Sesame Street
A fire in Hooper's Store
Air date November 23, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors G, R, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from listings in Tucson Daily Citizen.

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird greets the viewer in the morning, the notices smoke coming from Hooper's Store. He assumes Mr. Hooper must be cooking something, but then sees Mr. Hooper isn't there. He realizes there must be a fire and calls out for help. Gordon quickly phones the fire department, while Bob evacuates from his apartment above. The fireman arrive, bust down the door, and find the source of the fire is in the store's basement. They extinguish it as the adults explain the process to Big Bird.
1095d
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
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SCENE 1 cont'd The fireman dump out some old junk from the basement, which is what caught fire. They make their way off, just as Mr. Hooper arrives in a panic. His friends calm him down and assure him everything's fine. He catches up the firemen and thanks the Lieutenant for his work. He promises they can anything they want from the store free of charge, but the Lieutenant just asks he throw out his trash regularly to prevent any future fires.
Countblocks

Countblocks3
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
1736s
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
2059q
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Stolen bathtub clues
Film A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla.
(EKA: Episode 0491)
0011.R.Radio
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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)
Squeegee
Cartoon "Presenting ... the window squeegee!"
R ribbon
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(EKA: Episode 0289)
Madpainter6
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
RunRun
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 2 Everyone brings the burned-up trash over near Oscar's trash can so the sanitation team can collect it tomorrow. Oscar instead requests they deposit it into his trash can. Bob thinks the can is too small to hold it all, but Oscar insists they get to it.
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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)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Oscar has managed to get almost everything into his can from the junk pile. The only thing there's no room for is a small, tin can, which Oscar says the sanitation folks can collect.
Cookie Ernie hat boxes
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
Manclimbsboy
Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
(First: Episode 0494)
Kids.BUS
Cast The Kids try to spell the word "BUS" in the right way.
(First: Episode 0469)
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
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Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
E&BattheBeachwithToughEddie
Muppets Ernie & Bert — A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0482)
500016
Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Noimage
Cartoon Tool Quckies - Wood Plane (0:12)
3171-Fish
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
1736n
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!" (repeat)
AMs-Gas01

AMs-Gas02
Muppets An Anything Muppet man arrives at a gas station, hoping to be filled in a short time. Instead, his car takes a long time to fill while the attendant fills other cars in a short time.
1736s
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things. (repeat)
ExcuseMe
Cartoon One of These Footprints says "excuse me."
(First: Episode 0487)
Burtlancaster
Celebrity Burt Lancaster says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0006)
2059r
Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
SimpleSimonAnimals
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
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SCENE 3 While everyone helps clean up in the store, they decide to play a sorting game using triangles they draw in the newly-waxed windows.
Film.Dragonkite
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(EKA: Episode 0470)
Erniebeforeafter
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
Film.Onthebeach
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Frogflycartoon
Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Noimage
Transition Bridge #4 - Cornered Bridge C (0:26)
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SCENE 4 Inspired by the events of today, Mr. Hooper decides to hold a "Fire Sale" at his store. Bob announces the sponsors.

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