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Mr. Hooper graduates
(repeat of 1025)
Air date March 30, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors C, W, 2
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 Big Bird, Bob, Gordon, Susan and some kids find that Hooper's Store is closed. Inside, they spot Mr. Hooper in an oversized gown and mortarboard practicing a speech. They deduce that he's completed his G.E.D. program and will be speaking at the graduation ceremony. They alert him of their presence and he sheepishly hides the outfit and speech. Mr. Hooper admits that his graduation ceremony is tonight and that he was first in his class. He pulls his speech from the wet rag he hid it under, making it illegible. Everyone agrees to help him out - Gordon and Bob will adjust his clothing, while Susan offers to type up his speech.
Cartoon A voiceover talks about three nice fruits - the peach, watermelon, and banana.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Kermit sings "A Song from Kermit."
(First: Episode 0992)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Agua
(First: Episode 0510)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
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SCENE 2 Everyone cooperates helping Mr. Hooper get ready, though Big Bird doesn't have a job. He's allowed to clean Mr. Hooper's glasses. Gordon finishes adjusting the gown, Bob finishes stuffing the hat with paper to fit properly, the kids finish shining his shoes and Susan finishes typing his speech. Mr. Hooper isn't able to read it, until Big Bird returns the glasses. He feels good about graduating, but sadly sighs that his family won't be present...
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet kids cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flowerpot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.
(First: Episode 0311)
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Cartoon A boy tries to guess what a voice belongs to by asking it questions, and wins a ride on a giraffe.
(First: Episode 0795)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
Film The kids form a triangle and a square.
(First: Episode 0300)
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 3 Everyone dons their finest with a surprise in mind for Mr. Hooper - they'll be going to his graduation ceremony! They all hide out in Big Bird's nest area, until Bob gives them a verbal signal to come out. Bob accompanies Mr. Hooper to the corner and utters the phrase, but Big Bird, having slammed the door too hard upon entry, isn't able to open it. He charges and bursts through, crashing on the other end of the block, as everyone comes out and surprises Mr. Hooper. Big Bird yells surprise too, stuck in a mailbox on the sidewalk.
1041newsflash.jpg Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: In a take on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, Kermit the Frog interviews Natalie the cow and her cat manager as she prepares to jump over the moon. Natalie plans to break the usual cow stereotype by doing this jump. After the cat plays a fanfare on his fiddle, she makes the jump and crash lands back to Earth, where she is praised and congratulated for her jump.
(First: Episode 0634)
Film Kids count 5 racehorses.
(First: Episode 0433)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon A small frog is jealous of how big an ox is, so he expands himself into a very large, round frog. He becomes so self-important and big he ends up exploding.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0660)
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.
(First: Episode 0166)
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SCENE 4 The graduation ceremony is underway. Mr. Hooper is among several other adult graduates receiving their diplomas as well as Jay Tucker. Throughout the process, Big Bird asks Gordon and Susan various questions regarding the ceremony. After Mr. Hooper receives his diploma (with the principal bungling his last name as Big Bird does), he steps to the podium to deliver his speech, which is unable to find. He forgoes finding it, knowing what he wants to say. He recalls having to drop out of high school to help support his family and always wanted to return, thus returned through night courses. "This is the proudest day of my life," he concludes. His friends cheer and advance toward the stage to congratulate him. Mr. Hooper introduces his classmates to his friends, as Susan has them all pose for a photo.
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets "I'm Between"
(First: Episode 1233)
Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(First: Episode 1125)
Animation Sand W/w
(First: Episode 0641)
Cast David, Luis and Maria illustrate between while ballet dancing.
(First: Episode 1223)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets with hair over their eyes recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0779)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch" (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Big Bird "studies" to become a high school graduate like Mr. Hooper by doing some work in his coloring book. Mr. Hooper is doing some studying of his own, looking at potential colleges to continue his educational pursuits.

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