Sesame Street
Hooper's Store has a promotional contest
(repeat of 1824)
Air date December 20, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Sponsors J, R, 12


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 David is bored because there hasn't been a single customer at Hooper's Store all morning. Gladys the Cow drops in for a moment to rest her hooves, having just returned from a three-bus ride to the farmer's market for some hay. David points out the store sells hay, a fact Gladys forgot. As she leaves, Telly Monster comes in to show off the new umbrella he just got in Herald Square. David has one just like it for sale, even at the same price. Telly thinks he should write that down so he won't forget, and leaves to get a pencil and paper at a downtown store instead. David begins thinking of a way he can ensure people know Hooper's is the place they can get anything.
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
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Muppets Kermit and the word "taxi."
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Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(First: Episode 1968)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin leads a counting practice for his Headball team.
(First: Episode 0893)

SCENE 2 Hooper's is now decorated with streamers and balloons; a banner above the store reads, "Win a Free Lunch." David reiterates the contest rules to Forgetful Jones - whoever can come up with the best promotion for the store will win a free lunch. He makes Forgetful the judge, claiming that if even he can remember it, anyone can.
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(First: Episode 1169)
Cartoon M for Moon
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(First: Episode 1195)
Cartoon Toothpaste March
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1446)


SCENE 3 The store is abuzz with kids and others entering the contest, to David's pleasure. Telly frets over his entry: "Mr. Hooper's Store has everything from A to Z." He doesn't think the store has items beginning with every letter, so David helps him figure out some spots he thinks are lacking. As he helps Telly, he receives submissions from a Honker ("Honk if you love Hooper's.") and a French Muppet ("Mr. Hooper's...where friends meet to greet and eat and buy car wax!"). Once Telly finishes his list, he comes up with a new slogan - "Mr. Hooper's Store has a thousand items for your home!" - and starts counting the items he sees.
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(First: Episode 1971)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)

SCENE 4 Don Music drops by the Fix-It Shop to play Maria his musical jingle for the contest. He and the Alphabeats perform the jingle, which instead about the Fix-It Shop. When Maria points out that the contest is for Hooper's, Don asks her to fix his jingle. The two begin to collaborate on a new song.
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: WET PAINT
(First: Episode 1136)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: RUN
(First: Episode 1446)

SCENE 5 Before Forgetful starts his judgment process, Oscar drops into the store to recite his promotional poem. Everyone then leaves Forgetful to make his decision, but he now wonders where everyone went.
Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Ernie explains how a scale can determine what is heavier than another object. With the scale, he was planning to split some cookies with Bert, but can't figure out how to do it. Cookie Monster shows him his way of solving the problem: he eats the cookies off each side of the scale until there are no cookies left. Ernie is disappointed since all he's left with is a "really good scale". Cookie disagrees--he's tasted better.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
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Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)

SCENE 6 Everyone gathers to hear Forgetful's answer, but he doesn't remember what he's doing at first. Suddenly, he blurts out Telly's slogan...then every other entry he's somehow managed to remember, including the Frechman's (who gleefully declares, "Viva la France!" in celebration).
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit witnesses Dr. Nobel Price's latest invention - It's green, wears a trenchcoat, does news reports... and it even talks. Dr. Price has invented an exact mechanical replica of Kermit.
(First: Episode 1965)
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
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Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
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SCENE 7 David makes lunches for all of the winners. Forgetful has already forgotten his role in the proceedings. Oscar announces the sponsors.

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