Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper tries to exercise
Air date May 17, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors D, T, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper has a single container of strawberry yogurt at the store, but isn't sure how to get rid of it, knowing it's not a very popular item. He puts it on his specials board, thinking someone will take it off his hands. Gordon stops in and orders it, but soon, everyone on the block comes over and orders some too. Willy proposes they all go to the supermarket and get their yogurt there. Everyone piles out of the store, leaving behind the sole yogurt container. Mr. Hooper shrugs and eats it himself.
D balloon
Cartoon D for Dog: the roles between dog and master are reversed.
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
(EKA: Episode 0568)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)

Muppets Grover is going to teach the audience about "surprise" by sneaking up on Ernie. He sees Ernie sitting in his chair -- and he knows that it's Ernie, because he can see Ernie's shirt and Ernie's hair. Grover sneaks up to surprise Ernie -- but then it turns out to be Herry Monster, disguised as Ernie.
(First: Episode 0183)
Animation Three balls compare sizes. An orange ball (voiced by Daws Butler) boasts that he's the smallest, until his little brother comes onto the scene.
(First: Episode 0786)
Muppets Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit encounters a distressed Little Bo Peep, whose sheep is missing. They both observe every sheep that walks by - the first sheep has its tail in front (on its face); the second one has its tail in the middle (on its back), and the third one has no tail. The fourth one has a tail where it should be: behind. However, it claims to be Mary's little lamb. Kermit tells us to stay tuned for updates on the search for the lost sheep.
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Later, Bo Peep has had no luck in finding her sheep; instead she encounters Gladys the Cow pretending to be one, and Fred the Wonder Horse pretending to be a dog. Kermit decides to give up on the search, and returns us to our regularly scheduled program.
Cartoon A small man and his assistant Dudley attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
What Kids Are Made Of part 2
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 2 Luis skips lunch to practice his guitar playing. He fumbles and soon starts complaining about everything. Maria softens his mood by giving him something to eat.
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Celebrity José Feliciano performs "A World Without Music."
(First: Episode 0763)
Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper wants to get some exercise by performing deliveries on the store delivery cart. However, he immediately runs into David, who offers to make the deliveries for him. He then spots a jump rope he could use, until a kid comes to reclaim it. He tries to play some basketball instead, but the ball gets stuck in the rim on his first shot. He almost gets some walking in when Grover orders a carton of milk, but Maria offers to make the delivery instead. He resolves to do some toe touches in the store, but Big Bird wanders in and touches Mr. Hooper's toes for him.
Elephant film
Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Celebrity Judy Collins sings "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" with some kids on the shore.
(First: Episode 0971)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)

SCENE 4 Luis and the kids use some balls for a game of "Three of These Things." The kids then take the balls to play with, leaving Mr. Hooper, still looking for some exercise, with a ball that flops to the ground.
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
TV Chair Battle
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie and Bert play tricks on each other in order to sit in the TV chair, until they realize they both fit in it. Herry Monster comes over to trick Ernie and Bert into leaving their chair so that he can sit in it. Ernie and Bert decide that if the chair can hold two, it can hold three as well, so they cram their way into the chair with Herry. When Ernie and Herry realize that they're watching something only Bert would enjoy, they leave Bert alone.
(First: Episode 0207)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper gets another call from Grover, asking for another container of milk. David happens to return at that moment and is about to take the cart again. Mr. Hooper, still on his quest for exercise, hops onto a spare bicycle parked nearby and rides alongside David.
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to write "Mary Had a Little Lamb", but he can't come up with a word that rhymes with "snow". Kermit suggests that Don try another angle, which leads to Don writing the hit song "Mary Had a Bicycle." Don sings the song, with back-up vocals from the Monotones.
(First: Episode 0698)
Cartoon A bear counts bees.
(First: Episode 0083)
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Muppets A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(First: Episode 0691)
SCENE 6 Luis invites Mr. Hooper to play ball with him and the kids, but the bike ride has left Mr. Hooper exhausted and he goes into the store for a nap.


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