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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird wants to fly
Air date December 11, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors P, U, 12

1459

Picture Segment Description
1459a
SCENE 1
Big Bird is upset about being unable to fly. Poco Loco suggests he could flap his wings, but that doesn't work. They look up in the sky at an airplane, and Big Bird suddenly gets inspired and runs off.
Toon.UP
Cartoon
A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(EKA: Episode 0869)
1709t
Film
Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(EKA: Episode 0703)
TGUmbrella
Cartoon
Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
Erniepaints
Muppets
Ernie and Bert decide to use both Bert's canvas and Ernie's paints to paint a picture of something. Bert wants to paint a bowl of oatmeal, but Ernie wants to paint a purple monster. Finally, they decide to paint a purple monster eating a bowl of oatmeal.
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Blockcivilization
Animation
In stop-motion, blocks stack and arrange themselves to form zoo cages, arches, and a whole city.
Artist: Al Jarnow
1755.planes
Film
Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(EKA: Episode 1012)
2257 babydangertoon
Cartoon
A baby looks at a DANGER sign and imagines what it means.
(EKA: Episode 1020)
1459b
SCENE 2
Big Bird has dressed himself up like an airplane, thinking it will help him fly. Poco yells "Contact!" and Big Bird takes off … but not really. Big Bird loses hope of getting off the ground.
4planes
Animation
Four airplanes take off one by one.
GroverinAirplane
Muppets
Grover uses his airplane to demonstrate "above" and "below."
(EKA: Episode 0149)
1736h
Cartoon
Boy and the UP balloons
(EKA: Episode 0798)
Folge2320-13
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit and Marlina demonstrate what the number 12 looks like. Grover is supposed to send up a balloon with the number 12 on it; however, he sends up balloons with the number 3, 9, a letter "A", and Cookie Monster before he finally gets it right. To celebrate that he sends up another balloon with a drawing of himself, but he doesn't let go of the string, so he floats away with the balloon.
Findparrot
Cartoon
Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(EKA: Episode 0592)
1459c
SCENE 3 (Insert)
Bob, Linda and Timi show some kids how to say "butterfly" in sign language. They sing a song about it.
(EKA: Episode 1064)
FreakyWordBIRD
Cartoon
A large bird munches on rectangle edges, making it the word "BIRD."
(EKA: Episode 1190)
1092-22
Muppets
Anything Muppet cheerleaders sound out the word "rocket," then witness a rocket blasting off.
(EKA: Episode 1092)
Toon.Froghater
Cartoon
A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(EKA: Episode 0407)
1576-Bird
Film
A hawk flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
BirdBalloonSub
Cartoon
Richard Bird (from the Sesame comic strip) subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Pelicans
Film
Swimming and flying pelicans.
(EKA: Episode 0519)
Cartoonup
Cartoon
A man jumps up onto an UP.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
1446e
Film
Exploring on the ocean rocks
(EKA: Episode 1446)
1459d
SCENE 4
Some kids hold a dove as Luis sings "La Paloma." At first, Big Bird thinks that pigeons will help lift him off the ground, but one of the kids lets go of her balloon, and Big Bird realizes that maybe a balloon can help him fly. He runs off to prepare for his "big takeoff".
1800-8
Animation
Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
Artist: Al Jarnow
1839zj
Film
As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(EKA: Episode 1086)
OOTTRain
Song
Luis sings "Three of These Kids" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(EKA: Episode 0807)
PatPilot
Cartoon
Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Air
Muppets
Lefty the Salesman sells Ernie some air, but when Ernie waves to Bert, wanting to show it to him, he drops it. According to Bert (who didn't know what Ernie had), "It couldn't have vanished into thin air." But Ernie sobs, "Yes, it could, Bert! It could!"
(First: Episode 0118)
LetterPSunset
Cartoon
A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
1459e

1459-ImFlying
SCENE 5
Big Bird and Maria call everyone over to let them know that they're about to take off in a hot-air balloon. After dropping 3 sandbags, they are airborne. Big Bird sings "I'm Flying."
Baldeaglefilm2
Film
A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0411)
TravisTravel
Cartoon
Travis Travel demonstrates different methods of transportation.
1459.DangerFilm
Film
While walking and reading the newspaper, a man nearly avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(EKA: Episode 1199)
ChickenCloud
Cartoon
Clouds that look like things.
(EKA: Episode 0876)
Countingbackflips
Film
Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
ErnieCMCookieSizes
Muppets
Ernie has two bags of cookies, one of which has several cookies, and one that only has one cookie. Ernie asks Cookie Monster which he'd rather have, and Cookie Monster naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, Cookie is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while Ernie's one cookie is very big, so Ernie breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
Whatif.rabbit-turtle
Cartoon
What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(EKA: Episode 0801)
Pinball12
Cartoon
"Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
Toon.UP
Cartoon
A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP. (repeat)
(EKA: Episode 0869)
1459f
SCENE 6
The balloon lands, and Big Bird is happy that he flew. Poco announces the sponsors.


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