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Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 274 features Big Bird, Oscar, Cookie Monster, Grover, Maria, David, Susan, and Gordon! Plus, Ernie and Bert go to the beach and the Anything Muppets sell lemonade.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 274

Season 7: A hot day on Sesame Street

Sponsors: H, S, 3

Scene 1: The adults are in Hooper’s Store with the air conditioning on full blast. David is clad in a bucket hat, T-shirt, and shorts. Maria is clad in a tank top & shorts, and fanning herself. Susan is wearing a loose shirt & skirt, and Gordon is in a dashiki. All of them are drinking glasses of water. Big Bird looks through the window and pants: “H...H is for HOT!” David opens the window and invites Big Bird inside. Big Bird nods and says to the camera, “H...H is for Hurray!” He quickly enters the store and escapes the heat as the adults welcome him.

Cartoon: H is for Hair

Muppets: Bert tries to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but Ernie turns on the electric fan and bothers him with it. Bert blows up and says he’s “hot and bothered,” and Ernie has just the thing for him: more cool air!

Film: This is the desert…

Cartoon: A mad scientist shows off his newest invention - a capital H

Cartoon/Song: The Country Fiddler - Three on Lady’s Lap (by Bud Luckey)

Film: Letter H hoist

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “3” trick

Cartoon: Howard and Harold name some H words

Film: Summer in the city (ice cream vendor - “linda paloma”)

Cartoon: Three men in a horse costume buy three cups of coffee

Scene 2: Cookie Monster (in a sun visor and apron) attempts to sell fresh-squeezed cookie juice. Maria and David are hesitant at first, but they each agree to buy a cup for five cents. It turns out that Maria doesn’t like it at all, but David does...so he finishes her cup. Cookie: “Another satisfied customer, and another one not so much. Welp, c’est la vie.”

Muppets: The Anything Muppet children cooperate to sell lemonade

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3

Cartoon: S is for Snake (speech balloon; repeated in Spanish)

Muppets: Grover and Herry Monster show Billy “here” and “there”

Cartoon: Jazz Alphabet

Film: Flying and swimming pelicans

Scene 3: Oscar and Grover discuss why they like the hot weather. Oscar likes the muggy, humid conditions but Grover likes drinking cool water and sunbathing. They get into an argument, and Grover tersely says, “Can you think of ONE thing that I like about the heat that YOU like as well?” Oscar finally admits that he likes using fans. Grover assumes that Oscar likes using fans to stay cool and relaxed. To his surprise, Oscar pulls out a giant electric fan: “Who said anything about staying cool? I like using fans to blow away people if they hang around my trash can for too long!” Oscar turns on the powerful fan which blows Grover away.

Film/Song: “Pockets” (vocals by Marilyn Sokol)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert meet Tough Eddie at the beach

Cartoon: The uses of water

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy - H is for Hand

Cast: Susan, Luis, Maria, and David build a capital letter H

Film: Kids narrate footage of kittens playing

Cartoon: Sand H/h

Cartoon: H is for Hello/Hola

Scene 4: Gordon and Susan overhear Oscar shouting, “Free water! Get some free water from your pal Oscar!” When asked for an explanation, Oscar says that he’s giving out free water to the locals. The adults are surprised that Oscar is doing such a kind thing, but Oscar downplays it and tells them to wait ten seconds. After counting to 10, Oscar still hasn’t brought their water. So Gordon and Susan peer into the can, and get a faceful of water. Oscar (snarkily): “There’s your water, folks! Hope you’re finally feeling nice and cool and refreshed. Now buzz off!”

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and Debo talk about the letter S

Cartoon: S is for Sing

Film: The Mad Painter #3

Scene 5: Maria, David, and Big Bird play “One of These Things” with three pairs of sunglasses and a pair of sandals.

Film/Song: Henson #3

Cartoon: A clam tells a fisherman why he’s not catching any fish - he pulled out all the plants and the fish can’t survive…

Muppets: The Count’s bats go on strike

Cartoon: Elephants blow “H’s” out of their trunks (animation by the Hubleys)

Scene 6: Everyone is sitting around tiredly. Susan thinks they’ve done everything to beat the heat, but David remembers one last thing they haven’t done - gone to a pool. Gordon tells David the nearest pool is ten blocks away, but David says that there’s a kiddie pool in the garage! He excitedly leaves to get it and asks Gordon to get a hose. Susan and Maria retrieve the pool toys.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3 (repeat)

Muppets/Song: “Women Can Be”

Scene 7: The pool has been filled with water, and the adults and the kids play in the kiddie pool. Grover and Oscar announce the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: Bob.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
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 Herry Monster, the Count, Tough Eddie, AMs
Richard Hunt as AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs