Sesame Street
Big Bird gives Mr. Hooper a present
Air date December 6, 1977
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors O, Z, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper helps Big Bird wrap a present for a special somebody, though Big Bird is constantly pointing out Mr. Hooper's uneven folds and cuts.
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper's patience is tested as Big Bird continues critique his wrapping....
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper has finally wrapped the present to both his and Big Bird's liking. Big Bird tells him to then open it up - the present is for him! Inside the box is a pair of Big Bird-sized sunglasses.
SCENE 4 Big Bird returns to the store with another box and wrapping materials. He tells Mr. Hooper that since he liked the first pair of sunglasses so much, he's gotten him yet another pair, which also needs wrapping....
SCENE 5 Susan convinces Big Bird to try an apple for the first time. After trying one and liking it, Big Bird ends up eating all of Susan's apple slices. He offers his birdseed to Susan, who is skeptical of what it tastes like.
SCENE 6 Big Bird and the kids eat some apples together as the sponsors are announced.

Known edits

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