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Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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Number 219 features Bob, Susan, the Count, Oscar, and Granny Grouch! Plus, Ernie avoids doing chores and Guy Smiley hosts "The Mr. and Mrs. Game!"

Sesame Street Old School 219

Season 6: Granny Grouch visits Oscar/The Count and the pothole

Sponsors: B, N, 9

Scene 1: Oscar feels something crawling on his fur. He asks Susan to check for him, and they discover that an ant is crawling all over his back. Susan asks if she can help him get rid of the ant, but Oscar refuses because he enjoys being bothered by it: “I haven’t felt this rotten in ages! This is how life should be lived!”

Muppets: Ernie tricks Bert into sharing a cookie with him

Cartoon: B is for Boxer

Film: The Mad Painter #9

Cartoon: B is for Boxer (Spanish version)

Muppets/Song: Bip Bippadotta and the Anything Muppets perform, “Fat Cat”

Film: B is for Boat

Cartoon: A man teaches his dog to read the word “SIT”

Muppets: Waiter Grover serves Simon Soundman, who wants a “cluck-cluck” (chicken) sandwich. Grover brings out telephone, elephant, and guitar sandwiches to Simon’s frustration.

Scene 2: Susan, Bob, and the kids discuss the roles of mothers, fathers, and grandparents.

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “The Mr. and Mrs. Game” (part 1)

Cartoon: The Old Woman Who Lived in a Nine

Muppets: “The Mr. and Mrs. Game” (part 2)

Cartoon: Jack and the B-Stalk

Film: Rhythm is everywhere!

Muppets: Grover, Big Jeffy, and an Anything Muppet woman scat-sing

Cartoon: The Bee-Bee and Barker Family reunion (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Film: A baby reindeer

Cast: Maria and David show “under” and “over” as David lifts Maria onto his shoulders. David leaves to get some food, leaving Maria hanging in mid-air.

Cartoon: A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on it

Cartoon: What if I looked like George Washington?

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola count their fingers

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

Cartoon: Christopher Clumsy talks about what feet can do

Scene 3: Oscar is reading a postcard from Granny Grouch and wonders aloud when she’ll come for a visit. As he talks, Granny Grouch sneaks up on him and gives him a big juicy kiss. Oscar is angry, but Granny reminds him that he loves being angry, and she hints that he might actually like her kisses. Oscar adamantly denies this, which leads to a big argument.

Film/Song: Henson #9

Cartoon/Song: Lowercase n

Film: A clown applies and removes his makeup

Scene 4: Bob asks Oscar and Granny Grouch to name some B words, and the Grouches inadvertently help him by saying phrases such as, “Blecch! Back off! Beat it, Bob! Buzz off!”

Cartoon: B is for Butterfly

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “B” trick

Cartoon: A boy plays paddleball while counting to 20, but a giant bird interrupts him

Film: A mother and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their mothers

Cartoon: What if my hair was made of grass?

Scene 5: The Count drives in his Countmobile and hits a pothole with a loud thud. Then he backs up and hits the pothole again and again. Oscar, Bob, and Susan discover the commotion and ask what’s going on. The Count says that he’s counting each time his car hits the pothole.

Muppets: Ernie and Bert go over their chores for the week. Ernie doesn’t want to wash the dishes and would rather “skip today.” He proceeds to skip around the apartment to Bert’s annoyance.

Cartoon: Eugene’s crow says words that start with N

Cartoon: The Old Woman Who Lived in a Nine (repeat)

Film: Shopping for soup ingredients

Muppets: The Geefle and the Gonk learn how to cooperate to get nectarines from a high tree

Transition: Triangles appear onscreen

Scene 6: The Count has run over the pothole 39 times. Then he hears beeping and honking from behind his car. As Bob and Susan complain about the noise, the Count decides to count all the cars that are backed up. As he begins counting all the cars, Oscar announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria and the kids. CTW sign still: Cookie Monster and Grover.

Northern Calloway as David
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Simon Soundman, Granny Grouch, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Big Jeffy, Bip Bippadotta, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 220 features Big Bird, Oscar, Sherlock Hemlock, the Count, Maria, Luis, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie reads an upside-down book, Kermit interviews Pinocchio, and Grover watches Mumford's rhyming trick.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 220

Season 9: A hot day on Sesame Street

Sponsors: I, K, 11

Scene 1: The Count greets the viewer on a hot summer day. He searches for things to count, getting hotter and hotter as he continues. Luis and Mr. Hooper ask him if he’d like to come inside the Fix-It Shop or Hooper’s Store to cool off, but the Count has finally found something to count: every panting breath he takes while standing outside in the heat!

