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Episode 3434

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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird has the birdy pox!
Air date January 11, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors D, 0
Releases HBO Kids

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This episode guide is compiled from the HBO Kids streaming service and does not reflect the original airing.
Picture Segment Description
3735a

3734.ComingSoon
SCENE 1
Big Bird and Snuffy show Maria the (unfinished) poem they've been coming up with about the letter D::D is for dalmatian, a dog who has spots
D is for doughnut and D is for...


..."dots!," Big Bird then states, pointing to the green dots on his legs. They notice he's covered with them, but they're not sure what they are. Maria decides to call Dr. Matthews to see what the issue is.

D-d-d-dinosaur!
Animation
D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
1186i
Cartoon
Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(EKA: Episode 1148)
Dingy
Song
"Big D and Little D"
(EKA: Episode 3270)
E&b-disguisekit
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie tries to fool Bert with his disguises such as a pirate disguise and a bearded Red Riding Hood disguise, but Bert recognizes him each time and tells him to stop trying to fool him. Then a wolf knocks on the door and Bert is convinced it's Ernie in disguise again- until Ernie appears at the door! (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 1170)
4134zf
Song
"Get On Up and Move Your Body"
(EKA: Episode 3410)
Dinosaur.UpDown
Cartoon
A dinosaur demonstrates up and down with a pull-down window shade.
(EKA: Episode 2887)
3735b
SCENE 2
Dr. Matthews (Julie Hagerty) arrives and inspects Big Bird, who's spots have spread ever more and have become itchy. She diagnoses him with "Birdy Pox," something that happens to most big yellow birds his age. She recommends staying in his nest and resting, but he can have guests. She also assures him his Birdy Pox will disappear by bedtime and soothes his dots with an ointment.
Toon.Jillhill
Cartoon
Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(EKA: Episode 2538)
NightBugBoogie
Muppets
A trio of bugs sing "Night Bug Boogie."
(EKA: Episode 3079)
AMike.Hippo
Cartoon
How to know a hippo when you find one. (new sound effects added)
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3081)
Ellen-Elmo-Same
Muppets / Celebrity
Ellen DeGeneres tries convincing Elmo on how similar they are (mainly how their names sound).
4137v
Cartoon
"Just look for letters in all the parts you know"
(EKA: Episode 3395)
2481-FrontBack
Cartoon
Two men compete to be in front.
(EKA: Episode 0858)
ZoeWolfgang.frontback
Muppets
Zoe demonstrates front and back using Wolfgang and a fish.
D.Spacepaint
Animation
D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
LetterGarden.D
Animation
Letter Garden: D
(EKA: Episode 3054)
DionYou!
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper tells a knock-knock joke which results in a "D" on his opponent's chest.
(EKA: Episode 2608)
This segment was cut from the HBO Kids version.
Song.dressedup-kids
Song
"Dressed Up" (remake)
(EKA: Episode 3399)
This segment was cut from the HBO Kids version.
3150x
Cartoon
A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there. (new music added)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2982)
3735c
SCENE 3
The Count stops by, having heard of Big Bird's ailment. Big Bird hopes the Count can sing him a lullaby, but the Count would rather count. They cooperate as the Count sings a lullaby about the number of spots he has. Big Bird falls asleep, but is woken by the Count's trademark thunder. The Count gets a great idea to help and exits.
Judo20
Film
A judo class does 20 jumping jacks.
Detective.exercise
Cartoon
A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(EKA: Episode 2607)
Billythefish
Film / Animation
A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(EKA: Episode 3358)
3150s
Cartoon
A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(EKA: Episode 3112)
3735d
SCENE 4
The Count returns with his surprise - 10 kids bringing 10 balloons to cheer Big Bird up!
EdgarTurtle.GreenGrow
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle sings "Green Grow the Rushes, O."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2440)
Forgetful telephone
Muppets
Kermit attempts to demonstrate how to use a telephone with the help of Forgetful Jones.
(EKA: Episode 2423)
Suzie.Telephone
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie tries to demonstrate what a telephone is, but keeps getting calls.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3268)
Skin
Song
Kevin Clash sings "Skin."
(First: Episode 2749)
3164v
Cartoon
An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1448)
3735e
SCENE 5
Snuffy enters with an idea to get rid of them - Big Bird should tell them to go away. When that doesn't work, Big Bird tries shaking them off. That idea also fails, so Snuffy tries blowing them off with his snuffle. Snuffy's next idea must wait until the first star of the night...
2356-30
Cartoon
A man counts 40 stars at night.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
3159m
Song
"(The Name of the Place is) The Laundromat"
(First: Episode 3159)
Soup.0
Cartoon
A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Mpiece.gonewind
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "Gone With the Wind" (re-filmed wraparounds)
(EKA: Episode 2393)
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Song
"Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 3026)
2head.TwinkleTwinkle
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
(EKA: Episode 3245)
3451shpritzer
Film
Kids play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the Shpritzer.
3735f
SCENE 6
Now nighttime, Big Bird and Snuffy wish on the first star in the sky that the Birdy Pox will disappear. Nothing happens, so the two part ways.
3735g

3735h
SCENE 6 cont'd
Maria checks in on Big Bird, who's now sobbing and scared that the pox will never go away. Suddenly, Maria notices the pox disappearing from each part of his body! Big Bird has a brief celebration before heading to sleep, as Maria announces the sponsors.
3755d
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo and Rosita think they can grow a spaghetti tree.

Trivia

  • Steven Feldman directed this episode.
  • The HBO Kids airing of this episode includes the Friday ending credit sequence, despite having originally aired on a Thursday.


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