Sesame Street
Plot Mr. Hooper graduates.
Air date April 15, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors C, W, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird, Bob, Gordon, Susan and some kids find that Hooper's Store is closed. Inside, they spot Mr. Hooper in an overside gown and mortarboard practicing a speech. They deduce that he's completed his G.E.D. program and will be speaking at the graduation ceremony. They alert him of their presence and he sheepishly hides the outfit and speech. Mr. Hooper admits that his graduation ceremony is tonight and that he was first in his class. He pulls his speech from the wet rag he hid it under, making it illegible. Everyone agrees to help him out - Gordon and Bob will adjust his clothing, while Susan offers to type up his speech.
2pies
Cartoon "Two headlights, two eyes, two schoolbooks, two pies..."
(First: Episode 0926)
SSNews.5pigs
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of pigs -- one of these pigs went to market, one stayed home, and so on (alluding to the game of "This Little Piggy"). Just as he gets things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up and, determined not to have his fun spoiled, huffs and puffs Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0737)
Twostep
Cartoon The Country Fiddler — The Two-Step
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
2678-Itchy
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
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SCENE 2 Everyone cooperates helping Mr. Hooper get ready, though Big Bird doesn't have a job. He's allowed to clean Mr. Hooper's glasses. Gordon finishes adjusting the gown, Bob finishes stuffing the hat with paper to fit properly, the kids finish shining his shoes and Susan finishes typing his speech. Mr. Hooper isn't able to read it, until Big Bird returns the glasses. He feels good about graduating, but sadly sighs that his family won't be present...
RalphMarvin
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
SSCast-Sacks
Cast Maria and David find two sets of sacks, which have incorrect numerical labels.
(First: Episode 0505)
Radioexercise
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
1710m
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
George Farmer saw table
Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0313)
Wworm
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
3171-Fish
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
1710l
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
PointSis-Alph
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing the "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 0773)
Noimage
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse by making a sculpture of the word "LOVE".
(First: Episode 0615)
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SCENE 3 Everyone dons their finest with a surprise in mind for Mr. Hooper - they'll be going to his graduation ceremony! They all hide out in Big Bird's nest area, until Bob gives them a verbal signal to come out. Bob accompanies Mr. Hooper to the corner and utters the phrase, but Big Bird, having slammed the door too hard upon entry, isn't able to open it. He charges and bursts through, crashing on the other end of the block, as everyone comes out and surprises Mr. Hooper. Big Bird yells surprise too, stuck in a bicycle wheel by the Fix-It Shop.
0592-Love
Cartoon A man walks by different people who demonstrate what love is.
(EKA: Episode 0386)
0871e
Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
WLovers
Muppets Bert sings the national anthem for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
1710w
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)
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SCENE 4 The graduation ceremony is underway. Mr. Hooper is among four other adult graduates receiving their diplomas. Throughout the process, Big Bird asks Gordon and Susan various questions regarding the ceremony. After Mr. Hooper receives his diploma (with the principal bungling his last name as Big Bird does), he steps to the podium to deliver his speech, which is unable to find. He forgoes finding it, knowing what he wants to say. He recalls having to drop out of high school to help support his family and always wanted to return, thus returned through night courses. "This is the proudest day of my life," he concludes. His friends cheer and advance toward the stage to congratulate him. Mr. Hooper introduces his classmates to his friends, as Susan has them all pose for a photo.
1095l
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
GroverMaria
Muppets Professor Grover talks about parts of the head, with help from a reluctant Maria.
(First: Episode 0728)
Cat toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
1836m
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
2125q
Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
1845h
Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(First: Episode 0793)
TheresaHoleintheBucket
Muppets "There's a Hole in the Bucket"
(First: Episode 0838)
Aroundtheworldme
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
0926o
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
3911j
Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
1710zc
Cartoon Sand W/w
(First: Episode 0641)
GroverJonJon20
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
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SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Big Bird "studies" to become a high school graduate like Mr. Hooper by doing some work in his coloring book. Mr. Hooper is doing some studying of his own, looking at potential colleges to continue his educational pursuits.



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