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Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper and David's grandmother go to the senior citizens' dance
Air date May 19, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors R, V, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David and his grandmother Grace surprise Mr. Hooper at the store. Mr. Hooper has a problem - the person originally in charge of bringing sandwiches to the Day Care Center had to cancel and Mr. Hooper agreed to fill in. He doesn't think he can make all those sandwiches in the short amount of time and tells the others that the day care can't cancel the event and no other store around can help him. As David and Mr. Hooper converse about finding help, Grace reveals she's already made several sandwiches by herself.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Muppets Super Grover: Grover Kent sees a lost little girl in trouble and tries to find a phone booth to change in, the same one she wants to use to call home. (introduction edited)
(First: Episode 0647)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(First: Episode 0565)
Film A man bounces a ball up the steps, and then it falls down the steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0435)
Animation Circle In Space (with voiceover by Northern Calloway)
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
Animation David spots a hexagon out in space.
(First: Episode 1427)
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
(First: Episode 1113)
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SCENE 2 Grace visits Oscar, who is in the middle of feeding his farm animals. Everyone identifies the different animals he has by the sounds they make, including the cows, horses, chickens and a single pig. Grace makes a pig call to bring them all over for feeding.
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
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Film Horses compete in a contest to see who can pull the most cement.
(First: Episode 0556)
Celebrity Whitman Mayo tries to display the concept of UP, but soon discovers that he can't stay up in the air when he jumps. However, a group of kids can jump and stay up in the air (with the help of video trickery).
(First: Episode 1162)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Insert Olivia and Susan hear beautiful piano music (Chopin's "Fantaisie-Impromptu") coming from Oscar's trash can. He admits that he's only just started practicing, but his teacher has assured him that with more practice, he'll be sounding awful in no time.
(First: Episode 1290)
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Muppets Grover, Big Jeffie, and a Lavender girl have fun scatting to handclapping.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
Cartoon A man demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 0276)
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Insert Oscar's playing has begun to take a turn for the worse (to his delight).
(First: Episode 1290)
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
Muppets "Disco Toothbrush"
(First: Episode 1314)
Film A lobster and a crab.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0317)
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Insert Oscar's practice is paying off and sounds even worse than before.
(First: Episode 1290)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(First: Episode 1193)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
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Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog climbs the famous beanstalk and passes Jack on the way who warns him not to go up. He breaches the clouds and meets a giant (played by Jerry Nelson in a cameo).
(First: Episode 1162)
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper, Willy, and Mr. Macintosh each invite Grace to join them at Senior Citizen Night at the Bijou Dance Ballroom. Mr. Hooper demonstrates his waltz, Willy shows off his tango, and Mr. Mac does the Peabody. Grace agrees to go with all three of them and shows how she can do each of their dances.
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Small v... (Spanish version)
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0389)

Muppets Maria reads "The Boy Who Cried Monster." A terrible, cookie-stealing monster helps to teach a mischievous Anything Muppet boy an important lesson.
(First: Episode 0412)
Cartoon A song about the parts of a boy's body and the sounds they can make.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0923)
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Transition Bridge #6 - 4 Corner Bridge D
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 4 The seniors all return from their evening of dancing. David announces the sponsors: R, V, 7

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