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Mr. Hooper goes to the hospital for a checkup
(repeat of 0823)
Air date February 9, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors E, R, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper packs an overnight bag, and leaves David in charge of Hooper's Store. Big Bird asks where he’s going, and Mr. Hooper gives him clues: it’s got beds, it’s a place where tests are taken, and where he’ll find out about his health. Susan says he’s going to the hospital for a checkup, which is important even if you’re not sick.
Cartoon A man demonstrates how letters sound by playing them as instruments.
(First: Episode 0964)
Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
Muppets Anything Muppet dentists deliver a musical message about how important it is to "Brush Your Teeth."
(First: Episode 1067)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper gets his temperature checked, and his blood drawn. On the way to the x-ray room, he makes friends with a kid in a wheelchair.
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3
(First: Episode 0516)
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(First: Episode 0588)
Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: With Kermit's help, Don Music manages to rewrite "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" as "Drive, drive, drive your car."
(First: Episode 0897)
Cartoon On a snowy day, a cold man desires firewood. He carries a huge log up the hill multiple times, but it rolls down each time. Using his "wits", he pushes his house down to the bottom of the hill to be closer to the giant log.
(First: Episode 0799)
0823 03.jpg
SCENE 3 Susan takes pictures of Mr. Hooper and his young friends at the hospital.
Pinball 07.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Cartoon "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Insert Bob and Jason Kingsley talk about body parts.
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
Wrench nut bolt.jpg
Animation A wrench turns a nut on a bolt.
(First: Episode 0806)
Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
Animation A pair of scissors cut a piece of paper.
(First: Episode 0806)
Toon wiseman.jpg
Cartoon The weary traveler seeks advice from the Wise Man on the difference between heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0945)
Muppets / Celebrity Ray Charles performs "I Got a Song" with Ernie and Bert.
Film Five bugs are counted, until one bug engulfs the other four.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Film Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
SCENE 4 At Hooper’s Store, David and some kids are building a toy house from a kit, when David receives a call from Mr. Hooper. As David coaches the kids on putting the toy house together, Mr. Hooper is haunted by the idea that his store might be falling apart.
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
(First: Episode 0568)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit and Grover demonstrate the difference between heavy and light. Grover carries heavy objects, and Kermit carries light objects. Grover gets tired, and asks Kermit if he can carry something light for a change. Kermit obliges. He carries a giant sandwich... while Grover picks up a helium balloon, which carries him away!
(First: Episode 0900)
Heavy Barbells.jpg
Cartoon A man can't lift heavy barbells.
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets / Cast Olivia sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about the veterinarian and taxi driver.
(First: Episode 1028)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall. (repeat)
SCENE 5 Gordon and Susan bring Mr. Hooper home from the hospital. The sponsors are announced.

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