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Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper loses his glasses
Air date March 27, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors J, L, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count is looking for someone to help him count, but everybody refuses. Luis then suggests that he count up to twenty with a man from Indiaโ€ฆ
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
The Count counts to twenty himself, then wants to see the film again.
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0276)
The Count counts to twenty in Spanish himself.
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)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper accidentally bumps into a kid on her tricycle, then struggles to open the door to the store, not realizing heโ€™s at the Fix-it Shop instead. David and Maria ask him whatโ€™s going on, and realize that heโ€™s not wearing his glasses, because he misplaced them in the store last night.
J Junkyard (Katz).jpg
Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
SCENE 3 Maria and David look around inside the store for the missing glasses. Mr. Hooper thinks back to yesterday: he remembers that he was bending down to make an ice cream cone for Big Bird, right before he closed the store. Maria gets an idea: she asks for an ice cream cone of the same flavor. Mr. Hooper makes her a cone -- and his glasses are sticking out of the scoop of ice cream!
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
AM fix BUS.jpg
Muppets An Anything Muppet brings his broken BUS (the word) to a garage for a mechanic to fix up.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0265)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
SCENE 4 Kate plays the guitar and sings โ€œI Wish You Were Hereโ€.
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)
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Beginning end hot dog.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
(First: Episode 0387)
Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
Beginning end haircut.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper plays a โ€œThree of These Thingsโ€ game with three utensils and a fountain pen.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
AM baseball season 2.jpg
Muppets Some AM kids get ready to play baseball. A Fat Blue (Jerry Nelson) brings a bat, Prairie Dawn (Fran Brill) brings a glove, and a Lavender (Caroll Spinney) brings a catcher's mask. A Hot Pink (Frank Oz) brings a hockey stick, and a tennis racket, before producing a box... which holds the baseball.
(First: Episode 0193)
Beginning end paint picture.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
SCENE 6 David the Magician demonstrates beginning, middle and end, using a row of kids with Maria.
Movie theatre line.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - Kids wait in line at a movie theater.
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Cast The Kids try to spell the word "BUS" in the right way.
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie."
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon L es para Lonchera
Rhyme With BUY.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster: Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie asks the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
There's a Bird on Me.jpg
Film "There's a Bird On Me" (Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0416)
Stop-motion sandwich.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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