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Sesame Street
Plot Leo Birdelli visits
Air date March 17, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors D, 9
Syndication
Releases

Leobirdelli

This guide is for a 50-minute episode shown during a PBS pledge season.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
At Hooper's Store, Carlo, Maria and Big Bird see an article in the newspaper stating famous bird art collector, Leo Birdelli, is coming to the street to buy some bird art. Big Bird isn't sure he wants to make something for Leo, until he learns Leo pays with birdseed.
MOMPainting
Animation
A portrait of MOM hangs in a gallery.
(EKA: Episode 3428)
M-O-M
Song
A salute to M-O-M.
3816l
Cartoon
Babies and doggies pattern: What comes next?
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3039)
ElmoTelly.sillyanimals
Muppets
Elmo and Telly sing "Baby Say It Loud", a silly song about a silly cow and a silly duck.
2356-39
Film
A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
CerealGirl
Muppets
"Cereal Girl"
(EKA: Episode 2687)
2485i
Cartoon
Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2269)
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SCENE 2
Leo arrives and Big Bird shows him his latest work: "Duck with a Letter D." Leo likes it, but already has a piece just like it. He becomes fixated with Big Bird's drawing of Mr. Hooper and wishes to buy it for one bag of birdseed. Big Bird thinks he should draw something else instead.
Daddyddream
Song
"Daddy Dear"
(EKA: Episode 0406)
DetectiveDave.OG

DetectiveDave.Don
Muppets
In a Dragnet spoof, Darlene depends on D-tective Dave to debunk the debacle of her "DOG" word, which is missing its first letter.
(EKA: Episode 3499)
3161k
Cartoon
I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
FayRay.Pattycake
Film
A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
(EKA: Episode 3576)
Song.ImABookwormBaby
Muppets
"I'm a Bookworm, Baby!"
(EKA: Episode 3035)
Word.BUS
Animation
The word BUS is displayed, followed by a graphic of a school bus leaving.
(EKA: Episode 3052)
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SCENE 3
Big Bird now shows off his latest piece - a BUS drawing. Leo finds it interesting, but has a piece just like it, too. His interests still lie with the picture of Mr. Hooper and ups his offer to four bags of birdseed. Big Bird still would rather make something different.
Takingthebushome
Film
A girl narrates a film of herself taking the bus home with her dad. They play a game where she points to things and identifies them.
(EKA: Episode 3302)
4131z
Cartoon
Ds are found on a city street
Bushmanbill1

BeMyDsong
Muppets
Bushman Bill introduces Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops performing "D Duah Duah."
(EKA: Episode 2256)
D-d-d-dinosaur!
Animation
D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
Dinosaurrock
Cartoon
A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 3038)
RosieElmo
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo and Rosie O'Donnell rap the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3170)
MyTriptoMexico
Animation
A girl unfolds a map and uses it to describe her trip to Mexico, stopping in Texas along the way.
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Song.scratchmyback
Muppets
Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
(EKA: Episode 2424)
3853-02
Cartoon
Name That Sound: identify animal sounds.
Girlswims
Film
A girl narrates a film of herself swimming.
Noimage
SCENE 4
Leo loves Big Bird's latest drawing of the number 9. Since he already has nine of them just like it, he rejects it and bumps up his offer of the Mr. Hooper picture to 9 bags of birdseed.
1845o
Cartoon
Nine sheep (Swedish)
(EKA: Episode 1845)
3979za
Cartoon
Underwater, there's a 9
(EKA: Episode 3283)
Song.DownBelowStreet
Song
14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(EKA: Episode 2674)
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3611-02
SCENE 5
Big Bird still isn't sure he wants to take up Leo's offer, so Leo asks what's so important about the picture. Big Bird talks about the many things Mr. Hooper did for him while he was still alive, accompanied by a series of flashbacks. Leo now sees how special the picture is and increases his offer to 100 bags of birdseed for the sentimental value. (SSvideo)
3956v
Film
A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
EB.BertsFace
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Deadfish
Cartoon
A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2228)
Noimage
SCENE 6
Big Bird is about to give in and sell the picture, but reconsiders, saying no amount of birdseed could make him sell it. "I couldn't say goodbye to you again, Mr. Hooper," he tells the picture. Leo understands and wishes to instead spend his birdseed on drawing lessons from Big Bird. As the lesson begins, Maria announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Oscar's Fairy Grouchmother (Rosie O'Donnell) grants Oscar's wish to fill his trash can all the way with trash.


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