Sesame Street
David is too sleepy to take care of Hooper's Store
Air date November 5, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors E, W, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David was up late last night studying for a law school exam, but promised to take care of Hooper's Store this morning. As a result, he keeps dozing off. Big Bird tries waking him up by getting some fresh air in the store and turning on some music, which doesn't work. David describes being in his cozy bed, which winds up putting Big Bird to sleep.
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Muppets Caveperson Days: King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(First: Episode 0588)
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Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
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Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Debo if he knows what a W is.
(First: Episode 0563)
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SCENE 2 Maria insists David go home and sleep, but he insists on keeping his promise to Mr. Hooper. He does take her up on the idea to turn his lunch hour into a "nap hour" while she and Big Bird watch the store. Big Bird almost does noisy things like hammering the broken window or vacuuming the floor. Maria yells for him to be careful as he starts carrying boxes of eggs, which wakes up an annoyed David.
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Muppets Grover asks Frazzle about his day, and Frazzle responds with growls to demonstrate how he felt.
(First: Episode 0491)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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Cast Bob and Maria are spies who meet under a street lamp and greet each other with a recitation of "Hey Diddle Diddle". Once they've confirmed each others identities, Maria produces a card with shapes and a number while Bob shifts to a rendition of "One of These Things" with a British accent.
(First: Episode 0592)
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Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Super Grover: Janet Fringle needs help carrying many boxes. Super Grover suggests gluing them together, but she eventually figures out that taking them one at a time will work.
(First: Episode 0588)
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
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SCENE 3 David runs in place to keep himself awake. He then starts a round of "Here Are Some Things" using items used for sleeping.
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Cartoon Sand W/w
(First: Episode 0641)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola demonstrate happy, sad, scared and mad.
(First: Episode 0469)
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SCENE 4 Oscar sees David asleep in the store. He thinks he can be rotten by playing his loud trumpet and waking him up. But, David appreciates his actions and treats the grouch to a soda instead.
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Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Grover and Oscar recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0229)
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
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Cast Luis and David cooperate on a rainy day.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
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Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
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Muppets Ernie & BertLefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper makes his way to the store and Maria tells him about David's condition. Mr. Hooper thinks he has an idea...
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Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
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SCENE 5 cont'd Mr. Hooper teases David by asking him to test a new product all afternoon long. The product turns out to be a hammock, allowing David to get some much-needed sleep.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
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SCENE 6 Everyone keeps quiet as David gets some sleep resting in the hammock.


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