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Sesame Street
Plot A day at Birdland
Air date May 9, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors L, Q, 19
Syndication
Releases

2874

Picture Segment Description
2874a
SCENE 1
"Can you tell me how to get, how to get to --"
Telly interrupts the opening sequence: "Birdland! Can you tell me how to get to Birdland?!" Susan, Gordon, Miles, and some kids happen to be going there, and they say he can come with them.
NumberCreatures19
Animation
Number creatures #19
(EKA: Episode 2776)
HonkerDuckieDingerJamboree
Muppets
Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
(EKA: Episode 2773)
Winditup

Winditup2
Film
A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
Music: "Portrait d'un robot", composed by Janko Nilovic
(EKA: Episode 2226)
0871l
Cartoon
Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(EKA: Episode 0871)
2874b
SCENE 2
Hoots welcomes everyone to Birdland, and introduces Duck Ellington and the Sesame Street All-Animal Jazz Ensemble, with special guest Wynton Marsalis. They perform a new version of "No Matter What Your Language."
BlackWhiteMachines
Animation
Two seemingly identical machines - one black, one white - cooperate to make the sound of a choo-choo train.
FaySubtract
Film
Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(EKA: Episode 2608)
Watson
Muppets
Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is commissioned to find the shape of a circle in an antique castle before time runs out at 5:00. Watson does his best to point out that the face of a clock is the shape of a circle.
Gloria2
Cartoon
Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(EKA: Episode 0263)
ItSoonGetsDone
Muppets
"Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking, and homework.
1576r
Cartoon
"L" for "Large" and "l" for "little"
(EKA: Episode 1576)
2874c
SCENE 3
Wynton says he's ready to do not one number, but twenty, maybe even more. He has help from Count von Count, who counts every little rapid note he plays on the trumpet.
Zoo1-5
Cartoon
A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
0926o
Film
Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(EKA: Episode 0926)
2head.Quiet
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster observes the letter Q, then the word QUIET.
(EKA: Episode 2538)
Cayard.kittykitty
Cartoon
A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1102)
2874d

2874e
SCENE 4
Hoots introduces Biff and Sully and the Hard Hats (including Stella), who perform "This Song Is for the Birds."
1091-24
Film
Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1091)
L-Laugh
Cartoon
L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
CookiePrairie.Face
Muppets
Prairie Dawn talks about three important parts of the face which are the eyes, the nose, and the ears, with assistance from Cookie Monster. Prairie agrees that cookies can be seen and smelled, but not heard - unless eaten by Cookie Monster.
Flowerpattern
Cartoon
A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(EKA: Episode 2484)
Shadowpuppetdog
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(EKA: Episode 1200)
1710p
Cartoon
Sign Man: WALK TALL
(EKA: Episode 1161)
3141u
SCENE 5
Hoots introduces Bobby McFerrin, who does a call-and-response scat song with the audience.
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon
Q -- that funny looking thing.
(EKA: Episode 0131)
MarshalGroverFred.Water
Muppets
Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse look for water in the desert. Grover sees mirages of a waterfall and a fountain, and Fred reminds him that he brought a canteen.
200016
Cartoon
A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(EKA: Episode 0812)
1836i
Film
Counting the circus clowns
(EKA: Episode 1836)
ArtistMike.Map
Cartoon
A boy gets lost in a mall, and a security guard shows him how to use a map.
Artist: ArtistMike
2874g

2874h
SCENE 6
Hoots tells everyone to imagine that it's turning from nighttime to morning, and the birds are waking up in the forest, while Bobby sings "Tweet in the Mornin'."
MillieMollywalk
Cartoon
Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
3164zc
Muppets
The Martians are a "Yip-Yip Family."
3980za
Cartoon
Nineteen kernels of popcorn pop.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
ShapeDancers.rectangle
Insert
Big Bird watches the shape dancers form a rectangle.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
AboveandBelow
Song
"Above and Below" (Chris Cerf)
Film
Sounds around the house: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
TodaysDrawing.Nurse
Animation
Today's Secret Drawing will be a nurse.
(EKA: Episode 0264)
3136j
Song
"Elbows and Knees"
(EKA: Episode 2641)
2874i

2874j
SCENE 7
At closing, Hoots, Wynton, and the animals play the Sesame Street Theme. Hoots mentions the sponsors.


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