Sesame Street
Renovating the Fix-It Shop — Luis' friends get together to help paint the Fix-It Shop
Air date April 9, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors M, N, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly Monster finds Luis sweeping up the emptied Fix-It Shop in preparation for it to be repainted. Telly wants to help out, but everything he thinks of getting (paint, brushes, rags, ladder, etc.) is already taken care of thanks to Olivia and David. Telly thinks of one thing he can do to contribute - get the painting process started by calling "Ready, set, go!"
Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to go play in the park with him. When Bert says no, Ernie wonders if he isn't feeling well and starts to examine him.
(First: Episode 0124)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 The kids wash the Fix-It Shop window.
Cartoon Sign Sounds: WALK TALL
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
A princess claims that she will kiss anyone who has bulgy eyes, small ears, and a funny voice, wears a hat and coat, and is a frog. Kermit is the only one who fits that description, so she kisses him and, in a puff of smoke, she turns into a frog. Kermit invites her to "the hop", and she accepts.
(First: Episode 0859)
Lowercase n.jpg
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Jason with the AT family: Fat, rat, and mat.
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
Neighborhood park attendant and mechanic.jpg
Muppets / Cast Gordon sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with a park attendant and garage mechanic.
(First: Episode 1061)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
SCENE 3 Luis points out the dusty outlines left by some of his tools and has the kids guess what the objects were.
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)
Beat The Time.JPG
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)
SCENE 4 Luis heads to the sink to wash the paintbrushes. However, Poco Loco is using the sink as his bird bath at the moment.
Cartoon Todo el mundo necesita agua
(First: Episode 0780)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
SCENE 4 cont'd Luis returns to the sink, hoping Poco is done with his bath. Poco is now using the sink to swim laps.
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man seeks agua in the desert. A cowboy gives him a glass, and he uses it to wash his hands.
(First: Episode 0928)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tomato)
(First: Episode 0147)
SCENE 4 cont'd The sink is now being used to fill a soup pot by Poco and Big Bird, who assures Luis they'll be done in two hours. Since that's a long time, Big Bird agrees to cooperate and take turns with Luis. By now, the paint on the brushes has hardened and Big Bird wonders why he didn't try cooperating sooner.
Cartoon The word AGUA fills up with water.
(First: Episode 0523)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie demonstrates the word "through" with the help of Beautiful Day Monster and Bert, who holds a hoop.
(First: Episode 0023)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
Celebrity Helen Reddy sings "Wonder Child."
(First: Episode 0774)
Cartoon Only one of the two footprints can belong.
(First: Episode 0491)
SCENE 5 Luis assigns David to sort of pieces of lumber into small, medium and large piles. Big Bird wants to help too and runs off to get something. While he's gone, David and the kids sort the pieces on their own. Big Bird returns with Barkley, who bounds in and knocks all the wood into a huge pile.
Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
Film A gymnast demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Animation Two small stripes watch as two circles play with each other. The stripes try to bend themselves into circles, but soon find that they can both cooperate to make one big circle.
(First: Episode 0762)
Muppets Grover watches as Ernie loads various things into a machine that start with M and N. The machine then displays the letter it begins with. Since Grover is a monster, he decides to go in the machine, causing a mess.
(First: Episode 1201)
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
SCENE 6 Luis thanks everyone for their help today. Big Bird chides Barkley for messing things up, but Luis tells him that Barkley is just a dog and didn't mean to make a mess. As he continues talking, he accidentally knocks over the re-organized piles of wood. Everyone else has fallen asleep, so Luis tells the viewer to keep the accident a secret.

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