Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper goes back to school
(repeat of 0845)
Air date February 17, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors V, Y, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 David arrives for work at Hooper's Store, but doesn't see Mr. Hooper around. He finally sees him out in the arbor with some reading materials, but Mr. Hooper tries to keep them hidden. He does the same when Big Bird arrives before finally admitting the truth. As a youth, he never graduated from high school due to having to work, and he's now taken up night courses to earn his diploma, though he feels foolish being such an old student. Contrary to his belief, David and Big Bird are very proud and supportive of him.

SCENE 2 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus try to see if they can sneak down the block without anyone noticing them. They crouch past the Hooper's window to avoid being seen, and pass by Mr. Hooper with his nose in a book. By the time they reach Big Bird's nest, they erupt with laughter over how well it went (even though they've noisily knocked over a trash can). Snuffy goes home, when the adults come by asking what's the deal with the loud laughter. "They'll never know," Big Bird quips to the camera.
SCENE 3 The kids play around Oscar's trash can, when Alphabet Bates flies overhead and makes a letter Y in the sky.

SCENE 4 Susan looks on as the kids pretend to be firefighters. The Amazing Mumford arrives and pulls three fire helmets from his magic hat. Susan turns this into a game of "One of These Things." Since Mumford's hat doesn't belong, he turns it into a fire truck for the kids to play with.

SCENE 5 Rodeo Rosie hangs outside Hooper's, intending to catch any varmints trying to steal any merchandise. She ropes Big Bird, then Susan, thinking they've stolen the things they actually paid for. Mr. Hooper advises her that if someone were to rob the store, they wouldn't be leaving in a calm fashion; they'd be running out in a quick get away. Rosie keeps this in mind as she watches David stroll out. She leaves him be, but when Mr. Hooper runs out to hand him a package he's forgotten, she ropes him.
SCENE 6 The kids keep playing with Mumford's fire engine as Big Bird announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign, while David and Mr. Hooper hold up the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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