Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird's "Yellow Ambition Rock Concert Tour"!
Air date February 5, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors D, M, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Prairie Dawn, armed with a microphone, interrupts the opening theme song for an important message from "Sesame Street Tonight": Big Bird is about to begin his "Yellow Ambition Rock Concert Tour"!
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SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird introduces who he'll be bringing: his back-up singers (the Tweet-Along Little Birdies) and a giant rock (which Telly carries). Big Bird explains that his tour will go everywhere, and with a map, he describes the route: first the Fix-It Shop, then Hooper's Store, and finally at the bus stop.
Makingamap
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(First: Episode 2760)
Girlsandcastle.oldschool
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 1452)
Danny oscar bus stop
Muppets / Celebrity Danny DeVito arrives at a bus stop, where Oscar and Bruno are also waiting. Oscar explains that it's a Grouch bus stop, which means the bus doesn't stop for them.
(EKA: Episode 2222)
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Cartoon Small B, Small D
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1186)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and his group go over what they need for their tour: the microphone, Big Bird's costume, the back-up singers, and the rock. Telly points out the two things they left out: music and songs.
Dothecontinentalasia
Cartoon "Do the Continental" - two kids jump into Asia.
(EKA: Episode 2793)
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Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(EKA: Episode 1125)
Gustafson.3penguins
Cartoon Three penguins dance.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2164)
Song.elbows
Muppets Kermit sings "I Love My Elbows."
(First: Episode 2582)
Dino-gohigher
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
(EKA: Episode 2908)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird has finished the music, and tells the band it's time to rehearse. Telly asks that if he can pretend to hold the rock since it's only a rehearsal, but Big Bird says that everything has to be perfect, so he has to carry the rock. The back-up singers can't seem to get in the right place (behind him), forcing Telly to be in immense pain.
Gloria2
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(EKA: Episode 0263)
Sg-elmo
Muppets Super Grover decides to teach Elmo how to be a superhero. However, Elmo wears his cape the wrong way, which causes him to trip whenever he wants to fly.
(First: Episode 2857)
SomebodyComeandPlay.Snowleopards
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
Melvinsmuscles
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man
(EKA: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 4 At the Fix-It Shop, Luis is puzzled to hear an announcer call out Big Bird's Yellow Ambition Tour. Big Bird welcomes his audience (Luis), and performs "The Rock Song."
Toon.Pencil.Dance
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)
Antarctica
Muppets As a Sesame Street Travel Tip, a pair of Anything Muppets sing about the latest travel destination, Antarctica!
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Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
Jjapple
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(EKA: Episode 0833)
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SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Luis tells Mr. Handford about Big Bird's concert. Big Bird enters (after his announcer's introduction) and gives his biggest fan, Luis, a shout-out. He introduces his next number: his first one was a rock song, so his next song is a rock and roll song! The band performs "You Cannot Eat a Rock", about how he receives a roll from a baker. Telly now has to carry the roll and the rock.
Carrot
Cartoon The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1211)
SnailShell
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2058)
Ringmaster3
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 3 high-flying felines (cats to us) who fall into a barrel of water. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2164)
Erniebertradio
Muppets Bert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio and puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down.
(EKA: Episode 0305)
MeandMyM
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1545)
Gilberto.bricks
Film Gilberto, who lives in Central America, learns how bricks are made.
(EKA: Episode 2777)
Dconstruction
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(EKA: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 6 Luis waits at the bus stop, and once again finds himself the audience of Big Bird's rock concert. The band performs "Gimme Some Rock 'n Roll" with a clock and a sock (and camera effects). Telly is once again forced to provide visual aids. When the song is over, Big Bird hounds the "stage" and takes a bow, causing Luis to miss his bus.
Floralpattern
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(EKA: Episode 2277)
OneTwoBlues
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
(EKA: Episode 1493)
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
SSCF.Iguana
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Iguana
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SCENE 7 Big Bird announces that the tour is over. As the back-up singers leave, Big Bird helps Telly put down his rock. Big Bird notices how heavy it is, as Telly comments, "They shouldn't call it rock music--they should call it BOULDER music!!" Telly refuses to do any more rock-carrying for the next tour. Big Bird assures him that there won't be any more rock-carrying next time; instead, they'll be doing heavy metal. Telly faints, as Luis tells the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on October 22, 1991.
  • This episode was later repeated in Season 25 as Episode 3264.


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