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Sesame Street
Luis hires Maria to work in the Fix-It Shop
Air date January 20, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors G, K, 5
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper asks Luis to help him get into his store when he forgets his keys. As Luis begins to work on the door, Rodeo Rosie lassos him to thwart his breaking and entering. Mr. Hooper explains the situation, Luis finishes his work, and heads to the Fix-It Shop where he discovers he's also misplaced his keys. While trying to get the door open, Rosie lassos him again for making another break-in attempt.
Cartoon A cartoon man (Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
1041newsflash.jpg Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: In a take on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, Kermit the Frog interviews Natalie the cow and her cat manager as she prepares to jump over the moon. Natalie plans to break the usual cow stereotype by doing this jump. After the cat plays a fanfare on his fiddle, she makes the jump and crash lands back to Earth, where she is praised and congratulated for her jump.
(First: Episode 0634)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3.
(First: Episode 0516)
Film Lions (instrumental, with occasional lion growls)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0018)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
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SCENE 2 Luis has made his way into the Fix-It Shop by now, but he's swamped with work. The counter is buried under appliances that need repair, the phone is ringing off the hook, and he has deliveries to make. Maria enters, comments about his workload, and starts to explain how she's always been interested in fixing things, but Luis is too busy to engage.
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He takes another call when Big Bird comes in with a broken clock. With Luis otherwise occupied, Maria takes the clock, fixes it, and hands it back to Big Bird. Luis gets off the phone, notices what's happened and thanks Maria for helping, "I didn't know you knew how to fix things." A kid comes in to ask about his broken wagon wheel, but Luis hasn't gotten to it yet. Before he can protest, Maria fixes the wagon and sends the kid on his way.
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Maria finally has a chance to explain to Luis that she knows he's overworked, she has some free afternoons, and that she knows about fixing things. Luis cuts her off, and tells her she's hired. She shakes his hand and hugs him saying he won't regret it. He asks how she is at fixing bicycles; Maria takes her coat off and begins working right away, immediately relieving some of Luis's stress.
Cartoon G is for Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin instructs the class in an exercise: "Lean to the left! Lean to the right! Stand up, sit down! (That's alright!)"
(First: Episode 0729)
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Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
cut from the HBO Max version
Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
Muppets When little Freddy Smith has trouble finding the gate in a fence, Super Grover attempts to bend the pickets. But eventually, Freddy finds an exit sign.
(First: Episode 0746)
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Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin tries to leave through the door marked EXIT, but the sign keeps moving, and a brick wall appears behind each opened door. Finally, she makes her own exit through a hole in the wall.
cut from the HBO Max version
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
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Celebrity Tennis star Arthur Ashe plays slow and fast.
(First: Episode 0781)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates fast and slow by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0140)
Muppets Maria reads the story of "The King's Nose."
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon A child runs through a crowd shouting for MAMA.
(First: Episode 0458)
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SCENE 3 The Count has decided to count all the cold people on Sesame Street, so he starts at the Fix-It Shop where he finds Maria and Luis nice and warm inside. Disappointed that he can't count any cold people, he heads over to Hooper's Store where Mr. Hooper opens the window to ask the Count what he can do for him. The Count sees the store filled with people drinking hot chocolate and staying warm. He's shivering by now, and Mr. Hooper asks if he'd like to come in from the cold. The Count, excited now, says he would, but not before he counts the one cold person he could find: himself.
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch and Feel".
(First: Episode 0252)
Animation Today's Secret Drawing will be a nurse.
(First: Episode 0239)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” John-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but John-John has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus are taking a nap in Big Bird's nest when Snuffy suddenly wakes up from a nightmare. He runs around shouting about the Wubba Wubba Monster coming after him with his two big horns. Big Bird assures him that the Wubba Wubba Monster isn't real and convinces Snuffy to go back to sleep. Snuffy rests his head on Big Bird's lap as he drifts off under the comfort of a warm blanket and the company of his friend.
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Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Cast Maria, Luis, Bob, and David, dressed as scarecrows, sing about the ankle, shoulder and knee.
(First: Episode 0711)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job. (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Snuffy starts laughing in his sleep, so Big Bird asks him what he's dreaming about. In his sleep, Snuffy announces the sponsors: G, K, 5

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