Sesame Street
Mr. Ortiz runs Hooper's for the day
Air date March 9, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors Q, R, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David is heading off to visit his grandmother and leaves Hooper's Store in the care of Mr. Ortiz. David lists some things Mr. Ortiz must remember to do - order their dairy shipment, check the coffee maker switch and leave the mail under the counter. Mr. Ortiz then points out something David needs to remember to do - leave him the store's key.
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
2061 crane
Film A crane is shown, with a shovel and a wrecking ball.
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
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Cast Gordon and Olivia try to cooperate under the sun, with voiceover from Bob.
(First: Episode 1245)
Song "Llama at Dentist Song"
(First: Episode 1241)
SCENE 2 Big Bird offers to be Mr. Ortiz's new waiter and tries to take Maria and Luis' order. They can't decide what to have and Big Bird can't keep up with their Spanish. He instead fetches Mr. Ortiz to take their order, deciding he's too young for all this pressure.
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Muppets Super Grover: Young Willy Nilly is scared to get his hair cut. Super Grover tells Willy that haircuts are scary, but he must be brave. However, Max the barber shows them both that haircuts do not hurt, and soon they are no longer afraid of hair cuts.
(First: Episode 0717)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
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Celebrity Ray Barretto and his percussionists play different rhythms.
(First: Episode 0966)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
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Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Cast "Hot Lips Hooper," "Second Wind Susan" and "Great Lungs Gordon" compete in The Big Blowout to see who can blow up a balloon the biggest.
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Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
(First: Episode 1245)

SCENE 3 Telly Monster has learned some Spanish conversation phrases from Maria and wants to try them out with Mr. Ortiz. However, he's too preoccupied with the milk delivery from Gladys the Cow. Telly tries striking up conversation with another Spanish-speaking individual - Osvaldo, el Gruñón, who responds grouchily in Spanish. Oscar translates that Osvaldo says he doesn't like Telly, who is glad to hear Osvaldo holds him in the same regard as Oscar does.
Cartoon What if my hair were grass?
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Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
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Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
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Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
Muppets News anchorman Kermit the Frog concludes his news program with a weather report by their new news anchor, Simon Soundman, who does a weather report using sounds for different kinds of weather (wind blowing, a foghorn for fog, and rain and thunder for a rainstorm,). Kermit fires him and calls for another weatherman, who has a more "visual" approach to reporting it.
(First: Episode 0631)
Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
SCENE 4 Big Bird reads the kids a poem he's written about giraffes.
0316 giraffes
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(EKA: Episode 0316)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
Animation Sand R/r
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Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0764)
Muppets After fighting with each other, the Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Love" and forgets their feud.
(First: Episode 1282)
Film Footage of a rattlesnake
(EKA: Episode 0294)
SCENE 5 Mr. Ortiz says to Telly that he doesn't have time to talk in Spanish, but rather he has the time to sing in Spanish. The two sing a bi-lingual duet of "Sing."
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
Muppets Instead of cookies, Cookie Monster recites a poem about galoshes -- or at least he tries.
(First: Episode 1626)
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 6 At the end of the day, David returns just in time as Mr. Ortiz closes up shop. He tells David he remembers to do everything asked of him and leaves to catch his bus. David quickly stops him to remind him of one more thing to do - give back the key.

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