Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird and Gabi play airplanes
Air date January 8, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors A, 20
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Picture Segment Description
3431a
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"
(First: 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 Moment: Cookie Monster asks Jawhara what letter they're holding.
(First: Episode 3234)
3985p
Film A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
(First: Episode 3266)
3957l
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)
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
(First: Episode 2754)
Song.imaginethat
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That." He sings about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(EKA: Episode 2142)
3957w
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(EKA: Episode 2687)
3957v
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Bellhop20
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(EKA: Episode 2589)
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.
(First: Episode 3275)
SealBearCooperate
Cartoon A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3282)
ElmoTellyJimCarrey
Muppets / Celebrity Jim Carrey shows Elmo and Telly how he expresses his emotions - with his feet (in speed-induced footage, no less).
(First: Episode 3023)
Wandaskneees
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1114)
Learningtojumprope
Film A girl learns how to jump rope.
(First: Episode 3397)
Word.AIRPORT
Animation The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)
(First: Episode 3373)
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 2779)
2485k
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover asks Chelsea, "What is love?"
(EKA: Episode 2404)
1186c
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
3144k

3144l
Film Kids rehearse a large group African dance in the park, get their faces painted, and perform.
(First: Episode 3079)
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 2864)
Typewriter.A
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0849)
Wegmandogs.A
Film Wegman's dogs form a letter A.
(First: Episode 3292)
Aisforape
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
GoBabyGo!
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Gonna Rock You to Sleep."
(First: Episode 2980)
Moon.Goodnight
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
4137k
Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(First: Episode 2876)
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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 2729)
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Cat!Cat!Cat!
Film Kids talk about their CATs.
(First: Episode 3308)
2485l
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Animation by Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2424)
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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