Muppets: An announcer presents the letters S, U, and N, which form the word SUN! A group of Anything Muppets gathers outside in the sun.

Cartoon: I is for Impolite (voice by Gary Owens)

Muppets: Ernie attempts to read a book, but it’s upside-down. Bert explains the meaning of upside-down, so Ernie decides to hang upside-down from the ceiling to read his book!

Film: Flamingos, swans, and ducks swimming

Scene 2: Maria and three kids play “Here Are Some Things” with three full glasses of water, and a half-full glass. Afterwards, they quickly drink the glasses of water.

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Pinocchio

Film: A girl meets a blind woman and her seeing-eye dog

Cartoon: An apple, an orange, and a pear cooperate by rocking and rolling

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #11

Film: George the Farmer’s wooden board gets shorter and longer

Scene 3: Big Bird wants to count to 11, but he can’t find any items that come in groups of 11. Big Bird counts his fingers, but he only has six in total. Then he tries to count his toes, but he only has six of those as well. Maria walks by in shorts and sandals and greets him; and then Big Bird notices that she has five toes on each foot. He asks Maria to take off one of her sandals, and Big Bird proudly says that his six toes plus Maria’s five toes add up to 11!

Film: Counting eleven eggs and one cookie

Muppets: Ernie counts 11 eggs and one cookie, which Cookie Monster devours

Film: A vintage automobile stretches itself out, getting shorter and longer

Cartoon/Song: “Letter I (Beep Beep)”

Film: A shoemaker repairs a girl’s shoes

Muppets: Bert sings, “Doin’ the Pigeon”

Transition: Scanimate kids intro

Film: A group of children play with a feather

Cartoon: I is for Ink (angry bird)

Scene 4: Oscar goes to Hooper’s Store for a glass of water. Mr. Hooper is surprised that Oscar doesn’t want anything added to the water like mud, spaghetti sauce, or cookie crumbs. Oscar explains that the water is for his worm Slimey. As Slimey crawls onto the counter, Mr. Hooper commends Oscar for helping Slimey stay cool. But Slimey doesn’t drink the glass of water…he jumps into it, splashing water all over Mr. Hooper’s counter!

Cartoon: An elephant and a bird get their outer skins mixed up in the locker room

Muppets: The Amazing Mumford shows Grover his rhyming magic trick (rhymes with “knee” – key, ski, and tree)

Cartoon: A showman hawks his invisible chicken, which turns out to be a duck!

Film: The uses of water

Insert: Some musicians play a musical bridge (with close-ups of guitars, drums, and an organ)

Muppets: While at the beach, Ernie unknowingly buries Bert in the sand. Sherlock Hemlock helps him find Bert, but when Ernie digs out Bert, he covers Sherlock in sand!

Film: A man learns about “WET PAINT”

Cartoon: A dot gets on top of a lowercase I

Cast: Gordon, David, and Maria sing about “Wet Paint”

Cartoon: Capital I, he’s quite a guy!

Cartoon/Song: “It’s a Lovely Eleven Morning” (Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Hands count to 11

Transition: A zipper gets pulled across the screen

Scene 5: Sherlock Hemlock is looking for something that rhymes with ran to cool off. He passes Oscar’s can, but that won’t help him stay cool. Then he goes to Hooper’s Store where Mr. Hooper is cleaning a pan, but that won’t help either. As Sherlock approaches the Fix-It Shop, Sherlock finds Luis, who is a man, but standing next to Luis won’t make him cooler until Luis shows him an electric fan that he just repaired. Sherlock asks Luis to turn on the fan, and they sigh with relief as the fan blows cool air at them.

Cartoon: K is for Kangaroo (woman in kangaroo’s pouch)

Cartoon: K is for Kiss

Muppets: Grover and Kermit show short and long ladders

Film: “Head to Toe Puzzle”

Scene 6: The kids play baseball in the arbor area as Mr. Hooper and the Count announce the sponsors. SS sign still: Kermit and a kid. CTW sign still: Olivia.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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May 20, 2007
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Oh You Should had a Anything Muppet Selling Lemonade to the adults and kids for that hot summer day


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Back after a hiatus. Number 221 features Big Bird, Oscar, Grover, Cookie Monster, Maria, David, and Bob! Plus, Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Part" and Herry Monster talks about the letter Q with John-John.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 221

Season 5: David’s love poem/Oscar’s trick piano

Sponsors: G, Q, 8

Scene 1: Maria finds a piece of paper on the sidewalk. She nearly throws it in the wastebasket when she realizes that there’s a poem written on it. It turns out to be a love poem, but the recipient’s name is torn off at the bottom. As she wonders who the author and recipient could be, she sees David frantically searching for a piece of paper, and he has the missing piece! When they meet up, David confesses that he wrote the poem for Maria, and she kisses him.

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

Film: Kids build a train out of different shapes

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

Film: The Mad Painter #8

Muppets: Bert bets that Ernie can’t clean the apartment in 15 seconds

Cartoon: Letter G drawing (with child voiceover)

Celebrity: Bill Cosby recites the alphabet with his “twin”

Scene 2: Oscar shows Bob his Grouch piano. It looks like a perfectly normal and clean upright piano, which confuses Bob: “Why is this a Grouch piano?” Oscar: “Just try it…you’ll be surprised!” When Bob plays a chord on the piano, snakes spring out of the top, scaring Bob out of his wits. Oscar: “I told you that you’d be surprised!”

Cartoon: G is for Glue (animation by the Hubleys)

Film/Song: David sings, “I’m Pretty” over footage of swimming fish

Cartoon: A gorilla looks for a job, and lists G words for the employment agent

Muppets: Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot count to 20

Film: Triangles in everyday objects

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “What’s My Part” with Mr. Foot as the guest

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #8

Film: A clown removes and applies makeup

Cartoon: The “AN” story

Scene 3: The cast lists several G words. First, Big Bird holds up a picture of a goose. Bob eats some grapes. David takes out a gumball from Hooper’s gumball jar. Maria, Shola, and Fannie sit together and say, “G…girls!” Grover pops up and shouts his name over and over again. Everyone covers their ears and says, “Gee!”

Film/Song: Henson #8

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

Muppets/Cast: Bob and the Anything Muppets sing, “The People in Your Neighborhood” with the dentist and the bus driver

Film: Butterflies (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Two men talk about the lowercase q

Cartoon: Circles (String animation)

Film: Finding round things in a supermarket (David voiceover)

Muppets: Ernie keeps Bert awake at night by talking about shapes

Scene 4: Cookie Monster and Big Bird hunt for “Q” things. Big Bird finds a quilt and Cookie finds a quarter. Cookie leaves Big Bird behind, goes to Hooper’s Store, and buys a quart of milk from David with the quarter that he found. Big Bird says that milk doesn’t start with Q, but Cookie and David tell him that quart begins with Q. Cookie Monster proceeds to drink the entire quart!

Film: Rectangles (percussion soundtrack)

Muppet/Kid Moment: Herry Monster and John-John look at a letter Q

Cartoon: Q is for Quiet (animation by John Korty)

Cartoon/Song: Penny Candy Man #8 (repeat)

Film: A police officer follows clues that lead to a bathtub stolen by a gorilla

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ Q segment

Film: Kids identify a cabbage in close-ups

Muppets: Kermit needs a fireman but Grover shows up in the wrong occupational outfits (doctor and farmer).

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #8

Muppets: A cowboy comes to see Adam T. Glaser, who has so many jobs that he forgets what a dentist does

Film: Apes play in the zoo

Scene 5: David pushes the kids on the tire swing as Bob announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Northern Calloway as David
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Herbert Birdsfoot, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 222 features Oscar, Big Bird, Herry, the Count, Susan, Bob, and David! Plus, Ernie and Bert visit the beach, Cookie Monster sounds out a word, and Little Jerry and the Monotones perform their song "Mad!"

Sesame Street Old School Outline 222

Season 7: Oscar’s Grumpiness Contest

Sponsors: J, R, 2

Scene 1: David is studying for his upcoming law exam on the steps of 123 Sesame Street. Oscar wants to know what makes people angry. He sees David and asks him this question repeatedly until David snaps at him for “asking such a silly question while I’m trying to study! Can’t you leave me alone and give me some peace and quiet?” Oscar is thrilled that he’s gotten his answer AND upset David in the process.

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit asks people about what makes them angry, but no one has time to answer him, making him extremely angry.

Cartoon/Song: J Family Jamboree

Muppets: Little Bird talks about “next to” (Cookie Monster cameo)

Film/Song: Henson #2

Cartoon: The “J” Commercial (Don’t jive a judge by jamming a junebug!)

Scene 2: Oscar has assembled David, Bob, Susan, and the kids to participate in the First Annual Grumpiness Contest. Oscar’s goal is to see who gets the angriest…but his methods (wearing a scary mask, popping a balloon, and blowing his trumpet) only produce fear, sadness, and laughter from the contestants. Oscar is upset that he didn’t make anyone angry…but Bob points out that Oscar is angry, and therefore he wins the contest. This makes Oscar even more infuriated.

Cartoon: The R Lecture (animation by Fred Calvert)

Cartoon: A girl shows “next to”

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

Cartoon: A man slips on his daughter’s roller skate and falls down. His daughter says that he is ANGRY…but he still loves her.

