Sesame Street
Plot Mr. Big visits
Air date January 23, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors A, X, 2


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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly finds a giant wristwatch, but who could it possibly belong to?
SCENE 1 Telly theorizes that such a large watch could belong to a giant, an idea that frightens him. He hears some loud, impending footsteps, which belong to a tiny man named Mr. Big. He and his "Big Kids" love to give people in need large items and goes off to get a cup of coffee.
SCENE 2 Mr. Big enters Hooper's Store with his large watch and his Big Kid entourage, and gives Gina his business card. He orders a big cup of coffee; the cup Gina provides isn't to his liking, so the Big Kids bring in a giant one. They also provide a giant spoon to stir it with.
SCENE 3 Roxie Marie stops by Hooper's in need of a pencil for school. While Gina gives her a normal pencil, Mr. Big and the Big Kids give Roxie a pencil twice her size. Roxie declines, thinking it's too big, and heads off. Mr. Big then produces a large fork, now staying at Hooper's for lunch!
SCENE 4 Hooper's is starting to fill with Mr. Big's big items, which is starting to worry Gina, so she tells Mr. Big to not bring in any more large stuff. Snuffy rushes to the store in need of a new toothbrush. The only toothbrush available is too small for him, so she asks Mr. Big for one. He first brings a small one, following Gina's earlier command, then provides a big one that Gina uses to brush Snuffy's teeth with.
Film What Do You Do With a Fruit?
(EKA: Episode 2275)
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(EKA: Episode 2367)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie has Bert play a "Follow the Arrows" game, which leads Bert to the main camera, looking at the TV viewer.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
Hippo coconut
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 1899)
SCENE 5 Telly and the kids are in need of a game and Mr. Handford teaches them "Old McDonald Had an Arm."
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2486)
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
(First: Episode 2749)
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
(EKA: Episode 2599)
Film A boy and his dad build a bookshelf out of wood.
(EKA: Episode 2411)
Cartoon A for astronaut, airplane, airport and automobile.
(EKA: Episode 2404)

SCENE 6 Mr. Big has now brought in a giant chair for Gina, adding to the frustrating clutter. She tries to call Bruno the Trashman on the phone, but discovers it's broken. Mr. Big and the Big Kids provide her with a giant telephone. Just when Gina starts to lose her patience, Mr. Handford enters and is filled in on the situation; he requests that Mr. Big put the things someplace else. Mr. Big suggests a giant trashcan, but when that's not an option, he states they could go back into his car. Mr. Handford and Gina help carry, intrigued at what his car must look like.
Cartoon A man (voice of Richard Hunt) answers the TELEPHONE and gives it to the plant.
(EKA: Episode 2362)
Cast Live at Sesame Hall, Bob, Maria, and Luis sing "The Curious Cantata" about a bird who asks a lot of questions, played by the ever-curious Big Bird.
(EKA: Episode 2238)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(EKA: Episode 1103)
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds it and makes the bridge go back up.
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Film Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song.


SCENE 7 All the stuff is out of the store and Mr. Big points them toward his car, which is very small. When asked how all the stuff fits inside, he replies, "Very tightly." Mr. Big gives a big goodbye, along with big sponsors.

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