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Sesame Street
Plot A duck has a case of the Moos.
Air date November 24, 1998
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors Q, 10
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3792

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1
Big Bird is teaching Zoe how to make farm animal sounds, because they are about to sing "Old MacDonald". Maria arrives and welcomes the viewer, and Zoe shows her the different animal sounds that Big Bird taught her. She can do a rooster, cow, sheep, and a duck.
SCENE 1 cont'd
A duck arrives to admire Zoe's duck noise, but he responds by mooing!.
Film
What sound does a duck make?
(EKA: Episode 3298)
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "The Sound of Music" (re-filmed Alistair Cookie wraparounds)
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Cartoon
A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(EKA: Episode 3023)

SCENE 2
Old McDonald arrives and tells Big Bird, Maria, and Zoe that the duck belongs to him, and it has a rare case of "the moos", so now nobody can sing "Old McDonald" because the duck is making the wrong noise. Zoe tells Old MacDonald that Big Bird is a good teacher (after all, he taught her how to make duck noises), and recommends that he can teach the duck how to quack again.
Cartoon
A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(EKA: Episode 2682)
Muppets / Celebrity
At Birdland, Hoots the Owl and Branford Marsalis (Forrest Wimbledon) perform "Listen and Bounce it Back."
(First: Episode 2834)
Animation
Rubber Stamp #10
(EKA: Episode 3037)
Film
The McDoubles (Batty and Crooky) count to 10 on their fingers.
(EKA: Episode 3281)
Cartoon
Song: "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(EKA: Episode 3693)
Animation
Camels appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
SCENE 3
Big Bird sets up a "quacking school" with Zoe, the duck, and some kids. Big Bird begins the lesson by teaching that "Q" is for "quack".
Film
Q, for quack. Quiet!
(EKA: Episode 3449)
Muppets
Elmo shows the viewer a letter very quickly, and has the viewer guess which letter it is.
(EKA: Episode 3684)
Cartoon
A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(EKA: Episode 2885)
SCENE 4
Zoe and Big Bird perform a "quack" cheer to encourage the duck, but it doesn't work.
Muppets
Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie." (spoken intro edited out)
(EKA: Episode 0685)
Film
A paper crumples to reveal Q, q and Qq.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Film
Girls giggle as they clap their way to the letter Q.
(EKA: Episode 3718)
Cartoon
Fish swim to form Q and q.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Film
"We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(EKA: Episode 3144)
SCENE 5
Zoe, the kids, Big Bird, and the duck try a different approach: by singing "A Cat Had a Birthday", a song filled with animal sounds. It still doesn't help.
Animation
"Step right up and find my voice!" A girl plays a carnival game in which she pushes buttons to identify which sound each animal makes.
(EKA: Episode 3736)
Film
A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3447)
Cartoon
"The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(EKA: Episode 3104)
SCENE 6
Big Bird is discouraged; he thought he could do it, and now considers himself a failure. Maria and Zoe comfort him. The duck is upset when he sees how sad Big Bird is, so he tries really hard to stop mooing...and succeeds! Everyone cheers the duck and Big Bird.
Cartoon
"Young MacDonald Went to Town" (re-recorded soundtrack)
Original version -- (EKA: Episode 0811)
Muppets
Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Telly and Baxter play an animal guessing game.
Cartoon
"The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2475)
SCENE 7
Everyone joins in a song of "Old MacDonald". During the final verse, a cow joins them, but quacks instead of moos! She gives an aside: "Just kidding!", and the song resumes.
Muppets
Elmo's World: Shoes
(First: Episode 3791)
SCENE 8
Zoe and Big Bird announce the sponsors, as the cow and duck chat with each other, until both of them get their sounds mixed up again!

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