Sesame Street
Mr. Hooper's brother visits
(repeat of 1545)
Air date February 18, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors M, N, 9
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Picture Segment Description
1545 01
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper takes a phone call from the pay phone in Hooper's Store; it's his younger brother, Arnold in Chicago. He asks how the family is and wants to know when he'll see him next. Arnold replies, he'll see him next when he looks out the window. Mr. Hooper does, and sees his brother speaking on a phone next to Oscar's trash can. Shouting for joy, Mr. Hooper rushes over to his brother, who explains that he wanted his visit to be a surprise.
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
Muppets Kermit the Frog has been instructed to discuss surprises. He wonders what kind of surprise he's in store for, such as a scare from a monster or being hit with a pie. The surprise instead comes from a young girl, who gives him some flowers.
Bill Cosby surprise
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what a surprised face looks like.
(First: Episode 0138)
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
Muppets "M-M-M Monster Meal"
(First: Episode 0380)
Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
1545 02
SCENE 2 Olivia has joined the Hooper brothers in Hooper's Store. Arnold orders a small chocolate egg cream, and Mr. Hooper prepares the drink: first the chocolate syrup, then the soda water, and the milk last. Arnold is shocked at his method, and offers his own: first the chocolate syrup, then the milk, and the soda water last. Olivia rolls her eyes at the sparring brothers, both of whom claim to have learned their methods from working in their father's candy store. To determine whose is best, they ask Olivia to try them both. Olivia says they both taste the same, but Mr. Hooper isn't satisfied and offers her another.
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
(First: Episode 1307)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(First: Episode 0926)
Maria conductor
Cast Maria, dressed as conductor Hubert von Carryoff, instructs David, Luis and Gordon in a performance of "Concerto for Cigar Box, Washtub and Jug". David should play first, Luis should play next, and Gordon should play last.
(First: Episode 1222)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
Pinball 09
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: PAT
(First: Episode 1697)
Cartoon Nine birds land in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1501)
1545 03
SCENE 3 Arnold informs Mr. Hooper that's he's brought a jar of mud from Lake Michigan to repay Oscar the Grouch for using his phone. Oscar sees the pair heading over to his trash can, and puts on a disguise so as not to be bothered. Upon their arrival, Oscar answers the Hoopers' knocks as Edgar, Oscar's hippo-sitter, who has blonde hair, glasses, and a mustache. The brothers see through Oscar's ruse, but humor him and leave him alone, announcing what they'd intended to give Oscar as they leave his can. Oscar is frustrated that he's bamboozled himself out of the jar of mud.
Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has acquired some drums, but he doesn't know how to play them well. Ernie teaches him how to make drum playing exciting.
(First: Episode 0579)
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)
Film Olivia (in voice-over) identifies different vegetables.
(First: Episode 1612)
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
Muppets Grover wants to sell Kermit the Frog a pair of sunglasses, but Kermit doesn't have a nose or ears to hold the sunglasses up with, so Grover gives Kermit a pair of sunglasses with attached ears, nose, and mustache (which Grover adds is optional).
(First: Episode 1727)
1545 04
SCENE 4 Arnold asks Mr. Hooper if the kids in the arbor know how to play flipping cards. They call Big Bird and the kids over, explain that they'll demonstrate how to play, and let the kids have a turn when they're done. However, the Hooper brothers get so into their game, that Big Bird and the kids wander off to do something else while they play their card game.
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1545)
Muppets / Cast David sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with the librarian and plumber.
(First: Episode 0718)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
1545 05
SCENE 5 Telly Monster overhears Arnold convincing Mr. Hooper to come back to Chicago with him and let someone else run the store. Mr. Hooper confirms the story and makes his way off to pack his bags. Panicking, Telly informs Big Bird that Mr. Hooper is going away forever and that he'll miss him. In a close case of telephone, the news makes its way from them, through Olivia, to Gordon. All concerned, they greet Mr. Hooper who is ready to leave with his packed bags. Laughing at the misunderstanding, Mr. Hooper assures them all that he's only visiting his brother for the weekend. Arnold is impressed at how well-liked his brother is on Sesame Street.
Cartoon A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find sunny weather. It turns out the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
(First: Episode 1627)
Film Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
Muppets A Jimmy Durante-type monster sings about the importance of the nose.
(First: Episode 1517)
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0793)
Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
1545 06
SCENE 6 Olivia, Gordon, and Telly are seeing Mr. Hooper and his brother Arnold off to the airport. Oscar idles nearby in the Sloppy Jalopy, but Telly warns them they'll never get there in that car... it has a reputation. To ensure a speedy trip, Arnold promises Oscar a tip: a jar of Chicago mud. Eyes widened, Oscar peels out of Sesame Street in a puff of smoke.

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