Sesame Street
Designing the new Hooper's Store
Air date January 15, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Production October 15, 1990
Sponsors P, Z, 3
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Biff, Sully and Stella bring dozens of flowers (plus boxes of candy) to Mr. Handford. Big Bird greets the viewer and reminds them of what happened yesterday when Hooper's Store came apart. Afterwards, the construction crew were initially prohibited from helping Maria and Luis fix the store, but Mr. Handford allows them, provided they are under careful scrutiny. Big Bird explains that because they were so happy, that's why they're giving him flowers (and candy).
2477h
Cartoon When a bird pops a balloon, the balls represent Sad and Happy.
(First: Episode 2102)
LearningLogo
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(First: Episode 1968)
GloriaCamel
Cartoon Gloria Globe attempts to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a camel instead, which belongs in Egypt.
GroverElevatorInOut
Muppets Grover the elevator operator gives a demonstration of in and out which annoys the passengers.
(First: Episode 0511)
P.Penguin
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
1800-15
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(First: Episode 1800)
Birdeggs
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs to the top of two hills.
(First: Episode 0773)
3164x
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
BertIsOutside
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie not to open the locked door until he gets back from his shopping trip. After he leaves the apartment, however, he realizes he forgot his money, but no matter what he does, Ernie won't let him in the apartment because he thinks this is practice.
(First: Episode 1787)
3956h
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
(First: Episode 1786)
Sunflowerbells
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
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SCENE 2 Maria, Luis and Mr. Handford go over the plan of building a new Hooper's Store - first, clean all the debris, then design how the new store will look and finally, start working. Biff and the crew barge through with a plank of wood, ready to start building. They're informed of the plan and Biff points out one missing element - coffee breaks.
2356-4
Muppets Over the Top sing "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
Packsuitcase
Cartoon A girl has trouble closing her suitcase after she's packed it, but has help from her four-legged friend.
(First: Episode 1469)
2059y
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be. (re-recorded music)
(First: Episode 0004)
Toon.3blackbirds
Cartoon Luis counts three blackbirds, which lay three eggs.
(EKA: Episode 2242)
HIYL.Tooth
Muppets Here is Your Life
Disguised as a dentist, Guy Smiley surprises a tooth at a dentist's office. The tooth is reunited with healthy food (represented by Carl Carrot and Melvin Milk), his dentist, and toothbrush/toothpaste pair Bristly and Pastey.
(First: Episode 1057)
Followsnake
Cartoon A snake has a knot in his middle, and he can't find his end. The detective helps the snake find his end ... playing drums in a band.
(First: Episode 2600)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Handford reviews the design plans for the store and loves them, not wanting to change a thing. Then, young Melissa rolls in and suggests a ramp for her wheelchair. A small bird appears as well with plans for a fly-thru birdfeeder.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Oscar also has a suggestion - leave the store just as it is. Mr. Handford naturally declines his proposal, but does offer to take a photo of the mess and give it to Oscar, while also recommending Biff and Sully nail it to his wall.
0926r
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Film-PaintPorcupine
Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
Australiamap
Cartoon A map of Australia morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2646)
Melostmecookie
Muppets "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco"
(First: Episode 1500)
2499-Measure
Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
(EKA: Episode 1969)
2792h
SCENE 4 With all the rubble moved out onto the sidewalk, Mr. Handford goes to phone the hauling truck. Oscar is disappointed that all he has left of the mess is a mere photo, then notices the pile of debris. He decides to take a piece to remind him of the mess, then takes another, and another...
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SCENE 4 cont'd Mr. Handford gets put on hold by Perelli's Hauling Service and decides to call back later. He goes back onto the sidewalk and sees Oscar has absconded with all the debris for his own personal collection. Oscar is then worried about his reputation when he realizes he just helped Mr. Handford, who assures Oscar it was just by accident.
VinceCollinsMagician
Cartoon A magician performs a trick that makes birds appear, and fish can be glimpsed between them.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1614)
2678-3Song
Cast Bob, Susan and Luis perform a round about counting to 3.
(EKA: Episode 2134)
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
EBSholaNap
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
(First: Episode 0537)
Footprints3
Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)
2293s
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
BalloonABC
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
(First: Episode 2552)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird finds Mr. Handford enjoying the construction sounds going on in the store. Big Bird doesn't understand why Mr. Handford considers it "music to [his] ears," until Mr. Handford points out that it's all for his new store, which makes him very happy. Oscar announces the sponsors.


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