Gordon and Susan’s nephew, Chris Robinson, just moved to Sesame Street. He is looking for a job in the Help Wanted section of the newspaper because he needs money to buy books for school.
Chris thinks the first ad might be for a job as a gym teacher because it reads, “Must love to exercise.” When he reports to the Count who placed the ad, he discovers that instead of teaching children how to exercise, the Count wants Chris to do exercises so that the Count can count them!
The second ad Chris follows is for a sales job, selling cookies for Cookie Monster, but Cookie Monster can not part with his cookies. Next, Chris follows an ad to be a dance partner with Horatio Elephant, but that job is for peanuts, not real money. Chris is just about to give up when he sees a “Help Wanted” sign hanging in Hooper’s Store window. He meets Alan, who tells him he needs help stocking shelves, working the register, and sweeping up.