Sesame Street
Remembering Mr. Hooper / Oscar's stop sign
Air date April 17, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors K, Q, 9
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 After Big Bird and Maria welcome the viewer, Piri asks them why David's store is called "Hooper's Store." Big Bird doesn't understand why Piri can't remember Mr. Hooper, not taking into consideration the fact that he has only been on Sesame Street for a short time. After being reminded that Mr. Hooper died before Piri moved in, Big Bird shares a few memories and Piri expresses an interest in learning about him.
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Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1814)
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Cartoon K for kite
(First: Episode 0489)
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Film Joe Raposo instrumental: Seahorse
(First: Episode 0183)
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Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
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SCENE 2 In his nest area, Big Bird shows Piri the drawing he made for Mr. Hooper, along with some precious items from Mr. Hooper, like a letter, a photograph, and Radar.
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird admits that even without those things, he can still remember Mr. Hooper the way he was, even though sometimes it makes him feel sad. Piri can never remember being with Mr. Hooper, but now he has a good idea of what he was like.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
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Muppets Pageant: Butterfly.
(First: Episode 1443)
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Cartoon K for kick (football players)
(First: Episode 0463)
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Film Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 3 Maria and the kids count nine fingers.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
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Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon Two bugs compete in a mile-long race. The older, larger bug then explains to the smaller one how much faster humans, horses and even rocket ships can travel.
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets The Count counts as Suzanne Farrell spins around. Monsters offer her some flowers, and the Count counts the bouquets.
(First: Episode 1682)
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Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(First: Episode 1452)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 4 Oscar has given Grouchketeer hopeful Telly a rearranged sign, and has told him to do what the sign says. The sign reads, "OPTS right here." Telly makes "POTS right here" and brings out Oscar's pot collection.
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Cartoon Five Purple Konkers
(First: Episode 0775)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
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Muppets Two-Headed Monster shows his emotions.
(First: Episode 1982)
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Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)
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Cast Bob, Olivia, and David sing a song about the rain...outside, on a rainy day.
(First: Episode 1921)
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Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
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SCENE 5 Telly gets out Oscar's old rusty pots. Maria thinks that Oscar meant for Telly to write a different word, one that begins with S. Telly figures it's SPOT, the name of Oscar's pet pig.
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Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(First: Episode 2021)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
(First: Episode 0768)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
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Animation A number 9 looks for a house with his number on it.
(EKA: Episode 0283)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piñata.
(First: Episode 0620)
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Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(First: Episode 0816)
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SCENE 6 Maria shows Telly that the sign should say STOP. She also tells him to put away the pots and pig before stopping.
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Cartoon A STOP sign commands a train to stop.
(First: Episode 0493)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Cookie Disco."
(First: Episode 1054)
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Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 7 Oscar complains that he was actually hoping Telly would have taken out SPOT, the POTS, or Oscar's lamp POST. Piri reads the sponsors of the day.


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