Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird goes to Frances' house
Air date November 15, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors E, Q, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird greets the viewer as he prepares to visit his friend Frances' house, which he's never been to before. He has a wagon full of all his toys, not sure of what Frances will have to play with. He's also ordered some special birdseed sandwiches from Hooper's Store, which Gina will be delivering. He wonders what's taking her so long...
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SCENE 1 cont'd Gina finishes packing the sandwiches and heads over to Big Bird's nest. Big Bird decides to pick them up instead. The two push on his door at the same time, causing Big Bird to fall and spill his toys everywhere. Gina apologizes, helps him and suggests he leave the toys at home. She claims it could be an adventure to see what kind of things Frances has to play with. He heads off without the sandwiches as well, thinking Frances will have some new ones too.
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0425)
Playball
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie is sad because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 0678)
TLSG.Swing
Animation Teeny Little Superguy: Two boys are fighting over a swing, so Teeny Little Superguy shows them how to share.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird arrives at the Bear Claw residence, where he finds Maria helping Lonn and Karen packing. He becomes confused when they address themselves as Crows, specifically Crow Indians. They are preparing to visit their home back in Montana, where the other Crows live; Lonn and the family are in New York while he studies to become a doctor. Big Bird is disappointed they don't have any horses around, but follows Frances to his room to see a picture of a horse.
Trianglemuseum
Cartoon A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
(EKA: Episode 1854)
Doitbymyself
Film "It's Easy"
(EKA: Episode 1736)
2356-5
Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(EKA: Episode 0982)
LifestylesBigLittle

LifestylesBigLittle2
Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little."
(EKA: Episode 2580)
Song.Island
Song A piece of land with water all around it is an "Island."
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2760)
2269k
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0054)
Grouchyface
Celebrity James Taylor sings "That Grouchy Face" to Oscar.
(EKA: Episode 1929)
RubberStamp10
Animation Rubber Stamp #10
Fruitpainting
Muppets Here is Your Life
Guy Smiley salutes a still life painting of a bowl of fruit.
(EKA: Episode 2572)
WhoYouLookinAtTiger.Refilmed
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
Refilmed version
(EKA: Episode 2608)
2059f
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
Khome.polliwog
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways".
(EKA: Episode 1443)
1845h
Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
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SCENE 3 In Frances' room, Maria shows Big Bird where Montana is on the map of the United States of America, as well as photos of the area. Big Bird notices some bells on Frances' desk, which Lonn explains will be going with them on their trip. He details that Frances will be performing his first Crow Indian dance, a special tradition, and the bells will a part of his ceremonial outfit. Big Bird recalls his first dance - the Bunny Hop at a birthday party. Frances demonstrates how his dance will go.
Tapshoes
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(EKA: Episode 2367)
Closer.Dog
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (dog)
(EKA: Episode 2750)
GroverGirlBody
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover talks to Chelsea about what their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth can do. Chelsea mentions that they both have them and also have hands, feet, bellies, necks, arms, backs, and shoulders. Grover replies they have a cornucopia of parts, which means they have a lot of good stuff.
(EKA: Episode 2453)
0871p
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0871)
Film.Chores
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
Muppets.WetDry
Muppets "Wet and Dry": the sailors on the Good Ship Wet love when it rains, but the Arabs like living in the dry desert.
(EKA: Episode 2745)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1246)
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SCENE 4 Luis has joined Big Bird and the Bear Claws at the dinner table, where Big Bird fills him in on all he's learned today. Lonn recalls how it was when he did his first Crow dance at the age of six, just like Frances. Big Bird muses about being able to see it, so Karen invites him to Montana. He's hesitant at first, as he has a playdate with Snuffy and a Birdketeer meeting, but Maria points out this will be a once in a lifetime oppertunity. Karen then invites Maria and Luis to join them too. Maria shares Big Bird's concern, since they have a lot of fixing to do, until Big Bird restates what Maria just told him.
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(EKA: Episode 0939)
2head.mytwashcan
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes a bag of popcorn, and almost leaves it on the brick wall, but then argues over which trash can to throw it in. Finally, it rips the bag in half to "share" the trash.
(EKA: Episode 2748)
LitterRap
Song "Litter Rap"
(EKA: Episode 2646)
Cap002
Cartoon Que es Esto?: Horse
(EKA: Episode 2620)
AllByMyself01

AllByMyself02
Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
3150j
Film Two boys walk though a city neighborhood to some funky break dancing music.
(EKA: Episode 2679)
4140-schoolsupplies
Animation Floating school materials create the capital letter E and the lowercase letter e.
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SCENE 5 Maria and Luis bring a half-asleep Big Bird back to his nest to sleep in preparation for tomorrow's big trip to Montana. Big Bird claims he's too excited to sleep, but conks out within an instant. As they head out, Maria debates with Luis over whether it's a good idea to go to Montana. The sponsors are announced and Big Bird mutters things about Montana in his sleep.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on September 10-11, 1991.


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