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Sesame Street
Taking inventory at Hooper's
Air date May 13, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors Q, Z, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Akim looks after Hooper's Store while her uncle David steps out for a minute. Bob orders a large meal and Big Bird wants to assist. They scramble about trying to figure out which things do to and resolve to split up the work. As they discuss how to divide the work, Bob makes the meal on his own. Big Bird is impressed and makes some lunch orders for Bob to make now.
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Film George the Farmer's ladder gets taller and shorter, as does his box of berries.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Feelin' Good/Feelin' Bad."
(First: Episode 1164)
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Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
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Cartoon A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Cookie Monster uses the EXIT.
(First: Episode 0210)
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SCENE 2 David shows Nikki the new menu system he's worked out for the store - the menu now has pictures of the different things being served and customers can circle the items they want. Oscar appears and notes that the system is fine, but the selections aren't fit for a Grouch. He's prepared his own menu with rotten selections, which people can order by putting a big X over them. David gets nauseous reading it and puts a giant X over the entire menu.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
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Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
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Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
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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)
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Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird learns about disabilities from Itzhak Perlman and Rafael.
(First: Episode 1547)
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Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
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Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0451)
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Muppets / Celebrity The Hungry Family competes on "Family Food," hosted by Richard Dawson.
(First: Episode 1640)
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Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
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SCENE 3 Bob reads the kids a story about seven mice, with some animated mice displaying the story.
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Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy plays hide-and-seek with three letter Zs, who blend into his porch.
(First: Episode 0200)
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Cast A king (David) and his knights (Luis, Bob and Maria) assemble for their meeting at the round table, but discover their table is actually a square. They fetch a triangle, then rectangle table before finally getting a round one, which they eat their lunches off of.
(First: Episode 0952)
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Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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SCENE 4 David tries to make some salami sandwiches for himself and Akim, but can't find any of the items he needs and believes he's run out of mustard. As he darts off to the supermarket for more, Akim finds two mustard jars he didn't notice. She considers making an inventory of all the items they have, which the Count eagerly assists in doing (since it involves counting). As they start their list, the Count finds a jar of roasted peanuts and, to ensure an accurate inventory, begins counting each, individual nut.
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Cartoon An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
(First: Episode 1451)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover demonstrates high and low by asking Heather to scratch his back.
(First: Episode 0732)
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Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
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SCENE 5 David returns to find all the contents of the store pilled up on the counter, as the Count finishes the six-foot inventory list. The Count points out one tired niece as well, as Akim is seen sleeping on the counter. David points out one more addition - one big mess! The Count asks David to write that down as he heads home to get some rest as well.
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Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio, puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down.
(First: Episode 0241)
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Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Bob, David and Akim exit Hooper's to find yet another long list, along with trash piled up along the sidewalk. The follow the paper to Oscar's trash can, where the Count is now taking inventory of the contents of the can. They start piling everything back in, to the Count's protest.


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