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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird doesn't want to be a bird
Air date April 23, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors J, V, 8

1291

Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN
10th Season Intro Still
1291-Ray
Insert
Ray Barretto and company play their drums while the cast and kids dance.
Overalls
Cartoon
A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(EKA: Episode 0824)
Ssnews.jacknimble
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Jack Be Nimble can't figure out how to jump over the candlestick.
(EKA: Episode 0723)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon
A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(EKA: Episode 1271)
George overunder
Film
George the Farmer demonstrates over and under.
(EKA: Episode 0270)
200019
Cartoon
An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0812)
1291a
SCENE 1
Big Bird is bored with the unexciting life of a bird and wishes to be some other kind of animal. He bumps into Gladys the Cow and decides he'll be like her. He changes his mind when he learns of their dietary habits (grass, weeds, thistles, etc.).
2096b
Cartoon
A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Raposo.Eating
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
(First: Episode 0106)
1291b
SCENE 1 cont'd
Big Bird now thinks he should be a dog like Barkley. He imitates what Barkley does (such as barking and fetching the paper), but gives up again when he finds out what lunch - a bone.
Cartoonwizard
Cartoon
A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
(EKA: Episode 1056)
1291c
SCENE 1 cont'd
Bob stops by Big Bird's nest and Big Bird explains what he's been through today. Bob gives him a surprise - a bag of birdseed, and reminds of all the great things about being a bird. Big Bird agrees and takes a post-lunch nap.
2125m
Song
Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(EKA: Episode 0941)
1708m
Muppets
The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
1291-Apples01
Muppets
A furry, purple creature whooshes to the counter of Hooper's Store and counts 5 apples. He subtracts one, leaving 4.
(EKA: Episode 1131)
1563k
Cartoon
"Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0423)
1291-Apples02
Muppets
The creature returns to subtract one more apple, leaving 3.
(EKA: Episode 1131)
2257r
Cartoon
The 'J' Train
(EKA: Episode 1271)
1291-Apples03
Muppets
Again, the creature appears to remove another apple, leaving 2.
(EKA: Episode 1131)
1800-22
Cartoon
A girl runs home to her CASA.
(EKA: Episode 0850)
1291-Apples04
Muppets
Another apple is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
(EKA: Episode 1131)
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
1291-Apples05
Muppets
The creature takes away the last apple, leaving 0.
(EKA: Episode 1131)
2040c
Cartoon
Fruta Manzana (original)
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 1231)
1291d
SCENE 2
The Amazing Mumford observes from a distance Oscar practicing his Grouch magic tricks. He's appalled at the trashy props Oscar uses (dead flowers and an old shoe that appear from thin air), but frets for the reputation of all magicians when he sees Oscar's finale - squirting someone with his magic hat.
1291e

1291f
SCENE 2 cont'd
Oscar assembles his audience and begins the show. Mumford decides to secretly improve Oscar's show by saying his own magic words. Oscar conjures up a fresh bouquet of flowers and his magic box produces colorful balloons, to his chagrin. Oscar now tries to get the hat to squirt Luis in the face, but with Mumford's "help," a rabbit comes out instead. Fed up, Oscar goes back to his can, while Luis asks Mumford if he's responsible for the tricks. "Just protecting the name of the honest magician," he claims.
Filmacrobats
Film
Trapeze artist addition and subtraction
(EKA: Episode 1041)
1291-Clapping
Film
A group of kids play "Pat-a-Cake" in the park.
0926h
Film
A giant panda walks around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0926)
1291-Sand
Animation
Sand V/v
1041library
Muppets
At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies! (Cookie's last line cut)
(EKA: Episode 0897)
1291g
Insert
Bob and Linda perform a song about saying "hello."
(EKA: Episode 1024)
Ringmaster2
Cartoon
The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1287)
E&b-rhyme
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
(EKA: Episode 0798)
SpeechBalloon.V
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
1449-Dragon
Muppets
Big Bird telephones Mr. Snuffleupagus from Chinatown and describes a dragon puppet right next to him. Snuffy chuckles at the idea and compliments Big Bird's imagination. "Et tu, Snuffy?," he moans.
500008
Film
Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0671)
1291-TSD
Animation
Today's Secret Drawing is an astronaut.
(EKA: Episode 0272)
1291h
SCENE 3
Big Bird tells Snuffy all about his day, who still thinks he's making up the whole "dragon" story. He tells Big Bird it's good to have a healthy imagination, then heads off.
1291i

1291j
SCENE 3 cont'd
Big Bird exits his nest and vents his frustration to Luis. Luis tells him almost exactly what Snuffy does and Big Bird walks off in a huff. Luis tries explaining himself while Snuffy announces the sponsors.


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