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Plot Big Bird wants to be The Alligator King
(repeat of 3408)
Air date Februrary 19, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-98)
Sponsors J, 7
Syndication
Releases

3724

Picture Segment Description
3408a

3408b
SCENE 1
At Celina's dance class, Big Bird is confused when Celina displays the number 7, and announces she'll show a video - neither of which he thought would be involved with a dance class. She turns their attention to the TV set, and turns it on ...
Alligatorking2
Cartoon
The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0812)
3408c
SCENE 1
cont'd
The class likes the video so much, they want to see it again.
Alligatorking2
Cartoon
The Alligator King (repeat)
3408d

3408e
SCENE 1
cont'd
Celina reveals that the reason she showed them the video is because they're going to adapt it into a performance. There are eight students in the class (including Big Bird), which means there will be seven alligator kids and one king. Big Bird thinks he's perfect for the role of the king, but Celina decides who will play which part by drawing all their names out of a hat.
3408f

3408g
SCENE 1
cont'd
Big Bird waits in suspense as each of his classmates' names are called, hoping he won't be one of the alligator kids. To his disappointment, his name is picked for Alligator Kid #7, while Gabi gets picked to be the Alligator King - or queen.
3408h
SCENE 1
cont'd
Celina asks if everyone's happy, and Big Bird answers yes, but he doesn't sound happy.
3960k
Cartoon
A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
(EKA: Episode 3608)
3150p
Song
"It's Harder the First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(EKA: Episode 3038)
BigBikes
Cartoon
Big / bigger / biggest (bikes) (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2313)
KermitHerryCookie.bicycle
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(EKA: Episode 1057)
3stripes
Animation
Three stripes form a jazz trio.
(EKA: Episode 2496)
JazzyJ
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(EKA: Episode 3408)
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: J, jaguar (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 1364)
Jiggle
Film
J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.
3408i
SCENE 2
Big Bird watches in jealousy as Gabi tries on the Alligator King's crown. He thinks he has a shot because Gabi's head might not be big enough for it to fit, but Celina shows that it's adjustable.
3408j

3408k

3408l
SCENE 2
cont'd
Celina and the class examine all the props they will use in the play, while Big Bird still thinks of ways to get the part of the Alligator King. He becomes even more upset when Celina explains that the seventh Alligator Kid doesn't bring a gift, and storms out of the classroom before she can finish her sentence. She tells the class to sit tight as she follows him.
AngryActor
Cartoon
Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(EKA: Episode 2269)
GroverSamantha.Angry
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha talks to Grover about what she does when she gets angry.
(EKA: Episode 3663)
Aboveitall
Cartoon
A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2572)
Mpiece.anyonesnose
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "Anyone's Nose"
A monster sings a song about various noses and what they do.
(EKA: Episode 3287)
Blownose
Cartoon
I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1186)
2257m
Muppets
Biff sings "This Is My J."
(EKA: Episode 1709)
Jchant
Animation
J / j Gregorian chant
(EKA: Episode 3370)
Jbeach
Film
A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3674)
3408m
SCENE 3
Celina follows Big Bird out of the dance studio and catches up with him outside of Finders Keepers. Big Bird confesses that he's upset because he didn't get picked to be the Alligator King, and Celina suggests that he talk to Gabi about how he feels.
3408n

3408o
SCENE 3
cont'd
Big Bird tells Gabi the truth about how he feels, and she admits that she wanted to be the seventh Alligator Kid. She agrees to switch roles with Big Bird, and that makes them both happy.
OohImSoHappy
Film
A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(EKA: Episode 3056)
Toon.Hannah
Cartoon
A poem about Hannah and Anna who lead similar lives in the city and the country.
(EKA: Episode 3126)
Pizzasigns
Film
PIZZA! Various signs of the word are shown.
1708s
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Grover informs Mr. Johnson that the restaurant is out of a lot of items that are on the menu. The only thing still at the restaurant is milk... but there are no glasses.
(EKA: Episode 1708)
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation
Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(EKA: Episode 3126)
Wegman.JackJill
Film
Wegman dogs: Jack and Jill
(EKA: Episode 3491)
Callomouse

MGJam
Cartoon
In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930's, Cab Callowmouse hosts the "Mother Goose Jamboree" at night in a bookstore.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
2096s
Film
Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2096)
Schuur

3979l
Muppets / Celebrity
Diane "Deedles" Schuur and Elmo sing "From Your Head," as clips from the Sally Cruikshank cartoon are shown.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
CamelClouds
Animation
Camels appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
TwoZoes
Muppets
Zoe demonstrates same and different: first she displays a nameless blue monster who doesn't look like her, then she shows an exact replica of herself. The two Zoes only have one difference: their voices.
(EKA: Episode 3580)
WeAreTheSame
Cartoon
A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage. (new sound effects and sting added)
(EKA: Episode 0840)
Song.doggypaddle
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(EKA: Episode 2517)
CountingSeven
Muppets
Count von Count and The Countess sing about "Seven."
3990d
Film
Milo Counting: 7
(EKA: Episode 3704)
3408p

3408q
SCENE 4
"The Alligator King" pageant is performed, and everyone cheers.
3408r
SCENE 4
cont'd
Celina announces the sponsors.
Wiggleprise.Moon
SCENE 4
cont'd
"And Slimey's spaceship is still on the way to the moon!"
3724.ComingSoon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: in rhyme, Prairie Dawn says she needs Maria to fix her loud, noisy piano.


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