Sesame Street
Plot Mr. Hooper sells his store.
Air date March 21, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors E, J, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
  • Film: The Mad Painter's quest to paint a 5 leads to the zoo, and a gorilla. He finds something to paint his 5 on, and it's a big yellow ball. Even the gorilla helps him out, and they give each other a "5". (EKA: Episode 0929)
  • Ernie & BertErnie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home. (First: Episode 0030)
  • Cartoon: Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
  • Cartoon: Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names. (EKA: Episode 0789)
  • Cartoon: Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat (EKA: Episode 0814)
  • Cartoon: A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around. (EKA: Episode 0821)
  • Film: Footage of flamingos, ducks, and swans swimming. (EKA: Episode 0981)


  • This episode was taped on January 26, 1977.[1]


  1. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 184

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