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Episode 3354

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Sesame Street
Plot Gordon pretends to be Grandpa Bird
Air date March 23, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors I, P, 0
Syndication
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Big Bird welcomes the viewer and announces his Grandpa Bird will be arriving soon for a visit. He hears a knock on his door, but it is Gordon instead. Big Bird receives a call from Grandpa Bird, who won't be able to make it due to illness. Gordon offers to cheer him up and Big Bird gets an idea - Gordon can pretend to be Grandpa Bird and looks around for a beak he can wear.
FamilyPortrait
Animation
A girl dances her way into a family portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3134)
SSNews.divorcedbird
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(EKA: Episode 2837)
2girls.LetterP
Film
Two girls sing "My Picky Playmate" as they clap.
(EKA: Episode 3299)
Planet
Cartoon
P for Planet
(EKA: Episode 2173)
P-buildings
Animation
The letter P appears in words on buildings.
Jakethesnake
Cartoon
Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
(EKA: Episode 2486)
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SCENE 2
Gordon is reluctant to put the beak on, but does so anyway. He leaves the nest area and knocks on the door, pretending to be Grandpa Bird. Big Bird invites him in, but still isn't convinced he's his Grandpa Bird and recommends he get some wings and bird-feet.
RalphMarvin
Cartoon
Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(EKA: Episode 0831)
Deargrandma
Film
A girl writes to her grandmother about going to summer camp.
I-song
Animation
Ornate Is swing through the air to a song.
(EKA: Episode 3056)
3963h
Cartoon
Pencil box I/i
(EKA: Episode 3040)
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SCENE 3
Gordon is completely outfitted in bird feathers, beak and bird feet. Big Bird then teaches him Grandpa Bird's special greeting.
DolphinSignLanguage
Film
At the harbor, kids learn about dolphins, and how to communicate with them using signals.
(EKA: Episode 3010)
3161o
Cartoon
Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0820)
NewWaytoWalk-1

NewWaytoWalk-2
Muppets / Celebrity
"A New Way to Walk"
Celebrity version
3983m
Film
A trip to an African dance school.
ZeroBoxes
Muppets
Ernie is in a counting mood, and decides to count all of the cookies in a box of them. Cookie Monster overhears this and asks if he can have all of the cookies after they are counted, and Ernie agrees. But after opening the box, Ernie finds that there are 0 cookies in it. Ernie has another box, but it also has 0 in it. Ernie then remembers that he put all of the cookies into a cookie jar, and starts to count, but Cookie Monster impatiently eats all of the cookies before Ernie can finish counting.
(EKA: Episode 2643)
Fay.1ball
Film
Fay Ray subtracts one ball.
(EKA: Episode 3094)
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Song
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
(EKA: Episode 3026)
AngryGoat.sneakers!
Muppets
After the previous segment, the offended "Ms. A. M. Goat" gives a disclaimer that not all goats eat sneakers -- she eats corn and grass, but not sneakers. Another goat enters to eat the sneakers on her desk, further irritating her.
Waterpump
Film
A Navajo boy who lives in the dessert talks about how his family has to pump water from the ground.
(EKA: Episode 2776)
3354d
SCENE 4
Big Bird thinks Gordon has mastered the Grandpa Bird greeting and re-enacts his entrance. They do the greeting dance and share a hug. Big Bird goes to prepare some birdseed, which doesn't put Gordon at ease.
3960y
Cartoon
Hands embrace the word "LOVE." (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0926)
500018
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(EKA: Episode 0288)
0926d
Cartoon
Capital I, he's quite a guy (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0815)
3154n
Song
"Don't Waste Water"
(EKA: Episode 2900)
BennyBonnie
Muppets
Benny Rabbit looks for the Shopping Network, but finds himself on the Home Hopping Network, hosted by Bonnie Rabbit.
(EKA: Episode 3238)
4112t
Song
"Off to School"
(EKA: Episode 3055)
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3354f
SCENE 5
Gordon takes off the bird outfit, saying they can still do the same things he would do with Grandpa Bird without the costume. Big Bird says Grandpa Bird would read to him and pulls out a whole bunch of books, but can't decide which one. Gordon will read them all, which is just what Grandpa Bird would've done. Gordon sits in Grandpa Bird's reading chair and Big Bird sits in his usual spot - on his lap.
2795i
Cartoon
A girl picks the key that matches the keyhole in order to gain access to a cache of toys.
(EKA: Episode 2795)
3960l
Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(EKA: Episode 3331)
Roostersound
Film
What sound does a rooster make?
(EKA: Episode 3332)
Wearaseatbelt
Cartoon
A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1446)
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SCENE 6
Gordon finishes another book and then reads one more, The Little Red Hen, before Big Bird's nap.
Girlnewspaper
Animation
A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(EKA: Episode 3142)
3354-Counting
Animation
Counting using Eastern imagery
Film.Chapatibread
Film
An Indian boy narrates how Chapati bread is made.
SignMan.KissMe
Cartoon
Sign Man: KISS ME
(EKA: Episode 1136)
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3354i
SCENE 7
Before Big Bird's nap, Gordon tucks him in, wearing the beak for Big Bird's sake. Big Bird thanks him before falling asleep. Gordon announces the sponsors.


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