Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper leaves the store for five minutes.
Air date December 2, 1976
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Production August 24, 1976
Sponsors E, F, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the early hours of the morning, Mr. Hooper groggily and crankily opens Hooper's Store for the day. Bob and Count von Count follow in, also in rotten moods. They all didn't get much sleep last night, which leaves them tired and irritable. Big Bird bounds into the store in a jolly mood to order some birdseed. He earns some nasty stares from everyone and thinks they're mad at him. Mr. Hooper explains why they're not feeling their best and Big Bird leaves them alone for now. As he heads back to his nest, he sees Gordon coming by. He makes sure Gordon slept well so he can loudly tell him "Good morning!"
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Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(First: Episode 0784)
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Muppets Game Show: "Dialing for Prizes Movie": Guy Smiley gives the lucky caller a group of monsters as a prize.
(First: Episode 0629)
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Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0783)
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Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
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Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
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Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0093)
Version 3
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Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
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SCENE 2 Gordon shows how the letters E and F look similar and different.
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Gordon now sees if the kids can tell the letters E and F apart.
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Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
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Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
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Film Florida Bound (0:26)
(First: Episode 0911)
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SCENE 3 Bob and a girl make sandwiches together.
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Cartoon Typewriter: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0781)
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Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Muppets Professor Grover talks about parts of the head, with help from a reluctant Maria.
(First: Episode 0728)
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Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
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Muppets Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but recites the whole thing without giving him a chance to speak.
(First: Episode 0873)
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Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 4 Susan talks with the kids about her job as a visiting nurse.
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Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
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Muppets The Miss Muffet Play
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(First: Episode 0666)
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Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper has to make a grocery delivery to Mrs. Cross up the street. He hangs a sign in the window saying he'll be back in five minutes.
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Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
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SCENE 5 cont'd Mr. Hooper returns to the store, but neglects to remove the sign. Susan and Bob come by, read the sign, and start to wait for his return.
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Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 5 cont'd Bob and Susan find they've been waiting much longer than five minutes and wonder where Mr. Hooper is. Gordon comes over to get some things and is told he must wait too, as they all grow impatient. A Muppet boy strolls to the store and walks right into the store, greeting Mr. Hooper inside. They all follow his lead, discovering Mr. Hooper was in the store the whole time; he apologizes for the mix-up. When the grown-ups ask how the boy knew Mr. Hooper wasn't out, he claims he didn't know; he just couldn't read the sign.
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Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
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Film A woman holds a painting of five chickens.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #8: Dot can't stop coughing, then leaves
(First: Episode 0295)
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Cast Big Bird and David try each other's beds but come to the conclusion that for David the bed is the best, for Big Bird his nest is best.
(First: Episode 0606)
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Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
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Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
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Celebrity Judy Collins sings "A Song Without a Reason" with the Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0864)
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Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0094)
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Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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