Sesame Street
Big Bird redecorates Hooper's Store to give it bird appeal
Air date February 22, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors P, R, 9

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon watches Big Bird rapidly show off some R words - run, race and rush (which he does while imitating the Road Runner), carrying a sign with each word. He finally brings in a stool, which Gordon notices is not an R word - it's for Big Bird to Rest on.
Leftyernierandp
Muppets Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters "R" and "P."
(First: Episode 0129)
Toon.Dogonchair
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Kermit-RP
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog is about to talk about the letter R, until Cookie Monster karate chops one of the legs off, turning it into a P. When Kermit threatens to tell the monster's mommy, Cookie reassembles the broken letter back to the letter "R".
(First: Episode 0129)
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Song.Family
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
1736s
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
2059q
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
SSSurpriseSong

OscarSURPRISE!

Herrybertsurprise
Muppets / Cast "Surprise!": A band of Anything Muppet hippies sing about the good and bad parts of surprises, and how people respond to them, with various characters demonstrating them in cutaways.
(First: Episode 0173)
1800-18
Cast David, Luis and Linda count in different languages.
(First: Episode 0326)
BumbleArdy
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0305)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird watches Hooper's Store for David, but gets bored when nobody stops in. He thinks he can increase business by catering more to birds. He spreads out some packing straw and starts planning for nests, bird houses and perches.
RCollection
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
Toon.R.Robber
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 The store is now full of birds thanks to Big Bird's new fixtures. Luis comes by and doesn't think these changes will please David. He suggests Big Bird remove them and find a spot where "they'll really be appreciated."
No9
Film Nine Song (Song of Nine)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 4 Luis tells David about what happened and they're relieved to see the store is back to normal. As Big Bird describes what he did with the fixtures, Luis gets a horrid suspicion that Big Bird moved the things into the Fix-It Shop. Instead, Big Bird gave them all to the local pet shop.
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Muppets Maria reads "The Boy Who Cried Monster." A terrible, cookie-stealing monster helps to teach a mischievous Anything Muppet boy an important lesson.
(First: Episode 0412)
Painter9
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
PatPilot
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0478)
2341n
Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
CMGenelle-ABCs
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird confers with Gordon about something - "If I was to get angry at you, would we still be friends?" Gordon confirms this, and Big Bird angrily tells him to stop standing on his foot.
0871v
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Grover's elevator holds five people.
(First: Episode 0462)
400018
Cartoon Julius demonstrates "here" and "there", then ends up being "in pain."
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0418)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
SB-Rabbit
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R - rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
AM fix BUS
Muppets An Anything Muppet brings his broken BUS (the word) to a garage for a mechanic to fix up.
(First: Episode 0455)
1285-BUS
Cartoon The word BUS
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Nine-Numbers
Film A voiceover counts nine cars at an intersection.
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SCENE 6 Mr. Fussbudget has an ice cream soda at Hooper's, which he finds lacking in both ice cream and soda. He then gets angry when David accidentally short changes him, believing David was trying to cheat him out of his money.
SPR
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
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SCENE 7 Mr. Fussbudget protests Hooper's Store over the money incident. Maria comes by and tries to explain, but Mr. Fussbudget accuses she's in cahoots with David. Luis reminds him that he never returned the hammer he borrowed. Mr. Fussbudget apologizes for the mistake and realizes he was wrong about David. He forgives David, who offers an ice cream soda on the house. Mr. Fussbudget passes, again citing that David's work is uneven.
Film-LionsEating
Film A pride of lions feasts on an animal carcass.
(EKA: Episode 0407)
Mama Busca
Cartoon A child runs through a crowd shouting for MAMA.
(First: Episode 0458)
KermitBrian.herethere
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Brian talk about the difference between here and there.
(First: Episode 0127)
RunRun
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 8 Gordon sings "Here Are Some Things" involving chairs and a lamp.
R ribbon
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(EKA: Episode 0289)
AMs-BusStop
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
1736s
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things. (repeat)
500025
Film Lizards
(First: Episode 0047)
3141z
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
No9
Film Nine Song (Song of Nine) (repeat)
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SCENE 9 David invites the kids inside the store for some free hot chocolate, as Mr. Fussbudget announces the sponsors.


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