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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Picture Segment Description
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...
Song "I'm a Little Airplane"
(EKA: Episode 3266)
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.
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Cookie Monster asks Jawhara what letter they're holding.
(EKA: Episode 3234)
Film A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
(First: Episode 3266)
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.
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Gabi continue to fly around and sing a song about the ways they can fly.
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2754)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(EKA: Episode 2275)
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."
Film A girl helps her father train for a wheelchair race.
(EKA: Episode 3302)
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.
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(EKA: Episode 2830)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover asks Chelsea, "What is love?"
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2755)
SCENE 5 Carlo asks the two planes to keep the noise level down, but they can't; airports are noisy places!
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)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0849)
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)
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."
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2628)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
(EKA: Episode 2729)
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
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)
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.
SCENE 7 cont'd That someplace else turns out to be the Fix-It Shop! Carlo then announces the sponsors.
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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