Sesame Street
Plot Mr. Hooper asks Big Bird to open Hooper's Store for him.
Air date February 10, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors L, O, 3
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


This episode guide is missing segments cut from Noggin's broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Miguel shows the audience that the brownstone building is called 123 Sesame Street. He counts out 1, 2, 3.
Cartoon Jazz #3
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Well, back to the ol' drawing board!"
(First: Episode 0057)
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper has to run an important errand, and he asks Big Bird to open Hooper's Store for him. Big Bird is nervous, but agrees to do it.
Cartoon O limerick
SCENE 3 Big Bird unlocks the store and goes inside. Just as he is starting toward the other side to turn on the light, he hears a scary noise. Panicked, he runs out of the store and into Mr. Hooper, who has just returned. Mr. Hooper takes Big Bird into the store and turns the light on to reveal that the scary noise was just the telephone off its hook. Mr. Hooper reassures Big Bird -- but then Bob enters the store through the back door, startling them both.
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
SCENE 4 Bob sings "The OP Family Song".
Celebrity The New York Knicks demonstrate over, around and through.
(EKA: Episode 1083)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot demonstrates "over" and "under" by having Grover lie over a mattress. Then Grover lies under the mattress, and Herbert drives the point home by adding more objects over Grover.
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
SCENE 5 Miguel shows a kid how to set a table, until Oscar intervenes.
Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away. (edited version)
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mahna Mahna".
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
Cartoon Jazz #3 (repeat)
Celebrity Bill Cosby tells his young friends a story that involves "over" and "under". He mixes the words up, and the kids correct him.
(First: Episode 0136)
Transition A black circle appears on a blue screen, and grows until it covers the whole screen.
Cartoon A baby rescues a ball from on top of a column.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
Cartoon O limerick (repeat)

Muppets Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
SCENE 6 Bob finds a string hanging in midair. He pulls the string, and a shutter clangs down over the TV screen.
Muppets Little Bird plays an imagination game, closing his eyes and imagining he hears sounds. At the end of the game, he imagines that he hears a scary monster -- and when he opens his eyes, Herry Monster is there, growling at him.
(First: Episode 0148)
Cast Larry and Phyllis try to get Larry's galoshes on.
(EKA: Episode 0167)
SCENE 7 Gordon tells the kids about how kids play marbles in Africa.
Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(EKA: Episode 0181)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Cartoon L is for Lips
SCENE 8 Gordon and the kids say good-bye. Bob say good-bye too. Big Bird announces the sponsors. Then there is a blue background and a shutter closes.

CLOSING SIGNS Gordon holds up the Sesame Street sign and Bob holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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