Muppets: Ernie and Bert go to the beach. Bert has prepared his items, but Ernie only has an umbrella in case it rains…which it does!

Cartoon/Song: Country Fiddler – Toucan Two-Step (by Bud Luckey)

Cast: Luis and Maria show “ABIERTO” and “CERRADO”

Cartoon: Ali Baba presents the word “ABIERTO” and gets trampled by the 40 thieves as they leave the cave

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets perform, “Clap Clap”

Film: A voiceover lists many “R” words

Scene 3: Big Bird shows the viewer that he has two eyes, two wings, two legs, and two feet. As Big Bird wonders what else he has two of, Bob and David walk by and greet him. Big Bird tells them to stay put, saying that he has TWO good friends!

Film/Song: Doll House #2

Cartoon: A woman puts a lowercase “r” into her car to start it up, making a “Rrrrrrr” noise

Muppets: The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone for him

Cartoon: A wizard turns himself into various “R” objects for a little boy

Cartoon: Sand R/r

Film: The Mad Painter #2

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and John-John count backwards from 10 to 1

Cartoon: A man shows what “CERRADO” means

Cartoon: Madrigal Alphabet (animation by Jeff Hale)

Scene 4: Herry Monster and Susan play “Here Are Some Things” with three dolls and a heavy weight. Herry says that they all belong because he likes to play with all these items. After the game, Herry and Susan play with the dolls.

Film: A mandrill carries her young (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets/Song: Little Jerry and the Monotones perform, “Mad!”

Cartoon: The 2 Train

Celebrity: Carol Burnett gets emotional while counting to 20

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #2

Muppets: Cookie Monster sounds out the word “FOOD” with some block letters. Then he dons a bib and eats the letters!

Film/Song: Joe Raposo sings, “J Jump”

Cartoon: J is for Jam (speech balloon)

Scene 5: At Hooper’s Store, David opens a bag with fresh grapes in it. The Count arrives and orders one bunch of grapes for himself. David: “That’s great, Count! Grapes are very healthy for you.” Count: “David, who said anything about being healthy? I am not going to eat these grapes…I am going to COUNT them!”

Cartoon: A number sergeant (0) gathers the numbers 1-20 for roll call

Muppets: Ernie eats cookies in bed. Bert tells him not to do this or else he’ll get crumbs in his sheets and pajamas. So Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert’s bed!

Cartoon: Joe’s Lap (A Limerick)

Scene 6: The Count has finished counting all 24 grapes and orders 24 more bunches of grapes to count. David collapses, and Big Bird announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Luis and the kids. CTW sign still: Maria and Bob.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, Little Jerry, AMs
Fran Brill as Little Bird
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 223 features Big Bird, Snuffy, Simon Soundman, Biff, Barkley, Gordon, Maria, Luis, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Cookie Monster and Ernie try to spot each other's differences and Kermit reports from Cinderella's royal ball.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 223

Season 10: Big Bird serves soup/Simon Soundman shops for pet food

Sponsors: O, T, 3

Scene 1: Simon Soundman goes to Hooper’s Store for a bag of food for his “arf arf.” A confused Mr. Hooper brings him some “meow” food, some “chirp chirp” food, and some “neigh” food before finally getting the order right. As Simon leaves, Maria passes by, walking Barkley. Barkley smells the dog food, leaps onto Simon, and eats the entire contents of the bag.

Film: T is for Toes

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Three on Lady’s Lap

Muppets: Bert has a surprise gift for his aunt, but Ernie assumes that it’s for him and tries to guess what it is

Cartoon: Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on, and under with help from a large fish

Scene 2: Gordon and Biff make large geometric shapes out of smaller ones: they use two triangles to make a square, and three squares to make a rectangle.

Cartoon: T is for Television

Cast: Ringmaster David introduces the tightrope walker, the Fabulous Flying Fleegle. Instead, his replacement Floogle (Luis) comes in and struggles with the concept of walking on the tightrope.

Film: A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat

Cartoon: King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons

Insert: Cookie Monster comments on the King Minus cartoon, and imagines what it would be like if he had the “Cookie Touch” (with Bob, Susan, David, and Big Bird)

Cartoon: Rorschach inkblot association (funky jazz soundtrack)

Film: Letter O hoist

Muppets: Several Muppets see a letter O and say, “Oh!”

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #3 (animation by Jeff Hale)

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

Scene 3: Big Bird serves some soup from a kettle outside his nest area. Gordon, Luis, Maria, and Barkley stop by to taste his soup, which has a special ingredient in it…birdseed! The adults can barely hide their disgust, and not even Barkley likes it. Big Bird feels disappointed since he liked the soup and nobody else did, but the adults encourage him to keep trying.

