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Episode 2621

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Sesame Street
Plot A baby book for Alice
Air date November 20, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors B, J, 9
Syndication
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and notices Susan and Luis looking at pictures of themselves from their childhood. They sing about how much they remember about being children, and explain to Big Bird that everyone starts out as a child, and grows into an adult over many years. Big Bird realizes that this applies to all the grown-ups he knows, even Mr. Rogers and the president.
Hockeyplayer
Cartoon
"¡El juega hockey!"
(EKA: Episode 2228)
Greenhouseeffect
Film
In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(EKA: Episode 1230)
2head.SHAKE
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word SHAKE, and an earthquake happens.
Derbyman
Cartoon
A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(EKA: Episode 1128)
Ssnews.cinderellaball
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(EKA: Episode 0516)
SpeechBalloonBBug
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: B for Bug (edited)
(EKA: Episode 0355)
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SCENE 2
Big Bird is amazed at what he's just learned, and notices Maria fixing an air pump. He uses his imagination to visualize Maria (and her Fix-it Shop customers) as kids. They bring their broken toys to Maria, and she makes a "Three of These Things" game out of it (complete with a slick 80's arrangement of the song).
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Back in the present, Maria becomes confused when Big Bird pats her on the head and remarks, "Little Maria."
OldWoman9
Cartoon
The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0598)
ShelleyGetThere
Muppets
Shelley the Turtle sings "I Get There" on his way to a picnic.
(EKA: Episode 2362)
TLSG.School
Cartoon
Teeny Little Superguy explains to Eugene why going to school is important.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Appleorangepear
Cartoon
An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(EKA: Episode 0791)
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SCENE 3
Big Bird encounters Gordon who's on his way to the Fix-it Shop to retrieve his air pump, which he'll use (with a basketball) for a demonstration in his science class today. In Big Bird's imagination, little Gordon (with a mustache) shows his sister Olivia how to fill up a life preserver with air, and demonstrates to her how air can move things. Olivia retaliates by blowing him a raspberry, showing that air can also make noise.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Back in the present, Gordon fills up the basketball with the newly-fixed air pump, and is about to show Big Bird some things about air, but thanks to his imagination, Big Bird already knows them. Just when he's about to blow the raspberry, the scene cuts away.
Glass02
Cartoon
"Geometry of Circles"
(EKA: Episode 1836)
Whatsmypart-foot

Foot - SesameStreet-WhatsMyPart-foot906
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Part?" The contestants are Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Professor Hastings, and the mystery part is a foot.
(EKA: Episode 0256)
Everybodysleeps
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Edit: The shot of a man nodding off and falling out of a chair is replaced with a shot of astronauts sleeping on a space shuttle; the audio is also patched up in that area.
Typewriter.J
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1957)
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SCENE 4
Next on Big Bird's imagination showcase: a portrayal of Bob as a kid, singing "People in Your Neighborhood" with a mail carrier and a firefighter.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Back in the present, Big Bird remarks, "You sure were cute, Bob!"
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Cartoon
A man illustrates 'between' in various situations throughout his work day.
(EKA: Episode 0894)
Specialoftheday
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Zydecoband
Film
A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
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Film

Wanda Falbo (Word Fairy) and Barkley present a word which represents large, shaggy animals who like to chase sticks (or wands).

Bforbeard
Cartoon
B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2122)
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SCENE 5
Big Bird, Snuffy, and Alice gather around the adults as they admire baby Gabriela in her carriage, wearing a new dress. Luis displays Gabi's baby book, which he and Maria have assembled to help them remember their daughter's growth (such as the times she first reached for Luis, and when she first said "goo-goo"). Snuffy becomes inspired, and leads Big Bird and Alice elsewhere.
Toon.BESOletters
Cartoon
The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(EKA: Episode 0869)
1576m
Insert
The Count counts five children as they rearrange their positions.
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Handdrawncastle
Cartoon
A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(EKA: Episode 0932)
Jfriends
Muppets
"J Friends"
(EKA: Episode 0339)
ShadowParrot
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of a parrot.
(EKA: Episode 0731)
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SCENE 6
Big Bird, Snuffy, and Alice have gathered in Big Bird's nest area, where Snuffy is depending on Big Bird to write down everything that Alice does, so that Alice will have her own baby book like Gabi does. They show Susan what they have so far, and Snuffy watches in amazement as Alice lifts her front legs and her snuffle.
Redhouse.memory
Cartoon
A man uses his memory to tell a woman how to get to a red house.
(EKA: Episode 2274)
KangarooBlues
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Bertfeelssad
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie notices Bert looking sad for no reason. Ernie lists a number of reasons to be sad, and then Bert feels better, but now Ernie has become sad for no reason.
WillieWimple.litter
Cartoon
Willie Wimple: Land Pollution (litter).
(EKA: Episode 2620)
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SCENE 7
Big Bird and Snuffy continue working on the baby book, noting when Alice comes close to Snuffy and says "baby book". Snuffy announces the sponsors, and tells Big Bird to note it in the baby book when Alice repeats them after him.


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