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Sesame Street
Plot The Adventures of Nick and Nora Chicken
Air date April 29, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors H, J, 17
Syndication
Releases

3129

Picture Segment Description
3129a
SCENE 1
In the courtyard, Prairie Dawn practices a pageant song on the piano, and is confused when a voice-over announces "The Adventures of Nick and Nora Chicken." Prairie's piano vanishes right after it is announced that today's episode is "The Case of the Missing Piano."
3129b
SCENE 1
cont'd
"Don't panic, little musical girl," says a detective who arrives with a chicken, "We'll find your piano." He introduces himself as Nick Chicken (Kevin Kline), and the chicken next to him as his sister, Nora (a take off of Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man). They'll help Prairie out for a price (chicken feed, of course). They look around the courtyard, listening for anything that sounds like a piano, but Nick keeps bumping into things.
3129c

3129d
SCENE 1
cont'd
Suddenly, they hear a musical instrument being played, but it's a saxophone, played by a tiger. They also falsely accuse a monkey playing a guitar, and finally spot a farmer pushing the missing piano along. The farmer says he mistook it for his tractor (it's his first day on the job).
3187u
Cartoon
Song: I'm Curious
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3066)
Jumpstart
Muppets
A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 3109)
SandJ-4
Animation
Sand J / j
(EKA: Episode 1364)
3979e
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Toon.AnnieEyeball.air
Cartoon
Dr. Annie Eyeball, PhD., looks at breathing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2615)
3129.CanRead
Cast
A remake of "Can Read" with Telly, Lillian and Savion.
Monsternewspaper
Cartoon
A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
Grover.newspaper
Muppets
Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
(EKA: Episode 2755)
Growing17
Animation
Growing Numbers #17
(EKA: Episode 3059)
UncleAlStory
Cartoon
Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(EKA: Episode 1145)
Skin
Song
Kevin Clash sings "Skin".
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Twiddlebugs.Beach
Muppets
At the beach, the Twiddlebugs notice that only Thomas has a beach umbrella, which they decide to share. They soon notice that they have no idea where the ocean is.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
PlanetH
Animation
Planet H / h
(EKA: Episode 2885)
3129e
SCENE 2
Nick and Nora Chicken hang out at Hooper's, when the voice-over introduces another episode, "The Case of the Missing Chicken." While Nick asks Mr. Handford if there are any missing chickens, Nora vanishes! When Nick finds this out, he panics, because he can't work without his sister (they're a team).
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3129g
SCENE 2
cont'd
The same voice-over announces the presence of Colambo, who is now on the case. Colambo is confused when he finds out that Nora is the "sister" of Nick, who insists that he is also a chicken ("I'm one of the biggest chickens you'll ever meet!"). He shows Colambo the pictures of himself and his adopted family (chickens), then they argue over which of them is on the case, until Mr. Handford suggests they cooperate and work together. They agree to do so, and leave Hooper's. (SSvideo)
Cooperation.Sporn
Cartoon
"Cooperation" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2493)
Superguy beaters
Animation
Teeny Little Superguy finds his friend Jane giving up on learning to ride the egg beater. He tells her that it takes time and practice to learn things, and gives Jane some training beaters to help her keep her balance.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2628)
Toothpaste.Trailer
Animation
"Toothpaste ... coming soon to a mouth near you!"
(EKA: Episode 2876)
ForgetfulBusterTeeth
Muppets
Forgetful Jones forgets what he has to do at night. Clementine tells him it involves using a toothbrush, and he remembers that he and Buster the Horse have to brush each other's teeth.
Remade version
(EKA: Episode 2164)
3816za
Animation
Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
3129h

3129i
SCENE 3
Telly finds a feather on the Fix-it Shop work table, and is cornered by Nick Chicken and Colambo, who question him about whether he's seen any chickens. Nick breaks down as he explains the story to Telly, and Telly offers to help him out. Nick and Colambo follow Telly ...
Boyfamily
Film
A boy introduces his family, then gets into the portrait with them.
Song.elbows
Muppets
Kermit sings "I Love My Elbows."
(EKA: Episode 2614)
H-tunnel
Cartoon
H / h
(EKA: Episode 2282)
1710j
Cast
Maria as Charlie Chaplin - Long, Longer, Longest
(EKA: Episode 1710)
Earrings
Cartoon
A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(EKA: Episode 0821)
WYWH.title

WYWH.Phoenix
Muppets
Wish You Were Here
Big Bird finds himself in Phoenix, Arizona, where he hangs out with Diego and his family. He learns that cacti can survive the hot, dry weather, and is treated to birdseed burritos at a picnic with the family later on.
(EKA: Episode 3055)
Word.AGUA.70s
Cartoon
The word AGUA fills up with water.
(EKA: Episode 0979)
3129j

3129k
SCENE 4
Nick, Colambo and Telly dress in chicken outfits and pretend to be chickens, since according to Telly's logic, whoever took Nora will mistake them for chickens. Telly is approached by an agent named Bernie, who attempts to snatch him, but Nick and Colambo catch him red-handed. Bernie explains that he hires animals for his all-animal band, and Nora happens to be their tambourine player.
3129l

3129m
SCENE 4
cont'd
Sure enough, the band starts playing, and Nick spots Nora! When he tries to bring her back with him, she says she doesn't want to be a detective anymore, and they share a tearful goodbye. Colambo offers to make Nick his partner, but Nick also decides to quit the detective gig, and go into the family business: laying eggs. (SSvideo)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon
What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Ernieonthemoon
Muppets
At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(EKA: Episode 2396)
BeforeAfter.chair
Animation
Before / after: Designs of a rainforest are painted on a chair.
Jumpropeteam
Film
A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(EKA: Episode 2596)
17hats
Animation
17 derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(EKA: Episode 2820)
GroverChris.LOVE
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Christopher talk about what love is.
(EKA: Episode 2558)
3960y
Cartoon
Hands embrace the word "LOVE."
(EKA: Episode 0926)
3129n
SCENE 5
Telly asks Colambo if they can continue solving mysteries dressed as chickens, but Colambo declines. Telly the "chicken detective" goes off on his first case, and Colambo announces the sponsors.


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