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

Film: George the Farmer shows over and under with a bottle and a ladder

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Prince Charming and Cinderella at the royal ball

Film: A girl gets on, in, and under a blanket

Cartoon: Billy Jo Jive and Suzie Sunset solve the Mystery of the Midnight Voices

Muppets: Grover is astonished to find that he’s multiplied into four clones of himself (four-way split screen)

Scene 4: Luis, Gordon, and the kids talk about times when they had to practice something to get better.

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School – Poems about Trying

Cartoon: Spanish T words

Film: The Mad Painter #3

Cartoon: Three lines cooperate by combining their respective lengths to reach the top of the screen

Muppets: Ernie and Cookie Monster have an identity crisis

Cartoon: A vaudeville act of two “SAME” people ends when one of them falls off the stage

Film: An osprey (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 5: Big Bird has tweaked his soup recipe and invites Maria, Luis, and Gordon to try it again. They are reluctant, but they do it anyway. The adults like the taste and ask if Big Bird added any other ingredients. Big Bird reveals that he put in an onion, a potato…and some dried-up leaves and twigs for good measure!

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3 (Spanish voiceover)

Cartoon: Spanish O words

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – O is for Owl

Film/Song: Henson #3

Cartoon: This man is afraid of only one thing: FEAR!

Muppets: The Count subtracts candles by extinguishing them

Cartoon: What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?

Scene 6: Mr. Snuffleupagus pays Big Bird a visit, and tries some of the soup. He enjoys it, and they share the rest of the kettle. Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Grover. CTW sign still: Ernie and Bert.

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

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Prince Charming, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Simon Soundman, Biff, the Count, Mr. Snuffleupagus, AMs
Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)
Brian Meehl as Barkley
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 224 features Big Bird, Oscar, David, Olivia, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie finds a fortune-telling machine, Herbert Birdsfoot talks about the letter M, and Grover sings a cheerful song to hide his fear.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 224

Season 8: David forgets the keys to Hooper’s Store/Oscar shows up and down

Sponsors: M, U, 6

Scene 1: In the morning, David goes to open Hooper’s Store, but suddenly realizes that he’s left the store keys at home. He doesn’t have time to go back home, so he brainstorms several ideas: hanging up a “CLOSED” sign while returning to his apartment, asking Luis to pick the lock, or calling Mr. Hooper for help from the Fix-It Shop’s phone. Mr. Hooper comes up behind David and asks him why he hasn’t opened the store yet. David admits that he left the keys at his apartment and he apologizes. Mr. Hooper reveals that he has a spare set of keys with him! After opening the store, Mr. Hooper thanks David for being honest about his mistake, but asks him to remember this lesson.

Cartoon: What would happen if I popped your balloon?

Muppets: Ernie and Bert play a pretending game

Film: The Mad Painter #6

Cartoon: The letter U salesman

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s U trick

Cartoon: U is for Umbrella (speech balloon)

Film: Six children go down a slide

Scene 2: Olivia and David sing, “Loud and Soft.”

Muppets: Two Anything Muppet boys play hide-and-seek while calling out letters of the alphabet.

Film: A baby chick hatches from an egg

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – M is for Magic

Cartoon: Today’s secret drawing is the letter M

Film: An apple tree

Muppets: Grover assists Herbert Birdsfoot with his “M” lecture

Scene 3: Big Bird shows Mr. Hooper, David, Olivia, and the kids his bird collage. He asks them to identify the pictures of a pigeon, a chicken, a crow, and a bald eagle.

Film/Song: “Flying” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A boy needs a U to complete the word UP

Cartoon: A man named Ralph jumps onto an UP (“Hey Ralph, what’s up?”)

Muppets/Song: Grover sings, “I Whistle a Happy Tune” while wandering through a dark forest. He encounters a monster and becomes frightened…but it’s just Cookie Monster. Then they meet a little boy and they flee in terror.

Film: A woodpecker

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Six Snails (animation by Bud Luckey)

Cast: Maria and David attempt to play a table tennis match, but David keeps getting the wrong equipment (hockey stick, tennis racquet…)

Muppets: Ernie takes his flashlight, umbrella, and bowling ball into the bathtub in case of a power outage, indoor rain, or if a man comes in asking for a bowling ball. Bert ridicules Ernie until all of those things actually happen!

Cartoon: A dog learns about the letter U

Cartoon: Sand U/u

Film: George the Farmer climbs up and down his ladders

Scene 4: Oscar presents a demonstration of up and down. He asks Olivia to assist by opening a shaker full of pepper. Oscar sniffs the pepper and ducks down into his trashcan. Then he sneezes so hard that he shoots up into the air and falls down into his can with a loud crash.

