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Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper accuses Oscar of littering all over the street
Air date January 6, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors R, Z, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper accuses Oscar of littering all over Sesame Street, but he later apologizes when Oscar tells him the story of how the Street actually got dirty: David gave him a bag of rusty cans, then spilled them as he rushed over to the phone; Maria gave him a box of dirt which broke at the bottom, then rushed off to fetch a shovel; Gordon left his newspapers and trash by Oscar’s can while he tended to his roast in the oven. Back in the present, when Maria and Gordon and David arrive to clean up their messes, Mr. Hooper realizes his assumption was wrong.
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Topi Antelopes YES.jpg
Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Grover sings "Still, We Like Each Other".
(First: Episode 0395)
R ribbon.jpg
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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Insert Gordon sings "A Kid Like You."
(First: Episode 0731)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0765)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets A Muppet father and son switch roles in the forest. The father climbs trees and asks questions, while the son explains things.
(First: Episode 0089)
SCENE 2 Maria plays a "Three of These Things" game using some white objects and a dark rock (there’s more than one correct answer). She drops the heavy rock into Oscar’s can.
Cartoon Five purple konkers disappear one by one, until two of them have a yellow honker together.
(First: Episode 0775)
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates "beginning" and "end".
(First: Episode 0265)
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
Film A gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0532)
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes!
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
SCENE 3 David and Maria invite Big Bird to play a game with them and the kids, but Big Bird doesn't want to play, because he “always loses”. The game turns out to be “Hot Potato” with a hat, and Big Bird watches as the others get eliminated one by one; he doesn’t mind coming in second place.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
Muppets Simon Soundman tries to buy a saw at Sam's General Store.
(First: Episode 0409)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Kids draw various things on a blackboard. The drawings animate themselves and make their respective sounds.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes - and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0614)
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
SCENE 4 Big Bird asks if he can come with David and Maria to the movies, but they say it’s past his bedtime. He then asks Mr. Hooper for a birdseed cupcake, but Mr. Hooper says not before his dinner (since he’s only a kid). Gordon, on the other hand, is having an early dinner because he’s taking his car to the shop to get fixed, but Big Bird can’t come with him because he’s not old enough to drive. Big Bird then goes to play with some kids, and realizes that most of the time, grown-ups have something to do, but never enough time to have any fun like he does. He's happy that he's not a grown-up.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)

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)
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Muppets Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.
(First: Episode 0362)
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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