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Sesame Street
Biff goes to Hooper's Store to buy gifts; Big Bird plans to paint his mailbox
Air date February 25, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors J, L, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 As Luis greets the viewer, he hears the sound of a fire truck, helping him segue to the first segment...
Kingfireman-bob.jpg Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 2 Biff comes into Hooper's Store and tells Mr. Hooper that his pal Sully has just been blessed with a baby girl. He wants to get a rattle for the new baby, as well as a candy bar for his own wife. Mr. Hooper proceeds to gift wrap them.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
SCENE 2 cont'd Mr. Hooper finishes wrapping the gifts, but Biff notices the two boxes look the same and he won't be able to tell which is which. Mr. Hooper points out that by shaking them both, Biff can hear which gift is the rattle.
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
Song Bob sings "Three of These Things" about three kids playing basketball and one kid sweeping.
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper is repulsed by Oscar's method of adding mud to his morning oatmeal. Oscar responds by singing "The Grouch Song."
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Simon Soundman goes to Marvin's Music City to buy a nice shiny trumpet. However, Marvin keeps bringing the wrong instrument.
(First: Episode 0458)
Cartoon A jar is full of jellybeans. The jar becomes empty, while a hungry boy is full.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0322)
Jenny Jeff Jacket.jpg
Cartoon A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 4 Luis, a kid and Mr. Hooper demonstrate full and empty.
Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford waves his magic wand over a transparent glass cookie jar and makes the jar become full of cookies and then empty (over and over) as an anxious Cookie Monster watches.
(First: Episode 0287)
Film Empty / full cafeteria (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)

Film Two glasses are filled with fluid, but one glass overflows as a hand keeps pouring into it. The same thing happens using salt shakers and bowls of nuts. Finally, the glasses are filled again, only one glass barely fills up as fluid is poured into it. The camera pulls out, revealing the glass is filling into another one below, which overflows as before.
(First: Episode 0576)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket doesn't go off until a few seconds after the countdown commences.
(First: Episode 0148)
SCENE 5 Big Bird is going to paint his mailbox and boasts to Luis about how well he's planned to do it. He then realizes he's forgotten something to open his paint can with, a paintbrush and a drop cloth. Luis provides him with the items he needs, but something happens neither of them could plan for - rain.
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The director's hat blasts off instead.
(First: Episode 0148)
Film Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(First: Episode 0550)
Astronaut Hooper and Susan sketch.jpg
Cast Mr. Hooper and Susan play astronauts on a mission on the Moon. Susan attempts to tally up the three moon rocks, which float off into space one by one (followed by her superior).
(First: Episode 0524)
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
Batman joker cross street.jpg
Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
Jenny Jeff Jacket.jpg
Cartoon A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it. (repeat)
Film Jerry Nelson introduces the letters U and N. Other letters join them and become SUN, RUN and FUN.
(First: Episode 0230)
Cartoon "Danny knows the alphabet, and is he proud! If you can follow him, then sing out loud!"
(First: Episode 0406)
Transition Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty
(First: Episode 0360)
Cast Big Bird and David try each other's beds but come to the conclusion that for David the bed is the best, for Big Bird his nest is best.
Transition Bridge #17 - Hourglass Fast/Empty
(First: Episode 0288)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
SCENE 6 Luis and the kids talk about what parts of the body pieces of jewelry go on.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!" (repeat)
Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
SCENE 7 Goodbye

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