Film: Lemurs rest on tree branches

Cartoon: M is for Mouse, Mud, and Mother

Muppets: Ernie finds a fortune-telling machine run by Cookie Monster

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #6

Muppets: Simon Soundman goes to the music store to buy a trumpet

Cartoon: Melvin the Moving Man

Cartoon: Spanish M words

Film: Body Parts vs. Machine Equipment

Scene 5: Big Bird, Mr. Hooper, David, Olivia, and two kids count to 6.

Cartoon: 6 red balls are counted

Film: How pizza is made

Muppets: Kermit draws an M on the screen with his finger. Grover asks what he’s drawn, and Kermit tells him that it’s an M. Grover: “Mmmmm!” Kermit: “Right!”

Cartoon: A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter…

Scene 6: David and the kids play basketball in the arbor area. Olivia announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herbert Birdsfoot, Simon Soundman, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 225 features Big Bird, Susan, Maria, and Luis! Plus, Ernie and Bert go to the movies and Super Grover tries to help a boy find the bus stop.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 225

Season 7: Susan teaches Big Bird how to knit

Sponsors: L, P, 12

Insert/Celebrity: Johnny Cash sings, “Nasty Dan” to Oscar the Grouch

Cartoon: A caterpillar escapes from a bird by hiding in its cocoon and turning into a butterfly (animation by Etienne Delessert)

Muppets/Song: Ernie and Bert sing, “La La”

Cartoon: L is for Lion

Scene 1: Big Bird decides to learn how to knit so that he can make something for his Granny Bird. He goes to Susan for advice, and she says that he needs knitting needles and yarn. Big Bird leaves to fetch those items.

Film: African children play in their village

Muppets/Song: “The Song of the Count”

Cartoon: A woman has a picnic full of foods that start with P

Cartoon: P is for Pillow

Film: Kids paint pictures of P-animals

Scene 2: Big Bird is trying to knit with a tiny strand of yarn. Susan tells him that he needs more yarn, so Big Bird pulls out another small strand. Susan says that he needs even more yarn, and she gives him two balls of yarn. Then she guides him through the knitting process.

Film: Making things go forwards and backwards

Cartoon: A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian

Cartoon: L is for Loud (speech balloon)

Muppets: Super Grover helps a boy find the BUS STOP

Cartoon: 12 rocks (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Scene 3: Big Bird and Susan are tangled up in yarn as a result of Big Bird’s botched attempts to knit. Maria and Luis discover them and begin to rescue them.

Cartoon: A mother bird brings her babies a giant number 12

Muppets: Bert and Ernie try to share pizza and grape juice

Cartoon: B-U-S! We’re on the bus!

Cast: The kids spell the word “BUS”

Cartoon: A supermarket worker attempts to stack 12 cans, but the stack falls every time someone takes a can

Muppets: Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays a strength-testing game with a hammer and a bell. The barker has rigged the game so that nobody can ring the bell…until Cookie learns that the prize is a cookie!

Film: A dolphin walks backwards on the water

Scene 4: Big Bird is discouraged by his failed attempt to knit. All the adults encourage him, and Maria volunteers to help him and Susan with the knitting. Big Bird puts his ego aside and agrees to let Maria and Susan help.

Cartoon: P is for Puddle

Film: Piglets run in a field and drink their mother’s milk

Muppets: A boy talks about forwards and backwards

Cartoon: Jazz Alphabet (male shout chorus with trumpet, sax, and drum solos)

Cast: Bob and Luis build a train tunnel

Muppets: Ernie and Bert go to the movies and watch a dramatic film. Ernie obliviously overreacts to each scene, which embarrasses Bert and upsets the other moviegoers in the audience.

Cartoon/Song: The Ladybugs’ Picnic #12 (by Bud Luckey)

Film: A boy goes to the dentist

Scene 5: Big Bird, Susan, and Maria have knitted a scarf for Granny Bird. Big Bird thanks them for their help.

Cartoon: The word BUS

Muppets: Grover watches the Amazing Mumford practice his rabbit-from-the-hat trick. However, every time Mumford says the magic words, Grover gradually turns into a rabbit! Neither of them is aware of this, and after Mumford leaves, Grover (with floppy ears, whiskers, buck teeth, and a fluffy tail) hops away.

Cartoon: Two kids hear an L poem

Cartoon: L is for Lips

Muppets: Sherlock Hemlock demonstrates the sound of the letter L

Film: Rhythm is everywhere!

Scene 6: Maria and Luis play catch with the kids as Oscar announces the sponsors in voiceover. SS sign still: Herry Monster. CTW sign still: Bob.

