Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper goes to the hospital for a checkup
Air date January 7, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors E, R, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper packs an overnight bag, and leaves David in charge of Hooper's Store. Big Bird asks where he’s going, and Mr. Hooper gives him clues: it’s got beds, it’s a place where tests are taken, and where he’ll find out about his health. Susan says he’s going to the hospital for a checkup, which is important even if you’re not sick.
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Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper gets his temperature checked, and his blood drawn. On the way to the x-ray room, he makes friends with a kid in a wheelchair.
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Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
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Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.
(First: Episode 0779)
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Animation Lollipop and feathers - what goes where?
(First: Episode 0772)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Ernie ask the Kids which music is better -- march or dance music. The kids end up marching off with Bert, while Ernie dances alone.
(First: Episode 0798)
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Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu, and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of a specialty sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and an olive inserted on a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu - it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle, or an olive. After Grover finally gets the order right, Mr. Johnson says he doesn't have time to eat it, since his lunch hour is over, and leaves. An exasperated Grover throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids. The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
(First: Episode 0807)
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Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0631)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 3 Susan takes pictures of Mr. Hooper and his young friends at the hospital.
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Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
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Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
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Cast Luis tries to open a door marked with a "CERRADO" sign. He gets a running start, when Maria changes the sign to read "ABIERTO." She opens the door and Luis runs right through it, crashing.
(First: Episode 0596)
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Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cast / Muppets Cookie Monster eats an egg with the letter E painted on it.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt has Baby Breeze teach the class about traffic. Smart Tina thinks all one has to do is look at the traffic lights, but Baby Breeze tells her one should also look out for cars.
(First: Episode 0517)
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SCENE 4 At Hooper’s Store, David and some kids are building a toy house from a kit, when David receives a call from Mr. Hooper. As David coaches the kids on putting the toy house together, Mr. Hooper is haunted by the idea that his store might be falling apart.
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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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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Cartoon E Imagination (repeat)
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Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal. (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Gordon and Susan Mr. Hooper home from the hospital. The sponsors are announced.


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