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Sesame Street
Plot Carrie's birthday party
Air date March 20, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors W, 6

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This episode is available for viewing, uncut, at The Paley Center for Media.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Big Bird welcomes the viewer and notices his friend, Carrie, coming down the street. He explains that she's blind and is using a cane to find her way around. She recognizes Big Bird by his voice and invites him to her birthday party later in the playground. Big Bird accepts and plans to make her a drawing as a present, until he realizes she won't be able to see it. Gabi, who's also going, has an idea...
3187q
Film
Lauren, a blind child, learns in class by using Braille.
(First: Episode 3142)
AlphabetJungle
Cartoon
"Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2879)
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Muppets
Elmo shows top and bottom by standing on top of the frame, then falling to the bottom.
(EKA: Episode 3073)
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Film
A group of people form a human pyramid to illustrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 3144)
BabyBearMiles-Faces
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Baby Bear and Miles make different faces.
3965e
Cartoon
A salesman hawks the letter W in a commercial.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3242)
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Film
The floating kids form the letter W.
(EKA: Episode 3343)
Wilbur
Cartoon
W For Wilbur (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0433)
3451shpritzer
Film
Kids play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the Shpritzer.
(EKA: Episode 3451)
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SCENE 2
Snuffy comes along and finds Big Bird and Gabi starting to work on their present. They plan to use shells, which Carrie will be able to feel. Through cooperation, Gabi applies the glue, Big Bird the shells and Snuffy dries the glue with his snuffle. Big Bird and Gabi head to the party, while Snuffy heads to a lunch date with his granny.
SealBearCooperate
Cartoon
A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(EKA: Episode 3295)
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Muppets
"Street Garden Cooperation"
(EKA: Episode 2040)
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Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: W, Wall
(EKA: Episode 1710)
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Film
Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(EKA: Episode 2992)
Wih.Witch
Cartoon
W for witch (new music and sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2407)
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Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(EKA: Episode 3331)
Whatsounddoesacowmake?
Film
What sound does a cow make?
(EKA: Episode 3403)
3141s
Cartoon
Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
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SCENE 3
At the party, Big Bird and Gabi present Carrie with their gift, which can feel and loves. She knows exactly where the gift table is, as earlier, Gina lead her around the park to get a sense of the space. She also showed her where the tape player was and they all dance.
Alottoseeunderthesea
Film
"There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
(EKA: Episode 3046)
6SoccerSocks
Cartoon
"Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2490)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets
Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Ringmaster.6monkeys
Cartoon
The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2396)
Song-purecleanwater
Muppets
"Pond Full of Fish"
(EKA: Episode 2840)
Frankthefish
Cartoon
"Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
Fido's birthday
Song
"It's Fido's Birthday" - a song about a birthday party for a goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 3609)
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SCENE 4
Now it's time to play Pin the Tail on the Donkey (though, not with a real donkey as Big Bird thinks). Big Bird goes first and is surprised at how dark it is with the blindfold on, similar to how Carrie daily sees things. Big Bird misses his target, instead putting the tail under the chin ("I knew went on one end or the other."). Carrie gives it a try, not needing a blindfold, and wins!
Animation.HappyBirthday
Animation
Stop-motion representation of "Happy Birthday," with balloons, gummi bears, glitter, etc.
(EKA: Episode 3387)
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Song
"We're All Growin'"
(EKA: Episode 3141)
Signman.GROW
Cartoon
Sign Man: GROW
(EKA: Episode 1120)
Celeb.LaurenceFishburne
Muppets / Celebrity
Laurence Fishburne, along with Rosita and Telly Monster, demonstrates how one brushes their teeth. Since Telly and Rosita do not have teeth, they plug their mouths with ears of corn, and brush those instead.
(EKA: Episode 3560)
SFonti.GirlTooth
Cartoon
In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
(EKA: Episode 3266)
Oatmealbox
Muppets
Bert sings about his love for making music from hitting an “Oatmeal Box”.
DarkRoom.herethere
Cartoon
Wilbur and Wanda try to find the lamp in a dark room, while figuring out who's here and there. Finally, their son turns on the light.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3073)
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SCENE 5
Carrie opens her presents, which include a rainstick and MoonGoop. She's able to identify them by the sound and smell. Gina gives her a braille version of The Prince and the Pauper, which she begins reading to everyone.
Inout
Cartoon
"In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2626)
CMZoeInsideOutside
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Zoe demonstrate "inside" and "outside"; Cookie takes a cookie outside of the box, and puts it inside his mouth and tummy.
(First: Episode 3593)
Momcard
Animation
A kid makes a birthday card for his mom.
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Muppets
Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
(EKA: Episode 2277)
Clumsyhole
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(EKA: Episode 0440)
IFeelTotallyProud
Song
John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(EKA: Episode 3421)
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SCENE 6
Everyone sings "Happy Birthday To You" as the cake is presented. Carrie gets some help blowing out the candles. As they dig in, Snuffy announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Elmo overhears Maria on the phone, telling Ruthie she and the family are moving to Cleveland at 5 o'clock.


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