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SST Old School Outlines

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by cjd874, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Number 113 is going to be the last outline I post for a while. I am finishing up school, and need to focus on my studies for the next three to four months. But I shall try to return in the summer with more outlines. Enjoy this one, where the cast tries to cheer up an angry Herry Monster. Plus, Bad Bart surprises Marshall Earp, Ernie and Cookie Monster have an identity crisis, and a Muppet choir sings "I'm So Lonely."

    Sesame Street Old School Outline 113

    Season 9: Herry Monster can’t be cheered up

    Sponsors: S, V, 10

    Scene 1: Bob says good morning to the viewer and notices Herry Monster coming down the street. When he addresses Herry good morning, Herry simply frowns and grunts. As Herry passes by Hooper’s Store, David offers him a lollipop, but Herry refuses it and tells David off. When Susan and Big Bird greet Herry, he sneers at them. Everyone agrees that Herry Monster is in a rotten mood!

    Cartoon: A man slips on his daughter’s roller skate and falls. The girl says that her dad is angry, but he still loves her!

    Muppets: Ernie and Cookie Monster are unable to tell each other apart because they both have wiggly fingers, large mouths, funny laughs, and love cookies. A Green Anything Muppet tells them how they’re different, making them feel better.

    Film: Herding sheep in the winter

    Cartoon: The Yo-Yo Master

    Film: The hamburger bun factory

    Cartoon: A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a seesaw (art by Tee Collins)

    Scene 2: Big Bird and David offer to play with Herry Monster, but he refuses. Big Bird: “Boy, Herry is even grouchier than Oscar today!” David: “Yeah, and Oscar’s a pretty hard act to beat.”

    Cartoon: S is for Santa, Snow, and Sleigh

    Muppets: The Twiddlebugs figure out how to get to the zoo

    Cartoon: S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop!

    Cartoon: A man asks a stranger for directions to the city, and builds a sand castle to show him what the city looks like. It turns out that the stranger is an alien!

    Muppet/Kid Moment: The Count and Ingrid count to 20 in Spanish

    Film: Footage of Paul Simon recording “Bingo,” and how vinyl records are made

    Scene 3: Susan and Bob attempt to make Herry feel better by playing “One of These Things.” Herry guesses incorrectly, which only compounds the problem. After ripping the board in half, Herry storms off.

    Muppets: A Muppet driver waits a long time for the attendant to give him gasoline, but other drivers wait only a short time for the same thing!

    Cartoon: Two men stand atop a letter V and discuss its importance

    Cast: Mr. Hooper adds chairs

    Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #10

    Muppets: Ernie gives Bert a doctor’s checkup

    Film: Baby turtles swim around

    Scene 4: Everyone tries to talk to Herry, but he doesn’t want to even be near anybody today. Herry yells at everyone to stop making him feel better and to leave him alone. He kicks the wastebasket and the mailbox over, sending trash and letters everywhere. Everyone leaves Herry alone.

    Cartoon: The Villain in the Panama Hat

    Cast: Maria subtracts chairs in a spoof of sporting events

    Film/Song: Henson #10

    Muppets: Kermit gives a lecture on long and short. He asks Grover to hop and sing for a long time, while Kermit does those things for a short time. Grover gets tired and asks to switch. As a result, Grover gets to tickle Kermit for a short time, but Kermit gets to tickle him for a long time!

    Cartoon: 30 dots (perfect take)

    Scene 5: Herry Monster sits by Oscar’s can, still seething. As he reflects on the events of the day, he realizes how nasty he’s been. Herry wants to talk to someone, but he looks around and nobody is on Sesame Street. He begins to feel very lonely.

    Cartoon: A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying

    Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets sing, “I’m So Lonely”

    Film: The sad flower

    Cartoon: V is for Venus, Violin, Volcano, Vegetables, and Vampire…

    Scene 6: Oscar pops up and asks, “Hey, Herry! What’s with the frowning? I’ve never wanted to talk with you as much as I do now!” Herry opens up about his bad day: when he woke up, he stubbed his toe on his rocking horse. Then he fell into a mud puddle outside his house. Then the ice cream man was out of chocolate ice cream! But he got angry with everyone when they tried to help him; and now none of them are here. Oscar advises Herry to scream: “Let it all out, kid! Immerse yourself in anger and grouchiness!” After letting out a thunderous roar, Herry is no longer angry! He thanks Oscar, who denies having helped him.

