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Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 257 features Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, Grover, Maria, David, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie gets his fortune told, Kermit interviews Prince Charming and Cinderella, and Herry Monster looks for triangles.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 257

Season 6: Grover learns Spanish/Big Bird presents shapes/Harvey Kneeslapper’s “Y” trick

Sponsors: U, Y, 6

Scene 1: Cookie Monster wants to learn how to make Mr. Hooper’s Super-Duper Banana Split. Mr. Hooper presents the various ingredients: one banana, three scoops of ice cream, a bowl of nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry. After Cookie identifies the ingredients, Mr. Hooper starts to show him how to make the banana split...but Cookie Monster decides to combine the ingredients by eating them one by one!

Muppets: A group of Anything Muppets separately attempt to sell lemons, sugar, and water, without success. They meet up and cooperate to make and sell lemonade instead!

Cartoon: U is for Uniform

Film: The Mad Painter #6

Cartoon: The letter U salesman

Muppets: Ernie counts a stack of precariously balanced cups and saucers, which makes Bert very nervous. At the end, Ernie reveals that they’re glued together.

Film: A grasshopper (harpsichord background music)

Scene 2: Grover asks Maria for help with defining a word he found on a card. The card reads, “ABRAZO.” Maria explains by pulling Grover in and giving him a hug. Grover figures it out and then decides to ask about another word: “BESO.” Once again, Maria shows him by kissing him on the cheek. Grover asks Maria to explain “abrazo” and “beso” once again, and Maria obliges. As they hug and kiss, David notices and does a take to the camera.

Cartoon: A girl gives her little brother “un beso”

Muppets: Juanita looks for “YO”

Cartoon/Song: The Country Fiddler - Six Snails (by Bud Luckey)

Cartoon: My pet Y, Yetta

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

Scene 3: Big Bird, Maria, and the kids put together a puzzle with six square pieces. The puzzle ends up being a portrait of Big Bird! Then Big Bird directs the kids to watch some films about shapes.

Cartoon: The Jazzy Triangle and the Square

Film: In voiceover, David asks the viewer to look for circles outside a grocery storefront

Muppets: Grover and Herry Monster look for triangles, but they only find a square and a rectangle. Grover suggests that Herry cut the square in half to form two triangles!

Scene 4: Big Bird holds up various shapes and asks the kids to identify them. With Maria’s help, the kids correctly identify a square, a rectangle, a triangle, and a circle.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6 (shown in English & Spanish)

Film/Song: Joe Raposo sings, “Your Funny Face” over footage of various primates

Cartoon: Y is for Yawn

Cartoon: I’ve Got a Mind - Square

Muppets: Kermit counts six Twiddlebugs

Cartoon: Y is for Yo-Yo (speech balloon)

Film: A boy goes to the dentist for a checkup (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Ernie is about to eat a cookie that he bought from Hooper’s Store when he sees a fortune-telling machine. A sign reads, “Your Fortune Told. Insert One Cookie.” Ernie decides to have his fortune told, and he puts the cookie into the machine. After hearing some crunching noises, the fortune comes out and Ernie reads, “You will soon be kissed by a grateful Cookie Monster.” Cookie emerges from the machine, kisses Ernie, and thanks him for the cookie!

Scene 5: Mr. Hooper and Maria sing, “Three of These Things” while using three toy cars and a toy airplane.

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and John-John talk about love. John-John asks Grover to count one penny.

Cartoon: U is for Umbrella (speech balloon)

Film: Time-lapse of growing seeds

Scene 6: Harvey Kneeslapper laughs hysterically while reading a comic book. David walks by and asks what’s so funny. Harvey says he’s reading a comic book. David: “Well, why’s it so funny?” Harvey: “You wanna see why? Here!” Harvey slaps a “Y” on his chest, throws the book away and runs off laughing uncontrollably.

Cartoon: The Yellow Yahoo

Cartoon: A yak talks about why the letter Y is so important. The narrator calls him a yakity-yak yak, and the angry yak charges at the screen!

Scene 7: David finishes telling Mr. Hooper and Maria about Harvey Kneeslapper’s trick and tells them that he’ll get back at him. David starts reading a book of his own and starts cackling. Harvey approaches and wants to know why David is laughing at that book. David pulls the same prank that Harvey pulled on him and the adults laugh out loud, but Harvey doesn’t find it funny this time.

Cartoon: Indian Guru Count 1-20 (shown in English and Spanish)

Film: A mailman delivers mail on horseback in the Appalachian mountains

Muppets: Grover, Herry, and Billy show that no matter how they’re arranged, they add up to three monsters (Spanish dub)

Cartoon: A boy shows that his dog can yelp, yowl, and yawn

Scene 8: David and Maria give piggyback rides to the kids in the arbor area. Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Mr. Hooper. CTW sign still: Susan.

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

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert, Harvey Kneeslapper, Prince Charming, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs