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Number 228 features Big Bird, Oscar, Mumford, the Count, Susan, and Gordon! Plus, Grover helps five people into an elevator, Ernie has an important note for Bert, and Bob and Maria sing, "Three of These Things."


Sesame Street Old School Outline 228


Season 6: Mumford’s rhyming trick/The Count counts Big Bird’s toys

Sponsors: E, F, 5


Scene 1: The Amazing Mumford presents a rhyming trick for Susan, Gordon, and the kids. He changes the first letter of the word “MET” into “NET,” and a large net falls onto Susan. Then Mumford changes the word to “WET,” and the “W” sprays water in Gordon’s face.

Muppets: Ernie and Bert share peanut butter and bread

Cartoon: F is for Football (animation by John and Faith Hubley)

Cartoon: Five houses

Scene 2: Oscar has heard about Mumford’s trick and wants to see it. Susan and Gordon brace themselves for the worst, but when Mumford changes the word “WET” into “PET,” the adults find themselves surrounded by puppies. They call the kids over to play with the puppies, and Oscar sinks into his can in disgust.

Cartoon: E is for Erase

Cartoon: E is for Elephant and Elk

Film: Giraffes on the plain

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit and Trey talk about how to get from one place to another

Film/Song: Five Onstage Dancers

Scene 3: Susan and the kids count objects in groups of five.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #5

Muppets/Song: Grover sings, “Over, Under, Around, and Through”

Cartoon: A cloud blows things with the sound of the letter F

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

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Funny Farm #5 (by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Ernie can’t find an important note that he wrote for Bert. He proceeds to ransack the apartment in an attempt to find it, to Bert’s frustration. When Ernie finally finds the note, Bert reads it: “Dear Bert…it’s your turn to clean the apartment today. Love, Ernie.”

Scene 4: Big Bird needs help counting his toys. The Count arrives and helps Big Bird count a fire truck, a toy airplane, a rubber ball, and a teddy bear. Big Bird realizes that he’s forgotten to bring his bag of marbles. To the Count’s astonishment and joy, Big Bird pulls out a large bag of marbles. As the Count excitedly begins to count, Big Bird realizes that this might take a while…

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts the “Dialing for Prizes Movie” game and gives Mr. Lucky a group of monsters as his prize

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

Cast: The Alphabet Dancers form the letter F with their bodies

Cast/Song: Bob and Maria (dressed as spies) play “Three of These Things” with tools and a tricycle

Cartoon: F is for Frog and Fly (animation by Jeff Hale)

Film: George the Farmer shows through by putting his head through a barrel stave. He also walks through a barn.

Muppets: Kermit and Tracy count five fingers

Cartoon/Song: “1-2-3-4-5”

Scene 5: The Count has finished counting the marbles, but Big Bird has fallen asleep.

Cartoon: Adding five ladybugs and five lizards

Muppets: Ernie and Cookie Monster sort cookies by size and pattern. Cookie shows Ernie the best method of cookie matching: eating everything so that everything becomes crumbs.

Film/Song: “Riding on the Train”

Cartoon: E is for Egg (speech balloon)

Muppets: Lefty recites the alphabet to his boss

Film: A starfish

Cartoon: A man gives a lecture about the words “enter” and “exit,” but his friend Roy repeatedly disrupts the lecture by walking through the entrance and exit doors.

Cast: Luis looks for the EXIT in a brick room

Cartoon: E is for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg

Cartoon: A mouse opens a door and shrieks when she sees a giant letter E behind it (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Muppets: Grover’s elevator can only hold five people (cameos by Simon Soundman and Farley)

Cartoon: 30 dots (perfect take)

Scene 6: Oscar asks Mumford to do his rhyming trick again. Mumford decides to use “FLASH” as his starting word, and changes it into “SASH,” “CASH” (a one-dollar bill appears), and finally “TRASH!” Oscar expects a pile of trash to appear, but nothing happens. As Oscar and Mumford look around in confusion, the camera cuts to the arbor area where Gordon and Susan’s lunch table has been covered with crumpled newspaper, tin cans, smelly fish, and leftover produce. The adults cover their faces in dismay as Big Bird sleepily announces the sponsors in voiceover. SS sign still: David and Maria. CTW sign still: Mr. Hooper, the Count, and Susan.


