Sesame Street

Season 15 Episode 34

Show 1839

Aired Weekdays 7:00 AM Nov 24, 1983 on PBS
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Episode Summary

Show 1839
Big Bird draws portraits of all his friends, including Mr. Hooper. The adults remind Big Bird that Mr. Hooper died, but Big Bird doesn't understand what that means. The adults help Big Bird understand the concept of death and to deal with the loss of his friend.moreless

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  • This deserves to be number one episode.

    This was so sad when I watched this.But this tought kids a lesson,that everybody dies.And I want them to be proud of this episode because it was the greatest informative Sesame Street episode of all time.

    Plot:Mr Hooper dies and the people of Sesame Street try to explain to Big Bird the concept of death.

    It sound sad but it's very informative.

    I don't care if you don't like Sesame Street or make in fun of people who watch it,this was the greatest episode of Sesame Street ever.That's why this episode gets 10/10.

    Sesame Street,you have to live on because of this episode.

    You'll never be the same after watching the perfectly made and greatly crafted episode.moreless
Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Additional Voices (Elmo's World) (1998-) (voice)

Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson


Emilio Delgado

Emilio Delgado

Luis (1971-)

Michael Jeter

Michael Jeter

Mr. Noodle's Brother, Mr. Noodle

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin


Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Buzzi

/Suzy Kabloozy (1998-)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Will Lee (the actor who played Mr. Hooper) died, the cast and crew at Children's Television Workshop decided not to make up an excuse for his departure, but deal with the actual reason for his absence head-on.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Big Bird has drawn pictures of eight of his grown-up friends and has given seven of them to Luis, Susan, Gordon, Bob, Maria, David and Olivia. The eighth is of Mr. Hooper.)
      Big Bird: Well, I can't wait till he sees it.
      (Everyone else looks worried and confused. Big Bird notices that Mr. Hooper isn't with them.)
      Big Bird: Say, where is he? I want to give it to him. I know. He's in the store.
      Bob: Uh, Big Bird?
      Big Bird: Hmm?
      Bob: He's-he's... he's not in there.
      Big Bird: Oh. Then, where is he?
      Maria: Big Bird, uh, don't you remember we told you? Mr. Hooper died. He... he's dead.
      Big Bird: Oh, yeah. I remember. Well, I'll give it to him when he comes back.
      Susan: Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's not coming back.
      Big Bird: (confused) Why not?
      Susan: Big Bird, wh-when people die... they don't come back.
      Big Bird: (startled) Ever?
      Susan: No. Never.
      Big Bird: (worried) Well... why not?
      Luis: Well, Big Bird, uh... they're dead. They... they can't come back.
      Big Bird: Well, he's... got to come back. Why, who's going to take care of the store? and who's going to make my birdseed milkshakes, and... and tell me stories?
      David: Big Bird, I'm going to take care of the store. Mr. Hooper, he left it to me. And I'll make you your milkshakes, and... and we'll all tell you stories, and we'll make sure you're O.K.
      Susan: Sure, we'll look after you.
      Big Bird: Oh. Hmm. Well... it won't be the same.
      Bob: You're right, Big Bird. It's... it's... it'll never be the same around here without him. But you know something? We can all be very happy that we had a chance to be with him... and to know him... and to love him a lot when he was here.
      Big Bird: (sadly) Yeah.
      Olivia: And Big Bird, we still have our memories of him.
      Big Bird: Oh, yeah. Yeah, our memories. Right. Why, memory's... that's how I drew this picture. From memory.
      Olivia: And it's very good! Yeah!
      Big Bird: Yeah. And we can remember him, and remember him, and remember him... as much as we want to. But I don't like it. It makes me sad.
      David: We all feel sad, Big Bird.
      Big Bird: He's never coming back?
      David: Never.
      Olivia: No.
      Big Bird: Well, I don't understand! You know everything was just fine! Why does it have to be this way?! Give me one good reason!
      Gordon: Big Bird... it has to be this way... because.
      Big Bird: Just because?
      Gordon: Just because.
      Big Bird: Oh.
      (Big Bird looks at his picture of Mr. Hooper.)
      Big Bird: You know... I'm going to miss you, Mr. Looper.
      Maria: (laughing through tears) That's Hooper, Big Bird. Hooper.
      (The other grown-ups chuckle.)
      Big Bird: Right.

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