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Sesame Street
Plot Here comes Alphabird!
Air date April 23, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors M, 6
Syndication
Releases

3769

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Carlo welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and Big Bird passes by, on his way to watch "Alphaboy." Carlo follows him out of curiosity into the arbor, where a TV is set up. The show comes on, and Carlo notices that Big Bird has suddenly disappeared. He reappears, wearing a cape, proclaiming that today he's pretending to be Alphabird! "I'll be just like Alphaboy, but with feathers!"
Littleairplane
Song
"I'm a Little Airplane," with film of kids pretending to be airplanes.
(EKA: Episode 3698)
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 2883)
Word.AIRPORT
Animation
The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)
(EKA: Episode 3717)
Song.Somethingsarelittle
Song
"Some Things Are Little, Some Things Are Big"
(EKA: Episode 3702)
2head.Surprise
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster demonstrates surprise.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
Mcake
Animation
M for moon, monster, monkey and magic
(EKA: Episode 3696)
3991r
Cartoon
M for Moon (music and sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2164)
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SCENE 2
Alphabird presents the letter of the day, M, as he sees Miles making a mural with markers.
3136s
Film
A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.
(First: Episode 3007)
Callomouse

MGJam
Cartoon
In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930's, Cab Callomouse hosts the "Mother Goose Jamboree" at night in a bookstore.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
Grover.newspaper
Muppets
Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
(EKA: Episode 2755)
3956c
Film
Kids sing the alphabet on an island.
(EKA: Episode 3154)
3988m
Celebrity
Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 3696)
Suzie.Rolereversal
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie and her cat Feff pretend to be each other.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3727)
Catclouds
Animation
Cats appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
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SCENE 3
Alphabird continues his M quest, and finds Maria, about to mend a milking machine.
DogMilk
Film
Chundo, one of Wegman's dogs, drinks milk from a glass.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
Superbaby1

Superbaby2
Muppets
Superbaby
Ingrid and Humphrey are in a dilemma: they need a baby to drink from their huge bottle of milk. Superbaby drops by, and solves their problem.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
ToddlersEyeView
Film
A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
SpaceM
Animation
M in space (with astronauts)
(EKA: Episode 3696)
2girls.M
Film
Two girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
(EKA: Episode 3313)
1092-06
Cartoon
M is for Marvelous Martha (new music added)
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 4
Alphabird enters Hooper's, remembering all the M words he found. He notices that there are hardly any M words in Hooper's, until Carlo shows him a jar of mayonnaise.
Cartoon.recycle-jars
Cartoon
Three mayonnaise jars follow three different paths after they leave the factory.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2822)
Recycleworld
Film
A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.
(EKA: Episode 3094)
2096k
Cartoon
"Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2096)
3141o
Film
Six children dance in a colorblock grid.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
3960n
Cartoon
Rap #6
(EKA: Episode 2580)
Cookiepainting
Muppets
Cookie Monster paints a cookie so that he can compare for the audience how true the likeness is to the real thing. After he shows how he even got every little macaroon, he eats both the cookie and the painting.
3958zg
Cartoon
A dog-shaped television changes channels until it comes to a channel of itself.
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3108)
DrawingCarey
Film
A boy draws a picture of his friend, Carey.
(EKA: Episode 3036)
EBadu.Monsters
Muppets / Celebrity
Erykah Badu introduces herself to Elmo, Baby Bear, Zoe and Rosita, who are hesitant to join her at first, but they end up singing "We're All Friends."
(EKA: Episode 3712)
Scribblesbarcode
Animation
Two giddy female scribbles introduce themselves to a bar code, who can only beep. They recognize him from the supermarket.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3012)
Talkingbowl!!

Glazintime
Film / animation
A talking bowl tells a kid how he became a bowl.
Hornsection
Animation
A quartet of horns arranges themselves in the proper order to play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy."
InOutRadio
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert finds it difficult to listen to Pigeons in the News while Ernie and the Sesame Street Citizens' Band are outside practicing. In yet another case of miscommunication between the two, since Bert doesn't like it when they practice outside, Ernie leads the band into the apartment so they can practice inside.
(EKA: Episode 1136)
Taikodrums
Film
A Japanese mother shows her son how to play taiko drums.
(EKA: Episode 3156)
40lemmings
Cartoon
40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(EKA: Episode 2946)
3161j
Film
Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(EKA: Episode 3090)
Painting.babysteps
Animation
In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(EKA: Episode 3492)
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Wiggleprise2
SCENE 5
Alphabird arrives at the park, and finds two kids whose names don't begin with M. He feels sad about not finding any more M words, and from talking to Carlo, realizes that he'd rather be Big Bird again today. Carlo takes off his cape, and Big Bird happily goes off to find Snuffy. Carlo announces the sponsors and reports the status of Slimey's spaceship, and gives the cape to a boy passing by.
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COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: A prince and a pig, the main characters of "the greatest story ever told," approach Kingston Livingston III and ask him if he's a writer.


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