Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird watches Barkley
Air date May 3, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors H, 14
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria notices Big Bird staring off into the distance, as he's observing Linda taking Barkley for a walk. He would love to try it and Linda hands him the leash. Barkley takes off, dragging Big Bird around the corner.
Film Wegman dogs make the word GO.
(EKA: Episode 3347)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Barkley return, having gone around the block. Linda compliments Big Bird's care and allows him to watch Barkley while she and Maria step out. As a safety precaution, they tie his leash to the Fix-It Shop door. Big Bird wonders what they can do...
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)

SCENE 3 Big Bird decides they can demonstrate the letter of the day - H. However, Barkley won't do any of the H commands Big Bird gives him (HOWL, HOP and HICCUP). He moves away and calls Barkley to come HERE, causing his leash to rip the door off its hinges and smash on the sidewalk.
SCENE 4 Maria sweeps up the broken glass and Big Bird tearfully explains what happened. Maria and Linda confirm that they're not angry with him and give him a hug. They ask him to watch Barkley as they try to reattach the door, but Big Bird worries he'll just break something again and runs off, wishing to have nothing to do with Barkley ever again.
SCENE 5 Maria and Linda bring Big Bird to the park to play with Barkley, but he still won't participate. They show him that playing fetch doesn't cause any harm and soon, Big Bird is in better spirits.
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(EKA: Episode 3421)
Muppets / Celebrity The Count has difficulty arranging the numbers from 0 to 9 in order, because the number 1 won't keep still. Patrick Stewart helps solve his problem by commanding, "Make it so, number 1!" The line doesn't work when The Count uses it, however.
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Barkley continue their game of fetch as Maria and Linda announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear officiates the wedding of Zoe and Telly.

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