Sesame Street
Painting the Hooper's Store wall
Air date May 7, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors J, Z, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar van Gogh” finishes painting some realistic looking trash cans and garbage on the outside wall of Hooper's Store, thinking it’ll fool people that they’re real. Instead, Gordon and Luis admire the artwork.
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Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie has an important note for Bert, but he can't find it. He looks through the trash can for it and finds the note, which is a reminder that it is Bert's day to clean the apartment.
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 2 Oscar adds more trash in his wall painting, but Luis, Susan and Maria praise him on his skill.
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Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
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Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Animation Kids narrate a letter 'Z' drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
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Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
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Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
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Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
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SCENE 3 Oscar “Pollock” throws paint on his wall painting, hoping to ruin it, but he gets praised yet again.
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Film Alphabet song (1:01)
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Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets "There's a Hole in the Bucket"
(First: Episode 0838)
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Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
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Muppets As ominous music plays, the Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
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SCENE 4 Susan watches as Big Bird and the kids paint a portrait of Big Bird, but notices that Big Bird wants to paint the bottom first. She thinks the kids should paint the bottom instead, while he paints the top, because he’s taller. It turns out, they’re painting a picture of Big Bird standing on his head.
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Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before and after.
(First: Episode 0694)
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Muppets Happening upon the ice cream man, Ernie wants to buy a chocolate - strawberry - peach - vanilla - banana - pistachio - peppermint - lemon - orange - butterscotch ice cream cone, but the ice cream vendor instead gives him a butterscotch - orange - lemon - peppermint - pistachio - banana - vanilla - peach - strawberry - chocolate ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0133)
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Film Ice Capades #3
(First: Episode 0645)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
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SCENE 5 Maria adds her own touches to Oscar’s wall painting, when The Amazing Mumford offers to help her. With a wave of his wand, he turns the wall green, but she explains that she’s painting a city, so he magically paints a fancy cityscape for her with another “a la peanut butter sandwiches” spell. Maria tells him that the painting is a supposed to be a collaboration of everyone in the neighborhood, so he magically summons everyone in the neighborhood.
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Cartoon A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports from Gepetto's workshop, the home of the world-famous wooden toy Pinocchio. Pinocchio demonstrates how he can make his nose grow longer by telling lies. He tells so many crazy stories that his nose pushes Kermit through the wall.
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Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge." (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
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Cast Maria pushes through a piece of seamless background paper. Via narration, she explains that she's at the top. She pushes through lower on the paper, and explains the difference between top and bottom.
(First: Episode 0595)
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Animation Kids narrate a letter 'Z' drawing (repeat)
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Muppets Big Bird sings "I Just Adore Four" with The Tarnish Brothers.
(First: Episode 0734)
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Cartoon A triangle wants to play catch with a group of circles, who reject the shape. When their plaything gets trapped under a ridge, the triangle is the only one able to reach it and is permitted to join the game.
(First: Episode 0806)
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Muppets Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: The dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit, Shola and Fannie talk about giraffes, leading to...
(First: Episode 0570)
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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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Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird and Maria argue over an area of the wall they want to paint, then figure out how they can cooperate. As they join the gang in painting the wall, the sponsors are announced and the credits roll.



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