Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird and Gabi play airplanes
repeat of 3431
Air date December 18, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors A, 20
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Picture Segment Description
3431a
SCENE 1 Big Bird zooms by the Fix-It Shop, confusing Maria and Gabi. He tells them he's pretending to be a little airplane, a new fad all the kids are doing, then points to the following for evidence...
Littleairplane
Song "I'm a Little Airplane"
(First: Episode 3266)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Maria points out that not all the kids are doing it, using Gabi as an example. Gabi promptly starts to fly around the worktable.
Airplanes.A
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
A-beach
Film The letter A dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3569)
Pencilbox.A
Animation Pencil box A/a
(First: Episode 3082)
Rickbert
Muppets / Celebrity Bert and Rick Moranis sit next to each other on a plane, and learn that they (and the rest of the passengers) are alike in more ways than they realized, singing the song "Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello". (new music added)
(First: Episode 2943)
3957l
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Mydaddysapilot
Film A girl narrates a film of helping her dad, a pilot, fly a small plane. They fly through New York City, past the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
(First: Episode 3431)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Gabi continue to fly around and sing a song about the ways they can fly.
AstronautGirl
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
Rocketshapes
Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(First: Episode 3229)
Ernieonthemoon
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(EKA: Episode 2061)
3985p
Film A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
(First: Episode 3266)
4122aq
Cartoon Soul A!
(First: Episode 3359)
Martians-lettera
Muppets The Martians investigate an A.
(First: Episode 3387)
BabyBird
Cartoon A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 1858)
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SCENE 3 The two "airplanes" find Tarah and invite her to join. Tarah thinks she's too old to play along, but is convinced to join and becomes a "Tarah-plane."
2096m
Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Korty.SurprisedBird
Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2522)
3988m
Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 3538)
Korty.girlskip
Animation A girl skips home through the city, hearing all kinds of noises. When she gets home, she repeats all the noises she heard with a little dance.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2595)
HereThere
Muppets Telly hosts "Here and There" from the library, where it's quiet. His co-host, Debra Starr, is at the airport, where it's loud. The loud noises of the airport eventually make it hard for Telly to hear Debra, so he has to talk louder into the microphone for Debra to hear him, which results in his expulsion.
(EKA: Episode 2864)
Word.AIRPORT
Animation The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)
(First: Episode 3373)
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SCENE 4 Carlo takes lunch orders in Hooper's Store, which is what Big Bird and Gabi pretend is their airport (disrupting the service). Carlo allows them to land, but it's not too long before they take off again.
ElmoCanFly
Muppets Elmo imagines that he can fly, singing "Elmo Can Fly." (repurposing footage from Episode 2824)
Catclouds
Animation Cats appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(First: Episode 3634)
Whatsoundacatmakes
Film What sound does a cat make?
(First: Episode 3414)
Marshalgrover.cat
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse spot a kitty stuck in a tree. Grover tries to find ways to get the kitty down such as shaking the tree trunk. He finally came to the conclusion that to get the kitty down, he would climb up the tree to bring it down. However, Fred has another idea to bring the kitty down by calling the kitty by saying "Kitty" and the kitty comes down. Now that the kitty is down, they now have another problem - how is Grover going to get down?
(First: Episode 1639)
4141-Nicholas
Film Nicholas is now old enough to rollerblade, and ride a bike without training wheels.
(First: Episode 3514)
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SCENE 5 Carlo asks the two planes to keep the noise level down, but they can't; airports are noisy places!
Bongos
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(EKA: Episode 2862)
Muppets.QuietLoud
Muppets In a subway, two Anything Muppets observe how loud and quiet it is.
(EKA: Episode 1239)
4127zb
Cartoon The word "Subway" rides the MBTA subway.
(First: Episode 3375)
Song.DownBelowStreet
Song 14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(EKA: Episode 2674)
KiteFestival
Film Coverage of a spring kite-flying festival, where both kids and grownups can participate.
(First: Episode 3276)
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SCENE 6 Carlo's customers join Big Bird and Gabi's game, when Carlo assumes the role of control tower, telling them they can't stay flying around going "nyow." They all fly out, but return with two more, now going "zoom."
4120bf
Animation Rubber Stamp #20
(First: Episode 2935)
Grover.Highcounting
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks a boy how much he can count. The boy says he can count "millions of hundreds," and is hesitant at first, but Grover assures him that they have enough time to count. The boy gets up to 22 before Grover cuts him off.
(First: Episode 3132)
20Eggs
Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
(First: Episode 3122)
Balletdancers
Insert None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(First: Episode 3360)
Allfish
Animation All, none, some and one fish swim around.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Wegman.JackJill
Film Wegman dogs: Jack and Jill
(First: Episode 3464)
MartyChair
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 2233)
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SCENE 7 Carlo tells Maria about his trouble getting rid of the airplanes. He once again becomes the control tower, telling them they have to find someplace else to turn into an airport.
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SCENE 7 cont'd That someplace else turns out to be the Fix-It Shop! Carlo then announces the sponsors.


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