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Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 243 features Big Bird, Oscar, Cookie Monster, Grover, Maria, Gordon, Susan, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie asks Bert to demonstrate anger, Kermit counts with two kids, and the Count visits the bank in a rare 2-part sketch.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 243

Season 8: Cookie Monster and Mr. Hooper decorate a cake/Grover asks questions

Sponsors: C, F, 7

Scene 1: In separate shots, the cast presents the numbers 1-10. Big Bird has one nest, Maria has two hands, Grover has three toy cars, John-John has four balls, Gordon has five fingers on his hand, Oscar has six tin cans, Bert has seven bottle caps, Susan has eight flowers, Mr. Hooper has nine licorice sticks, and Cookie Monster has ten cookies which he devours.

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #7

Muppets: Caveperson Days - At the request of King Ernie, the Royal Smart Person (Sherlock Hemlock) invents paper

Cartoon: A cloud blows things with an “F-f-f-f-f” sound

Cartoon: F is for Fly (speech balloon)

Film: Tomatoes grow in a field

Cartoon: A hand draws a telephone booth

Scene 2: Maria is fuming over how bad her day has been. Oscar wants to know why she’s so mad, and as Maria vents about her mishaps Oscar becomes visibly excited. However, Maria no longer feels angry and instead she feels happy that Oscar listened to her. She thanks Oscar with a big hug and a kiss, which enrages him. Oscar disappears into his trash can and throws a huge fit that rattles the can. Maria: “I wonder what his deal is? He must be having a REALLY bad day.”

Cartoon: A man slips on his daughter’s roller skate and feels ANGRY

Film/Song: Henson #7

Muppets: Ernie asks Bert to pretend to be mad. Bert can’t bring himself to do it, so Ernie asks him to pretend that he lost Bert’s favorite paper clip...which makes Bert really mad! Then Ernie confesses that he really did lose that paper clip.

Film: Footage of camels eating

Muppets: A pair of teeth looks for a job at the employment agency

Cartoon: C is for Canary

Cartoon: C is for Cake

Scene 3: Mr. Hooper asks Cookie Monster to help him decorate a cake. Cookie is tempted to eat the cake, but Mr. Hooper firmly tells him not to. As they proceed with three short tasks, Cookie controls himself. Afterwards, Mr. Hooper asks Cookie Monster if he wants a taste of the cake as a reward. Cookie passes...and decides to eat everything else (the bowls of icing, wooden mixing spoons, and piping bag) instead!

Muppets: A group of Anything Muppet children cooperate to grow a flower

Film: A boy imagines that he’s a baker

Cartoon: Two men demonstrate “top” and “bottom”

Cast: Maria pushes through a piece of background paper to show “top” and “bottom”

Cartoon/Song: The Alligator King #7 (by Bud Luckey)

Film: C is for Cars (on a highway)

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “C” trick

Cartoon: A photographer sneakily tries to take pictures of jungle animals, but they sneakily follow him instead!

Scene 4: Gordon and Susan help Bert fill a bowl with birdseed for his pigeons. After one pour, the bowl has some birdseed. Then Gordon fills it up with more birdseed, and then it has the most birdseed it can hold. After Bert leaves with the bowl, Big Bird stops by and consumes the rest of the birdseed leaving none.

Cartoon: Sand F/f

Cartoon: F is for Flower

Muppets: The Count goes to the bank (part 1)

Film/Song: “Two is You and Me” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A man blows seven bubbles

Muppets: The Count goes to the bank (part 2)

Scene 5: Grover demonstrates how asking questions is a good way of finding things out. First, he asks Oscar if he wants to play...the answer is an emphatic “No!” Then Grover passes Gordon reading a newspaper, and he asks to see today’s comics, which Gordon permits him to do. Finally, Grover walks to Hooper’s Store and asks Mr. Hooper if he can have a chocolate milkshake. Mr. Hooper nods and makes it for him.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7

Muppets: At night, Ernie waits for the neighbor upstairs to drop both shoes before falling asleep (much to Bert’s dismay)

Cartoon: A troll draws faces in the mirror

Cartoon: Filbert’s Flea Circus

Film: George the Farmer shows “on top of” by getting on top of different things and putting different items on top of his head

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit, Chris, and Stephanie count to 20

Cartoon/Song: “Four Seasons (It’s Springtime)”

Scene 6: Maria, Susan, and Gordon listen to some funk music on a portable radio outside Hooper’s Store. Mr. Hooper doesn’t like their music and asks them to move elsewhere. They protest, and Gordon asks Mr. Hooper to imagine himself as a young person being told what to do by an elder. In a flashback, Mr. Hooper and his friends listen to swing music on the radio at home. Mr. Hooper’s father orders them to turn the music off, leading to an argument. Back in the present, Mr. Hooper apologizes and decides to join the adults for a while. As they all listen to the music, Grover announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Count. CTW sign still: Oscar.

Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

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


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 244 features Oscar, Big Bird, the Count, Herry Monster, Bob, Susan, Mr. Hooper, and Mr. MacIntosh! Plus, Lefty sells Ernie some air, Bert dreams about ice skating, and Grover tries to assist Herbert Birdsfoot with his "AN" lecture.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 244

Season 7: The Count counts his breaths/Oscar and the balloons

Sponsors: D, Q, 6

Scene 1: Big Bird holds up an uppercase Q and compares it to a lowercase q. Then he introduces a song about the letter Q.

Muppets/Song: Grover and an Anything Muppet girl sing, “The Question Song”

Cartoon: A man talks about the capital letter Q (animation by Poverty Pictures)

Film: Six penguins go down a slide

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6

Muppets: Ernie makes a bust of Bert, but has forgotten to add Bert’s nose. When Ernie discovers that he’s out of clay, he pulls off Bert’s nose and places it on the bust!

Cartoon: Two lines cross paths and have an argument. They decide to take turns to help each other pass.

Scene 2: Mr. Hooper, Susan, and Bob hear loud explosions coming from Oscar’s trash can. They discover that Oscar and Biff are blowing up balloons for a Grouch birthday party, with the aid of a TNT detonator. The adults show Oscar the correct way to blow up a balloon, but Oscar remains set in his ways: “You blow them up your way, and I’ll blow them up MY way! Let’s keep it going, Biff...we’ve got two hundred more to go.”

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about the “AN” family with the word RAN (part 1)

Cartoon: The Queen of Six (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about the “AN” family with the word CAN (part 2)

Film: Farmer George shows up and down

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about the “AN” family with the word FAN (part 3)

Cartoon: D is for Dart

Film: A man walks up some stairs while carrying a ball. He drops the ball, sending it back DOWN the stairs

Cartoon: A boy shows his sister the difference between up and down by running with her up and down the stairs

Scene 3: Bob, Susan, and the kids talk about what air is and why it is important.

Muppets: Lefty the Salesman sells Ernie some air. When Ernie shows it to Bert, he accidentally drops it and begins to sob. Bert: “It couldn’t have vanished into thin air…” Ernie: “Yes it could, Bert!”

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

Film: A hippopotamus

Cartoon: A man wants to buy apples, but he can’t decide how many he wants. As a result, the frustrated grocer keeps adding and subtracting apples from the scale.

Scene 4: Herry Monster goes to Mr. MacIntosh’s fruit cart to buy a healthy snack. Mr. Mac offers him apples, bananas, peaches, and pears. Herry decides to take five pounds of each, to Mr. Mac’s surprise. Ultimately, Herry Monster reveals that he doesn’t want to eat the bags of fruit...he plans to lift them for weight training!

Cartoon: An orange sings a parody of “Habanera” from the opera Carmen

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Here Is Your Life” with an oak tree as the guest of honor

Cartoon: D is for Dog (speech balloon)

Cartoon: Sand D/d

Muppets: Cookie Monster counts to 20 with a green chromakey cloth (Kermit cameo)

Film: Trees are very useful

Cartoon/Song: “Daddy Dear”

Scene 5: The Count is worried that he’s run out of things to count. Mr. Hooper tells him to take a deep breath to calm down. The Count exhales and then takes another deep breath. Then the Count gets the idea to count his breaths!

Cartoon: Two men discuss the letter q, “that funny looking thing”

Scene 6: The Count has counted 428 breaths.

Film/Song: “Frog Struggle Song (It’s a Long Hard Climb)”

Cartoon: A man talks about “up” and “down” (voiced by Al Jornow)

Film: Henson #6

Muppets: Bert can’t sleep, so Ernie tells him to imagine something nice. Bert dreams that he’s ice skating (with footage from Ice Follies) and they both fall asleep peacefully

Cartoon: A man is disturbed by various animals at night (animation by the Hubleys)

Cartoon: Madrigal Alphabet (animation by Jeff Hale)

Scene 7: Mr. Hooper closes up the store. To his surprise, he finds the Count is still in the same place and has counted over five thousand breaths. The Count admits that he’s exhausted, so Mr. Hooper walks home with him. The Count: “I have just enough energy left to count my footsteps back home…” Bob announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Bert and Ernie. CTW sign still: Susan, the Count, and Mr. Hooper.

Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Chet O’Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, Biff, Herbert Birdsfoot, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 245 features Big Bird, Oscar, the Count, Olivia, Luis, and David! Plus, Ernie tries out his disguise kit, Harvey Kneeslapper meets the mailman, and Grover and his monster friends go out on a rowboat.

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Season 10: The Count tries out as a cheerleader/Big Bird’s family photo album

Sponsors: R, Z, 11

Insert/Song: Bob sings, “Hat, Coat, Pants” while Linda signs the words

Muppets: Grover’s rowboat (part 1)

Cartoon: Zig...zag...zoom...zoo!

Muppets: Grover’s rowboat (part 2)

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

Muppets: Grover’s rowboat (part 3)

Film: A giant panda scratches an itch

Muppets: Ernie tries to fool Bert with a disguise kit, but Bert isn’t fooled. Then a large wolf enters, but Bert thinks it’s Ernie in disguise...until Ernie shows up next to the wolf!

Film: Firework Alphabet

Scene 1: Big Bird shows Luis and Olivia his family photo album with pictures of eleven relatives: his mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, and three cousins. When Luis points out that his cousins are eggs, Big Bird flips the page to show his cousins hatching from their eggs.

Cartoon: Z is for Zipper

Cartoon: The Eleven Cheer (produced by Jim Henson)

Muppets: Grover reads the story of “The Cursed Prince” (featuring David, Maria, Kermit, and Gladys)

Film: Feeding elk (music by Robert Dennis)

Cartoon: A man moves into an “IN”

Cartoon: Two climbers scale a giant letter Z

Scene 2: Oscar has set up a pizza stand in front of his trash can. A hungry David asks Oscar to list the toppings. However, none of the choices appeal to him (tuna-and-peanut butter; sauerkraut-and-strawberry jam; banana-and-anchovy; bratwurst-and-licorice; and marshmallow-and-rutabaga). David asks if he has pepperoni pizza, and Oscar confirms. After David requests one slice of pepperoni pizza, Oscar serves it with a spring-loaded catapult, splattering the pizza all over David’s shirt!

Cartoon: Tommy Trueheart presents his eleven trick-performing lions

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

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash - Kermit interviews Jack Be Nimble, who can’t figure out how to jump over the candlestick

Cartoon: R is for Radio

Cartoon: R is for Robber, Rake, Rooster, and Rowboat (animation by Fred Calvert)

Muppets/Celebrity: Edith Ann (Lily Tomlin) and Herry Monster talk about feeling proud

Film: The roadrunner

Scene 3: Olivia, David, and Luis see the Count wearing a cheerleader’s uniform. He’s about to take the downtown bus to try out for a local cheerleading group for a basketball team. When Olivia asks him why he’s trying out, the Count says he heard that cheerleading involves counting!

Cartoon/Song: Pinball Number Count #11

Muppets: A group of Muppets split into two teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers on their shirts.

Cartoon: A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying

Scene 4: When the Count returns, he tells the adults that he didn’t join the cheerleading team because the cheer required him to count only up to 8. However, the Count became the basketball team’s official scorekeeper!

Film: Footage of birds swimming (flamingos, ducks, and swans)

Cartoon: Letter Z drawing

Muppets: A Muppet boy looks for hidden Z’s in his house

Cartoon/Song: “It’s a Lovely Eleven Morning”

Film: A wheel rolls away from a junkyard, and a boy uses it to complete his wagon

Muppets: Bert is too cold, so Ernie warms him up by putting many layers of clothing on him. Bert gets angry and says he’s broiling hot, so Ernie goes overboard by opening the window, turning on the fan, and putting an ice pack down Bert’s shirt.

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy - R is for Rope

Cartoon: Sand R/r

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper plays an “R” trick on a Muppet mail carrier

Film: A group of children climb in and out of a large tire

Scene 5: The Count keeps score as Luis, David, and the kids play basketball in front of Big Bird’s construction doors. Olivia and Oscar announce the sponsors, and Oscar offers Olivia a slice of licorice-and-broccoli pizza. SS sign still: Grover. CTW sign still: Mr. Hooper.

Linda Bove as Linda
Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, AMs
Richard Hunt as Gladys, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 246 features Oscar, Herry Monster, Biff and Sully, Susan, Gordon, and Bob! Plus, Ernie tries not to break Bert's vase, Fred the Wonder Horse shows front and back to Marshal Grover, and Cookie Monster and Kermit talk about types of weather.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 246

Season 9: Oscar’s recycling bins

Sponsors: O, S, 12

Scene 1: Oscar has set out four recycling bins for paper, cans, glass, and plastic. Gordon and Susan commend him for trying to recycle and make the street cleaner. Oscar: “What are you talking about? I’m not trying to recycle...I want this trash for myself!”

