Sesame Street
The Unfixit Shop
Air date January 7, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors I, J, 4
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Luis reminds the viewer of his broken arm, which prevents him from doing simple tasks like combing his hair and buttoning his shirt. He tries asking Susan to help, but she rushes off to work before he can ask. He tries again with Maria, who is too overwhelmed with Fix-It Shop tasks to allow him a word in edgewise. Oscar uncharacteristically agrees to some help, but he doesn't want to help Luis - he wants Luis to help him get dressed and brushed (citing Luis' look as perfect).
4construction
Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
Upsidedowncone
Muppets Happening upon the ice cream man, Ernie wants to buy a chocolate - strawberry - peach - vanilla - banana - pistachio - peppermint - lemon - orange - butterscotch ice cream cone, but the ice cream vendor instead gives him a butterscotch - orange - lemon - peppermint - pistachio - banana - vanilla - peach - strawberry - chocolate ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0133)
Hubley.Penguintap
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
MarchingBand20
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
2096g
Animation A car drives through blocks.
(First: Episode 1446)
2414-Jasper
Cast Jasper Johnson (David) performs his famous "J" Walk for a roaring crowd.
(First: Episode 0761)
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Luis henpecks away at the computer keyboard in the Fix-It Shop. Forgetful Jones drops by and claims he's a whiz at typing - "My daddy made sure I learned how to work a computer keyboard so I'd have something to fall back on in case ranchin' didn't work out." However, Forgetful reveal that while he knows how to type, he's forgotten how to spell, forcing Luis to spell every word of the story he's writing.
Splasho.top
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(First: Episode 0655)
Madpainter4
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
WaiterGroverBaconEggs
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Kidsdancing
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Typewriter.J
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0772)
Kitchen-CERRADO
Insert Various things in a kitchen become CERRADO. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 1343)
1839zg
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Maria insists Luis take it easy and let her handle the work in the Fix-It Shop. Luis eagerly wants to fix a broken radio and Oscar encourages him to do it. Luis tries, but accidentally knocks it onto the floor and breaks it further. Oscar thinks Luis might be a good fit for an "Unfixit Shop" and Luis agrees to partner with the grouch, to Maria's surprise.
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
2059t
Cartoon Square in space.
(First: Episode 1554)
Sesame.discofrog
Muppets Kermit the Frog performs "Disco Frog."
(First: Episode 1407)
Toon.Inkbird
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Clip 7
Film A Stool For Me
(First: Episode 0513)
EdithAnnSandwich
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
Lowercasei.yellow
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Oscar's "Unfixit Shop" has opened for business. Gordon and Susan find Luis' role ridiculous, but Luis confesses that he likes to keep busy and the affection from Oscar's elephants is appreciated.
Song.Family
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Pentagon
Cartoon A rolling circle becomes a square, then a triangle, and various other shapes.
(First: Episode 1465)
TwoHeadBath
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
1708w
Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)
MartyChair
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 1981)
1056d
Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
(First: Episode 1012)
3164z
Cartoon Are you the monster that ate the television?
(First: Episode 1970)
Coconutgather.old
Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(First: Episode 1125)
Marshalgrover-countbackwards
Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
EstaCerrada
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Maria and Bob try and see if they can talk Luis out of working at Oscar's. They find a "CERRADO" sign on the can and Oscar tells them they're closed, but allows them to talk with Luis for the moment. Luis doesn't want to leave yet, since Fluffy and Cynthia are thanking him for tangling their yo-yos with a mud ballet performance (hence the shop being closed). Maria and Bob, curious as they hear the noises, peek in and receive a face full of mud.
3181-Elephants
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0337)
500018
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
2lines
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Noimage
SCENE 6 Maria leads Luis away from the can and back to the shop, telling him something he can do with his good arm after all - sorting their bucket of loose nuts and bolts, and other tasks they've been putting off around the shop.


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