Sesame Street
Plot Sir John acts like a chicken
Air date May 2, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors Q, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird greets the viewer, when he hears the sound of a wolf. It turns out to be none other than the greatest actor in the world, Sir John Feelgood! He then pretends to be a chicken (a role he recently played in A Chicken for All Seasons), but finds he can't stop pretending! Big Bird goes to get an idea and Sir John eyes a tasty worm on the ground.
3142j
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
(EKA: Episode 2405)
Song.WhenYouGrowUp
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
3831morgan-grover
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Morgan sings the alphabet for Grover.
(First: Episode 3133)
4141-Nicholas
Film Nicholas is now old enough to rollerblade, and ride a bike without training wheels.
3164x
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(First: Episode 2792)
1836o
Muppets Game Show: "Say the Word"
(EKA: Episode 1484)
3465.stopsign
Animation The camera encounters STOP signs in many locations.
(First: Episode 3465)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird returns with a STOP sign, which he instructs Sir John to read when he starts clucking. It seems to work, but ultimately fails. He leaves to get help from a grown-up: Maria.
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3514d
SCENE 2 cont'd "This is the price I pay for my genius!" Sir John cries, when he's suddenly approached by a chicken. He tries to explain he's not really a chicken, but decides to just go home and take a nap, thinking he'll be fine when he wakes up. Big Bird brings Maria out to the yard where they see the chicken, which Big Bird believes is Sir John!
3WaltzingChickens
Cartoon "Three Waltzing Chickens"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1292)
BarnInUSA
Muppets "Barn in the USA"
(First: Episode 2991)
4111w
Film Q, for quack. Quiet!
(First: Episode 3405)
3961j
Animation Airplanes carve the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3179)
GirlsQ
Film Girls giggle as they clap their way to the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3340)
Ssnews.marylamb
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(EKA: Episode 2029)
4116u
Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
3514e
SCENE 3 Big Bird has Maria dress as Sir John, thinking it'll make him remember how to be himself, though Maria insists the chicken is an ordinary bird. Maria does a few impersonations of Sir John, but nothing works.
Word.ELEVATOR
Animation The word ELEVATOR gets on one.
(First: Episode 3372)
Elephantelevator
Muppets "The Elephant Elevator Operator"
(First: Episode 3067)
Ringmaster7
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1407)
7Goldfish
Muppets Elmo and Seven Goldfish sing.
(First: Episode 2734)
3990c
Cartoon Rap #7
(EKA: Episode 2506)
2341f1
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
MyTriptoMexico
Animation A girl unfolds a map and uses it to describe her trip to Mexico, stopping in Texas along the way.
(EKA: Episode 2729)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird remembers he's multi-lingual and communicates with the chicken to help it remember its true identity. The chicken responds that they're not Sir John, making Big Bird think the case is worse than he thought. Big Bird thinks he can stump it by asking it to lay an egg, and when it can't, the chicken will realize his true identity. The chicken lays an egg on the spot, convincing Big Bird his theory is wrong. But, then where is Sir John?
Word.Eggs
Animation The word EGGS is shown, followed by eggs frying in a skillet.
(First: Episode 3045)
3144w
Muppets All types of wild animals that lay eggs sing "Let's Lay an Egg."
(First: Episode 3060)
Findbirds
Animation Can you find the birds in this picture?
FamilySong
Song "Family Song" - a rewritten version of "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 3423)
3816v
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Ellen-Elmo-Same
Muppets / Celebrity Ellen DeGeneres tries convincing Elmo on how similar they are (mainly how their names sound).
(First: Episode 3434)
3142d
Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
(First: Episode 3105)
0871k
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments:
Herry and John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Fan-O
Animation Fans reveal the letter O.
(First: Episode 2905)
3136zf
Film "Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family is black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(First: Episode 2756)
3816j
Cartoon A baby demonstrates 'happy,' 'surprised' and 'sad.'
(First: Episode 3396)
2059x
Muppets Ernie sings "D-U-C-K-I-E."
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Toon.BESOletters
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(EKA: Episode 0869)
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SCENE 5 Sir John returns from his nap, still unable to stop pretending to be a chicken (even his dreams were affected). Big Bird realizes the solution: pretend to not be a chicken! Sir John prepares himself and finds himself back to normal. He must leave for Paris to star in a production of Bus Stop (starring as the bus), and Big Bird becomes sad when he's gone. Maria, still in costume, tries to fill in and announces the sponsors to a receptive crowd.
CountPatrickStewart
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