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Sesame Street
Plot Athena's bird-day party (repeat from Season 21)
Air date December 4, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors F, S, 7
Syndication
Releases

2893

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
During the wee hours, Hoots tries to comfort Athena, who is upset because her friends on Sesame Street can't stay up for her bird-day (birthday) party, which is tomorrow night. Hiroshi, however, says he'll spread the word about the party so people will accommodate their sleep schedules.
Trollmirror
Cartoon
A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(EKA: Episode 0834)
Song.recyclerap
Film
"Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
F-flames
Cartoon
F / f (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2571)
PaulSimonLBM.ABC
Celebrity
Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 2480)
Lollipop.feathers
Animation
Lollipop and feathers - what goes where?
(EKA: Episode 1057)
2893b
SCENE 2
Elmo finds Big Bird asleep, and learns that it's because he's resting to prepare for Athena's party. Elmo, however, insists that he doesn't need a nap ...
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 on a space shuttle; the audio is also patched up in that area.
7owls.OG
Cartoon
7 owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2558)
Grover.lumberjack
Muppets
Grover the lumberjack thinks he is the first to arrive for supper, but he gets trampled by a gang of French-Canadian lumberjacks who get to the food table before he has a chance to get his snow boots off. By the time he finally gets them off, a grizzly bear grabs the last plate of food.
(EKA: Episode 2226)
Ungato
Cartoon
¿Qué es esto? (un gato)
(EKA: Episode 2614)
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2893d
SCENE 3
Elmo is about to ask Big Bird what time the party is, but doesn't want to wake him, so he uses Big Bird's phone to call Hiroshi, who says he'll call right back. When the phone rings, Big Bird wakes up and answers. Elmo is so embarrassed that he tells Hiroshi he'll call back.
Dinosaur.Rock
Cartoon
A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(EKA: Episode 2883)
Gordon.Rain
Cast
Gordon preaches the importance of rain as it starts to do so in his office.
(EKA: Episode 2679)
1446p
Cartoon
F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog, and fantastic.
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Pageant.Island
Muppets
Herry, Telly, and Ruby star in a Pageant about an island.
2795t
Film
Island (in sped-up film, kids travel to an island)
(EKA: Episode 2795)
2893e

2893f
SCENE 4
At night, Big Bird is wide awake, because he took a nap, but Elmo looks very sleepy because he didn't take one. Elmo still insists that he can stay up, but he keeps yawning and nodding off when Big Bird shows him how to sing the bird-day song.
S-sing
Cartoon
S for sing
(EKA: Episode 2385)
Film-fullsubway
Film
Subway Train Empty & Full.
(EKA: Episode 2754)
Londonguard
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
In London, Kermit tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the London Frog, a Grenadier Guardsman carrying "The Famous London Log," and a London Hog. By the time he's ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, and the others gather around to dance the London Clog.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
WeAreTheSame
Cartoon
A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(EKA: Episode 0840)
Toothpaste
Muppets
The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
Shadowswan1
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of a swan.
(EKA: Episode 1118)
2893g

2893h
SCENE 5
The bird-day party is about to begin. Hoots goes off to fetch Athena, who will be surprised when she sees the kids who stayed up late. Elmo, who didn't take a nap, finds it harder to stay awake than Big Bird does. Athena arrives, and everyone sings the bird-day song to her.
Animalsbathing
Film
Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0882)
Toon.spider
Cartoon
A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
(EKA: Episode 2238)
MariaLinda.Same
Cast
(Same and Different) Maria and Linda dress the same, then Linda dresses differently.
(EKA: Episode 2754)
1037c
Cartoon
A kid names his own body parts.
(EKA: Episode 0843)
HIYL.CartonEggs
Muppets

Here is Your Life: Carton of Eggs

Whichcomesfirst
Song
Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(EKA: Episode 0276)
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2893j
SCENE 6
Athena introduces a bird-day game, "The Bird is the Word," in which Hiroshi displays pictures of certain birds, and the kids try to guess what sound each one starts with. Hiroshi shows pictures of a seagull, a swan, and a saxophone (which Hoots plays). Elmo makes the "S" sound in his sleep, so he gets them all right!
S-Snail
Cartoon
S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Ernieonthemoon
Muppets
At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(EKA: Episode 2396)
CH-OP
Animation
CH words (chop, choose, change, etc.)
Metalparrot
Film
A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
(EKA: Episode 2227)
Ballsholes-2
Animation
Three balls try to match three holes.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
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2893l
SCENE 7
Elmo wakes up after the party has ended. Even though he doesn't remember the fun he had, he still thinks he can have fun at a party without taking a nap. Big Bird takes him home as Hiroshi announces the sponsors.


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