Cartoon: Twelve Rocks (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Film: A gazelle runs through a field

Muppets: Mr. Chatterly tries to host an Alphabet Chat about the letter O, but gets interrupted multiple times. The director eventually cuts him off and the set gets taken down, infuriating Mr. Chatterly.

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

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash - Kermit interviews Aladdin, who can’t figure out what’s wrong with his lamp

Cartoon: A song about a rolling O (animation by the Hubleys)

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

Scene 2: Oscar checks his bins, only to find that they are still empty. He wonders aloud how long it will take to get some trash into his bins.

Film: A girl puts on her coat by herself

Muppets: Ernie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six jellybeans. Ernie eats one of Bert’s beans in an attempt to even things out.

Cartoon: Six Silly Seals (animation by Tee Collins)

Muppets: Marshal Grover learns about front and back from Fred the Wonder Horse

Film: A bulldozer moves dirt along a construction site

Scene 3: Oscar’s bins have a few items each. Biff and Sully stop by with two bags of cans and bottles that were cleared from the construction site. Oscar tells them which bin to place each bag into.

Cartoon: The front and back halves of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck

Film/Song: “Have You Ever Been to the Farm?”

Cartoon: A grocery store employee tries to stack twelve cans, but the customers keep taking cans and causing the stack to fall

Cartoon: S is for Snake (repeated in Spanish)

Scene 4: Herry Monster comes by with a special sculpture that he made from old tin cans at home. At first, Oscar tells him to take it apart so that he can have the cans. But Herry doesn’t want to, saying that he put a lot of work into the sculpture. Eventually, the sculpture grows on Oscar and he decides to take it as it is.

Cartoon: Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows the difference between front and back

Muppets: Lefty the Salesman tries to sell Ernie a scale

Cast: David plays Sluggo the Great, who struggles to put his sporting gear on the right parts of his body

Film: Letter O hoist

Scene 5: Oscar hears Bob playing a tune on a set of glass bottles filled with water. Oscar is intrigued, but hates the tuneful melody. He asks Bob to empty varying amounts of water from each bottle until the bottles are out of tune with one another. This ends up being perfect for Oscar, and he asks to have Bob’s bottles!

Muppets: Sherlock Hemlock makes the sound of the letter S

Cartoon: S is for subway, scooter, skis, skates, and STOP (animation by the Hubleys)

Muppets: Cookie Monster and Kermit talk about weather using a special chart

Cartoon/Song: Pinball Number Count #12

Scene 6: Oscar sees Gordon and the kids carrying stacks of newspapers. Oscar asks if he can have them, but Gordon shows them all how to make hats and paper airplanes out of newspaper. Oscar asks to have some of Gordon’s hats and planes, which he tears and crumples up for himself!

Film: Recycling newspaper

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets perform, “Clap Clap Clap” (cameos by Roosevelt Franklin, Prairie Dawn, Farley, Mr. Johnson, and Roosevelt Franklin’s mother)

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy - O is for Owl

Cartoon: Sand O/o

Muppets: Ernie decides whether to put Bert’s vase on the high shelf or the low shelf

Film: An osprey flies

Cartoon: 30 dots - one dot keeps turning red

Scene 7: Oscar calls everyone over. He shows them Herry’s tin-can sculpture, Bob’s off-key bottle set, and Gordon’s crumpled paper airplanes. Ultimately, Susan mentions that Oscar got what he wanted: trash in the bins AND new trash treasures. Oscar confirms, then recoils when he realizes that Grouches should never get what they want! As Oscar goes back and forth, Biff asks Sully to announce the sponsors, but he does it himself without letting Sully speak. SS sign still: Olivia. CTW sign still: Maria.

Northern Calloway as David
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Oscar

Frank Oz as Grover, Bert, Cookie Monster, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Fred the Wonder Horse, Mr. Chatterly, AMs
Richard Hunt as Sully, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 247 features Big Bird, Oscar, Herry Monster, Rodeo Rosie, Maria, Susan, and David! Plus, Snuffy recites the alphabet with Joey, Grover races the clock in "Beat the Time," and Ernie shares his dramatic story with Bert.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 247

Season 7: Herry and the broken window/Big Bird waits for Susan

Sponsors: H, W, 8

Scene 1: David’s greeting is interrupted by a loud crash. He rushes over to Hooper’s Store and discovers a broken window. By observing the scene, David notices that Big Bird and the kids are standing nervously in the arbor area. He asks if they were playing baseball, and Joey says yes. Then David calmly asks if somebody threw or hit a ball towards the window. Big Bird explains that Herry Monster hit the ball, but he ran away once the window broke. David finds Herry hiding behind the mailbox at the end of the street. After Herry tearfully confesses to hitting the ball into the store window, David thanks him for being honest but tells him to be more careful next time. David offers to buy Herry a soda to cheer him up, as long as Herry helps to pay for the window. Herry Monster starts to cry again, not because he’s sad but because he’s grateful that David is such an understanding friend.