    Cartoon: S is for Snake

    Muppets: Bad Bart warns the local cowpokes that he has a surprise for Marshall Earp. As the townspeople watch the showdown, Bad Bart reveals his surprise: a birthday party for Marshall Earp!

    Film: Rhythm is everywhere!

    Cartoon/Song: Ten Tiny Turtles (art by Bud Luckey)

    Muppet/Kid Moment: Bert tells John-John how he felt when he lost his paper clips. John-John acts out each emotion.

    Cartoon: There’s a zoo in me!

    Scene 7: Inside Hooper’s Store, Herry Monster apologizes to everyone and tells everyone about his bad morning, and how Oscar made him feel better. David, Bob, Susan and Big Bird share a good laugh as Oscar announces the sponsors: “Sesame Street has been brought to you by the sloppy letter S, the vile letter V, and the terrible number 10.” SS sign still: Olivia. CTW sign still: Mr. Hooper.


    Northern Calloway as David

    Will Lee as Mr. Hooper

    Loretta Long as Susan

    Sonia Manzano as Maria

    Bob McGrath as Bob

    Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar


    Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, AMs

    Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, the Count, AMs

    Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Bad Bart, AMs
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  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Good luck!
  3. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Hi-ho! I'm back after a three-month hiatus. Here is outline number 114, in which one of Mumford's tricks goes awry (as usual). Plus, Ernie and Bert share jellybeans, and Cookie Monster stars in "The Monster's Three Wishes."

    Sesame Street Old School Outline 114

    Season 9: Mumford shrinks things on Sesame Street

    Sponsors: C, H, 7

    Scene 1: The Count, Bob, and several kids count fruits in small groupings. They count one pineapple, two melons, three bananas, four apples, five pears, six oranges, and seven strawberries. After everybody counts the fruits, Bob suggests that they make a fruit salad.

    Cartoon/Song: The Alligator King #7

    Cartoon: Two lines cross paths and get into an argument. They decide to cooperate by becoming dotted lines and intersecting one another.

    Muppets: Ernie comes home from camp and shows Bert what he brought back: water, rocks, and a paper clip! Bert is overjoyed by these gifts.

    Scene 2: Inside Hooper’s Store, Bob and Mr. Hooper make fruit salad. As they put the salad into bowls, the Count counts each serving. Finally, the adults give the Count a bowl of fruit salad. Mr. Hooper: “I hope you enjoy the fruit salad, Count. Eat it while it’s still fresh.” The Count: “Eat it? Why would I eat it now, Mr. Hooper? First I must COUNT all the pieces of fruit in the bowl! That’s ONE piece of apple! Two pieces of apple…three pieces of apple…”

    Film/Song: “Everybody Eats” (by Joe Raposo)

    Cartoon: H is for Hello (voiced by Gary Owens)

    Cast: Bob, Luis, and Linda assemble an H

    Cartoon: H is for Hola (Spanish version)

    Muppets: Kermit gives a lecture on the hand

    Film: A farmer takes care of baby calves

    Insert: Gordon sings about having a child of his own as he watches the children playing outside (“A Kid Like You”)

    Cartoon: C is for Candle (the candle blows the man away!)

    Cartoon: C is for Canary

    Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “C” trick (“Wanna see?”)

    Film: A children’s doctor at work

    Cartoon: A magician tries to make six circles disappear

    Muppets: Ernie and Bert attempt to share jellybeans

    Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7

    Muppets: Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse go to the bar for a glass of milk. The bartender presents the big, bigger, and biggest glass, and Marshal Grover has trouble choosing. He chooses the biggest glass, and drinks it all!

    Film: “There Once Was a Hand”

    Cartoon/Film: An animated climber explores a boy’s body parts

    Muppets/Song: Cookie Monster sings, “C is for Cookie”

    Scene 3: Bob is reading a book, but is having trouble reading the words because they’re so small. The Amazing Mumford comes along and offers to make Bob’s book larger with a new magic trick! However, when the smoke clears, Bob’s book is still the same size. As Mumford leaves to keep practicing his trick, the camera cuts to the Fix-It Shop, where Luis’s worktable has mysteriously gotten much smaller…

    Cartoon: An elephant and a zebra try to carry things across a bridge, but they are in each other’s way

    Muppets: Ernie is sad because he can’t play baseball outside in the rain. Bert tells him to imagine playing baseball inside. Ernie does so, and hits a long ball that lands in the water. When Bert says he can go outside now, Ernie can’t: “I hit my ball into the ocean, Bert.”

