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Sesame Street
Plot Olivia sings at Birdland (repeat from Season 18)
Air date December 15, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors E, H, 6
Syndication
Releases

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This guide is for a 50-minute episode shown during a PBS pledge season.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Hoots the Owl and Athena talk jazz and Hoots teaches her a "zazzall" note.
Cowboyherd
Cartoon
A cowboy adds two different herds of cows.
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Nightmare 1 & 2
Muppets
Bert is out of town, 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 2122)
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.
3139l
Cartoon
A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
GuyVacation1

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 2390)
E-shriek
Cartoon
A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2164)
Gordon.Rain
Cast
Gordon preaches the importance of rain as it starts to do so in his office.
1095f
Cartoon
A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(EKA: Episode 0811)
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.
Wheresquarefit
Animation
Where does the square fit?
(EKA: Episode 2258)
SignSaysDontWalk
Muppets
A heartbroken groom sings "Don't Walk."
2059h
Cartoon
A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
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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
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)
KangarooBlues
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(EKA: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 4
Hoots introduces Olivia, who performs "Birdland."
Jakethesnake
Cartoon
Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2486)
Bae17
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
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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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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