Sesame Street
Big Bird redecorates Hooper's Store to give it bird appeal
(repeat of 0479)
Air date April 17, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors P, R, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Danger."
(First: Episode 0704)
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Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates up/down with two ladders.
(First: Episode 0239)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(First: Episode 0565)
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Insert Mr. Hooper, Luis, Maria, David and Bob all throw a small amount of litter on the ground, adding to the street's filth. When a voice (Jerry Nelson) asks "Who made this mess?" each one of them denies that it was them, saying they only dropped a small amount of garbage on the street. Soon, however, they realize that they each contributed to the mess in one way or another and pick up what they dropped. The voice then tells them to put the trash in a trash can instead of on the ground.
(First: Episode 0485)
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Cartoon A boy imagines multiple uses for his broom.
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Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
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Muppets Game Show: The Remembering Game
(First: Episode 0310)
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Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
(First: Episode 0516)
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SCENE 1 Big Bird watches Hooper's Store for David, but gets bored when nobody stops in. He thinks he can increase business by catering more to birds. He spreads out some packing straw and starts planning for nests, bird houses and perches.
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Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
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SCENE 2 The store is now full of birds thanks to Big Bird's new fixtures. Luis comes by and doesn't think these changes will please David. He suggests Big Bird remove them and find a spot where "they'll really be appreciated."
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Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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SCENE 3 Luis tells David about what happened and they're relieved to see the store is back to normal. As Big Bird describes what he did with the fixtures, Luis gets a horrid suspicion that Big Bird move the things into the Fix-It Shop. Instead, Big Bird gave them all to the local pet shop.
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Muppets Kermit has Grover help him demonstrate up and down by having Grover climb UP a sky-high flight of stairs -- while Kermit takes the elevator to the top. Exhausted, Grover faints and rolls DOWN the staircase.
(First: Episode 0693)
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Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Song "Three of These Kids" (barbells)
(First: Episode 0474)
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Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett demonstrates "what you can do with your nose."
(First: Episode 0131)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Goin' for a Ride", while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
(First: Episode 0037)
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: R - rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
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Cartoon A boy leads his sister up and down a staircase.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0526)
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Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed, but he already has a scale at home. However, he wants to buy some of the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Kate tells Grover about being out in the snow.
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Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0773)
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Cartoon A red man illustrates abierto, while an angry blue man shows cerrado.
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SCENE 4 Mr. Fussbudget has an ice cream soda at Hooper's, which he finds lacking in both ice cream and soda. He then gets angry when David accidentally short changes him, believing David was trying to cheat him out of his money.
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Film While walking and reading the newspaper, a man barely avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(First: Episode 0656)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Fussbudget protests Hooper's Store over the money incident. Maria comes by and tries to explain, but Mr. Fussbudget accuses she's in cahoots with David. Luis reminds him that he never returned the hammer he borrowed. Mr. Fussbudget apologizes for the mistake and realizes he was wrong about David. He forgives David, who offers an ice cream soda on the house. Mr. Fussbudget passes, again citing that David's work is uneven.
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Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
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SCENE 6 David invites the kids inside the store for some free hot chocolate, as Mr. Fussbudget announces the sponsors.


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