Sesame Street
Plot Olivia sings at Birdland
repeat of 2304
Air date December 8, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
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."
Cowboyherd
Cartoon A cowboy adds two different herds of cows.
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Nightmare 1 & 2
Muppets Bert is visiting his grandmother, so Cookie Monster spends the night with Ernie. Cookie is frightened of a shadow on the wall, but Ernie shows him it's just a coat on a chair.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Soundsaroundthehouse
Film Sounds around the house: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(EKA: Episode 1949)
The Flying and Singing Cookies
Muppets Later, Cookie Monster has a bad dream in which he is surrounded by flying, singing cookies who won't let him catch them.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Eatingapeach
Cartoon Letter E ("See me... eating a peach...")
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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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.
Greenman.DarkLight
Cartoon A green man demonstrates dark and light.
(EKA: Episode 1199)
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GuyVacation2
Muppets On Vacation with Guy Smiley
Guy Smiley and his tour guide have difficulty taking pictures of animals in the jungle because of Guy's uncontrollably loud voice. A tiger recognizes him, and offers to take a picture of him and some other animals. "Say TREES!"
(EKA: Episode 1949)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0720)
Song.kangarooblues
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 0277)
Wheresquarefit
Animation Where does the square fit?
(EKA: Episode 2258)
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.
(EKA: Episode 2304)
Erasercartoon
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
SignSaysDontWalk
Muppets A heartbroken groom sings "Don't Walk."
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Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0573)
Gordon.Rain
Cast Gordon preaches the importance of rain as it starts to do so in his office.
(EKA: Episode 1578)
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Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2275)
Count-picnic
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his things, he eventually has nothing left. He is not displeased, however, since it has started to rain.
(EKA: Episode 2234)
Man.Arrows
Cartoon A man asks the viewer to circle him, draw a line to him, follow him with arrows, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2058)
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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 man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1299)
RockFlip
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
Hathosehook
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1575)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Jakethesnake
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2486)
Bae17
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
(First: Episode 1640)
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Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(EKA: Episode 0811)
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SCENE 4 Hoots introduces Olivia, who performs "Birdland."
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
1220-CarWash
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(EKA: Episode 1114)
SimonCallOriginal
Muppets Simon Soundman sounds out the word "call", and then demonstrates some calls of his own — including a bird call, cow call, pig call, and telephone call.
(First: Episode 1700)
MarcoFlower
Animation Marco had a flower. When it wilted, he called his grandpa and told him exactly what the flower looked like. Grandpa told him to water the flower, and it grew again.
(EKA: Episode 1016)
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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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