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Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper loses his glasses, finds Mr. Snuffleupagus
Air date March 27, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors A, B, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At the Fix-it Shop, Luis is working hard on fixing a radio, when The Count pops up and startles him. Luis berates the Count for bothering him with his counting, and The Count promises he will just sit there and not count … but he ends up counting the seconds since he counted anything.
Five balls try to play basketball.jpg
Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
Film Five bugs are counted, until one bug engulfs the other four.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
Muppets Ernie has a question but decides to wait until Bert is done reading the newspaper to ask. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then, Ernie asks his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
SCENE 2 Maria, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird and the kids look around for things that rhyme with "AT". Big Bird tells Mr. Snuffleupagus that he is stuck, but Snuffy remembers that he has a pet cat.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Everyone brings back the “at” items they found, but Big Bird brings a giant saucer of milk for Snuffy’s cat, which shows up after they leave.
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Muppets Monsters, including the puppet who would become Grover, Flute-Snatcher, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, and Scudge, are looking at something. Billy appears, and is reprimanded with "Eyy!" After a few times, Fred's son turns toward the viewer and yells "A!", revealing that the group is staring at the letter A.
(First: Episode 0083)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
Imagination Gum.jpg
Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
SCENE 3 Big Bird meets a new girl named Alice (Jerry Nelson), whose name begins with “The Sound of the Letter A”.
Muppets Ernie & BertPart 1: Ernie is holding a banana in his ear. Bert tries to tell Ernie that he has a banana in his ear, but Ernie can't hear him because he has a banana in his ear.
(First: Episode 0258)
Animation Sand A/a
Muppets Part 2: Ernie reveals that he has a banana in his ear in order to keep the alligators away. He uses Bert's denial of any alligators on Sesame Street as proof that his method works.
(First: Episode 0258)
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
Animation The profile of a woman's head changes shape to the sounds of a Moog synthesizer.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
Muppets Three Anything Muppets sing "Everyone Likes Ice Cream" (edited)
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
Muppets Grover asks Little Jerry and the Monotones (who are tired and don't seem to care about what they are doing) to hold up signs with letters that make up the word "walk". When Grover tells them what it spells, they walk over him.
(First: Episode 0221)
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
Muppets Grover walks past the letters that spell "walk" and tells the viewers what the word is. The letters then walk over Grover.
(First: Episode 0221)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
David Maria above below bridge.jpg
Cast Maria and David look for each other in the park, but have trouble finding one another. The concepts of above and below are demonstrated.
(First: Episode 0567)
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)

Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie 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)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
SCENE 4 Big Bird, Snuffy and the kids play hide and seek; Snuffy hides behind the newsstand at Hooper's Store. Meanwhile, Mr. Hooper blindly looks around for his glasses. When he feels Snuffy’s furry snuffle, he thinks he's found Maria's lost fur scarf, so he picks up the snuffle and goes to find Maria. Big Bird encounters him, but Mr. Hooper gives him the “scarf” to give to Maria while he looks for his glasses some more.
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A. (Spanish version)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0371)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
SCENE 5 Before stepping out, Oscar sticks a note on his can for the mailman: “GONE TO STORE FOR GOOD MUD SUNDAE. –– OSCAR”. When he leaves, the wind rips off half the note, so now it says “GONE FOR GOOD –– O”. Luis, Maria and Mr. Hooper see this note, and mourn over Oscar’s disappearance, remembering all the good times they had. They are relieved when Oscar comes back with his mud sundae.
Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Cartoon "The Story of A" (repeat)
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.

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