Sesame Street
Plot Construction on Hooper's
Air date January 16, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors F, Q, 14
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the early hours of morning, Maria and Luis get ready to continue repairs on Hooper's Store. Oscar, dressed as a reporter, tells them to wait until he gets upstairs. From inside Bob's bedroom, Oscar delivers a Grouch News report. He notes that Bob is fast asleep, for now, when the construction downstairs causes him to jolt from bed.
Dothecontinentalasia
Cartoon "Do the Continental" - two kids jump into Asia.
Moschittababy Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. has a baby who has a name beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 2122)
Fleas!
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2398)
2356-6
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
Clip 4
Muppets Grover watches Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
(EKA: Episode 0712)
Sqsong
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
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SCENE 2 Oscar continues his report while Bob attempts to give Jessica a piano lesson. Oscar observes that the construction noise is too loud to hear the piano, so Bob plays louder and louder until he's able to drown out the construction. Oscar retreats downstairs, where he can listen to the construction in peace.
0871p
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0871)
Radioexercise
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
FaceFacts
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
MyDogPete!!!
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1453)
Folge2277-11
Muppets The Three Little Pigs look for the Big Bad Wolf in a police line-up.
(EKA: Episode 2595)
14ducks
Cartoon "Sing a Song of 14"
(EKA: Episode 2757)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy stops Alice from going inside Hooper's and shows her the "CLOSED" sign. She tries to go in anyway, nearly colliding with Maria as she exits. This happens once more before Alice finally gets the message, falling sleep in front of the door. Maria winds up tripping over the young, sleepy Snuffleupagus.
Sign.CLOSED
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(EKA: Episode 0955)
Ball.brickwall
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(EKA: Episode 2493)
2341o
Muppets A shark sings about his "Perfectly Pearl-White Teeth."
(First: Episode 1446)
F.Fire
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2496)
Superguy beaters
Animation Teeny Little Superguy finds his friend Jane giving up on learning to ride the egg beater. He tells her that it takes time and practice to learn things, and gives Jane some training beaters to help her keep her balance.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Ssnews.marylamb
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(EKA: Episode 2029)
NumberCreatures14
Animation Number creatures #14
(EKA: Episode 2757)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Mr. Handford comes across Biff, Sully and Stella doing some exercises. They've been ordered to move the counter into the store, but as Biff states, they need to feel good and strong to be able to do it. Once they're done with exercises, they take another coffee break.
Detective.exercise
Cartoon A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(EKA: Episode 2607)
3958k
Film Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, and flood of freaky fish.
(EKA: Episode 2759)
529b
Muppets Cheers: F Cheer #1
(First: Episode 0092)
StrawberryHorse
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
3994d
Cartoon The Bellhop is asked to carry a guest's two small (but heavy) bags to Room 14.
Martians-findearth
Muppets The Martians are looking for the Earth and find pigs in space and the Moon along the way.
2423-Sprout
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0597)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird strolls over to the store, ready to help Maria and Luis. He inadvertently knocks over the painted shelves and Luis' planks, then bumps heads with Luis trying to pick it up. He tells Big Bird that he's just in the way, sending the bird off, upset. Big Bird vents to Radar and refuses to speak to Luis when he arrives. Luis tries to explain his actions and tells Big Bird there's something he can do to help - play with his friends, so the work won't be interrupted and the store will be open much quicker.
Hippo coconut
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 1899)
Title 01 39 0001
Film Fay Ray climbs over a box.
(EKA: Episode 2620)
2102ShadyLane
Muppets Here is Your Life: Guy Smiley salutes the life of a house, 2102 Shady Lane, with visits from Frank Lloyd Left the architect, Mr. Bricklayer and Ms. Carpenter who built the house, Tommy and Sally Wilson, children of the family that once lived in the house, and even 2104 Shady Lane, the house that used to be located next door to 2102 Shady Lane, before it was replaced with a highway.
OVERfilm
Film Over (silent film)
(EKA: Episode 1451)
Owlbirdcompromise
Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(EKA: Episode 2029)
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SCENE 6 Close to midnight, Bob tosses and turns in bed, still dealing with the construction below. The noises stop and Bob tries to sleep, relieved. Oscar pops up with yet another report; not to hear Bob complain about the noise, but so he can complain about the lack of noise. The two argue as Maria announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on October 16, 1990 and was written by Belinda Ward.


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