Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird's day of silliness
Air date April 3, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors E, L, 0
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird narrates that today started out like any other, normal day on Sesame Street: "a Grouch was grouching...a bird was tweeting...a Cookie Monster was Google Bugling..."
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Muppets Kermit the Frog reports on a musical tribute to the "Oogle Family" as performed by Cookie Monster and Old McDougal.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird narrates that after that, Mr. Snuffleupagus performed the "Alphabet Polka." He continues his narration, believing that nothing sillier than those two songs could occur, when he witnesses Maria and Luis debating over "duckies" and "bunnies."
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Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1198)
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Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Soup.0
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Ernestine's First Word
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to get baby Ernestine to say his name. It turns out she's much better at saying "Bert!"
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Cartoon L for lion
Girlsteps
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball, PhD., looks at breathing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 2 Big Bird follows the couple up to the baby's room, where the two are arguing over whether to decorate the room with cut-outs of bunnies or duckies. Big Bird comes up with an easy solution - use both! He assumes the silliness of the day is over, when Luis runs out to "meet a horse" at the Fix-It Shop.
SomebodyComeandPlay.Snowleopards
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
MysteriousTheaterMissingCat
Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is on the search for Lady Agatha's missing cat, knowing that it is under something that rhymes with "at", while Watson discovers the cat is under a mat, which leads into a big cat-and-dog fight.
(First: Episode 2569)
Greenman.DarkLight
Cartoon A green man demonstrates dark and light.
(EKA: Episode 1199)
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Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(EKA: Episode 1086)
2107.Lion
Cartoon L for locomotive, letter, lamp, light, lion, lettuce, lips
(EKA: Episode 2107)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird scopes out the silly situation at the Fix-It Shop, finding Buster the Horse posing inside while Luis does woodwork in the back room. Luis emerges with a homemade rocking horse for the baby. Big Bird believes now the point of silliness has been reached, then sees Gina clapping while Uncle Wally and the kids do a silly dance outside.
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Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(EKA: Episode 1232)
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Muppets Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Entradatoon
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(EKA: Episode 0987)
News-ZooAnimals
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: At a zoo, Kermit asks the patrons what their favorite animals are. He happens to be standing by a cage with three attention-craving pigs, who desperately assume the mannerisms of each animal mentioned. One pig finally calls the attention of a little boy who apparently loves every animal. As it turns out, the pigs' favorite animal is the frog.
(EKA: Episode 2450)
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)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird comes over to see what's going on. Gina sings a verse of "Three of These Things" using Uncle Wally and the kids. Gina wishes she could dance as silly as Uncle Wally (who claims to have won many a silly dancing competition). He offers to give her some pointers.
Fay.4balls
Film Fay Ray subtracts four balls.
PerlmanPlacido
Muppets / Celebrity Itzhak Perlman and a Honker accompany Placido Flamingo in the tenor aria "Vesti la giubba" from Pagliacci. At the end, he says "Bueno, Bueno!! Excellent!! Such feeling! Such depth!" Perlman thanks him for the compliment, but Placido is quick to correct him: "I was talking to the little fuzzy one. But you were good, too. And I...I was brilliant!"
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Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(EKA: Episode 1297)
Forgetful.Rock
Muppets Forgetful Jones and Clementine ride on horseback, and come across a rock. Clementine consults her book, The Cowgirl's Companion, to figure out how to handle a rock in your trail: go around it.
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(EKA: Episode 0720)
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SCENE 5 Everyone practices their silly dancing to a recording of Athena and Hoots the Owl singing "Silly Dancing."
MagicalHerman
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(EKA: Episode 0796)
ZeroBoxes
Muppets Ernie is in a counting mood, and decides to count all of the cookies in a box of them. Cookie Monster overhears this and asks if he can have all of the cookies after they are counted, and Ernie agrees. But after opening the box, Ernie finds that there are 0 cookies in it. Ernie has another box, but it also has 0 in it. Ernie then remembers that he put all of the cookies into a cookie jar, and starts to count, but Cookie Monster impatiently eats all of the cookies before Ernie can finish counting.
Cornfield
Film Corn grows in a field.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1339)
CaptainBrown
Cartoon "Up and Down with Captain Brown"
(First: Episode 2493)
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SCENE 6 Luis and Big Bird present Maria with the finished rocking horse. She decides to give the baby a ride on it now by rocking on it herself. Big Bird's narration announces the sponsors.


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