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Sesame Street
Simon Soundman at Hooper's Store; Big Bird tries to pack things in Gordon's car
Air date January 23, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors P, R, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob and two kids talk about imagination and what it means.
Cast Maria asks the viewer to imagine her as a baseball player, a princess and a baker.
(First: Episode 0558)
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)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert sing "Imagination".
(First: Episode 0493)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the prince kissing Sleeping Beauty, but rather than waking her up, falls asleep himself.
(First: Episode 0483)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 2 Simon Soundman sits in Hooper's Store, where David says he'll be right back, exiting through the back door. While he's alone, Simon muses out loud about leaving the store unattended, making the sound pattern of the door opening, the entry bell ringing, and the door closing. David comes back in, thinking someone else has entered, but finds only Simon there. This happens again, then finally Simon decides to leave. When David hears the door and bell, he assumes someone's playing a trick on him, and announces he's not going back inside. Luis then enters Hooper's, but David still thinks it's a trick. He goes around to the front door, thinks Luis has been playing the trick on him, and chews him out. Simon comes back and makes the sounds again, flustering David.
Yes toon.jpg
Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(First: Episode 0366)
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
Muppets Lefty holds a letter R, and Ernie holds a letter P.
(First: Episode 0129)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Muppets Kermit 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)
Cast The cast puts together a fractured letter R.
(First: Episode 0531)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Animation George the Farmer is near when he's on a barrel; he's far when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
Cast Two Luises illustrate near and far.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Film A gymnast demonstrates close to and away from.
(First: Episode 0513)
SCENE 3 Gordon instructs Big Bird what to pack in his car: put Luis's drums in the back, and put an umbrella in the trunk. Big Bird struggles to figure out the meaning of the word β€œin”.
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
SCENE 4 Big Bird thinks he has been successful, but he's put everything on the car, not in. Gordon shows him how to do it properly.
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Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors. (new music and female voiceover)
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
(First: Episode 0453)
SCENE 5 David, Maria, Bob and Luis sing "The AN Family Song".
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (shown in English, then Spanish)
(First: Episode 0276)
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 6 David and the kids look at different kinds of shoes.
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
SCENE 7 David and the kids play a β€œHere Are Some Things” game with different shoes.
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Transition Bridge #13 - Leaf Drop Bridge
(First: Episode 0309)
Animation Slide puzzle - elephant
(First: Episode 0389)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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