Sesame Street
Plot Olivia sings at Birdland
Air date March 5, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors E, H, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Hoots the Owl plays some jazz for Athena before they must leave to open Birdland. Athena wants to hear more and begs for one last note. She becomes very particular of how it should sound. He eventually proposes a "Thazzall" note and exits singing, "Thaaaat's all."
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2212)
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Film Two kids watch as a veterinarian fixes a baby robin's wing, then lets it go.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2292)
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Cast The Heartstrongs, Part 1

In this soap opera parody, Mr. Heartstrong (Gordon) fusses over the loss of his red shoelace along with Mrs. Heartstrong (Susan). They both feel sad until their son Barnaby (David) comes downstairs! What a surprise! But that feeling doesn't last long, as he soon learns of the lost shoelace. As it turns out, he came downstairs to change shoelaces in order to play baseball.

Could this be a clue to the whereabouts of Mr. Heartstrong's lost one?
(EKA: Episode 2163)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
HeartstrongsPt2-01

HeartstrongsPt2-02

HeartstrongsPt2-03

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Cast The Heartstrongs, Part 2

In the thrilling conclusion, the doorbell rings! Who could it be at the door?

It's Cousin Henry (Uncle Wally), who drops in for a surprise visit, which quickly becomes somber when the lost shoelace issue is brought up again.

Just then, Mr. Heartstrong remembers what Barnaby said about a shoelace that didn't match, and as luck would have it, the missing shoelace is in Barnaby's left sneaker! This makes everyone happy!

Cousin Henry pulls the snake-in-the-can trick on Barnaby, which gives everyone another nice surprise! "Woo woo!"
(EKA: Episode 2163)
Itsagiraffe
Animation It's a giraffe
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 2018)
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SCENE 2 Before Birdland opens, Hoots shows Athena and Olivia (tonight's performer) some of the photos on the wall and how they detail his life. He previously toured with the Rhythm School, then met his wife, performed jazz downtown and finally moved to Sesame Street.
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Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(EKA: Episode 0302)
Kermit.dodeduck
Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
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Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
2head.Shoes
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster tries on different pairs of shoes, but can't agree on one pair. They end up agreeing to wear shoe boxes instead.
(EKA: Episode 2142)
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Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(EKA: Episode 0831)
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Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Detective.Linedots
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
OscarDanny.Art
Muppets / Celebrity Vincent Van Grouch (Danny DeVito), curator of the Museum of Trash, has a look at Oscar the Grouch's pieces of Grouch art, and is always finding reasons why they are not grouchy or rotten enough for the museum.
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Cartoon ADVENTURE! A man and woman escape a boulder, a crocodile, and other obstacles.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Wheelchairraces
Film Wheelchair races at the Special Olympics
(First: Episode 0898)
Soundofmusicgrover
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Sound of Music"'
(EKA: Episode 1929)
Toon.beingapig
Cartoon A pig sings "I Love Being a Pig."
(EKA: Episode 0592)
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SCENE 3 Patrons begin arriving as Hoots welcomes them. Olivia prepares in her dressing room. Athena admires everything around the room and hopes to perform at Birdland one day.
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Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(EKA: Episode 2257)
Ssnews.oldkingcole
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).
(EKA: Episode 0887)
Toon.Clam
Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0720)
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SCENE 4 Hoots introduces Olivia, who performs "Birdland."
Toon.ILoveYou
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
ForgetfulJonesTakesaTrip
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Hisforhorn
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Floweropens
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
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SCENE 5 Olivia tells Hoots her next song is a duet with a special guest: Athena! The two scat a jazz-version of the theme song as Luis announces the sponsors.

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