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Sesame Street
Hooper's has a broken window
Air date May 1, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors G, Q, 3
Releases Sesame Street Classics, HBO Kids


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly goes to Hooper's Store, but finds the door is locked and the glass from the window is missing. He calls David over, who explains that some kids playing baseball accidentally broke the window. Telly helps David measure the size of the window so David can tell his friend what he needs. After measuring, David leaves to make his call. Telly gets an idea on how to help without using the glass and tells the viewer to "watch TV or something" while he heads for the newspapers.
Cartoon "Measurin', Measurin'" - a song about tools that are used to measure.
(First: Episode 1822)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
Cast Olivia sings a disco song about the "Don't Walk" sign with Susan and Maria as backup.
(First: Episode 1422)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G-gorilla
(First: Episode 0085)
cut from the HBO version
SCENE 2 Telly has covered the empty hole in the door with newspaper. David tells him some reasons why the glass works better than newspaper. Telly is upset, because he's messed up and David won't be his friend. David denies the idea and shows him something he can do with the newspaper - read it.
Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings “This Frog
(First: Episode 0944)
Cartoon Junior has to jump across the pond to make the frog chorus.
(First: Episode 0926)
SCENE 3 David's friend Harris (Joe Baer) has arrived and shows Telly how he measures and cuts the glass to get it exactly right, then places it back in the door. While he hammers the moldings back in, Telly marvels at the many tools the world has.
Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1390)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 4 Telly is given the task of removing the drawn-on X from the glass, but no matter how hard he scrubs, it won't come off. He leaves to get soap and water.
Animation "By The Numbers" - In a number boot camp, the sergeant calls for morning roll call, but the number 3 doesn't respond.
Cast Maria and Linda sew quilts with a Q on them.
(First: Episode 1508)
SCENE 5 Telly tries scrubbing the window with a soapy sponge, but the X still remains. He gets an idea, via having a conversation with himself, and goes inside, discovering the X is marked on the other side of the glass.
Film Kids narrate a film of an African plain and the animals that live there.
(First: Episode 0128)
cut from the HBO version
Grover at the Supermarket.jpg
Muppets Grover waits in line at a supermarket. He generously lets two people go in front of him, but then explains that you can't always let everyone go before you, or else you'll never get to the register yourself. When he finally gets to the register and is first in line, the cashier says the register is closed. Grover considers following a customer to a pickle party.
(First: Episode 1939)
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Cast Big Bird sings the alphabet while Bob accompanies him on glasses of water.
(First: Episode 1344)
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You".
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
SCENE 6 Grundgetta is leading a Grouchketeer meeting and announces the game they'll be playing - "Cross it Out." Grundgetta calls the kids up and asks them to cross out a different thing on her card. David calls her out on something; the kids are good at crossing things out, but she's done nothing. She gets the card and crosses the whole thing out.
Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(First: Episode 0829)
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped cookies, triangle shaped cookies, and circle shaped cookies.
(First: Episode 1750)
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Animation Where does the triangle fit?
(First: Episode 1883)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)

SCENE 7 Grundgetta displays the cross out board and declares she's going to cross out more. She grabs some pink paint and crosses out the viewer! She decides that's not enough and starts filling in the screen, while David announces the sponsors.

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