Sesame Street
David leaves Linda in charge of Hooper's Store
Air date April 26, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors M, R, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird makes his way to Hooper's Store and can see through the window that Linda is minding the store while David is out. He wants to ask for bird seed, but he doesn't know how he'll communicate it with her since she's deaf. He stops Bob on the street and asks if he'd place the order for him since he knows sign language. Bob says he won't do that, but he will teach Big Bird how to ask for bird seed in sign language. Nervously, Big Bird enters the store and rehearses the routine before Linda turns around from stocking shelves and sees him. Big Bird successfully signs his request and Linda fulfills his order. Please with himself, Big Bird practices it again, which Linda takes as another order for bird seed. He continues to practice and Linda shrugs as he repeats the request.
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
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SCENE 2 Back in Hooper's, the counter is littered with dozens of bird seed bags; Big Bird is still asking for them in sign language, and Linda continues to provide them. David returns, asks what's going on, and Linda leaves, fed up. Big Bird explains what he's learned and has been practicing, and convinces that David try it too. Since there are so many bags of bird seed immeditaely available, he insists they continue practicing, giving a bag to David each time.
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Cartoon A girl trains her dog on here and there.
(First: Episode 0769)
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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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Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with the Anything Muppets, who portray the Florist and Electrician.
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
(First: Episode 0491)
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SCENE 3 Bob is sitting in Hooper's when David dumps an armful of bird seed bags in his lap and pours another bag over his head.
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Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
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Muppets Anything Muppet kids and upside-down 8
(First: Episode 0282)
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Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0003)
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Celebrity Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught the ABCs.
(First: Episode 0151)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud."
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
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Cast David and Maria cooperate to reach the top of the mountain.
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Cartoon A small frog is jealous of how big an ox is, so he expands himself into a very large, round frog. He becomes so self-important and big he ends up exploding.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0660)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes and gloves and put them away. Guess how he puts away two matching cookies.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
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Insert In front of 123 Sesame Street, Linda explains a sorting board with three pieces of fruit and a shoe while "Three of These Things" plays.
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Muppets Cookie Monster: Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker is a dishonest man who rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
(First: Episode 0764)
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Cartoon Two men discuss who they love, as one man asserts that you can't love an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Celebrity Lily Tomlin performs "Sing" while signing the lyrics for a pair of deaf children.
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Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 4 Bob, Linda, and Maria, stop at Oscar's trash can and ask Oscar the Grouch what's with all the construction equipment. He explains that he's helping the construction crew down the street to blast rocks in exchange for using the device himself to re-arrange the furniture in his trash can.
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Cartoon The weary traveler asks the Wise Man to demonstrate "here" and "there." He does so by throwing his household items off the cliff.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Muppets Kermit at Home: Grover comes to Kermit's house to fix his sink. Kermit fills him in on a demonstration of "big, bigger and biggest" when it comes to wrenches. Even so, the sink repair goes awry, and the house floods.
(First: Episode 0821)
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Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Giraffes.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0010)
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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. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye.



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