Cartoon: A wandering man learns what LOVE means

Muppets: Bert’s TV is broken and only repeats the letter “H” in a monotone voice. Ernie tries to fix the TV by turning it off and pulling out various “H” items (a hat, house, hammer, hamburger, and a live hamster). When Ernie turns the TV on, the TV repeats “I” instead!

Cartoon: H is for Hair (speech balloon)

Film: The Mad Painter #8

Cartoon: An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge while carrying packages, but they’re in each other’s way

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Beat the Time.” Grover has to find five things that contain milk, so Grover brings back some cheese, butter, ice cream, and two cows.

Cartoon: Presenting the saw!

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

Film: A group of children shop in a supermarket and race down the aisles in shopping carts

Cartoon: Two elephants make lowercase h’s come out of their trunks (animation by the Hubleys)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #8 (played in English and repeated in Spanish)

Muppets/Song: “Inchworm”

Film: A monkey does backflips while an announcer (Jerry Nelson) counts them

Cartoon: H is for Hole (speech balloon)

Scene 2: Rodeo Rosie, David, and Susan play “Three of These Things” with three small toy horses and a large toy dinosaur.

Film: A Spanish boy goes to school (A la luna yo no voy)

Cartoon: W is for Worm, Walrus, and Water

Muppets: Prairie Dawn presents a pageant about how a flower is planted (featuring Ernie, Herry Monster, Cookie Monster, and Bert)

Cartoon: Two aliens find a monolithic “AMOR”

Scene 3: Maria and Susan ask the kids what “amor” means. Maria says that she loves David, and Susan says that she loves Gordon. Then they ask the kids what they love.

Muppets: Cookie Monster shows the word “amor”

Cartoon: W is for Wilhelmina

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

Film/Song: “Flying” (by Joe Raposo)

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit and Debo talk about the letter W

Cartoon: W is for Wash

Scene 4: Maria presents the letter W and names some pleasant “W” words (whistle, wave, wiggle, and watermelon). When she asks Oscar to help, he says, “Why?” as the word appears on the screen. Maria thanks Oscar for his help, making him upset.

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

Cartoon: H is for Horse (speech balloon)

Cartoon: A scientist shows his latest invention - a capital H

Cast/Song: Bob sings “One of These Kids” (three kids are dancing, one is sitting)

Cartoon: Simple Simon meets some animals whose features are mixed up

Film: Letter H hoist (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 5: Big Bird is impatiently waiting for Susan to take him to the park. When Susan steps off the bus, Big Bird scolds her for being late. Susan apologizes, saying that she lost track of time at work and then her bus got stuck in traffic. Big Bird is still a bit bothered, but Susan admits that she made a mistake and that grown-ups make mistakes too...just like everybody else. Big Bird finally forgives Susan and they leave for the park in good spirits.

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

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

Muppets: Ernie reads a dramatic story to Bert. It turns out to be the alphabet...but Ernie cuts the story off at Y!

Cartoon: Sand W/w

Film: Counting 20 vintage automobiles

Scene 6: As Oscar watches the kids play jacks by his trash can, Herry Monster announces the sponsors. SS sign still: David and Maria. CTW sign still: Susan.

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

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Rodeo Rosie, Little Jerry, AMs
Fran Brill as Prairie Dawn, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 248 features Big Bird, Oscar, Biff and Sully, Herry Monster, Mr. Hooper, David, Maria, Linda, Gordon, and an early version of Harvey Monster (played by Richard Hunt)! Plus, Ernie and Bert share the newspaper and Grover sings a duet with Madeline Kahn.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 248

Season 10: Hooper’s Humongous Hoagie

Sponsors: H, K, 9

Scene 1: Mr. Hooper shows David, Gordon, Maria, and Linda his newest menu addition - Hooper’s Humongous Hoagie. They count nine different toppings for it - salami, pastrami, roast beef, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, onions, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. The adults invite some kids into the store to share the sandwich. Mr. Hooper counts nine people (four adults and five kids) all together, and he cuts the sandwich into nine equal pieces for everyone.

