Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird's Yellow Ambition Concert Tour! (repeat of 2938)
Air date May 19, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors D, M, 3


Picture Segment Description

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"!


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.
Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2982)
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(EKA: Episode 2760)
Muppets "Cereal Girl"
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Cast Linda signs the word "rain" as Gordon gets wet.
(EKA: Episode 2900)
Film Three taxi chairs
(EKA: Episode 3119)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is looking down and saying "Three sticks!" A man asks "Three sticks where?" Then Harvey says "3 sticks right here!" and sticks a number 3 on the man's head.
(EKA: Episode 0938)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings "Three on Lady's Lap."
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0354)
Cast Linda signs the word "pie," and gets hit with one, to Gordon's surprise.
(EKA: Episode 2734)
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(EKA: Episode 2589)

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.
Cartoon Pirates sing a doo-wop song about how they are preparing for their journey.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2624)
Film Balloons are popped in front of kids' faces, demonstrating surprise.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(EKA: Episode 2417)
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: M
The girl uses mittens to make monster mush, which is eaten by a Muppet monster.
(EKA: Episode 2750)
Cartoon Mandrake the magician does magic, while Mo the mechanic mends a martian's flying machine.
(EKA: Episode 3160)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0288)
Video Fay demonstrates addition by placing 3 balls on a table.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Song "Every Bit of Litter Hurts"
(EKA: Episode 2759)

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.
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(EKA: Episode 3038)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 1118)
Film A class makes a quilt of their faces.
(EKA: Episode 3066)
Cartoon "I'm Curious"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3066)
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(EKA: Episode 2834)

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".
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Animation 10 masked dancers are counted in Spanish.
(EKA: Episode 3079)
Film Michael introduces his friend to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
(EKA: Episode 2752)
Animation A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2624)

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.
Animation D Candles
(EKA: Episode 3085)
Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(EKA: Episode 3060)
Whoopi and hoots
Muppets Whoopi Goldberg talks with Hoots the Owl about how proud they are of their body parts.
(EKA: Episode 2835)
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(EKA: Episode 1733)

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.
Film "Sesame Street Creature Feature": Today's featured creature is the Slug, who sings "I'm a Slug"
(EKA: Episode 3114)
Frazzle's Feelings
Muppets Grover asks Frazzle about his day, and Frazzle responds with growls to demonstrate how he felt.
(EKA: Episode 0845)
Cartoon A boy gets lost in a mall, and a security guard shows him how to use a map.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Film A girl points out each relative who appears in a picture, and magically enters the picture at the end.
(EKA: Episode 3134)
Cartoon A girl picks the key that matches the keyhole in order to gain access to a cache of toys.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2753)

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.

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