Sesame Street
Replacing the cement outside Hooper's
Air date January 12, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors H, J, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Sully is out sick today, so Biff has hired Forgetful Jones to replace him. They replace some of the cement outside the front door of Hooper's Store, but Mr. Hooper points out that it's still wet; he can't have his customers coming in through the back. As the three debate over this, Oscar tells Bruno the Trashman to bring him over to hear the argument. Before he gets there, Mr. Hooper proposes they get a board from the Fix-It Shop to put over the cement to the doorway. Oscar is disappointed by the cheerful results as the others head inside for some hot chocolate. Bruno argues with Oscar over staying for a cup.
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Film Wheelchair races at the Special Olympics
(First: Episode 0898)
Cartoon The Typewriter: H for Hand
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0771)

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)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus head to Hooper's to enact their can't-fail plan of getting Snuffy to meet Mr. Hooper - Snuffy will go to the front door, and Big Bird will block the back door, meaning Mr. Hooper can't leave until they've met. Big Bird goes to the back door, but Snuffy is unable to cross the wood in the front door. He goes around back, just as Mr. Hooper agrees to use the front door. The two then head there themselves, just as Mr. Hooper goes to the back again. They agree Snuffy could never fit over one board, so Snuffy goes to fetch a second one.
Film How a steel drum is made
(First: Episode 0828)
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1204)
Film A toymaker makes an airplane out of wood.
(First: Episode 0762)
Cast Bob, Linda and Luis assemble a lowercase h.
(First: Episode 1056)
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "Me" in both English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0372)
SCENE 3 Snuffy is successfully able to go into the store using two boards and goes home to tell his mommy about this, once again blowing a chance to meet one of the adults.
Victor Borge elephant tusks
Celebrity Victor Borge explains that the keys on a piano aren't perfectly white because the elephant whose tusks were used to make them didn't brush after each meal.
(First: Episode 1178)
Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
Everything is Little
Song “Everything is Little”
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Insert Maria, Olivia and Susan sing "This Hat" as they try on different hats. Oscar adds a verse about a hat made of spaghetti he's wearing.
(First: Episode 1519)
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Grover the Salesman: Grover wants to sell Kermit some earmuffs, but Kermit doesn't have ears, so Grover gives Kermit some big human ears.
(First: Episode 0800)
Cartoon A rolling circle becomes a square, then a triangle, and various other shapes.
(First: Episode 1465)
Insert Bob reads the kids a story about seven mice, with some animated mice displaying the story.
(First: Episode 1699)
Cartoon Seven animals in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1530)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tomato)
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
Topi Antelopes YES
Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
(First: Episode 1340)
Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(First: Episode 0783)
Film Several people help a man when his car is stuck in the mud.
(First: Episode 0619)
Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet closes everything.
(First: Episode 1270)
Transition Hourglass Fast Fill Bridge
(First: Episode 0287)
SCENE 4 The cement has yet to dry still. Forgetful describes how he made the cement, as they realize he used cake batter instead. Forgetful promises to re-do the job and gives Mr. Hooper and Biff some cake to snack on, which is where all the cement mix went.

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