CAST:
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Lefty, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Simon Soundman, Farley, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Guy Smiley, AMs
 

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Number 229 features Big Bird, Oscar, Grover, Cookie Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Biff, Sully, Bob, David, and Buffy! Plus, the Anything Muppets sing "There's a Hole in the Bucket" and Ernie shows "through" with Bert and Beautiful Day Monster.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 229


Season 7: Grover works at Hooper’s Store/Cookie Monster’s paintings

Sponsors: K, Z, 9


Scene 1: Mr. Snuffleupagus walks down Sesame Street, going unnoticed by David, Bob, Buffy, and Oscar. He arrives at Big Bird’s nest for a play-date and walks through the construction doors, still unseen by the locals. Big Bird greets him and they start their play-date.

Cartoon: K is for Key (speech balloon)

Muppets: Three witches cooperate to make…chicken soup!

Cartoon: K is for Karate

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

Film: Elephants in the zoo

Muppets: Ernie plays a rhyming game with a reluctant Bert

Film/Song: Joe Raposo sings, “Little Things.”

Scene 2: David tells Bob and Buffy that he’s hired a new server at Hooper’s Store…it turns out to be Grover! Despite his desire to do his job well, Grover messes up Bob’s and Buffy’s orders.

Cartoon: Bumble Ardy #9 (animation by Maurice Sendak)

Cartoon: Kids narrate a drawing of the letter Z

Muppets/Song: “There’s a Hole in the Bucket”

Film: The Mad Painter #9

Cast: Susan and Luis play factory workers, stacking and counting sacks on an assembly line

Cartoon: Z is for Zebra and Zoo

Film: Kids use colored shape cutouts to make a train

Scene 3: Biff and Sully stop by Hooper’s for lunch. Biff orders two sandwiches for himself and Sully, and lists out a very specific and complicated order. Grover struggles to remember it, but David shows him how to use rhymes to get the order right. Grover ultimately remembers the specifics of the order; however, he brings out two bowls of soup instead of two sandwiches!

Cartoon: “AT” words (Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat)

Film: Slide puzzle – boy

Cartoon: Building a doghouse is easy if you have a ruler!

Muppets: Kermit and Don Music write, “Mary Had a Bicycle.”

Cartoon: Flying Z in space

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #9

Scene 4: Oscar and the kids talk about getting dirty (playing in the sandbox, making mud puddles, etc.). Bob walks by whistling cheerfully and greets everyone. When Oscar asks why Bob is acting so cheerful, Bob tells him that he just took a shower, the thought of which makes Oscar recoil. Then the kids talk about how much they love bath time, which infuriates Oscar even more.

Film: Hamburger bun factory

Muppets: The Count’s bats go on strike

Cartoon: K is for Kangaroo (voiced by Gary Owens)

Cartoon: A boy shows why his dog’s name is Happy

Muppets: Ernie and Bert show “through” by having Beautiful Day Monster run through a hoop

Film: A termite colony

Cartoon/Song: Martian Beauty #9 (by Bud Luckey)

Scene 5: Cookie Monster shows Bob some newly finished paintings of cookies. Bob thinks that the paintings are simply of a circle, a square and a triangle. Cookie argues, “No, Bob! These are paintings of ginger snap, butter cookie, and HALF a butter cookie!” Cookie asks Bob if the paintings are good, and Bob chomps the corner of each painting, to Cookie’s shock. Bob: “Sure, they’re good…but I’ve tasted better!” Cookie: “Oh brother…everybody’s a critic!”

Cartoon: Batman shows up, around, and through

Muppets: The Magic Painting Lady shows her “through” painting (Grover cameo)

Cartoon: K is for Kite

Cartoon: The Old Woman Who Lived in a Nine

Muppets: Ernie’s cookies are missing, and Sherlock Hemlock discovers that Cookie Monster has eaten them.

Scene 6: Buffy and the kids see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter K with his airplane.

Cartoon: K is for ketchup, keyhole, and kitten

Cartoon: A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Scene 7: David, Buffy, and the kids play touch football in the arbor area courtyard as Buffy announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Big Bird. CTW sign still: Luis and Susan.


