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Sesame Street
Arnold Hooper's giant plant
Air date April 28, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Production February 12, 1982
Sponsors M, N, 2

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper prepares for a visit from his brother, Arnold. He arrives moments later and calls attention to Mr. Hooper's small plant, which he'd noticed on his last visit. As a gift for "Heschy," Arnold gives him a six-foot plant, which is pushed into the store by Biff and Sully. "You think it's big now? Wait 'till it starts growing," says Arnold.
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Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1578)
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Muppets "M-M-M Monster Meal"
(First: Episode 0380)
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Film Things that start with M
(First: Episode 0620)
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Cartoon Julius and Jasper: "Why are you holding one leg up in the air, Jasper?" "Because if I hold two legs up in the air, I fall down!"
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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Celebrity Suzanne Farrell takes small and big steps, then has a little lunch and a big lunch.
(First: Episode 1422)
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Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
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Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon M for Moon
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
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SCENE 2 Olivia thinks Mr. Hooper should tell his brother that his plant is too big for the store, but he doesn't want to hurt his brother's feelings. Big Bird and Telly discover the plant and are told to keep their thoughts about its size to themselves. After Arnold stops by again, the Count arrives and notices the plant. They try to keep him from saying anything about the plant's size, but he can't help but count "one plant that is much-too-big-for-this store!"
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Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 1
Counting to 2 is not very exciting.
(First: Episode 1156)
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Cartoon Two Farm Animals
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1447)
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Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 2
Nobody's favorite number is 2.
(First: Episode 1156)
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Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 3
The huge visual aid falls on Grover.
(First: Episode 1156)
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Cartoon "Three Waltzing Chickens"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1183)
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Cast David sings "Wet Paint" as Gordon and Maria ignore the WET PAINT signs around them.
(First: Episode 0927)
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Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Insert Maria and Luis watch Big Bird ride a horse on the carousel in Central Park.
(First: Episode 1304)
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Cartoon A painter paints a Number Nine, then hangs it.
(First: Episode 1488)
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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)
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Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(First: Episode 0158)
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Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holliday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(First: Episode 0318)
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Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
(First: Episode 0549)
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SCENE 3 The Hooper brothers come outside and find Big Bird and the kids dancing to disco music on their portable radio. The brothers remember when they were young, the hurdy-gurdy man would pass by their block and play music for them. They reminisce and sing about those times.
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Animation The inhabitants of a farm feel like celebrating when it rains during a hot, dry summer.
Artists: Brothers Quay
(First: Episode 1403)
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Muppets Mother Goose tries coming up with Little Boy Blue's nursery rhyme.
(First: Episode 1449)
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Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Suzie Sunset are hired to find a missing rope needed for the 10th Street Olympics' round of tug-o-war.
(First: Episode 1170)
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Film Various sporting events involving throwing things are shown from around the world.
(First: Episode 0809)
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Cartoon Splash (girl on beach)
(First: Episode 0996)
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SCENE 4 Oscar meets Arnold and reveals his own brother, Ernest the Grouch, has come for a visit as well. Arnold instantly recognizes him - Ernest is the Grouch from his street back in Chicago.
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Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
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Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
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Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(First: Episode 0481)
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Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(First: Episode 1453)
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Celebrity Richie Cunningham sees Fonzie brushing his teeth, even though he hadn't eaten anything. Fonzie explains to Richie the importance of dental care, and then gives Richie a toothbrush of his own.
(First: Episode 1185)
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Muppets Farley goes to the hat shop. (short take)
(First: Episode 0244)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper has worked up the courage to tell Arnold his plant is much too big for the store. Olivia joins him for moral support and they discover the plant is now gone. Arnold admits that he thought it was too big and has had it sent back to the plant shop. In its place, he's purchased several tiny plants that the kids start placing all over.


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