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Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper goes back to school
Air date February 6, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors V, Y, 7
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David arrives for work at Hooper's Store, but doesn't see Mr. Hooper around. He finally sees him out in the arbor with some reading materials, but Mr. Hooper tries to keep them hidden. He does the same when Big Bird arrives before finally admitting the truth. As a youth, he never graduated from high school due to having to work, and he's now taken up night courses to earn his diploma, though he feels foolish being such an old student. Contrary to his belief, David and Big Bird are very proud and supportive of him.
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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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Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0251)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
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Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
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Celebrity Tina Yuan and Clive Thompson of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform a Juba dance together.
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Cartoon A girl demonstrates that she is scary-looking to a sleeping monster.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0797)
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Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus try to see if they can sneak down the block without anyone noticing them. They crouch past the Hooper's window to avoid being seen, and pass by Mr. Hooper with his nose in a book. By the time they reach Big Bird's nest, they erupt with laughter over how well it went (even though they've noisily knocked over a trash can). Snuffy goes home, when the adults come by asking what's the deal with the loud laughter. "They'll never know," Big Bird quips to the camera.
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Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0782)
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Muppets Japanese Stories: Japan is being victimized by an Evil Prime Minister, who boasts that the only way an emperor (or empress) can be chosen is for someone to show him something unique. Villagers bring flowers, fans and hats, identical to those owned by the prime minister, but a young girl is able to prove that she herself is different from anything else.
(First: Episode 0346)
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Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
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Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
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Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
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SCENE 3 The kids play around Oscar's trash can, when Alphabet Bates flies overhead and makes a letter Y in the sky.
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Cartoon A man demonstrates Spanish words that start with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 0470)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
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Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Joey sing "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0426)
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Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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SCENE 4 Susan looks on as the kids pretend to be firefighters. The Amazing Mumford arrives and pulls three fire helmets from his magic hat. Susan turns this into a game of "One of These Things." Since Mumford's hat doesn't belong, he turns it into a fire truck for the kids to play with.
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Cartoon An elevator fills up with 10 passengers, but quickly breaks when the mouse gets on.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
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Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out.
(First: Episode 0303)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is tall, Bert taller, and Big Bird is the tallest (and he also breaks the ceiling).
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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SCENE 5 Rodeo Rosie hangs outside Hooper's, intending to catch any varmints trying to steal any merchandise. She ropes Big Bird, then Susan, thinking they've stolen the things they actually paid for. Mr. Hooper advises her that if someone were to rob the store, they wouldn't be leaving in a calm fashion; they'd be running out in a quick get away. Rosie keeps this in mind as she watches David stroll out. She leaves him be, but when Mr. Hooper runs out to hand him a package he's forgotten, she ropes him.
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Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
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Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Film Lizards
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo (repeat)
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Insert Bob sings "Like/Dislike" to Worthington.
(First: Episode 0728)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0281)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
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SCENE 6 The kids keep playing with Mumford's fire engine as Big Bird announces the sponsors and the credits roll.
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CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign, while David and Mr. Hooper hold up the Children's Television Workshop sign.


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