CAST:
Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Buffy Sainte-Marie as Buffy
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Grover, Bert, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Mr. Snuffleupagus, the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, AMs
Richard Hunt as Don Music, Sully, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
 

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Number 230 features Big Bird, Oscar, the Count, Mr. Hooper, Maria, and David! Plus, Guy Smiley hosts "Here is Your Life," Cookie Monster portrays Casey McPhee, and Grover assists the Amazing Mumford.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 230


Season 8: Mr. Hooper studies

Sponsors: D, G, 8


Scene 1: Maria finishes fixing a bike and notices that she’s covered in grease. She walks to her apartment to clean up…but Oscar notices her and begins smooth-talking her, smitten with her messy looks. Maria finally gets a word in and says that she intends to take a shower. Oscar groans in dismay, but Maria pleases him by offering her greasy kerchief as a gift.

Film: You can clean almost anything!

Muppets: Waiter Grover serves a bowl of soup to Mr. Johnson, but can’t figure out that he left out the spoon.

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – D is for Daisy

Film: Otters in the zoo

Cartoon: Two men (one named Dudley) talk about the letter D

Cartoon: Sand D/d

Muppet/Kid Moment: Mr. Snuffleupagus and Joey recite the alphabet

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

Muppets: Ernie and Bert argue over appliances and end up blowing a fuse

Film: Animals fight (music by Joe Raposo)

Cast: Big Bird and David swap beds, and realize that they’re not comfortable. For David, a bed is better; for Big Bird, a nest is better.

Cartoon: A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is for (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Cartoon: Indian guru counts to 20 (produced by Ken Snyder; repeated in Spanish)

Scene 2: Maria and Mr. Hooper count gumballs in English and Spanish.

Muppets/Song: Cooke Monster stars in “The Ballad of Casey McPhee”

Cartoon: G is for Goat and Grass

Film: Preparing for a “Cinco De Mayo” celebration

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

Cartoon: G is for Giggle (voiced by Allen Swift)

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews the miller’s daughter in a sendup of “Rumpelstiltskin”

Film/Song: “Sunrise, Sunset”

Scene 3: Mr. Hooper takes a book outside to study for a night school exam. The Count approaches him and asks what he’s studying. Mr. Hooper says that he’s studying math, which delights the Count. The Count begins searching for all the numbers on each page, and then starts counting each page, and all the chapters, and all the words on the pages…

Cartoon: Kids narrate a letter G drawing

Muppets: Grover’s “G” lecture

Scene 4: The Count is still counting things in Mr. Hooper’s book, when Maria passes by with a box of packing peanuts. The Count leaves to count the packing peanuts, giving Mr. Hooper some relief…until he hears Oscar practicing his trumpet!

Cartoon/Song: “Daddy Dear”

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “D” trick

Film: The Mad Painter #8

Scene 5: Mr. Hooper has put on earmuffs so that he won’t get distracted while studying. Big Bird walks by, looking for Mr. Hooper. He tries to get his attention by calling his name (and mispronouncing it as usual), but to no avail. Big Bird finally taps Mr. Hooper on the shoulder, and Mr. Hooper falls out of his chair in alarm. Mr. Hooper: “BIG BIRD! You scared me half to death. I’m trying to study!” Big Bird: “Oh! I’m sorry Mr. Looper, but I have a really important question for you…what are you doing on the floor? Shouldn’t you be studying?”

Muppets: Ernie orders a complicated ice cream cone from the ice cream cone man (Fat Blue Muppet played by Jerry Nelson)

Cartoon: G is for Glue (animation by John and Faith Hubley)

Film/Song: Henson #8

Muppets: The Amazing Mumford demonstrates his levitation trick with Grover as his assistant. After Mumford leaves, Grover tries to do the trick with Herry Monster, but the trick fails and Herry falls.

Film: A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here and there, near and far, and close and next to.

Cartoon: A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror

Film: A man and some children observe the life along the river

Muppets: A cowboy counts to 10 with another voice echoing the numbers in Spanish

Cartoon: 30 dots (one shows up way too late)

Scene 6: Maria lies down on a large sheet of paper while the kids trace around her body with crayons. Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors in voiceover. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: Gordon.


CAST:
Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Herry Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit, AMs
 

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Number 231 features Big Bird, Snuffy, Susan, and Gordon! Plus, the Yip-Yips discover a telephone, Ernie disguises himself to fool Bert, and Roosevelt Franklin plays headball!


Sesame Street Old School Outline 231


Season 10: Big Bird, Susan, and Gordon cooperate to grow a flower

Sponsors: H, T, 3


Insert: David and Olivia sing, “It Feel Good When You Sing a Song”

Film: Kids dancing

Cartoon: Elephants make H’s come out of their trunks

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Headball – Counting to 10

Cartoon: Howard and Harold think of H words

Cartoon: Sand H/h

Film/Song: “Three Is My Favorite Number” (by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Ernie and Sherlock Hemlock solve the mystery of the half-eaten apple

Scene 1: Big Bird shows Susan and Gordon a packet of seeds that his Granny Bird sent to him. Susan says that those are flower seeds, and explains how flowers grow when potted, watered, and exposed to sunlight. She and Gordon agree to help Big Bird take care of the flower.

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

Muppets: Cookie Monster and Herry fight over a bicycle. Kermit convinces them to share it…so the monsters proceed to eat the bicycle together!

Cartoon: T is for Train (speech balloon)

Cast: The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T with their bodies

Cartoon: Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool

Film: A Southern auctioneer at work

Scene 2: Gordon and Big Bird have put the flower into a pot with dirt. Gordon leaves to fill a watering can and asks Big Bird to watch the flower. While he’s gone, Mr. Snuffleupagus comes to Big Bird’s nest and waters the plant with his snuffle. After he leaves, Gordon returns and asks Big Bird how the flower got watered…and when Big Bird explains what Snuffy did, Gordon doesn’t believe him.

Muppets: Bert’s TV keeps repeating the sound of the letter H. Ernie fixes the TV by pulling “H” items out of the set (hat, hamburger, hamster, hammer…) to Bert’s surprise. When Ernie turns the TV on, it ends up repeating the sound of the letter I!

Film: Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack

Cartoon: A mad scientist shows off his capital H

Muppets: Grover the salesman tries to sell earmuffs to Kermit

Cartoon: A horse buys three cups of coffee…for the three men inside its costume!

Muppets: The Yip-Yip Martians find a telephone

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #3

Scene 3: Susan sees Big Bird opening a bottle of sunscreen. Big Bird says that it’s for his flower, which might get sunburned. Susan explains that plants need light to grow, and therefore they don’t need sunscreen.

Film/Song: Henson #3

Cartoon: T is for Top (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Muppets: The Two-Headed Monster uses a toothbrush

Film: T is for Toes

Cartoon: A man walks into an “IN”

Cartoon: Only one of the two footprints can belong

Insert: Maria and Bert imagine themselves flying in an airplane together

Muppets: Grover the elevator operator shows “in” and “out” by making his annoyed passengers walk in and out of the elevator

Film: Apples grow on a tree

Cartoon: A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone – then he eats the phone booth!

Cartoon: T is for Telephone (Spanish voiceover)

Muppets/Cast: Bob sings, “The People in Your Neighborhood” with a hot dog vendor and a moving man

Muppets: Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but he does it himself before Sully gets a chance

Cartoon: T is for Television

Film: Flamingos (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: 30 dots (one keeps turning red)

Muppets: Ernie tries to fool Bert with a disguise kit

Scene 4: Big Bird notices that his plant has grown into a sunflower! Gordon and Susan admire the flower and commend Big Bird for his hard work. Susan asks him if he’d like to plant any more sunflowers, but Big Bird confesses that he tasted a seed and liked it so much that he ate the rest! As the adults sigh, Big Bird decides to ask Granny Bird to send him some more sunflower seeds. Mr. Snuffleupagus announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Luis. CTW sign still: Maria.


CAST:
Northern Calloway as David
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Biff, the Two-Headed Monster, AMs
Richard Hunt as the Two-Headed Monster, Sully, AMs
Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
 
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