Sesame Street
Plot Jelani works at Birdland
repeat of 2712
Air date April 10, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors F, W, 14
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Hoots jams in an empty Birdland, when a young teen enters. He introduces himself as Jelani Jones and is looking for an after school job, pointing out the club's "Help Wanted" sign. Hoots is need of a waiter and isn't sure Jelani, a human, would be capable of working with mostly avian clientele. He gives Jelani a shot anyhow.
EnVogue.Adventure
Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
Abstract14
Animation Abstract count to 14.
(First: Episode 2811)
Character.bats
Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
LillianBigSister
Animation Lillian discusses the adjustments she has had to make as a big sister. She ultimately appreciates her little sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2746)
3142w
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
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SCENE 2 The club is now full of customers. Jelani takes a duck's dinner order, constantly having to check in with Hoots to translate the quacks. As he tends to a chicken customer, Hoots starts to see promise in his new hire.
Wilbur
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(EKA: Episode 0433)
Dragnetsesame

Dragnetsesame2
Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(EKA: Episode 0693)
WhyIlovemybrothersshoes
Cartoon Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
Film.Falltowinter

Inthesnow
Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(EKA: Episode 2459)
ILoveMyBones
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2628)
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SCENE 3 Jelani serves a pair of birdseed juices to two different birds. However, both drinks are different sizes, and their respective beaks won't be able to fit in the glass they've been given. Instead of getting them each new glasses, he simply switches their drinks. "What a fast-thinking dude," Hoots notes.
2795q
Cartoon David reminds a boy to wash his face and brush his teeth before going to bed.
(EKA: Episode 2447)
Ladysmithblackmambazo
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(EKA: Episode 2404)
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Cartoon The letter F morphs into cartoon faces.
(First: Episode 2916)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2594)
Elmoinbed
Muppets Elmo explains the importance of sleep, but the audience won't stop applauding and let him sleep afterwards.
Toon.Goodnight.Haiti.India
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(EKA: Episode 2062)
OverUnderAroundThroughfilm
Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
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SCENE 4 Hoots gets a call from his secondary waiter (covering once Jelani leaves), who has come down with Chirp-itis. He also reports the bird who tends to the club's phone has flown south with no intention of returning. Jelani thinks he can cover their jobs and demonstrates (in fast-motion).
F.Fire
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2496)
3956n
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(EKA: Episode 2062)
JoesLap
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(EKA: Episode 0825)
NavajoClan
Film / Animation A class of Navajo kids use art to describe their families, or clans.
BiffRoxie40
Muppets Biff says he will count to 40, but Roxie Marie does it for him first.
NumberCreatures14
Animation Number creatures #14
(EKA: Episode 2757)
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SCENE 5 The crowd starts chanting for some entertainment, when Hoots informs the crowd that their singer is stuck in a snowstorm over Chicago. Jelani again thinks he can substitute. As Hoots and the house band plays, Jelani sings "Believe in Yourself."
1037h
Cartoon F - finished
(First: Episode 0128)
Film.CircusTraining
Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(First: Episode 2889)
Cecille.UpDown
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
FayRay.rug
Film Fay Ray gets on and under a rug.
(EKA: Episode 2707)
FarWide.WestAfrica
Cartoon We Are Kids from Far and Wide: Rice harvesting in Sierra Leone
(First: Episode 2774)
2096w
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
SB--WWater
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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SCENE 6 Hoots is very impressed with Jelani's work performance tonight. Jelani states there's one thing he can't do - stay (he's got studying to do).

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