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Sesame Street Old School Outlines

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Number 236 features Big Bird, Oscar, Biff, the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, Maria, Luis, David, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie drinks an imaginary glass of water, Guy Smiley hosts "The Trading Game," and the Anything Muppet women sing an empowering song.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 236


Season 7: The missing grocery list/Biff and Maria’s carpentry contest

Sponsors: B, I, 4


Scene 1: Sherlock Hemlock visits Hooper’s Store for a snack, but David and Mr. Hooper are looking for a missing grocery list. Sherlock finds a blank piece of paper, but David reminds him that the list has words on it. Then Sherlock sees the menu, but Mr. Hooper says the words are small. Then Sherlock points out the newspapers on the newsstand, and both adults think all hope is lost. Finally, Mr. Hooper walks out from behind the counter and David notices that the shopping list is stuck to Mr. Hooper’s shoe. Sherlock Hemlock takes credit for solving the mystery and proudly leaves…without placing his order.

Muppets: Cookie Monster presents the word “FOOD” and eats the letters

Cartoon: Imagination Circles (string animation)

Film: Cold things that begin with I

Muppets: Ernie doesn’t feel special, but Bert shows him that he has special hair, a special nose, and special fingers. Then Ernie points out those traits in the viewer.

Film: The Mad Painter #4

Scene 2: Big Bird and the Count watch the kids make a block tower. The Count counts the blocks as the kids add them to the tower.

Cartoon: Jack and the B-Stalk

Cartoon: B is for Bear, Bicycle, Bump, Branch, and Bees

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

Cast: Maria and David prepare for a ping-pong match, but David doesn’t have the right equipment

Cartoon: B is for Butterfly (speech balloon)

Film: Animal life along the river

Muppets: An Anything Muppet boy watches as a circle around him grows and shrinks

Film: A kid marching band forms a circle

Scene 3: Mr. Hooper, Luis, and Maria overhear farm animal noises from Oscar’s trashcan. They ask the kids to identify each sound (a cow and some chickens). Then they hear Oscar chasing one of his pigs, sending mud and hay all over the place! Mr. Hooper: “Oscar, are you all right?” Oscar: “All right? Who cares? That was the most fun I’ve had in years!”

Muppets: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse (part 1)

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

Muppets: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse (part 2)

Cartoon/Song: “Letter I (Beep Beep)”

Cartoon: A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.

Muppets: Waiter Grover serves alphabet soup to Mr. Johnson, but several letters are missing. By the time Grover brings in the missing letters, the soup is cold.

Film: Future careers – footage of kids acting out certain jobs, followed by adults with those jobs

Scene 4: Biff makes an offhand comment to Maria, which upsets her. He doesn’t think that her carpentry skills are as good as his. Maria challenges him to a woodworking contest, claiming that her prior experience as a construction worker will help her.

Film: Building a log cabin

Muppets: A group of female Anything Muppets sings, “Women Can Be”

Cartoon: A boy uses a baseball bat to knock several “B” items off a wall (including a basket, a ball, and a bandit)

Muppets: At night, Ernie feels thirsty so he imagines drinking a glass of water. An annoyed Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Afterwards, Ernie becomes hungry so he noisily imagines eating a sandwich...and keeps Bert awake.

Scene 5: Luis, David, and Big Bird judge Maria and Biff’s handiwork. While hammering a nail, Biff hits his thumb but Maria deftly completes the task.

Cartoon: A boy and a dog fight over a capital letter I

Cartoon: 30 dots (a square appears)

Scene 6: Maria and Biff show their birdhouses to the judges. Biff has a well-crafted birdhouse, but it falls apart when he slaps the roof out of pride. Biff is forced to concede, and Big Bird asks to keep Maria’s birdhouse for his cousin Woody.

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Four Big Lions (by Bud Luckey)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #4

Film: Several people help a man when his car gets stuck in the mud

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “The Trading Game” with Sally Screamer and Oscar the Grouch as his contestants

Film: Finding round things in a store window (David provides voiceover)

Cartoon: Sand I/i

Muppets: Super Grover tries to break up a fight between two boys

Cartoon: Three little men climb up three flower stems

Scene 7: Biff sulks over his failure. Maria says that just because he lost the contest, it doesn’t mean that he’s bad at carpentry. She compliments Biff’s skills in order to cheer him up, and offers to go bowling with him. Biff thinks she’ll win, but Maria reveals that she has never gone bowling before and wants to learn from him. Biff happily agrees, and they leave together as David announces the sponsors. SS sign still: David. CTW sign still: Luis and Maria.


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

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Sherlock Hemlock, the Count, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, AMs
 

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Most of you know that I've been a regular on this forum since 2012. Starting on Monday, I am taking an extended break from Muppet Central Forum. I don't know when I'll be back, but I will return eventually. I may stop by occasionally to post more Sesame Street Old School Outlines, but even those are getting stale for me. So I need to hit the refresh button, especially after three hectic months of teaching during the pandemic.