Emilio Delgado as Luis
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 the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Number 226 features Oscar, Herry Monster, the Amazing Mumford, Simon Soundman, Olivia, Bob, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Maria reads "The King's Nose," Ernie explains his cookie reminder to Bert, and Grover sings "Still We Like Each Other."

Sesame Street Old School Outline 226

Season 9: Oscar’s pet squirrel

Sponsors: C, V, 7

Muppet/Kid Moment: Big Bird and Scottie read a “WET PAINT” sign

Film: A painter on a high-rise spells and paints the words “WET PAINT.” He accidentally puts his hand on the freshly painted letters and shouts, “WET PAINT!”

Muppets: The Count counts seven flowers. Then he reveals that flowers make him sneeze, and he proceeds to count seven sneezes!

Film: C is for Cars on the highway

Cartoon: C is for Canary

Muppets: Bert can’t go on a trip with Ernie because his hand is coated with purple paint. Ernie remedies this by covering Bert’s hand with a mitten, but Bert feels silly wearing one mitten. Ernie puts another mitten, a scarf, and a hat on Bert; and then he reveals that they’re going to the beach!

Scene 1: Oscar shows Olivia and Bob his new pet: a Grouch squirrel named Musty. The adults advise him not to keep a squirrel as a pet, but Oscar argues that he has a pet worm, two goats, and six elephants already, so it wouldn’t make a difference.

Film: Kids at the petting zoo

Cartoon: This is a big letter V (limerick poem)

Cartoon: On a musical theater stage, teeth dance as they’re brushed and flossed

Muppets: A pair of teeth comes to an employment agency for a job. The agent offers him jobs for smelling and listening, but the teeth aren’t qualified. However, the teeth can bite and chew things, and proceeds to devour the agent’s desk!

Cartoon: A boy talks about his various moods (animation by Bob Kurtz)

Film/Song: Henson #7

Scene 2: Oscar asks Mr. Hooper for some food for his pet squirrel. Mr. Hooper doesn’t sell any squirrel food, but explains that squirrels like to eat nuts. Oscar asks if Hooper’s Store sells peanuts, walnuts, or cashews. Mr. Hooper brings out a bag of mixed nuts and Oscar takes it.

Cartoon: A man blows seven bubbles

Muppets: After Bert gets mad at Ernie for messing up the apartment, Ernie wonders what life would be like without Bert.

Film: The Mad Painter #7

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “C” trick

Cartoon: C is for Cake

Cartoon: C is for Cowboy (speech balloon)

Scene 3: Oscar yells at Musty to come down from the tree in front of 123 Sesame Street. Oscar climbs a rickety ladder to get Musty, but the ladder breaks and he falls. Bob and Olivia help him up and try to tempt Musty with the bag of nuts. But the stubborn squirrel doesn’t budge. Instead, he tosses some acorns at Bob and Olivia.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7 (shown twice, in English & in Spanish)

Film: The woodpecker

Muppets/Cast: Maria reads the story of “The King’s Nose,” featuring the Amazing Mumford, Ernie, Bert, Kermit, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, and Cookie Monster

Cartoon: Imagination V (animation by Jeff Hale)

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

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – V is for Vacuum

Scene 4: Herry Monster comes by and offers to help by shaking the tree. Instead, Herry gets covered in leaves…and Musty is still at the top of the tree. Musty sends Herry Monster packing by tossing acorns down at his head.

Cartoon: Julius asks Jasper why he’s holding one leg up in the air. Jasper: “Because if I hold two legs up in the air, I fall down!” (Animation by Cliff Roberts)

Muppets/Song: Grover sings, “Still We Like Each Other” to an Anything Muppet girl

Cartoon: A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings

Scene 5: The Amazing Mumford plans to use magic to get Musty down from the tree, but fails spectacularly…Mumford ends up at the top of the tree! After Mumford poofs himself back down, Musty is still where he was before; and the squirrel throws more acorns at the hapless magician.

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #7

Film: A girl watches a shoemaker repair her shoes

Muppets: Kermit helps Don Music write his song, “Mary Had a Bicycle”

Cartoon: A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle

Scene 6: Simon Soundman comes by and makes squirrel noises to coax Musty down. Offended, Musty replies with a raspberry and flings some acorns at Simon. Oscar admits that while he’s upset that Musty is still in the tree, he’s glad to see that his neighbors are just as angry at the squirrel as he is.

Muppets: Ernie’s cookie reminder (circles, football, alarm clock)

Cartoon: C is for Cake (repeat)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7 (repeat)

Scene 7: As night falls, Oscar loses his temper and wishes Musty would “stay up there in that dumb tree forever!” Musty promptly jumps down and devours the nuts, spraying crumbs and shells everywhere. Oscar: “Now that’s my kind of pet!” Olivia and Herry Monster announce the sponsors together. SS sign still: Kermit and a kid. CTW sign still: Maria.

Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Oscar and Big Bird

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Herry Monster, Simon Soundman, Sherlock Hemlock, AMs
Richard Hunt as Don Music, Musty the Squirrel, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Number 227 features Big Bird, Oscar, Cookie Monster, Bert, David, Bob, and an original character...Bert's sister Brett! Plus, Lefty tries to sell Ernie a scale, Super Grover visits the barber shop, and Chris and the Alphabeats sing "Count It Higher."

Sesame Street Old School Outline 227

Season 9: Bert’s sister Brett visits

Sponsors: B, W, 10

Scene 1: Cookie Monster goes to Hooper’s Store and asks David to set out a plate, then a carton, and then a large box. David asks Cookie why he wants all these different vessels, assuming that he’s just going to eat cookies out of them. Cookie Monster replies that he doesn’t want to eat cookies…he wants to eat the plate, carton, and box! After doing so, he asks David for one cookie for dessert.

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Natalie the Cow and her manager (a cat with a fiddle) as the cow prepares to jump over the moon in a “Hey Diddle Diddle” spoof

Cartoon: Gloria talks about the letter W

Cartoon: W is for Wash (speech balloon)

Film/Song: Henson #10

Cartoon/Song: Ten Turtles (by Bud Luckey)

Scene 2: Bob and Luis sing, “Here Are Some Things” with three “NO” signs and a “YES” sign.

Muppets: Herry Monster tricks Ernie with a “NO” sign. Ernie attempts to fool Bert, but it backfires when Bert gets Ernie to say the word on the sign!

Film: Working for the telephone company

Cartoon: Sand W/w

Cartoon: W is for Worm

Muppets: The Count counts letters that he’s mailed to himself

Film: Antelopes nod “YES”

Celebrity: Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught him the ABCs

Film: The Mad Painter #10

Scene 3: Luis and Susan see Bert waiting at the bus stop. Bert says that he’s waiting for his sister Brett to arrive from Buffalo. He reveals that ever since they were little, Brett has always loved the letter B and anything that starts with it. True to his word, when Brett’s bus arrives, she greets him with, “Brother!” Susan and Luis observe that Brett looks just like her brother…

Cartoon: A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but it says NO instead (animation by Derek Lamb)

Muppets: Cookie Monster ruins Kermit’s “B” lecture

Cartoon: B is for Boxer (shown twice, in English & Spanish)

Film: B is for Boat

Cartoon: A man tries to sleep, but is woken by various loud animals. After throwing them out, the animals retaliate by calling him on the telephone (animation by John and Faith Hubley)

Muppets: Lefty tries to sell Ernie a scale

Scene 4: Bert introduces Brett to Big Bird and Bob. They talk about how their names start with B.

Cartoon: Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Film: Kids paint pictures of things that start with B (produced by Ken Snyder)

Cartoon: Nellie 1-10/10-1 (animation by Harvey Kurtzman)

Scene 5: Oscar sorts through his trash as Bert and Brett pass by. Brett excitedly notices that Oscar’s trash pile contains a cracked bottle, a rickety model boat, a tattered baseball, and a rusty bucket. As Brett gets more animated, Oscar grumbles: “Oh, brother!” Bert escorts her away to Hooper’s Store for a snack, to Oscar’s relief.

Muppets/Song: Chris and the Alphabeats perform, “Count It Higher”

Cartoon: Ten Little Greeblies

Muppets: Super Grover helps Willy Nilly overcome his fear of haircuts

Cartoon: A boy and a girl have different feelings about Stanley (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Cast/Song: David, Maria, Luis, and Bob sing, “The Ankle, Shoulder, and Knee” while dressed as scarecrows

Film: Butterflies (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 6: At Hooper’s Store, Bert introduces Brett to David. David asks if she’d like a snack after her long trip. Brett asks for brownies, baked beans, bologna, or a bagel…but David is all out. (Bert: “What a bummer.”) Then David remembers that he just made some banana bread, and Brett perks up: “I LOVE banana bread!” David offers her a slice from the baking pan, and she asks for more…and more…

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – B is for Ball

Cartoon: Jack and the B-Stalk

Film: A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “B” trick

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #10 (animation by Jeff Hale)

Scene 7: Brett has finished off the entire pan of banana bread, to Bert and David’s astonishment. Bert: “Are you feeling okay, Brett?” Brett: “Not really…I think I have a bellyache. Bleck!” Bert: “Oh, boy…let’s go home and get you into a bubble bath!” As they leave, David chuckles and announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Count. CTW sign still: Luis.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Lefty, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, AMs
Richard Hunt as Brett, AMS
Christopher Cerf as Chris (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs