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Mr. Hooper allows his store to be a location for a movie.
Air date March 13, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors I, W, 12
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
cut from the HBO Max version

Muppets Oscar holds a musical rally in Central Park to bring awareness to the Grouch "Bill of Gripes."
Cartoon Children and animals numbered 1-12 race in a marathon. The #9 runner wins.
(First: Episode 0926)
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Film Joe Raposo sings about the sunrise and sunset.
(First: Episode 0623)
Muppets Kermit talks about hands, with some assistance from a human hand.
(First: Episode 0342)
cut from the HBO Max version
Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
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SCENE 1 Maurice Monster is puzzled by the nursery rhyme in his book. Bob points out that he's reading the words backwards.
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Celebrity Rosey Grier and a kid both enter phone booths and with their unique sizes, they each help the other retrieve their dropped dime.
(First: Episode 0886)
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
Song "Me and You," over footage of rhinos in love
(First: Episode 0940)
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
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Celebrity The Fonz walks out of the "Guys" room and points to the "W" flag, reminding him of a W word he forgot before leaving the bathroom...
(First: Episode 1182)
Insert Luis repairs a film projector, which he uses to play some of Big Bird's home movies for the kids. It shows scenes with Big Bird and Maria and Luis, but the malfunctioning projector causes the footage to go forwards and backwards.
(First: Episode 0630)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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Muppets Ernie (playing Robin Hood) auditions Anything Muppets to be his Merry Men. After screening two individuals who don't meet the requirements, Harvey Kneeslapper is sent in laughing. Ernie thinks he's found a merry man and hires him immediately, but following a string of incessant jokes, decides he's too merry after all and fires him.
(First: Episode 0480)
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
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Insert In voiceover, kids count out twelve in a deck of playing cards.
(First: Episode 0480)
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(First: Episode 0555)
Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)
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SCENE 2 Famous movie director Richard Altman (Jerry Nelson) inspects Hooper's Store, which he wants to use in his latest production. Mr. Hooper enthusiastically permits the use of his store and is told that he and his friends can even be extras in the scene.
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot recites a poem with OP words, counting on Grover to hop whenever he says "hop" β€” repeatedly, until Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cartoon A man demonstrates how letters sound by playing them as instruments.
(First: Episode 0964)
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SCENE 3 Everyone primps themselves to be on camera soon, as Richard's assistant (Brian Muehl) begins setting up the equipment. Bruno brings over Oscar, who too wishes to be on camera. Richard looks them over and permits Bruno to be in the film, rejecting Oscar, who doesn't take it very well.
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Cartoon I for idea
(First: Episode 1077)
Film Silent film: Two men (played by Richard Belzer and Brian Doyle-Murray) are about to share a picnic lunch, but first decide to try rowing a boat on the lake. A brown dog arrives and starts to eat the sandwiches. Panicking, the men try to steer the rowboat back to the shore but they can't direct the boat. Eventually, they realize that to return they must cooperate. They get back just in time to take back the last wrapped sandwich out of the dog's mouth.
(First: Episode 1120)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
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SCENE 4 The gang is in awe as the picture's star, Nick Redfield (Richard Hunt), arrives on set. As shooting begins, everyone goes about their business in the store, when Nick bursts in through the front door and immediately darts out the back door. Everyone is surprised that this is all that's being shot on the street, though Richard would like to stay for some lunch.
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Kermit and the word "taxi."
(First: Episode 0312)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper gets a call from Richard, inviting them all to the movie premiere once the film is completed. Bruno carries Oscar back home and Oscar decides to become Bruno's agent ("First, I'll get ya' on The Dating Game...I'll get ya' on Johnny Carson..."). Maurice announces the sponsors.

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