Sesame Street
Plot The Adventures of Nick and Nora Chicken
repeat of 3129
Air date March 16, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors H, J, 17
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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."
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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.
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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).
Derbyman
Cartoon A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(EKA: Episode 1128)
Song.BlueberryMouth
Song Leon Redbone sings "Blueberry Mouth."
(First: Episode 3300)
WhyIlovemybrothersshoes
Cartoon Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2985)
Song.WeGotthePower
Song "We Got the Power!" - a hip-hop song about computers
(First: Episode 3058)
3150e
Cartoon Falling leaves form H and h.
(First: Episode 3118)
3960za
Film The floating kids form H.
(First: Episode 3118)
H-tunnel
Cartoon H/h (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
(EKA: Episode 2282)
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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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.
ManDogScratchBack
Cartoon A mosquito bites a man and a dog, who agree to scratch each other's backs.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3217)
4137m
Song "Washin' the Dog"
(First: Episode 3020)
Spanish10-0
Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3048)
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3154s
Muppets "A New Way to Walk," performed by The Oinker Sisters as introduced by Old MacDonald
(EKA: Episode 2398)
3694.walksign
Film The sign flashes WALK and DON'T WALK.
(First: Episode 3272)
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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 ...
3139j
Animation Several cards form an H.
(First: Episode 3139)
PlanetH
Animation Planet H / h
(First: Episode 2851)
WegmanDogs.Oneofthesethings
Song "One of These Things" (with Wegman's dogs and a terrier)
(First: Episode 3105)
Noimage
Cartoon Song: Thingy Things 8 to 1 (1:03)
Wordfromchicken
Cast "A word from your local chicken" - A nerdy Gordon interprets a chicken's words.
(EKA: Episode 2646)
3959c
Cartoon "The Room is Full of Chickens"
(First: Episode 2971)
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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.
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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.
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(EKA: Episode 0543)
BarnInUSA
Muppets "Barn in the USA"
(First: Episode 2991)
Film.Lake
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(EKA: Episode 2771)
SandJ
Cartoon Sand J/j
(EKA: Episode 1364)
Ssnews.alphabetmine
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J and Richard presents him with his own J.
(EKA: Episode 2543)
Jughead
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(EKA: Episode 0231)
Film.Ferry
Film A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(First: Episode 2951)
BusyBody1
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Get Your Body Busy!"
Part 1
(First: Episode 2994)
Zoe.MChang
Muppets / Celebrity Zoe counts the number of times Michael Chang bounces a tennis ball.
(First: Episode 3148)
40Dots
Animation Joe Raposo counts 40 dots.
(EKA: Episode 2406)
Song.Lambaba
Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(First: Episode 2789)
FishBird.clay
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(EKA: Episode 2642)
BusyBody2
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Get Your Body Busy!"
Part 2
(First: Episode 2994)
Stamp17
Animation Rubber Stamp #17
(First: Episode 2975)
Growing17
Animation Growing Numbers #17
(First: Episode 2975)
17hats
Animation Seventeen derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(First: Episode 2820)
Song.HandTalk
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
Gloveschoolyard
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(EKA: Episode 1575)
BusyBody3
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Get Your Body Busy!"
Part 3
(First: Episode 2994)
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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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