Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird gets a time out
Air date May 13, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors U, 19


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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird gives a melancholy welcome to the viewer from his nest, where he's put in "time out." He and Radar think back to what got them in their present situation...
SCENE 1 cont'd Earlier in the day, Big Bird wants to play with Maria and constantly bothers her as she tries to get work done. She decides to put him in time out, telling him to think about what he's done and what he'll do next.
SCENE 1 cont'd Back in the present, Big Bird begins pondering Maria's orders.

SCENE 2 Maria checks in on Big Bird, who still isn't sure why he's in time out. She has him imagine their encounter from before, only with the roles reversed. Big Bird imagines trying to repair a toaster, when Maria and Radar distract him from his work. In reality, Big Bird realizes his error and apologizes. Maria forgives him and promises they can play when she finishes work. But, what will Big Bird do until then?
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(EKA: Episode 2638)

SCENE 3 The Count visits Big Bird in search of things to count. He figures he could count blocks as Big Bird assembles them into a large tower. Big Bird confers with Radar over the idea and imagines creating a giant block structure. Unfortunately, in reality, Big Bird only has a mere three blocks to count. The Count counts them anyway, then leaves to count the bricks that make up the Empire State Building.
Film Wegman: Farmer McFay has three fruits.
(First: Episode 3189)
SCENE 4 The Amazing Mumford poofs into the nest on his way to Key West. He asks Big Bird if he wants to see his disappearing chair trick, but first, Big Bird imagines the outcome. In his imagination, Mumford instead causes Big Bird's bear to disappear and replaces it with hair (they rhyme). Back in reality, Big Bird declines to see Mumford's trick and he poofs off.
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 1
(EKA: Episode 3136)
SCENE 5 Mr. Handford stops by and offers to play with Big Bird for the time being. He recalls a game he used to play when he was young, where Big Bird replies "yeah, yeah" to everything he says. Unfortunately, Big Bird keeps replying, not sure when the game is over.
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2
(EKA: Episode 3136)
SCENE 6 Maria is finally ready to play and they pretend that they're firetrucks. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors. "Yeah, yeah!"
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Grundgetta and others sing about how yucky she feels.

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