Sesame Street
The Fix-It Shop closes for alterations
Air date April 3, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors F, G, 5
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SCENE 1 Big Bird grabs his broom to sweep up his nest area, but finds himself pretending his broom is a horse, fishing pole, oar and tennis racket. He remembers he was going to clean, but is much too tired now.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Cartoon Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
(First: Episode 1309)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Sorting by Activity Rock Dancing
Song Three kids dance to a rock version of "Three of These Things" while one of them sits and reads.
(First: Episode 0551)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 2 Oscar re-introduces Maria to Charles the Robot. Maria doesn't think Charles is a practical robot since he never seems to do anything but stand still and fall apart. Oscar proves her wrong by ordering Charles to roll forward and backward several times. Charles is unable to stop rolling backward and crashes off-screen.
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
(First: Episode 0069)
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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 The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
SCENE 3 Bob and the kids pretend to be dogs like Barkley.
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper plans to use a hand buzzer when he asks someone to slap him five. Instead, the joker slaps a 5 on his chest.
(First: Episode 0991)
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(EKA: Episode 0716)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Film Kids count 5 racehorses.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
Muppets Rodeo Rosie and Grover pretend that they're riding a horse.
(First: Episode 1046)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
SCENE 4 Maria and Luis find it difficult to get work done in the Fix-It Shop, which feels very claustrophobic today. Luis inadvertently swings a board while looking for a saw and knocks over various items and topples their bookcase over.
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(EKA: Episode 0512)
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
Cartoon A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden, as well as the background.
(First: Episode 0791)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola count fingers.
(First: Episode 0548)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon A man in a bowler hat hears different sounds behind each door.
Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
SCENE 5 Bob helps Big Bird read a sign now posted on the Fix-It Shop - "Closed for Alterations." Inside, Maria and Luis explain that after starting to do some carpentry work, the store has gotten too crowded, so they plan on refurbishing the shop to be bigger and better. Bob offers to pitch in and help clean up. Oscar comes by and helps out by dumping some trash in an empty space of the floor.
F bubble
Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(First: Episode 1287)
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4 (0:19)
SCENE 6 Inspired by the Fix-It Shop's renovations, Oscar hangs his own "Closed for Alterations" sign on his can as his Grouch friends help wreck the interior of his can.

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