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

Film: Comparing a boy’s skin to various animal furs and skin coverings (music by Joe Raposo)

Celebrity: Victor Borge talks about the importance of practice

Scene 2: Mr. Hooper shows David the steps to make Hooper’s Humongous Hoagie. David forgets the ingredients, so Mr. Hooper recites a rhyme to help David: “Bread and salami, roast beef, pastrami, lettuce, pickles, cheese, tomatoes and dressing please!” Mr. Hooper leaves to make a delivery and asks David to memorize the rhyme.

Muppets: Super Grover helps Freddy Smith find the EXIT

Cartoon: The SALIDA Train

Scene 3: David memorizes the Humongous Hoagie rhyme just as Big Bird comes in to order it. David recites the rhyme while preparing the sandwich, without letting Big Bird speak. Once David finishes making it, Big Bird complains that he didn’t put the ingredients in the order that he wants: “If you weren’t reciting that silly rhyme, I was going to tell you that I wanted birdseed on the bottom!” David faints from exhaustion. Bird: “No birdseed, huh? Can you put some salt on it instead?”

Cartoon: H for Hello (voice by Gary Owens; repeated in Spanish)

Cast: Luis looks for the “SALIDA” in a brick room

Film: People jump

Muppets: Sherlock Hemlocks helps Ernie solve the Mystery of the Missing Half-a-Chicken Sandwich. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate it!

Scene 4: The cast presents “H” words (with each H word appearing on the screen). David and Maria hug each other. Oscar plays a rusty horn which hurts Gordon’s hearing. Biff and Sully proudly show off their hardhats and hammers. Big Bird and Linda hop along the sidewalk. Herry and Harvey Monster are hungry, and they go to Hooper’s Store to eat the Humongous Hoagie.

Cartoon: Two men named Howard and Harold try to name “H” words (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Film: The Mad Painter #9

Muppet/Kid Moment: Cookie Monster and Genelle count to 20

Scene 5: The cast presents “K” words (with each K word appearing on the screen. Mr. Hooper holds a bottle of ketchup. Gordon holds a key, which he uses to unlock his car. David and Maria share a kiss. Big Bird dons a king’s crown, and is surrounded by the kids. Linda holds a kitten, and Oscar startles everyone with a noisy kazoo.

Muppets: Ernie and Bert try to share the same newspaper

Film: EXIT sign

Muppets: Kermit draws a “K” on the screen with his magic finger

Cartoon: Karen the Kangaroo (voiced by Gene Moss)

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #9

Muppets/Celebrity: Grover and Madeline Kahn perform, “Sing After Me”

Film: Close-ups of an apple tree

Insert: Biff and Sully move a piano, and Biff reminisces about learning how to play piano scales as a kid. When Biff tries to play the C major scale, he gets it wrong. As he leaves to get the moving truck, Sully plays a full concert piece on the piano.

Film: A little girl bangs on the piano in her house. Over the years, she practices more and more until she is performing her own piano recital.

Cartoon: The Old Woman Who Lived in a Nine

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

Cartoon: SALIDA (the word spins around)

Scene 6: Inside the Fix-It Shop, Maria holds up a card with “SALIDA” written on it. She puts it on the door and attempts to exit, but the door is stuck and she can’t jimmy it open. As Maria runs at the door to break it open, Big Bird opens the door from the outside, causing Maria to crash off-screen.

Film: “Hello, Scale”

Cartoon: H is for Horse (speech balloon)

Cast: Luis, Bob, and Linda assemble a letter H

Muppets: Don Music rewrites “Yankee Doodle” with help from Kermit. Once finished, Don sings the new version with Chris and the Alphabeats.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #9 (played in English and Spanish)

Muppets: Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed

Cartoon: A polar bear looks for the EXIT (animation by the Hubleys)

Scene 7: Oscar orders Hooper’s Humongous Hoagie, but with different toppings such as chocolate sauce, mustard, lemon drops, Tabasco sauce, and French fries. As a repulsed Mr. Hooper begins preparing Oscar’s sandwich (Oscar: “Gee! Some people just don’t appreciate great cuisine around here”), Herry Monster and Harvey Monster announce the sponsors. Maria translates in Spanish. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: Olivia.

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

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Biff, AMs
Richard Hunt as Harvey Monster, Don Music, Sully, AMs
Christopher Cerf as Chris
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 249 features Big Bird, Oscar, Grover, Bert, Cookie Monster, Olivia, and Bob! Plus, Prairie Dawn rehearses a pageant with her friends, the Count learns to count in Spanish, and Frazzle recites the alphabet with help from Big Bird.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 249

Season 9: Oscar knits a sweater

Sponsors: A, N, 2

Scene 1: Bob asks Cookie Monster and the kids to name some important things that fingers do (touch, point, and tap), Cookie Monster offers his own idea: holding cookies! He then pulls out his cookie jar and starts eating cookies ravenously.

