Sesame Street
Plot Take a Bird to Work Day
Air date April 14, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors E, J, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Along Sesame Street, everyone seems to have a bird with them. Big Bird explains today is "Take a Bird to Work Day" and he's joining Gordon at his science class today. Across the way, Benny Rabbit is seen with a duck that he can't understand and won't help; he's on his break.
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SCENE 1 Everyone on the street shows off their birds while singing about the holiday. Maria has a penguin, Ruthie has a turkey in her motorcycle and Mr. Handford has a chicken.
10worms.birds
Animation A mother bird brings ten worms for her 9 babies and herself.
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Job?" in which blindfolded monster contestants guess the occupations of different professionals, including Sonny Friendly.
(EKA: Episode 2573)
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Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places. (gate/plate/skate)
(First: Episode 3231)
Wegman8
Film Wegman's dogs form the numbers 1-8.
(First: Episode 3293)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster showcases 8 skating penguins. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1733)
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Film "SCHOOL!" (high speed footage)
(First: Episode 3278)
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SCENE 2 Benny still tries to understand what his duck is saying.
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SCENE 2 cont'd Meanwhile, at high school, Big Bird takes his place by Gordon's desk. He begins asking Gordon many questions about school, learning he must raise his hand before doing so. Big Bird raises his wing and asks what's taking Gordon so long to start his lesson.
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Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
Jchant
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
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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 2612)
Typewriter.J
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1957)
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Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Girlnewspaper
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
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SCENE 3 Telly points out Oscar doesn't have a bird with him at the newsstand. Oscar theorizes he's too grouchy for any bird to hang around. So, Telly dresses up like a bird to hang out with him.
There's a Bird on Me!
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(EKA: Episode 0536)
PlanetE
Animation Planet E / e
(First: Episode 2840)
Ornate E's
Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(First: Episode 2937)
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Animation Sand E/e
(EKA: Episode 0666)
WhatDoTheyDo
Song Leon Redbone sings "What Do They Do When They Go Wherever They Go?"
(First: Episode 3312)
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Muppets Elmo and Zoe plays a new game were you have to do the opposite of each other.
Cecille.UpDown
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
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SCENE 4 In Finders Keepers, Ruthie is amazed at how well her turkey has cleaned an operatic headdress. She admits she'd like to be an opera singer and dons the hat. A spotlight shines on her and she sings a dramatic version of "The Alphabet Song." An unseen audience cheers.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Meanwhile, the duck still tries to talk to Benny, who's still on his "break."
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Film Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(First: Episode 3279)
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Muppets / Celebrity Little Richard sings "Rosita," a song about feelings, to Rosita.
(First: Episode 3225)
Magician.badday
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(EKA: Episode 2449)
Song.WhenYouGrowUp
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
Lookatthepenguinstakinabath
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0440)
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SCENE 5 Maria shows her penguin how to fix a clock radio, when another penguin shows up, not having anyone to go to work with. Some more penguins show up and are amazed at how well Maria can add them. She admits 6 penguins is too many for her to take to work, but they don't mind - six penguins is enough for a penguin party!
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SCENE 5 cont'd Benny and the duck still have issues communicating.
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(EKA: Episode 0355)
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Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(EKA: Episode 1451)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(EKA: Episode 1291)
DancingPeppers
Animation Dancing pepper pattern - which one comes next?
(First: Episode 3079)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird and Gordon return from class and Big Bird finds Benny, still being driven nuts by the duck. Big Bird translates, explaining the duck wants to know how to take a break. Benny shows him his teeth-squeeking abilities, which the duck tries mastering.
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SCENE 6 cont'd Hoots the Owl, from atop the newsstand, announces the sponsors.


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