    Cartoon/Song: “That’s About the Size of It” (art by Bud Luckey)

    Film: A bumblebee

    Scene 4: Mumford tries his trick again on his hat, but the hat doesn’t grow. After two more attempts, he gives up. As Mumford walks away, the camera cuts back and forth to show that Olivia’s bicycle, Mr. Hooper’s newsstand, and Big Bird’s nest have all been shrunk by Mumford’s magic! Everyone stares at the camera in shock.

    Muppets: Two Muppet boys play hide and seek while saying the alphabet

    Cartoon: A mad scientist reveals his latest creation: a capital H

    Film/Song: Henson #7

    Cartoon: Big, bigger, and biggest strongmen

    Muppets/Cast: Bob reads the story of “The Monster’s Three Wishes,” starring Cookie Monster and the Genie

    Cartoon: I’ve Got a Mind – Bouncing Ball

    Film: Letter H hoist

    Muppets/Song: A baritone Orange-Gold Anything Muppet (played by Jim Henson) sings about the wonders of the country, without noticing that the landscape is being rebuilt into a city.

    Cartoon: A man tries to come up with H words, but another one keeps beating him to the punch. The first man finally draws a hole underneath the other, but he still yells, “HELP!”

    Film/Song: “Little Things” (by Joe Raposo)

    Scene 5: After Big Bird, Luis, Mr. Hooper, and Olivia confront him, the Amazing Mumford reverses his trick by saying the magic words backwards! He makes everything return to its normal size, and everyone is happy. Unbeknownst to everyone, the mailbox and fire hydrant have doubled in size! Oscar pops up from his can, sees the giant mailbox and hydrant, and faints back into his can. Bob announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Count. CTW sign still: Maria.


    Linda Bove as Linda

    Emilio Delgado as Luis

    Will Lee as Mr. Hooper

    Bob McGrath as Bob

    Roscoe Orman as Gordon

    Alaina Reed as Olivia

    Caroll Spinney as Big Bird


    Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs

    Jerry Nelson as the Amazing Mumford, the Count, Fred the Wonder Horse, AMs

    Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
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  4. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Here is Outline number 115, in which Gordon explains air and Big Bird gets singing lessons from Bob. Plus, Grover shows loud and quiet, Guy Smiley honors a loaf of bread, and Simon Soundman sings a song.

    Sesame Street Old School Outline 115

    Season 7: Gordon teaches the kids about air/Bob gives Big Bird singing lessons

    Sponsors: G, O, 3

    Scene 1: In the arbor area, Gordon shows the kids how air moves things. First, he asks the kids to blow small pieces of paper across the table.

    Cartoon: Rolling O Song (art by the Hubleys)

    Scene 2: Gordon has an electric fan plugged into the wall inside Hooper’s Store, and asks one child to hold a pinwheel in front of the fan. When Gordon turns the fan on, the pinwheel moves!

    Muppets: In the library, Grover tries to talk about loud and quiet, but the librarian keeps shushing him. Grover resorts to an almost inaudible whispering, and the librarian approves of his volume.

    Cartoon: Drawing the letter G

    Cast: Susan, Bob, and Maria add and subtract themselves from a black screen

    Cartoon: Beetle Bailey tries to be first in the chow line

    Film: Sometimes, you need a bridge…

    Muppets: Ernie finds Herry Monster’s ball

    Cartoon: G is for Giggle

    Scene 3: Gordon points out that it’s windy on Sesame Street. He explains that wind is strong air that moves very quickly, and that wind can move people’s hair (Maria passes by, her hair blowing) and the leaves on a tree. As the wind gets stronger, Gordon struggles to stay on his feet, and he gets blown away himself.

    Muppets: Ernie and Bert play a pretending game

    Film/Song: Henson #3

    Cartoon: A man teaches his dog to say “YES”

    Film: A gymnast shows beginning and end, with her gymnastics routine

    Cartoon: O is for Orange (art by Bruce Cayard)

    Muppets: Lefty recites the alphabet for his boss and gets a lollipop as his reward

    Film: Animals that live along the river (hippo, crocodile, water buffalo, etc.)

    Scene 4: Big Bird hears Bob singing while hanging the laundry out to dry. Big Bird is so impressed that he asks Bob for singing lessons. Bob agrees.

    Cartoon: Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job

    Muppets/Song: Simon Soundman sings about how his (WOOF-WOOF) chased a (MEOW) up a tree, and how the (REEEE-OOOOO) came to get the (MEOW) down.

