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Episode 3408

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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird wants to be The Alligator King
Air date December 6, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors J, 7
Syndication
Releases

3408

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
At Celina's dance class, Big Bird is confused when Celina displays the number 7, and announces she'll show a video - neither of which he thought would be involved with a dance class. She turns their attention to the TV set, and turns it on ...
Alligatorking2
Cartoon
The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0812)
3408c
SCENE 1
cont'd
The class likes the video so much, they want to see it again.
Alligatorking2
Cartoon
The Alligator King (repeat)
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3408e
SCENE 1
cont'd
Celina reveals that the reason she showed them the video is because they're going to adapt it into a performance. There are eight students in the class (including Big Bird), which means there will be seven alligator kids and one king. Big Bird thinks he's perfect for the role of the king, but Celina decides who will play which part by drawing all their names out of a hat.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Big Bird waits in suspense as each of his classmates' names are called, hoping he won't be one of the alligator kids. To his disappointment, his name is picked for Alligator Kid #7, while Gabi gets picked to be the Alligator King - or queen.
3408h
SCENE 1
cont'd
Celina asks if everyone's happy, and Big Bird answers yes, but he doesn't sound happy.
BruceMoose
Cartoon
Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Timeforarhyme
Song
"It's Time for a Rhyme"
(EKA: Episode 3199)
Earrings
Cartoon
A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ...
(EKA: Episode 0821)
OneFineFace
Muppets
Ernie and Elmo sing about the parts that make up "One Fine Face."
(EKA: Episode 2390)
SandJ2
Cartoon
Sand J/j
(EKA: Episode 1364)
Wegman dogs J
Film
Fay Ray, Batty and Chundo form a letter J.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(EKA: Episode 1364)
ChineseNewYear

Xiao-mei-china
Film
Xiao-Mei from northern China describes a festival at the end of every year that her family participates in. Each day of the festival, there is a new show to watch, a series of parades and lots of food like noodles and dumplings. Women prepare floats for the parade while men dress up as river animals. Xiao-Mei's favorite part or the festival is the lion dance. Xiao-Mei also demonstrates how she can walk on stilts which are strapped to her legs, and hopes someday to dance in the big parade.
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SCENE 2
Big Bird watches in jealousy as Gabi tries on the Alligator King's crown. He thinks he has a shot because Gabi's head might not be big enough for it to fit, but Celina shows that it's adjustable.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Celina and the class examine all the props they will use in the play, while Big Bird still thinks of ways to get the part of the Alligator King. He becomes even more upset when Celina explains that the seventh Alligator Kid doesn't bring a gift, and storms out of the classroom before she can finish her sentence. She tells the class to sit tight as she follows him.
Angryannie-korty
Cartoon
"Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2495)
ForwardBack
Film
A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(EKA: Episode 3031)
Song.fuzzyblueorange
Muppets
Grover, Herry, Cookie Monster and Frazzle sing "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)."
(EKA: Episode 1839)
Pizza!
Film
PIZZA: In speed-up footage, a group of kids orders pizza, and have it delivered to their house.
Pizzaword
Animation
A pizza is made, and the slices form the word PIZZA.
3408m
SCENE 3
Celina follows Big Bird out of the dance studio and catches up with him outside of Finders Keepers. Big Bird confesses that he's upset because he didn't get picked to be the Alligator King, and Celina suggests that he talk to Gabi about how he feels.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Big Bird tells Gabi the truth about how he feels, and she admits that she wanted to be the seventh Alligator Kid. She agrees to switch roles with Big Bird, and that makes them both happy.
4115t
Song
"Happy Happiness," against footage of kids playing at a beach.
(EKA: Episode 3357)
3990c
Cartoon
Rap #7
(EKA: Episode 2601)
The Count's Storybook Theatre

Count-magnificent7
Muppets
The Count's Storybook Theatre
The Count reads the story of "The Magnificent 7" who would save a village from becoming lonely. A mediocre 7 and a magnificent 5 show up first, to the behest of the villagers. Next time on The Count's Storybook Theatre: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
(EKA: Episode 3147)
7Sopranos
Cartoon
"Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2358)
Song.Between
Song
Jeff Redd sings "Between"
(EKA: Episode 2822)
Outerspace.Between
Animation
A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(EKA: Episode 3093)
RosieElmo
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo and Rosie O'Donnell rap the alphabet.
3958m1
Film
Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3286)
3957e
Song
Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(EKA: Episode 2864)
AstronautGirl
Animation
A girl likes to pretend she's an astronaut.
(EKA: Episode 2956)
Shpritz!
Song
"It's the Shpritzer Honker Splasher Sprinkler Tweeter Squirt," the wettest musical instrument.
AnimalFootsteps
Cartoon
An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
(EKA: Episode 2902)
SaveYourEnergy1

SaveYourEnergy2
Muppets
Polly Darton sings "Save Your Energy for Me," a song about energy conservation.
(EKA: Episode 3134)
TalkingTV
Cartoon
A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
(EKA: Episode 3102)
JazzyJ
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
PlanetJ
Animation
Planet J/j
(EKA: Episode 2849)
J-jumprope
Film
Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
NoShoelaces
Cartoon
In the "Land of No Shoelaces," people find it difficult to play basketball, swing and run, until Edna Lovelace comes along.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3102)
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SCENE 4
"The Alligator King" pageant is performed, and everyone cheers.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Celina announces the sponsors.
3408.ComingSoon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Stinky grows a flower and says, "This bud's for you, Benny!"


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