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Sesame Street
Hooper's Store blows a fuse
Air date February 28, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors X, Z, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, everyone goes about their business. David turns on both the radio and the electric griddle, and they suddenly lose electricity. While Luis fetches a fuse from the Fix-it Shop, Kate recalls what it was like when she was young and visited her grandparents on the farm, and how they got by just fine without electricity. She tells them to wait for her in the store while she goes home to get a few things.
Cookie Tony near far.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster (dressed in drag) sits on a couch trying to get near Tony, but Tony wants to be far. Cookie Monster finally gets close enough and eats the bouquet of flowers Tony's been holding.
(First: Episode 0453)
Luis returns with the fuse for David, but pauses when he sees Kate and the others gathered around a fire on a wood-burning camp stove. Bob lights a kerosene lamp, and Kate plays the guitar and sings β€œThree Blind Mice” as the others join in. Bob echoes Kate's observation that it is possible to survive without electricity. Luis installs the new fuse, and everything returns to normal.
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon Kids guess what two circles drawn onscreen will become. They turn out to be the eye of a friendly monster.
(First: Episode 0248)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Loren count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0290)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
SCENE 2 Gordon and two kids look for embedded 2's in a picture.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert, ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0451)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the prince kissing Sleeping Beauty, but rather than waking her up, falls asleep himself.
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon Kids narrate a letter 'Z' drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
Cartoon A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.
(First: Episode 0358)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(First: Episode 0413)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
SCENE 3 Maria needs help to measure the construction doors. Oscar needs help not to spill his new trash. Maria suggests they cooperate, and Oscar imagines what would happen. He visualizes them being friendly and sappy towards each other, which disgusts him. He'd rather spill his trash than cooperate.
Cartoon Julius and Jasper: "Why are you holding one leg up in the air, Jasper?" "Because if I hold two legs up in the air, I fall down!"
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy demonstrate "close" and "far". (Spanish dub)
(First: Episode 0349)
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo. (repeat)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy demonstrate "close" and "far".
(First: Episode 0129)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it. (repeat)
SCENE 4 Kate plays the guitar and sings β€œNever Argue With a Bee”. Big Bird hears the song, then encounters a giant Styrofoam letter B.
Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper (repeat)
Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part one)
(First: Episode 0281)
Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon A man presents the word SALIDA, draws a door, then exits through it.
(First: Episode 0458)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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