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Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper celebrates the 25th anniversary of his store
Air date November 29, 1976
(season premiere)
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production September 16, 1976
Sponsors I, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 2
HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The viewer surprises Grover, who is listening to the Sesame Street theme. Since the adults are all present, Grover decides to give them a special surprise.
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Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(First: Episode 0925)
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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.
(First: Episode 0832)
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Cartoon Children and animals numbered 1-12 race in a marathon. The #9 runner wins.
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
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Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
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Cartoon I for Ink
(First: Episode 0462)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Snuffleupagus sees all of the adults in the arbor, and suggests to Big Bird he should meet them all today. The adults decide to go to the park and leave the arbor completely empty, twice, and Big Bird tells Snuffy he has "a great imagination".
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Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
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Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)
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Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
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Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
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Muppets Biff and Sully move a piano. Biff tries to play a scale and talks about practice. While Biff is away, Sully plays a full concert piece.
(First: Episode 0911)
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Cartoon "Two headlights, two eyes, two schoolbooks, two pies..."
cut from the Noggin version
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Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
cut from the Noggin version
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Celebrity Edith Ann says she can count to five, but won't.
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Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
(First: Episode 0798)
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Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
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Cartoon Junior has to jump across the pond to make the frog chorus.
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SCENE 3 Bob gives a music lesson to Gladys the Cow, who sings "Here Are Some Things" with some sheet music.
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
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Muppets Big Bird tries to teach Snuffy to ice skate, but Snuffy keeps falling.
This is a scene from the Ice Follies touring show.
(First: Episode 0873)
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Cartoon A cat tries to teach the alley cats to play music in harmony.
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Cast David and Maria cooperate to reach the top of the mountain.
(First: Episode 0901)
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Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
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Muppets Cookie Monster: At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
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Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate between.
(First: Episode 0795)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola illustrate "between".
(First: Episode 0542)
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Cartoon The Wise Man tries to illustrate "between".
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SCENE 4 David's confused because Mr. Hooper has closed the store at lunchtime and asked him to bring everyone on Sesame Street to the store's door. Mr. Hooper has decorated the store to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and everyone goes in.
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Cartoon "Love" word animation
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Stuie Monster and The Aristocrats sing "Fur".
(First: Episode 0812)
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Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
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Cartoon Animals walk.
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Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
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SCENE 5 Grover is astonished to find there is no one on Sesame Street. At the last possible moment, just as he starts to announce the sponsors, everyone surprises him. After that, he announces the sponsors again.
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CLOSING SIGNS The Count holds up the Sesame Street sign while Ernie and Bert hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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