Cartoon: A hand draws a bridge

Muppets: Two aliens recite the alphabet (synthesizer underscore)

Cartoon: A boy points to his body parts

Film/Song: Doll House #2

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola identify the letter A

Cartoon: A is for Ape (speech balloon)

Film: Bald eagles

Scene 2: Olivia sees strands of yarn coming out of Oscar’s trashcan. Oscar tells Olivia that he’s knitting a sweater for his niece Bea. Olivia: “Is that short for Beatrice?” Oscar: “No, it’s short for BEAT IT!” When Oscar reveals the sweater, Olivia comments that the stitching is done poorly and the sweater is holey...which is just how Oscar wants it to look!

Muppets: Prairie Dawn, Ernie, Herry Monster, and Cookie Monster rehearse a pageant based on the song “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.” But she can’t get Cookie Monster to go around the mountain until she lures him with a cookie.

Cartoon: An ape escapes an “A” train and heads to a birthday party

Cartoon: A man creates an avalanche on the letter A

Cast: Maria and Luis assemble a lowercase letter “a”

Film/Song: “Two is You and Me”

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “2” prank

Cartoon: A man talks about the city without realizing that he’s walking through one

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #2

Scene 3: Oscar and Bert are having an argument over whether it’s better to be clean or messy. Olivia settles it by saying that everybody is different, and so they can each choose to be either clean or messy. Bert decides to be clean and leaves to polish his paper clip collection. Oscar decides to start making a mess on the spot, leaving Olivia to dodge the debris.

Cartoon: A reporter interviews the letter n

Celebrity: Bill Cosby plays twins who count to 20

Film: A mailman delivers mail on horseback

Cartoon: Country Fiddler #2 - Toucan Two-Step (by Bud Luckey)

Muppets/Cast: Professor Grover lectures about parts of the face (with help from a reluctant Maria)

Cartoon: A man shows his crow Eugene who knows many N words

Muppets: Bert can’t go outside with Ernie because he has purple paint on his hand. Ernie proceeds to cover it with two mittens, a hat, scarf, and a sled. Then Ernie tells Bert that he’s planning to go to the beach…

Cartoon: Batman demonstrates up, around, and through

Cartoon/Film: The letter N is nice

Insert: Big Bird shows Bob that Frazzle can recite the alphabet (from episode 903)

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #2

Film: A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voiceover) wishes it were for him

Cartoon: A is for Acrobats

Cartoon: Sand A/a

Muppet/Kid Moment: The Count asks Ingrid to count to 20 in Spanish

Film: A teacher does exercises with his students

Scene 4: The cast demonstrates the words “in,” “on,” “under,” and “around.” Oscar peeks out from inside his trash can, Bob sits on the steps, Olivia stands under Hooper’s store awning, and Grover runs around the arbor area until he faints (his footage cuts in between the other clips for humorous effect).

Cartoon: A scuba diver shows on, into, under, around, and through

Film/Song: Henson #2

Cartoon: Nancy the Nanny Goat

Muppets: Sherlock Hemlock finds an N and makes its sound

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy - N is for Nose

Scene 5: Bob, Olivia, Big Bird, and the kids play hopscotch in the arbor area. Bert announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Anything Muppets. CTW sign still: Luis.

Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Frazzle, AMs
Fran Brill as Prairie Dawn
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 250 features Big Bird, Oscar, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Biff and Sully, Gordon, Susan, Luis, Mr. Hooper, and the rarely seen Mrs. Wiggins! Plus, Kermit and Cookie Monster discuss "some" and "more," Herry Monster tells Grover a secret, and Lefty gives Ernie a musical sales pitch about the letter O.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 250

Season 8: Rebuilding Big Bird’s nest/Winnie Wiggins sorts Oscar’s trash

Sponsors: O, U, 7

Scene 1: Susan and Gordon welcome the viewer when they hear Big Bird calling for help. Big Bird is in distress because his nest has fallen apart and needs to be rebuilt. He doesn’t know how to build one, since he inherited the nest from his Great-Grandbird Bertram. Susan and Gordon leave to find Luis, while Big Bird telephones Winnie Wiggins, the 123 Sesame Street superintendent.

Muppets/Song: Bip Bipadotta and the Muppets perform, “Some, None, All” (cameos by Guy Smiley, Prairie Dawn, Simon Soundman, Herry Monster, Cookie Monster, and Frazzle)

Cartoon: U is for Uniform

Cartoon: The letter U salesman

Scene 2: Winnie Wiggins comes and suggests that they tape the nest back together. Big Bird isn’t sure, but Winnie convinces him that she can be trusted; after all, she is the superintendent. Big Bird relents and lets Winnie apply tape to his nest.

