Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird's gift for Luis / Elmo watches for stars
Air date February 29, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors R, Y, 3
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Picture Segment Description
Song.countithigher
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(EKA: Episode 0670)
Hideandseek.bluered
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(EKA: Episode 0833)
Kermit chris
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit, Chris and Stephanie count ears.
(EKA: Episode 1055)
FutureJobs01

FutureJobs02
Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing."
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Toon.Yak
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1858)
2678a
SCENE 1 Today is Luis' birthday and Big Bird's gotten him a tie and a poem he wrote; he just needs help wrapping his gifts. Maria offers to help and wraps his gifts in a box. Big Bird is grateful, but realizes he didn't write "Happy Birthday" on his poem, so Maria must rip open the gift.
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
Invisibleicecream
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel.
(EKA: Episode 0867)
Word.OUT!
Cartoon A man sees a giant OUT, yells the word, and everyone runs out of it.
(EKA: Episode 0902)
2678b
SCENE 2 Maria re-writes Big Bird's poem for him, adding "Happy Birthday!" on the bottom. As soon as Big Bird leaves again, he realizes his name's not on it, so Luis won't know it's from him. Maria is forced to undo her beautiful wrapping job once more.
ElNumeroTres
Animation El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
Secretplaces.between
Muppets "I'm Between"
(EKA: Episode 1233)
Appleorangepear
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(EKA: Episode 0791)
Alaluna
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(EKA: Episode 0829)
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2678d
SCENE 3 Big Bird's gift is re-opened and he adds his name to the poem. Maria begrudgingly re-wraps it. Big Bird enters again, assuring her he doesn't need to fix his open, but he has a pair of socks for Luis instead.
Yellowyahoo
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Woodhorse
Film A man carves a wooden horse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Grover.newspaper
Muppets Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
(First: Episode 1966)
1736s
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(EKA: Episode 0901)
Listentothebells
Muppets "Listen to the Bells"
(EKA: Episode 2401)
Quicksand
Film (B&W) A girl escapes from quicksand.
(EKA: Episode 0853)
2678e
SCENE 4 In another edition of "Ask Oscar," Telly reads a question from a Grouch who wishes to know what sound the letters "SH" make. Oscar makes the "Shhhhh" sound, but Telly thinks he's shushing him.
Barkinthedark
Cartoon Two people think they hear a BARK in the DARK.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2011)
1708h
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(EKA: Episode 1708)
0926w
Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate between.
(First: Episode 0795)
PaulSimonLBM.ABC
Celebrity Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
Film.Rollerskating
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(EKA: Episode 1234)
TwoHeadPOP
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it.
(First: Episode 1569)
Snakesmakeshapes
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(EKA: Episode 1930)
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SCENE 5 Susan finds Elmo staring up at the sky, claiming to be looking at stars. She points out that they're clouds. Elmo vows to stay outside all morning to see stars.
Doitbymyself
Film "It's Easy"
(EKA: Episode 1736)
3816zg
Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
(EKA: Episode 2405)
Ssnews-telly
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is sent to the park for a report on co-operation, except that there's nobody around to interview. At that moment, monster reporter Telly turns up to conduct the same interview. They end up cooperating by interviewing each other.
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Typewriter.Y
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0898)
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SCENE 6 Maria happens upon Elmo and points out that the stars he's looking at are in fact birds. Elmo vows to keep watching.
Baldeaglefilm2
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0411)
Discoinout
Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
(First: Episode 1328)
Noonsign
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(EKA: Episode 1226)
2678h
SCENE 7 Now at night, Elmo begins to head off, until Gordon appears. Elmo claims he can't see stars with the sky so dark, until Gordon shows him all the stars in the sky. Maria announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on November 9, 1987.


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