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Sesame Street
Remembering Mr. Hooper's egg cream
Air date April 26, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production December 22, 1983
Sponsors A, Y, 11


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Honkers are in deep honk conversation when they notice the viewer and start honking even more and waving. Olivia comes by and asks what they're doing; they're so noisy. She wishes she could understand honk, but tries to figure out what they're so excited about. Eventually she sees that they're greeting the viewer, which she also joins in on.
Cartoon A for Acorn
(First: Episode 1626)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie realizes that Bert's not home and that he can do whatever he wants. He acts out a typical scenario in which he plays the radio loud and Bert tells him to turn it down ... but it doesn't feel the same without Bert around.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A-Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Celebrity Sally Ride announces that A is for Astronaut and blasts off.
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, The A Box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
SCENE 2 Bob bumps into an Anything Muppet boy named Marty who's in a rush. He sings "Time" to him, about taking your time to appreciate things better. By the time Bob has finished his song, Marty misses his bus.
Cartoon A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1871)
Muppets Grover's Health Minute: Kermit the Frog and Grover talk about teeth. Grover notices that Kermit does not have any teeth at all, so he puts a pair of teeth in Kermit's mouth. Grover says to see a "tooth checker," to eat crunchy things like bananas and to clean teeth with a "tooth comb."
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)

Insert Oscar the Grouch and Grundgetta imagine what their wedding would look like.
(First: Episode 1733)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
SCENE 3 Forgetful Jones spots Buster down the street and tells Olivia and the kids that he's been trying to find him, but doesn't know how to get him over to him. Olivia suggests yelling for him, so Forgetful whispers Buster's name very quietly. She and the kids demonstrate what loud means a few times, and when Forgetful finally gets it, Buster approaches just as Forgetful gets loud and asks if he's forgotten how to be quiet.
Film A circle finds its place on a game board.
(First: Episode 1799)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Brian talk about loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0126)
Transition "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(First: Episode 1486)

SCENE 4 Bob spots a Honker in the yard watching some other Honkers honk "Mary Had a Little Lamb" from a distance. He approaches her and figures she doesn't know the other Honkers, and although she's shy he convinces her to ask if she can join them. The Honkers all hit it off immediately, and together they honk "Twinkle Little Star."
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster gets MAD when it sees the word.
(First: Episode 1513)
1586 Where-a-go
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Episode 1949 scene 04

SCENE 5 Gordon enters Hooper's Store where he greets Telly Monster and David. He would like an egg cream, but he wants it just the way Mr. Hooper used to make them. David says he thinks he could give it a shot by remembering, and proceeds to make the egg cream according to his memory of Mr. Hooper's method. Gordon tries it, and says it's good, but not as good as Mr. Hooper's. Telly is convinced that David has failed, but in David's defense, Mr. Hooper had years to perfect his technique; David is new at this, and just needs practice. He resolves to try again, and begins making another egg cream. (YouTube)

Muppets On Vacation with Guy Smiley
Guy Smiley and his tour guide have difficulty taking pictures of animals in the jungle because of Guy's uncontrollably loud voice. A tiger recognizes him, and offers to take a picture of him and some other animals. "Say TREES!"
Cartoon "Name That Food" game show hosted by Don Carrot
Artist: Len Glasser
(First: Episode 1491)

SCENE 6 David is on his fifth egg cream, still trying to perfect Mr. Hooper's method for Gordon. Telly is still not convinced he can do it, but David says he's trying at least. Gordon tastes this one, and says Mr. Hooper would be proud. David is elated at having made an egg creme as good as Mr. Hooper's, but Gordon counters that he didn't quite say that. There's no way David could give it that special Mr. Hooper touch because he's not Mr. Hooper. Telly concedes that there are now three ways to make an egg creme: Mr. Hooper's way, the way that doesn't taste as good, and David's way.
Fox and crow
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
(First: Episode 0631)
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Muppets "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco"
(First: Episode 1500)
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
SCENE 7 Olivia interprets the Honkers saying goodbye to the viewer. She joins them in a "Honker goodbye" as Bob announces the sponsors.


  • The shy Honker in scene 4 is one of the regular Honker puppets given new pig-tailed hair and glasses. It would retain these features again when used as an extra for Follow That Bird; she also appears on the official movie poster by Steven Chorney.

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