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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird and Gabi play airplanes
Air date January 8, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors A, 20

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This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Big Bird zooms by the Fix-It Shop, confusing Maria and Gabi. He tells them he's pretending to be a little airplane, a new fad all the kids are doing, then points to the following for evidence...
Littleairplane
Song
"I'm a Little Airplane"
(EKA: Episode 3266)
3431b
SCENE 1 cont'd
Maria points out that not all the kids are doing it, using Gabi as an example. Gabi promptly starts to fly around the worktable.
Airplanes.A
Animation
Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
CM.Jawhara.A
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster asks Jawhara what letter they're holding.
(EKA: Episode 3234)
3985p
Film
A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
(First: Episode 3266)
Mydaddysapilot
Film
A girl narrates a film of helping her dad, a pilot, fly a small plane. They fly through New York City, past the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
3430-CS
SCENE 2
Big Bird and Gabi continue to fly around and sing a song about the ways they can fly.
Arnold
Animation
Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2754)
Song.dowithafruit
Song
Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(EKA: Episode 2275)
3431c
SCENE 3
The two "airplanes" find Tarah and invite her to join. Tarah thinks she's too old to play along, but is convinced to join and becomes a "Tarah-plane."
4154-WheelchairDad
Film
A girl helps her father train for a wheelchair race.
(EKA: Episode 3302)
3431d
SCENE 4
Carlo takes lunch orders in Hooper's Store, which is what Big Bird and Gabi pretend is their airport (disrupting the service). Carlo allows them to land, but it's not too long before they take off again.
Dinosaur.Rock
Cartoon
A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(EKA: Episode 2883)
2485k
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover asks Chelsea, "What is love?"
(EKA: Episode 2404)
1186c
Cartoon
I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
Africamap.animals
Cartoon
A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2755)
3431e
SCENE 5
Carlo asks the two planes to keep the noise level down, but they can't; airports are noisy places!
HereThere
Muppets
Telly hosts "Here and There" from the library, where it's quiet. His co-host, Debra Starr, is at the airport, where it's loud. The loud noises of the airport eventually make it hard for Telly to hear Debra, so he has to talk louder into the microphone for Debra to hear him, which results in his expulsion.
(EKA: Episode 2883)
Typewriter.A
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0849)
4137k
Film
"Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(EKA: Episode 2876)
3431f
SCENE 6
Carlo's customers join Big Bird and Gabi's game, when Carlo assumes the role of control tower, telling them they can't stay flying around going "nyow." They all fly out, but return with two more, now going "zoom."
ILoveMyBones
Cartoon
A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2628)
Mpiece.ringstwice
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
(EKA: Episode 2910)
Luxojrsurprise
Animation
Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(EKA: Episode 2861)
3431g
SCENE 7
Carlo tells Maria about his trouble getting rid of the airplanes. He once again becomes the control tower, telling them they have to find someplace else to turn into an airport.
3431h
SCENE 7 cont'd
That someplace else turns out to be the Fix-It Shop! Carlo then announces the sponsors.
3692b
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo rushes to Telly, having heard about his new baseball cap. However, the hat's peak knocks Elmo out when Telly accidentally hits him with it.



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