    Scene 5: In Bob’s apartment, Bob asks Big Bird to sing his lowest note and his highest note. The highest note ends up cracking Bob’s window.

    Cartoon: The Country Fiddler – Three on Lady’s Lap (by Bud Luckey)

    Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3

    Film: Peggy Fleming skates a letter O

    Cartoon: Christopher Clumsy talks about shapes (art by Cliff Roberts)

    Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Here Is Your Life” to honor a loaf of bread

    Muppet/Kid Moment: Herry Monster asks John-John about loud and soft

    Scene 6: Bob asks Big Bird to sing quietly and loudly, and then slowly and quickly. Then Big Bird says that he wants to learn a song. Bob asks him what he’d like to learn. Big Bird: “What else? A birdsong!” Bob flips through his songbooks and finds one titled, “101 Great Birdsongs for Winged Warblers.” Then they start learning a song.

    Film: George the Farmer shows loud and quiet

    Cartoon: What if my hair was made of grass?

    Muppets/Song: Grover and George sing about “Two G Sounds”

    Film: Rolling Red Ball #3 (powder ending)

    Celebrity: Arthur Ashe counts while hitting a tennis ball against the wall

    Cartoon: A girl imagines that she’s a rescue vehicle

    Film/Song: “There’s a Bird on Me” (by Joe Raposo)

    Cartoon: A gorilla that knows G words applies for a job

    Muppets: Bert asks Ernie to demonstrate soft and loud

    Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3 (repeat)

    Scene 7: Gordon, Maria, and a group of kids gather in Bob’s apartment to hear Big Bird sing a song for them. Everyone listens and applauds as Big Bird sings “A Really Good Feeling,” and Susan announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Oscar and the Count. CTW sign still: Roosevelt Franklin and his mother.


    Loretta Long as Susan

    Sonia Manzano as Maria

    Bob McGrath as Bob

    Roscoe Orman as Gordon

    Caroll Spinney as Big Bird


    Frank Oz as Grover, Bert, Lefty, AMs

    Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Simon Soundman, George, AMs

    Richard Hunt, Fran Brill, and Marilyn Sokol as AMs

    Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, AMs
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  5. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Number 116 stars Bert, Mr. Hooper, David, Biff, Oscar, Maria, Gordon, and Big Bird. Plus, Cookie wants to share Ernie's pillow, Kermit meets Rapunzel, and several classic films are featured (the Mad Painter, Everybody Eats).

    Sesame Street Old School Outline 116

    Season 6: The cast imagines what they’ll be like when they’re older/Bert helps Mr. Hooper and David at Hooper’s Store

    Sponsors: E, U, 9

    Scene 1: As Mr. Hooper serves breakfast to the adults, he laments that he just turned sixty-five years old. This gets everyone thinking about what they will be doing when they’re older. Gordon imagines that he and Susan are still living on Sesame Street with two grown children. David imagines that he becomes a lawyer, marries Maria, and raises a family with her in the Bronx. Luis thinks that he’ll run the Fix-It Shop for another thirty years before retiring. When Big Bird comes in, the adults ask him the same question. Big Bird: “When I’m older…I’ll still be me!”

    Muppets: At the beach, Bert asks Ernie if he planned for the day. Bert says that he has his beach blanket, his pail and shovel, and other important things. Ernie admits that he only brought an umbrella in case it rains…which it does!

    Cartoon: Two traveling lines have an argument until they decide to intersect

    Scene 2: The cast talks about their favorite “E” words. Maria likes evenings, Big Bird likes eagles, Gordon likes elephants, and Oscar likes endings…the segment ends when Oscar slams his lid down.

    Muppets/Song: Roosevelt Franklin and his mother sing about the numbers 1 – 10

    Film: A clown removes his makeup (time-lapse video)

    Cartoon: Jazz Spies #9

    Cartoon: E is for Egg (speech balloon)

    Film: Baby eagles (child narration)

    Scene 3: The cast talks about their favorite “U” words. Maria likes umbrellas, Big Bird likes walking up, Gordon likes umpires, and Oscar likes being upside-down. Then the camera rotates itself, showing Oscar upside-down in his can!

    Film/Song: Henson #9

    Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “U” trick (“Can I take a picture of you?”)

    Film: Making pottery

    Cartoon: A large rabbit chases three kids

    Muppets: Waiter Grover serves the Count hot dogs, but the Count says that he wants to count the hot dogs instead of eating them. When Grover refuses to get any more hot dogs, the Count hypnotizes Grover to get more.