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Doug
 

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One last outline before my extended break begins! Number 237 features Big Bird, Snuffy, Oscar, SAM the Robot, Bob, Susan, Gordon, and the recurring teenage human cast member Jay Tucker! Plus, Cookie and Herry sing about the letter M, Ernie fixes Beautiful Day Monster's ukulele, and Simon Soundman plays a guessing game with the viewer.

I will return sometime in the future with more outlines, but in the meantime feel free to scroll through the previous ones. Thank you to everyone who has read them over the years, and I hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,
Doug


Sesame Street Old School Outline 237


Season 5: Snuffy is afraid of mice/Big Bird’s poem

Sponsors: F, M, 10


Scene 1: Bob sings, “The Word Family Song” with the words cap, map, tap, and nap. At the end, he pretends to fall asleep.

Cartoon: Francis Fairy names several F words

Cartoon: Two heads think of F words

Muppets: Ernie and Bert have a fight over their noisy appliances, and blow a fuse

Film/Song: Henson #10

Scene 2: Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus read a book about animals. They look at a jaguar, a kangaroo, a lion, and a mouse. Snuffy jumps up and down in fear over the mouse, causing the street to shake. Big Bird tries to comfort him by saying it’s only a picture, but Snuffy goes home just as Gordon and Susan arrive to ask Big Bird what the commotion was all about.

Cartoon: A mouse takes a bite of a good-smelling M (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Cartoon: Flying M in space

Muppets/Song: Cookie Monster and Herry Monster sing, “M-M-Monster Meal”

Film: A mandrill

Muppets: Simon Soundman’s guessing game

Scene 3: Bob and Jay head to the park with a baseball and two mitts to play catch. SAM the Robot asks them what they’re doing with those items. Jay explains how to play catch, and SAM wants to learn. Bob gives SAM some short underhanded throws to catch, but SAM doesn’t catch any of them. Then Bob decides to switch roles with SAM, who fires the ball out of his arm like a cannon, causing Bob to crash off-screen. SAM: “So Jay...was that good?” Jay: “Well SAM...let’s just say that the Yankees could really use you!”

Cartoon: Three heads cooperate to see over a tall fence

Cartoon: F is for Flower

Film: Shopping for soup ingredients

Cartoon: F is for Frog and Fly

Cartoon: A cloud blows things with an F-F-F-F sound

Muppets: Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot give a lecture about the “OP” sound

Scene 4: Oscar asks Bob to help him explain the difference between up and down, using an arrow next to his trashcan. Once the task is complete, Oscar asks Bob to hold the arrow downward. Then Oscar ducks into his can and pulls a string, which dumps a box of confetti DOWN on Bob’s head.

Cartoon: A boy drags his sister up and down the stairs

Film: A man walks up the stairs while bouncing a ball. He drops the ball, which bounces down the stairs.

Muppets: Ernie plays the drums while Bert goes out. When Bert knocks on the door to be let in, Ernie imitates his knocking rhythms on the drums, which infuriates Bert.

Film: The Mad Painter #10

Scene 5: Susan, Gordon, and the kids talk about things that they are proud of.

Muppets/Song: Little Jerry and the Monotones perform, “Proud.”

Film: A gymnast demonstrates up and down

Cartoon: M is for Mailbox (speech balloon)

Cartoon: M is for Moo and Milk (music by Larry Rosen & Charles Myers)

Scene 6: Big Bird reads a poem to Susan, Gordon, Jay, and the kids. The poem is called, “I Can.”
I have written this poem to let you know
There are many things I can do all by myself.
I can ride my unicycle to and fro.
I can reach a book high on the shelf!
I can dribble and catch a basketball.
I can say my ABCs.
Whenever I need anything at all,
I can always say thank you and please!
I can bark like a dog and hoot like an owl,
I can count from one to twenty,
And when my tummy starts to growl,
I can feed myself with birdseed a-plenty!
But there’s one last thing that I can do
When I’m sitting in my nest alone…
I take out a pencil, think it through,
And I write out a pretty poem!


Film” Six children go down a slide

Muppets: Ernie, Beautiful Day Monster, and the ukulele (part 1)

Cartoon/Song: Ten Tiny Turtles (by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Ernie, Beautiful Day Monster, and the ukulele (part 2)

Film: Footage of people and things going DOWN

Cartoon: A boy carries balloons that take him UP into the sky

Cartoon: A man pushes a lazy UP

Film: Footage of pigs

Scene 7: Snuffy returns to Big Bird’s nest to keep reading the book. His mommy helped him get over his fear of mice. When Big Bird resumes with the newt, Snuffy gets scared all over again. Snuffy’s jumping rattles the street, and Big Bird tries to calm him down. Gordon announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Bob and a kid. CTW sign still: the Count and Mr. Hooper.


CAST:
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Hal Miller as Gordon
Jay Tucker as Jay
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Beautiful Day Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, SAM the Robot, Herry Monster, Simon Soundman, Herbert Birdsfoot, Little Jerry, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs
 

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I hope one of these outlines has some of my favorite sketches, like "Cracks," "S for Superman," and "Batman & Robin Cross the Street."
 
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