Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird earns a dollar
Air date February 6, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors J, W, 13


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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird stops by Hooper's Store, where he finds a busy Mr. Handford. He offers to help and is taught how to assemble and stack newspapers.
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(EKA: Episode 3129)
Cartoon Planet J / j
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Muppets "J Friends"
(EKA: Episode 0339)
SCENE 2 Mr. Handford rewards Big Bird for his help with a dollar bill. "I feel like a working bird with income!," Big Bird declares...but what will he use the dollar for?
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Muppets Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful".
(EKA: Episode 2492)
Cartoon The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1211)
Song "Brand New Look" - people try on glasses.
(First: Episode 3271)
SCENE 3 Big Bird shows Gordon and Merry Monster his dollar and consults them on what he should use it for. Merry suggests he buy a sports car, which costs more than a dollar. Gordon thinks he could get a toy sports car, but Big Bird isn't sure.
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(EKA: Episode 2257)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(EKA: Episode 3234)
Animation A Navajo blanket is formed as tribal music plays.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
SCENE 4 Joey and Davey Monkey think Big Bird should buy a banana with his dollar (they only cost 10 cents). Trying to figure out a good reason for Big Bird to buy the banana, the monkeys agree to work for it by helping Big Bird figure out what to buy.
Film / Animation Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(EKA: Episode 3126)
Film Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(EKA: Episode 2992)
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(EKA: Episode 2760)
SCENE 5 Davey and Joey bring Big Bird a letter J to buy, but Big Bird knows letters are free.
Cartoon The 'J' Train
(EKA: Episode 1271)
Muppets Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
Animation Two giddy female scribbles introduce themselves to a bar code, who can only beep. They recognize him from the supermarket.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2981)
SCENE 6 The monkeys return with a number 13 he can use for counting. Big Bird already knows how to count to 13, however. They suggest he go to Finders Keepers for something to buy.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings and counts thirteen turkeys.
(EKA: Episode 2756)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
Animation Before / after: Designs of a rainforest are painted on a chair.
(EKA: Episode 3129)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)

SCENE 7 At Finders Keepers, Ruthie suggests Big Bird save his money with a piggy bank. Since he doesn't have one, he buys it. He gives a dime for the monkeys to get a banana, while he puts the rest of his change into his new piggy bank. Over at Hooper's, the monkeys enjoy their banana while Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.

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