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Gordon invites Mr. Hooper to a party
Air date March 29, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors D, P, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird surprises Gordon with a gift, and wants him to guess what it is. He gives Gordon some clues: it’s used on a part of the body, is black, and has teeth. It turns out to be a comb, which Gordon can’t use because he’s bald.
Cartoon A girl wonders what it would be like if elephants were as easily frightened as bugs.
(First: Episode 0595)
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is tall, Bert taller, and Big Bird is the tallest (and he also breaks the ceiling).
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon What if my best friend were a gorilla?
(First: Episode 0598)
Film Sheep dog
Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Stolen bathtub clues.jpg
Film A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla.
(First: Episode 0491)
D balloon.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: D -- Dog (role reversal between man and dog)
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon A top-hatted man tries to show a girl how many uses a box has, but she prefers kicking it.
(First: Episode 0763)
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon A monster sees a box that keeps opening and closing, saying "Abierto" and "Cerrado."
(First: Episode 0771)
FIX-IT Shop(AbiertoCerrado).jpg
Insert Luis places an "ABIERTO" sign in the window of the Fix-It Shop. Business doesn't seem active, so he changes it to "CERRADO" and steps out. While he's gone, Bob and Susan try to stop by and discover the shop is closed. Luis returns and opens the shop, where business still seems slow.
(First: Episode 0948)
Animation Sand D/d
(First: Episode 0640)
Richard Pryor plays with cars.jpg
Celebrity Richard Pryor uses his hat to participate in playing cars with kids.
(First: Episode 0779)
Cartoon Number count to 20 (w/ cameo appearance by Cookie Monster), followed by cast list at the end.
(First: Episode 0350)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets Muppet Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
Film A CERRADO sign spins around. A girl tries opening the door, but it's closed.
(First: Episode 0937)
Muppets Kermit smells smoke. An Anything Muppet girl tells him that there's a fire "over there", and Kermit screams for the fireman. Grover comes along wearing a white coat and a stethoscope; then carrying a pitchfork, and talking about his cows, chickens and the barn. Kermit reminds him that a fireman puts out fires. When Grover finally arrives with a hose, they discover that the fire is coming from the girl toasting marshmallows over a small campfire.
(First: Episode 0348)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Bank Teller film.jpg
Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
(First: Episode 0783)
Celebrity Stevie Wonder performs his hit single "Superstition".
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks, "Would ya like one?"
(First: Episode 0408)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon A boy tries to guess what a voice belongs to by asking it questions, and wins a ride on a giraffe.
(First: Episode 0795)
SCENE 2 Gordon gets some groceries at Hooper's Store before it closes. Mr. Hooper assumes he must be throwing a party, but Gordon has trouble remembering something he forgot. When Mr. Hooper is about to close the store, Gordon remembers what he forgot: to give Mr. Hooper his invitation.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Young George Washington
(First: Episode 0916)
Cartoon A short bird stands under a tall bird, which lays an egg on its head.
(First: Episode 0303)
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D. (repeat)
SCENE 3 As a party happens inside Gordon’s apartment, the sponsors are announced.

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