Sesame Street
Plot Prairie Dawn writes in a nest
Air date February 20, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors Z, 7


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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird starts to sing a song in the park, but is interrupted by Prairie Dawn, who needs it to be quiet so she can concentrate on writing. Then, a park gardener comes by with his lawnmower. Prairie asks Big Bird where she can find a place that's quiet.
Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1450)

SCENE 2 Big Bird situates Prairie in his nest, away from any noise from the park. He heads to the block to make sure things stay quiet. He silences some skateboarding kids, Gina and her singing daycare kids and Miles' basketball playing.
SCENE 2 cont'd Prairie is relieved to finally have some quiet, when Big Bird starts yelling a loud message to everyone to keep quiet.
Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(EKA: Episode 3023)

SCENE 3 With help from Bob, Big Bird writes a "Quiet Please" sign to hang on his door. As they leave, Baby Bear approaches the sign and wonders what it says. He makes such a racket that Prairie hushes him up with an even louder answer.
1041Zebra Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(EKA: Episode 0307)

Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(EKA: Episode 0796)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear, Big Bird and Miles play a quiet game of "Three of These Things." When the game is through, Baby Bear samples the porridge, which is still hot and he must confine his pain to a whisper. Prairie reports that her play is finished, with parts for everyone. Baby Bear is able to shout his pain now.
Animation Match the word HOT.
(EKA: Episode 2396)
Cartoon A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2990)

SCENE 5 Prairie begins her latest theatrical production, all about things that are quiet and loud. Bob portrays a quiet fly and Big Bird plays quiet snow. Then, Baby Bear plays a loud lion and Gina (with the kids) plays a loud train.
SCENE 5 cont'd The cast takes their bows as Oscar the Grouch announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear gives Telly a special football signal.

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