation A 3 looks for its house.
(First: Episode 0304)
1396s
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0358)
Toon-AnFamily
Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Count-mailman
Muppets As ominous music plays, the Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
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SCENE 6 Luis, Susan, David, Jay and Big Bird play a rhyming game.
SB--NNail
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail (repeat)
(First: Episode 0040)
Kermitlecture--Horns
Muppets Kermit talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
(First: Episode 0112)
2963-C3
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
Lisforlips
Cartoon L is for Lips (repeat)
(First: Episode 0147)
Noimage
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.



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