Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird's cowboy dream
Air date January 26, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors S, U, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Mr. Handford introduces the day's sponsors, when Big Bird rushes in to tell him, Gina, and Savion about a dream he just had...only he's forgetting what it was about.
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SCENE 1 Big Bird remembers how his dream went and begins to describe it. His dream took place in the Old West, where Mr. Handford runs the local general store, Gina is "Miss Gina" (owner of the Sesame Street Ranch) and Savion is Tapalong Savion, the fastest feet in the west (with Big Bird as "Bird," his sidekick). While Tapalong helps Miss Gina put tap shoes on her livestock, the Dancin' Bunch blow into town to challenge Tapalong. Big Bird stops the dream and becomes worried for Tapalong's sake, until he realizes it was just a dream. He stops to catch his breath for a moment.
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Cartoon Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3050)
4137m
Song "Washin' the Dog"
(First: Episode 3020)
ElmoPrairie.Space
Muppets Astronaut Prairie Dawn floats on a space shuttle, when Elmo pops up out of nowhere, offering to help her. He soon learns that there is no need for a policeman, a construction worker, or a farmer in space (unless there's a cow).
(First: Episode 2862)
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Film-citygarden
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
Zork.Coast
Cartoon Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2687)
AlphaquestS
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: S
A swimsuit, Grover as a silly surfer, a seagull, the sunset and a submarine.
(EKA: Episode 2729)
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SCENE 2 Savion's mom arrives and asks him to help set up at home for some company, but they stay to listen to the rest of Big Bird's story, especially since she was in it too. Back in the dream, Bird gives Tapalong various items he might need for his showdown with the Dancin' Bunch. Tapalong insists he has a plan already, when his mother shows up with his tap shoes, ready for the showdown. Unfortunately, this is the point where Big Bird woke up and got some water, but he resumed the dream when he went back to sleep. Mr. Handford gets him some water and they all watch the following...
Waterfountain
Song "Drink of Water"
(First: Episode 2545)
Grover.Zelda
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Zelda look above and below.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
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Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(EKA: Episode 2616)
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Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird finishes his drink and resumes with his story. Bird tries to guess how Tapalong is feeling about the showdown and is incorrect with every guess. Just as the Dancin' Bunch arrive, Big Bird interrupts the story to remind the viewer of the number of the day - 5, and to segue to a five film...
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Film Two girls count to 5 as they clap.
(First: Episode 3007)
Fabulousparty
Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
2963-C6
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
(First: Episode 2749)
Song.Island
Song A piece of land with water all around it is an "Island."
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2760)
E&b-rhyme
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
(EKA: Episode 0798)
S-Snail
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1220)
3136s
Film A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.
(First: Episode 3007)
Arnold
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2754)
Mpiece.39stairs
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The 39 Stairs"
(EKA: Episode 2342)
3127.SandU
Animation Sand U / u
(EKA: Episode 2406)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird finally wraps up the story of his dream. Tapalong and the Dancin' Bunch finally meet up in the middle of the street. They challenge him to prove how fast his feet are and are surprised to see how good a dancer he is. They invite him to join their gang and he gladly accepts. Everyone enjoyed Big Bird's story and head off to get to their business. Big Bird goes to take a nap and start working on another, interesting dream.
FaceFacts
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(EKA: Episode 0543)
Rainbowfish.5
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2923)
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Film "Operation Playground" Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Utrain
Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
Itsyoursandmine
Muppets Ronnie Trash sings about the importance of throwing litter in a can - "It's Yours and Mine."
(First: Episode 3004)
S-sing
Cartoon S for sing
(EKA: Episode 1648)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird joins Savion as he waits for the bus with their guests on it. Three tap dancers depart the bus and Big Bird recognizes them as the Dacnin' Bunch from his dream. They're very confused, but head off to Savion's place. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.


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