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Sesame Street
Linda takes care of the store
Air date May 10, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors M, N, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar has perfected his latest invention - the electric spoon. He uses Bob as a guinea pig and instructs him to try and eat a bowl of gravy. Oscar flips the switch and the spoon shakes wildly, causing Bob to spill the gravy all over himself. Oscar considers the invention a bust, however, when he learns Bob was still able to get a little bit of it in his mouth.
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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.
(First: Episode 0659)
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Muppets / Cast Maria and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood" β€” painter and milkman.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Video Four children roll on a gym mat while The Count counts them (in voice-over).
(First: Episode 0908)
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Cartoon He, She and It: The IT educates the two on how mirrors work.
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Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(First: Episode 0829)
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Celebrity Victor Borge talks about practicing by showing how he's "improved" at playing the scales from a young age.
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Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
Artist: Steve Finkin
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper has a dental appointment and wonders where David could be. Moments after, David phones Hooper's Store to call in sick. Since Linda is the only one around, she volunteers to watch the store for him. She easily is able to help Big Bird, Susan and a child through the use of simple gestures and signing.
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Animation Sand M/m
(First: Episode 0620)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out why there is a mess outside. He speculates that the Twiddlebugs made a mess after a Twiddlebug dance.
(First: Episode 0178)
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Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
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Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper darts back to the store, where everyone tells him how great Linda has been - not only in making food, but she's taught them new signs for everything they've ordered. Mr. Hooper is pleased that the store was left in good hands, especially when he sees the new menu Linda designed and tastes her tuna salad. She notices he hasn't eaten and offers to make something for him too. Mr. Hooper is amused at the role reversal and asks Bob if Linda would ever consider giving up the acting life for a job in his shop.
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Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
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Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
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Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird suggests that Judy Collins sing a duet with Mr. Snuffleupagus one day. He touts Snuffy's singing skills and envisions the two singing an operatic version of "The Alphabet Song." Big Bird then realizes there'd be one problem - Snuffy's too shy to sing in public.
(First: Episode 1051)
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Cartoon A large bird munches on rectangle edges, forming the word "BIRD."
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Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and a horse show how a horse-and-cart works.
(First: Episode 0590)
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Film George the Farmer counts 20 barrels.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
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SCENE 4 Linda teaches Bob and the kids the sign for "elephant." They all pretend to be elephants in a line.
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Film A film shows parts of an elephant.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0034)
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Cartoon Billy Jo Jive: The doctor asks Billy and Sunset to get Bad News Barton to his office. They eventually bring Bad News Barton to the office, but the whole thing had been a set-up to get Billy Jo Jive to come to the doctor to get a shot.
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Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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