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

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Picture Segment Description
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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.
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SCENE 1 cont'd A duck arrives to admire Zoe's duck noise, but he responds by mooing!.
Whatsounddoesaduckmake
Film What sound does a duck make?
(EKA: Episode 3298)
Soundofmusicgrover
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Sound of Music" (re-filmed Alistair Cookie wraparounds)
(EKA: Episode 1929)
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Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(EKA: Episode 2779)
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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.
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Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(EKA: Episode 1613)
ListentowhatIsay
Muppets / Celebrity At Birdland, Hoots the Owl and Branford Marsalis (Forrest Wimbledon) perform "Listen and Bounce it Back."
(First: Episode 2834)
RubberStamp10
Animation Rubber Stamp #10
(First: Episode 2880)
BattyCrooky10
Film The McDoubles (Batty and Crooky) count to 10 on their fingers.
(EKA: Episode 3224)
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Cartoon "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3526)
CamelClouds
Animation Camels appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
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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".
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Film Q, for quack. Quiet!
(First: Episode 3405)
ElmoQ
Muppets Elmo shows the viewer a letter very quickly, and has the viewer guess which letter it is.
(First: Episode 3415)
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Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(First: Episode 2852)
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SCENE 4 Zoe and Big Bird perform a "quack" cheer to encourage the duck, but it doesn't work.
Rubberduckie1970
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie." (spoken intro edited out)
(First: Episode 0136)
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Film A paper crumples to reveal Q, q and Qq.
(First: Episode 3105)
GirlsQ
Film Girls giggle as they clap their way to the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3340)
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Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
(First: Episode 3105)
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Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
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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.
Findmyvoice
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)
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Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3421)
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Cartoon "The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(First: Episode 2971)
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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.
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Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town" (re-recorded soundtrack)
Original version -- (EKA: Episode 0811)
TellyBaxter
Muppets Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Telly and Baxter play an animal guessing game.
CleverBill
Cartoon "The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2090)
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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.
Ewshoes
Muppets Elmo's World: Shoes
(First: Episode 3791)
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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!

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
BabyBear.Howdoyoudo
Muppets Baby Bear sings "How Do You Do?"
This segment appeared after the "Find my voice!" animation during summer reruns.
WomanFarmSounds
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
This segment replaced the "Adventures of Clever Bill" cartoon during summer reruns.
Ewwater-scuba
Muppets Elmo's World: Water
(First: Episode 3831)
This segment replaced "Elmo's World: Shoes" during summer reruns.

See also


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