Sesame Street
Last day renovating the Fix-It Shop / young Harold Hooper
Air date April 16, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors O, R, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan, Maria, Mr. Hooper, and Telly are busy helping Luis get the renovations on the Fix-It Shop done for opening day tomorrow. An Anything Muppet courier arrives to deliver a box for Luis; Telly signs for it and explains that they're all cooperating today. The package contains some tools that the courier asks Telly to look over. The hammer, saw, and wrench all belong, but the lunchbox doesn't... it belongs to the courier. He has trouble getting it open, so he and Telly start to work on it with the tools provided.
Cartoon Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
(First: Episode 0795)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball turns into a cherry which is devoured by a girl.
(First: Episode 0744)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings.
(First: Episode 1227)
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Maria asks the kids to help put the tools away in their proper place.
Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper has made some sandwiches for everyone working in the Fix-It Shop, but they're all too busy to stop and eat.

He walks out to the sidewalk and imagines himself as a kid (played by Daniel Rothman) in the 1920s on a day when he was having so much fun rollerskating that he didn't want to stop to eat. His father (played by Will Lee) had made him lunch, which young Harold eventually became tired enough to eat. As he did, he felt his strength returning to him so that he could continue playing.

Back in the present, Mr. Hooper is now determined to get everyone to eat, but when he re-enters the Fix-It Shop, he finds everyone eating the sandwiches... and they haven't left any for him.

Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Celebrity Suzanne Farrell dances to the music of The Nutcracker.
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(First: Episode 0512)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels.
(First: Episode 0541)
Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
Muppets "The King's Picnic"
(First: Episode 0419)
Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
Maria assembles R
Cast Maria assembles an R, which is broken in several parts.
(First: Episode 0936)
Watch factory
Film Workers in a watch factory work on watches.
(First: Episode 1029)
Cartoon A young girl's favorite toy is a stick, which she uses for many things, including a magic wand, conductor's baton, and a baseball bat.
(First: Episode 0960)
Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk
(First: Episode 0169)
Muppets Grover asks Little Jerry and the Monotones (who are tired and don't seem to care about what they are doing) to hold up signs with letters that make up the word "walk". When Grover tells them what it spells, they walk over him.
(First: Episode 0221)
Cartoon See the lion walk.
(First: Episode 0993)
Muppets Grover walks past the letters that spell "walk" and tells the viewers what the word is. The letters then walk over Grover.
(First: Episode 0221)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
Count narrates counts three kids
Insert The Count counts three children as they rearrange their positions.
(First: Episode 1352)
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SCENE 4 Maria and Luis exit the Fix-It Shop, resolved to call it a day as soon as they attach the door to the storefront... except it's missing. Maria spots it over near Oscar's trash can and approaches Oscar for an explanation. Struggling, he convinces Maria that he was going to paint it for her since she's given him so much good trash lately. Suspicious of his well-intentioned gesture, she says he can go ahead and paint it, and heads back to Luis.
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(First: Episode 0655)
Muppets Kermit talks about "top" and "bottom" using a stack of boxes Grover carries.
(First: Episode 0434)
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Dot Bridge 06 raspberry
Cartoon Dot Bridge (raspberry)
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 The newly-painted door is attached to the Fix-It Shop now, and it's garishly plainted in a mess of colors. Oscar is nefariously laughing nearby, so Luis says he actually likes it. Maria catches on to his game and agrees. Oscar is offended that he spent so much time on it; they were supposed to hate it. Maria and Luis thank him courteously, which further annoys the grouch.

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