Sesame Street
Remembering Mr. Hooper's egg cream
(repeat of 1949)
Air date November 28, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors A, Y, 11
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Episode 1949 scene 04

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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 Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(First: Episode 1494)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
A for ape toon
Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
Cast Luis tries to open a door marked with a "CERRADO" sign. He gets a running start, when Maria changes the sign to read "ABIERTO." She opens the door and Luis runs right through it, crashing.
(First: Episode 0596)
Cartoon La palabra cerrado
(First: Episode 0481)
SCENE 2 Bob bumps into an Anything Muppet who's in a rush. He sings "Time" to him, about taking your time, but in the end, Bob has made the AM miss his bus.
Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
Muppets Maria tells the story of "The King's Problem".
(First: Episode 0407)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
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 here. Olivia suggests yelling for him, so Forgetful whispers Buster's name very quietly. She and the kids demonstrate what loud means a few times. When Forgetful finally gets it, Buster approaches just as Forgetful gets loud, and asks if he's forgotten how to be quiet.
Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
Lena Horne ABC song
Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and The Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0575)
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(First: Episode 1481)

SCENE 4 Bob spots a Honker in the arbor, watching some other Honkers honk "Mary Had a Little Lamb" from a distance. He approaches them and figures they don't know the other Honkers, and although they're shy, he convinces them to join the other Honkers. Together, they all honk "Twinkle Little Star."
Gator pointing
Cartoon A for apricot, alligator, acrobat, accordion, artist, airplane.
(First: Episode 1586)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0551)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(First: Episode 1453)
Muppets The Count counts "The Song of the Count."
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Film The Steam Shovel
(First: Episode 1144)
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)
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)

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.
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Insert Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
Cartoon A monster sees a box that keeps opening and closing, saying "Abierto" and "Cerrado."
(First: Episode 0771)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2067)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Animation "¡Él juega fútbol!"
Film Counting 20 boxes
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0510)
SCENE 7 Olivia interprets the Honkers saying goodbye to the viewer. Bob announces the sponsors.

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