Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper invents "Hooperburgers"
Air date December 28, 1977
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors I, N, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 David is shocked to see Hooper's Store is decked out with banners, streamers and balloons. On the storefront, a large sign reads, "The Home of the Hooperburger!" Mr. Hooper brings David inside and hands him his new uniform (a striped jacket and straw hat). Mr. Hooper explains that he's converting the store into "Hooper's Hamburgers" in an effort to compete with various hamburger joints in the area, stating the store will only sell hamburgers. Some Anything Muppets appear to sing the new "Hooperburgers" jingle.
SCENE 1 cont'd David thinks people like more variety in the things they eat, which is proven as Maria, Bob and the kids try to order foods other than burgers.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
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Muppets A Carmen Miranda-style Anything Muppet sings "No Matter How You Count Them, they come out the same!"
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Film Anne Meara narrates a silent movie of a girl is stuck IN the quicksand.
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Muppets Grover the elevator operator gives a demonstration of in and out which annoys the passengers.
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper sets out a patty on the grill, hoping the smell will entice somebody to order a burger. David describes the perfect type customers will love as Mr. Hooper prepares it. He adds many vegetable toppings to it, then David has Mr. Hooper take away the meat and the bun, resulting in a tossed salad.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie lies in bed and starts talking about how a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle, then starts to ponder about how many sides a circle has. He goes to sleep just as Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, and Bert ends up not being able to sleep.
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Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
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Song "School Song"
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Video Scanimate kids intro
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Muppets Herry Monster asks the kids at home to do simple exercises with him like moving eyebrows, touching toes with fingers, and running in place. Kermit the Frog cameos during the running in place exercise.
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Cartoon / Film Things that begin with N: nail, nest, net, notebook, needle, noodle, nuts, napkins, nose. (Don't make noise at night). The letter N is nice.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Kermit and Joey count to 20.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
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Insert Olivia sings "Move."
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Film The walrus
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Film "Three of These Kids" — Football and Baseball
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his rhyming magic trick, making three things come out of his hat that rhyme with "knee". Grover guesses the first one (key), but doesn't get the last two (ski and tree) right.
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SCENE 3 Hooper's Hamburgers is a bust, so he and David return the store to the way it was. An Anything Muppet man comes in and hasn't heard about the change, ordering sixty-seven Hooperburgers for himself and his burger-loving family.
Film Kids narrate footage of humans and animals overcoming obstacles, particularly a boy trying to ride a two-wheeler.
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Muppets Ernie wonders what it would be like if everyone was exactly the same, and sees four balls who can't discern each other. Ernie decides to help the balls recognize each other by dressing each of them.
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Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Animation The number 6 is shown in a variety of ways.
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Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
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Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
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Cast Linda teaches a child to sign "Bus Stop."
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Animation Sand N / n
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
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Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
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Cast Luis and the kids put together a fractured letter N.
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
Artist: John Paratore
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Muppets Big Bird builds a model of himself and calls it "ME."
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Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
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Muppets Cookie Monster explains the purpose of the Bus Stop sign, however the bus zooms pasts him. Resulting in Cookie Monster ripping the part of the sign mentioning STOP.
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Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
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SCENE 4 After today, Mr. Hooper hopes he never hears the word "hamburger" for awhile. His singers pop up hearing the word and launch into a reprise of the "Hooperburgers" jingle, as Maria announces the sponsors.

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