Sesame Street
Plot Designing the new store
Air date January 15, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors P, Z, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Biff, Sully and Stella bring dozens of flowers 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.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
LearningLogo
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(EKA: Episode 2003)
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.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
P.Penguin
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2179)
1800-15
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(EKA: Episode 1800)
Birdeggs
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs to the top of two hills.
(EKA: Episode 1137)
3164x
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
BertIsOutside
Muppets Bert 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.
(EKA: Episode 1926)
3956h
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
(EKA: Episode 1931)
Sunflowers
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height. (Raposo instrumental)
(EKA: Episode 0850)
Noimage
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.
(EKA: Episode 2449)
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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 2274)
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.
(EKA: Episode 1101)
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.
(EKA: Episode 2691)
Noimage
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. Little Bird appears as well and recommends a fly-thru birdfeeder. 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.
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Noimage
Film Kids paint a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0057)
Australiamap
Cartoon A map of Australia morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2646)
Melostmecookie
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Lost Me Cookie" at the disco.
(EKA: Episode 1500)
2499-Measure
Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
Noimage
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.
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Cartoon A magician performs a trick that makes birds appear, and fish can be glimpsed between them.
Artist: Vince Collins
2678-3Song
Cast Bob, Susan and Luis perform a round about counting to 3.
(EKA: Episode 2312)
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(EKA: Episode 0872)
EBSholaNap
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
(EKA: Episode 0671)
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.
(EKA: Episode 1222)
BalloonABC
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
(EKA: Episode 2642)
Noimage
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.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on October 15, 1990 and was written by Sonia Manzano.


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