Film: A log cabin is built

Cartoon: A man blows seven bubbles

Scene 3: After Winnie has left, Biff and Sully arrive and observe her handiwork. Biff says that he and Sully can put wooden boards over the broken spots. Sully and Big Bird aren’t sure, but Biff says that he and Sully are trusted experts and forges ahead with the plan.

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

Film: Letter “O” hoist (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Spanish O words

Scene 4: After Biff and Sully depart, Big Bird tells the viewer that he isn’t happy with the result as the camera reveals the nest covered in sticky tape and wooden boards. Susan, Gordon, and Luis arrive and are alarmed by the solutions that have been implemented. Big Bird explains that Biff, Sully, and Winnie were trying to help but he didn’t want them to think that he wasn’t happy with their work. Gordon says that next time Big Bird needs to tell people how he honestly feels so that they can understand him and help him better. Luis figures out that everyone needs to get some sticks and intertwine them so that they don’t slip. Big Bird and Luis get some twigs, and Gordon and Susan go to get some mud from Oscar.

Muppets: Herry Monster tells Grover a secret, which consists of the 26 letters of the alphabet. He asks Grover to keep it a secret, but Grover quickly tells it to other monsters.

Film/Song: Henson #7

Scene 5: Big Bird’s nest has been rebuilt. He thanks Gordon, Susan, and Luis for helping.

Muppets: At night, Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed

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

Cast: David goes through several doors that say “OPEN,” each one smaller than the last

Cartoon: U is for Umbrella (speech balloon)

Film: Photographic collage demo of ALL, MOST, SOME, and NONE with an apple (by Frank & Caroline Mouris)

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “U” trick

Film: Some clowns appear, and then more clowns appear

Cartoon: What would happen if I looked like George Washington?

Scene 6: Winnie Wiggins helps Oscar sort his trash pile by matching items by the letter they start with (clock and can, bottle and baseball, telephone and truck, rag and rocket).

Cartoon: A construction worker demonstrates the uses of a folding ruler

Muppets/Song: Lefty the Salesman sings, “Would You Like to Buy an O” to Ernie

Cartoon: A man opens an OPEN. The people inside ask him to close their OPEN.

Muppets/Cast: Bob gives a blank Anything Muppet a pair of eyes to see the sunshine and a nose to smell a flower

Film: George the Farmer shows above and below

Scene 7: Mr. Snuffleupagus and Big Bird imagine what it would be like if Snuffy was the well-known neighbor on Sesame Street and Big Bird was the imaginary friend. After the fantasy (in which Mr. Hooper, Gordon, Susan, and Luis talk to Snuffy and dispute Big Bird’s existence), Big Bird and Snuffy agree that they’re glad just to be each other’s friends, even if no one has seen Snuffy.

Film/Song: “Share in Your Fun with Another Someone”

Cartoon: Mr. Tweak couldn’t sleep because his upstairs and downstairs neighbors snored and sneezed…

Cast: David and Maria look for each other in the park, demonstrating above and below

Cartoon: A dog learns about the letter U

Muppets: Waiter Grover tells Mr. Johnson that only some items are available on the menu. After Mr Johnson orders, it turns out that the only thing available is milk. Frustrated, Mr. Johnson orders a glass of milk...but Grover reveals that the restaurant is out of glasses.

Cartoon/Song: The Alligator King #7 (by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Kermit and Cookie Monster show some, more, most and all with piles of cookies

Cartoon: The U Train (unite, U-turn, underground, up, & universe)

Film/Song: “Everybody Eats”

Scene 8: Mr. Hooper tries to sweep outside, but everyone is busy with outdoor activities. The garbageman (cameo by Richard Hunt) is collecting trash, Luis and Gordon are playing checkers, Susan is playing ball with the kids, and Herry Monster is jogging. Mr. Hooper decides to sweep inside the store instead, but he loses the opportunity when everybody comes inside for snacks. Oscar snickers at Mr. Hooper’s misfortune and announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. 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 and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Lefty the Salesman, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Biff, Herry Monster, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Richard Hunt as Winnie Wiggins, Sully, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Can you use fanmade segments in these outlines? I have an idea for a Hanna-Barbera animated sketch in which Birdman teaches viewers how to bake...


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Can you use fanmade segments in these outlines? I have an idea for a Hanna-Barbera animated sketch in which Birdman teaches viewers how to bake...
I don't use fanmade segments in these outlines. Only pre-existing segments that aired on the show itself.