Sesame Street
Big Bird gives Mr. Hooper a present
(repeat of 1062)
Air date February 18, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors O, Z, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper helps Big Bird wrap a present for a special somebody, though Big Bird is constantly pointing out Mr. Hooper's uneven folds and cuts.
Imagination Rain
Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(First: Episode 0353)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is planning to go to the library, when he hears on the radio that it might rain. So he gets out his umbrella, and puts on his raincoat, rain hat, and galoshes. Then, in case it floods, he takes a bag of groceries and a life preserver. Finally, he makes Bert go to the library with him, so he won't be stranded in the flood without him.
(First: Episode 1148)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Film A man uses a TELEPHONE booth in the city.
(First: Episode 0928)
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper's patience is tested as Big Bird continues critique his wrapping....
Cartoon Kids narrate a Letter 'Z' Drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part two)
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT know all about tricycles.
(EKA: Episode 1160)
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper has finally wrapped the present to both his and Big Bird's liking. Big Bird tells him to then open it up - the present is for him! Inside the box is a pair of Big Bird-sized sunglasses.
Cartoon A boy counts 10 stairs as he climbs them with his sack of toys.
(First: Episode 0997)
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 4 Big Bird returns to the store with another box and wrapping materials. He tells Mr. Hooper that since he liked the first pair of sunglasses so much, he's gotten him yet another pair, which also needs wrapping....
Cartoon A girl puts imaginary things in a jar, which makes her laugh.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1304)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
Film A panda tries to scratch an itch.
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
George nearfar
Animation George the Farmer is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSnuffy and Joey say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0671)
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Muppets A greaser sings about his relationship that was almost ruined by a "One Way" sign.
(First: Episode 0973)
Gnomes flower vase
Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
Film A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here and there, near and far, and close and next to. ("near and far" section only)
(First: Episode 0111)
Muppets Kermit smells smoke. An Anything Muppet girl tells him that there's a fire "over there", and Kermit screams for the fireman. Grover comes along wearing a white coat and a stethoscope; then carrying a pitchfork, and talking about his cows, chickens and the barn. Kermit reminds him that a fireman puts out fires. When Grover finally arrives with a hose, they discover that the fire is coming from the girl toasting marshmallows over a small campfire.
(First: Episode 0348)
SCENE 5 Susan convinces Big Bird to try an apple for the first time. After trying one and liking it, Big Bird ends up eating all of Susan's apple slices. He offers his birdseed to Susan, who is skeptical of what it tastes like.
Song "Hello" - A boy sings about the simple message one can convey using the telephone.
(EKA: Episode 1181)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup, roast beef, and peach pie, wants them to be presented in that order (one at a time). Grover doesn't understand the order, keeps bringing wrong item. Upon seeing pie (twice), explains he after "everything else," prompting bring everything else on menu.
(First: Episode 1318)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(First: Episode 0485)
Film African children play in a village, and in a modern playground.
(First: Episode 0159)
Cartoon O is for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Olivia and Hines bros Don't Walk
Cast / Celebrity Olivia and the Hines Brothers (Gregory and Maurice) sing "Don't Walk".
(First: Episode 1339)
Cartoon Sand O/o.
(First: Episode 0621)
Cartoon Can you think of words that rhyme with BALL? (voice of Daws Butler).
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (repeat)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and the kids eat some apples together as the sponsors are announced.

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