Sesame Street
David and Gina attempt to renovate Hooper's
Air date February 28, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors S, G, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David wants to get some new things for Hooper's Store, such as new chairs, a new counter, new register and a new milkshake maker (as insisted upon by Gina). He shows Elmo the catalogue from a store downtown they intend to buy these things from. Elmo wonders about the fate of the current milkshake makers, which he's taken to name Minnie, Mickey, and Molly (differentiated by the different noises they make). David relents and decides to keep the milkshake machine after all.
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful."
(First: Episode 2492)
Film At school, a boy wants to be friends with a classmate, so he writes her a letter.
(First: Episode 2373)
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
Sesame Street 2 Near and Far
Muppets Grover demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)

SCENE 2 Gina is unable to put anything into the store's napkin holder and wishes they could get rid of it too. Oscar appears and conducts a trash test to make sure it's considered trash. It passes muster and Oscar takes it as his own, leaving the store nothing to keep its napkins in.
Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film Ernie & BertErnie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(First: Episode 1026)
Cartoon Hortense sees 5 waltzing brooms in her room.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2508)
Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
SCENE 3 Count von Count has caught word of the possible changes to Hooper's and is especially distraught over the loss of the old counter. He recalls in song ("I Counted on You") all the things he's counted on that very counter through the ages. Midway through his song, David stops Count after a line recalling how he counted elephants on the counter. Count admits it never happened but is upset that it never will, and David is guilted into keeping the old counter, too.
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0980)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Robert W. Shipshape gets a hat for his birthday, and it blows into the street. R.W. remembers not to cross the street without an adult; Teeny Little Superguy helps him across.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1924)
Animation ¿Que es esto? (una vaca)
(First: Episode 1978)
Celebrity Billy Joel sings the alphabet with Anything Muppets and kids.
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Film "Operation Playground" Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(First: Episode 2360)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Animation A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1871)


SCENE 4 Big Bird wonders if the changes to Hooper's include the sign. He and David imagine it looking like some of the selections in the catalogue and don't feel they are suitable. Big Bird believes if the sign works fine, it shouldn't be replaced. He also likes it because it reminds him of Mr. Hooper.
Cartoon Five butterflies
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1471)
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(First: Episode 2365)
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
(First: Episode 1786)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)

SCENE 5 David and Gina are ready to go shopping. They consult their list and cross out all the items they've decided to keep. A Dinger pops up to have fun with the ringing cash register, meaning they have to keep that as well. The only thing left on the list is the napkin holder.
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)
Muppets The Three Little Pigs look for the Big Bad Wolf in a police line-up.
(First: Episode 2541)
Transition "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
(First: Episode 1845)
SCENE 6 Big Bird doesn't think the store is any different, until they point out the new napkin holder. Big Bird likes it and claims it makes the store feel different and the same. Gina announces the sponsors.

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