    Cartoon: An award for U

    Cartoon: A dog learns about the letter U

    Scene 4: Bert comes in for two Fizzy Fizz sodas. As David gets them, Bert wonders what it’s like to work behind the counter at Hooper’s Store. David offers to let Bert help out, and Mr. Hooper approves as well.

    Film/Song: Henson #9 (repeat)

    Muppets: Sherlock Hemlock helps Ernie solve the Mystery of the Missing Chicken Sandwich

    Cartoon: Imagination E (animation by John and Faith Hubley)

    Cast: Maria hosts a dinner party with Bob and three gorillas, and Maria sings “Three of These Things” with the dinner guests. At the end, Bob is carried out because he isn’t a gorilla!

    Cartoon: E is for Enter and Exit (“That’s enough, Roy!”)

    Film/Song: “Everybody Eats” (by Joe Raposo)

    Scene 5: Sporting a new apron, Bert is ready to help out! Biff shows up for a cup of coffee but he can’t decide whether he wants it with cream, milk, or sugar. Bert gets frustrated, but David reminds him to be patient. Mr. Hooper adds, “The customer is always right!” Finally, Biff makes up his mind…he wants a cup of coffee with a plate of scrambled eggs and three pieces of toast!

    Muppets: Ernie tries to take a nap, but Cookie Monster wants his pillow and keeps ringing a bell to distract Ernie. Eventually Ernie agrees to share it, so Cookie rips the pillow in half, gives one part to Ernie, and eats the other half!

    Cartoon: U is for Ugly

    Cartoon: Count to 10 with Nobody (animation by Jim Henson)

    Film: The Mad Painter #9

    Cartoon: U is for Umbrella (speech balloon)

    Scene 6: Big Bird, Maria, Gordon, and Luis all show up to order their lunches. Bert panics upon seeing so many people, but Mr. Hooper calms him down and helps him figure out a plan to help everyone. Eventually, Bert cooperates with Mr. Hooper and David to serve the customers.

    Cartoon: The Old Woman Who Lived a Nine (art by Bud Luckey)

    Film: A man sings “Rock-a-bye Baby” to a sleepy koala

    Cartoon: Three characters cooperate to watch a baseball game over a fence

    Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Prince Charming as the Prince attempts to rescue Rapunzel

    Cartoon: A man saws out the letter E

    Cartoon: 30 dots (one shows up too early)

    Film: Water buffalo

    Scene 7: Bert serves his last customer of the day (Farley makes a rare cameo). Mr. Hooper and David congratulate Bert, and Mr. Hooper says that Bert can come back anytime to help out. A glowing Bert proceeds to outline his plans for revamping the store, to the adults’ surprise: “First, we’ve gotta knock down these walls and expand! How about changing the menu, Mr. Hooper? Maybe we should have an oatmeal bar…with five different flavors of oatmeal!” Luis announces the sponsors. SS sign still: David and Maria. CTW sign still: Oscar.


    Northern Calloway as David

    Emilio Delgado as Luis

    Will Lee as Mr. Hooper

    Loretta Long as Susan

    Sonia Manzano as Maria

    Bob McGrath as Bob

    Roscoe Orman as Gordon

    Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar


    Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, the Prince, AMs

    Jerry Nelson as the Count, Biff, Sherlock Hemlock, Farley, AMs

    Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)

    Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
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  6. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Number 117 features Big Bird, Snuffy, Oscar, David, Maria, and the return of a character seen ONLY ONCE on Sesame Street! Plus, Ernie plays tag with Bert, Mr. Chatterley hosts another Alphabet Chat, and Paul Simon sings "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."

    Sesame Street Old School Outline 117

    Season 9: Mr. Snuffleupagus plays the Snuffle-tuba/Headline Howie returns/Oscar hires a Grouch electrician

    Sponsors: O, Z, 8

    Scene 1: Mr. Snuffleupagus arrives at Big Bird’s nest for their playdate. Snuffy asks what they should do today. They can’t do marbles or play cowboy because they did that last time. Big Bird wants to do something totally new, and Snuffy has an idea. He leaves for his cave to retrieve something that will amaze Big Bird.

    Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #8

    Muppets: Mr. Chatterley hosts an Alphabet Chat about the letter O, but everything goes wrong

    Cartoon: O is for Open

    Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – O is for Owl

    Scene 2: Snuffy returns with a massive instrument called the Snuffle-tuba. Big Bird is amazed, and asks if he can hear it. Snuffy obliges, and starts blowing into it. The instrument emits a very loud and deep sound, nearly knocking Big Bird off his feet. But then the instrument stops working, and Snuffy leaves to get it fixed. David and Maria stagger into Big Bird’s nest area, rattled by the foghorn-like sound. Big Bird tries to explain what happened, but the adults don’t believe him.

    Film: The Mad Painter #8

    Cartoon: A boy acts out his feelings, accompanied by various animals (“There’s a zoo in me!”)

    Muppets/Song: Lefty the Salesman sings, “Would You Like to Buy an O?” to Ernie

    Cartoon: Would you mind closing our OPEN?

    Film: A farmer feeds baby calves

    Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot teaches Grover how to count with blocks

    Scene 3: Oscar is looking down the street and checking his clock. Maria asks him why, and Oscar tells her that he’s expecting a Grouch electrician any minute. The electrician (played by Jerry Nelson) arrives, and Oscar explains the problem: his lights are too bright, and he wants them fixed. Oscar and the electrician go into the can to turn on the lights. Maria hears smashing noises from inside, and the lights go out abruptly. When the Grouches re-emerge, Maria points out that electricians are supposed to repair lights, not wreck them! Electrician: “Listen, sister! Grouch electricians are SUPPOSED to wreck the lights!” Oscar: “Yeah! Plus, with broken lights, I won’t be able to see a thing inside my can…just how I like it!” Oscar goes back into his can and immediately crashes into various household items. Maria shakes her head in disbelief as the ending music plays.

    Film: A walrus swims (music by Joe Raposo)

    Cartoon: The singing orange (music: “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen)

    Muppets: Ernie tries to play tag with Bert, but Bert is reluctant to play along

    Cartoon/Song: Penny Candy Man #8 (by Bud Luckey)

    Film: The story of Colleen, who lives in Arizona

    Insert/Song: Paul Simon sings “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”

    Cartoon: Z is for Zipper (speech balloon)

    Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ Z sketch

    Muppets/Song: “Fat Cat” (featuring Bip Bipadotta)

    Scene 4: David puts a “CLOSED” sign on the door of Hooper’s Store before he takes a lunch break with Maria. Headline Howie pops up with a catchy newspaper headline: “Sign on door: Hooper’s Store is no more!” Maria tries to explain that the store is not closed for good, but Howie keeps spewing more outrageous headlines without letting the adults get a word in edgewise: “Storekeeper a bore! Tending the store is a chore!” When David gets mad, Howie says, “Keeper gets sore over store lore! Heard it all before!” The adults finally tell Howie that David is simply taking a break and will be back in five minutes. Headline Howie thanks him for clearing the confusion, and creates one last headline: “Hooper’s Store is alive and will thrive! Back in five.” After Howie leaves Maria asks, “What was that all about?” David remarks, “I don’t know, but that was a lot of jive…”

    Cartoon: Flying Z in space

    Cartoon: Adding ladybugs and lizards

    Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts the Addition Game with Herry Monster as the contestant

    Cartoon: Two men climb to the top of a capital letter Z

    Film/Song: “What Are Kids Called?” (by Joe Raposo)

    Cartoon: Zig, zag, zoom, and zoo…

    Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola talk about feelings

    Cartoon: The King of Eight (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

    Cartoon: A girl explains what “imagination” means

    Scene 5: David and Maria talk about rhyming words with the kids.

    Cartoon: A man recites a limerick about the letter O while another man is forced to hold a large O

    Muppets: Don Music rewrites “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” with help from Kermit

    Cartoon: Batman and Robin learn how to cross the street safely

    Cast: Luis finds a table with three legs, and he searches for another table leg

    Muppets: The Count and Cookie Monster cooperate as they count and eat cookies

    Cartoon: What if I looked like George Washington, and George Washington looked like me?

    Film: A scuba diver shows on, into, under, around, and through

    Scene 6: Snuffy returns to Big Bird’s nest with his newly repaired Snuffle-tuba, and he asks Big Bird if he’d like to hear more. Big Bird suggests that they play jacks instead. David announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: Gordon.


    Northern Calloway as David

    Emilio Delgado as Luis

    Sonia Manzano as Maria

    Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar


    Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Lefty the Salesman, AMs

    Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, the Count, Herry Monster, Mr. Chatterley, Herbert Birdsfoot, AMs

    Richard Hunt as Headline Howie, Don Music, AMs

    Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit, Bip Bipadotta, AMs
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