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Episode 3839

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Sesame Street
Plot Bolo learns the alphabet
Air date January 28, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors J, 11
Syndication 123 Sesame Street

Song.boogiepiggies

Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1
Telly finds a a parrot at the Fix-It Shop with Maria and Rosita. He's told that Rosita is training the parrot, named Bolo, to say the alphabet as a surprise for her cousin Tito's birthday party today. Maria is sure it won't be easy, but Telly thinks it'll be a snap, noting how well Bolo repeats today's sponsors.
BirdsEye
Song
"Did You Ever Want to See What the Birdies See?"
(EKA: Episode 3681)
Zoemobile.letter
Muppets
Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the letter of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3819)
JazzyJ
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(EKA: Episode 3408)
Jchant
Animation
J / j Gregorian chant
(EKA: Episode 3370)
J-jumprope
Film
Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Noimage
Muppets
Ernie's Show and Tell: Devon shows Ernie his robin's nest.
BabyBird
Cartoon
A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest. (new music and sound effects added)
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 1858)
ProfTV1

ProfTV.Nearfar
Insert
"Professor Television" (Bill Irwin) tries to demonstrate near and far, with help from Maria's voice.
(EKA: Episode 3683)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Grover-surf-nearfar
Muppets
Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(EKA: Episode 2859)
Noimage
SCENE 2
Telly and Rosita sing "The Alphabet Song" to Bolo, who instead sings "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Telly notes the two songs have the same tune and they continue singing the alphabet song over and over. Telly is confident he'll learn - "Even pigs can sing it!"
Song.boogiepiggies
Muppets
The Oinker Sisters sing "The Boogie-Woogie Piggies."
(EKA: Episode 2955)
KukaParrot
Film
A girl's grandmother teaches Spanish to her parrot Kuka.
(EKA: Episode 3101)
Noimage
Muppets
Zoe points out her Zoemobile wheels are round, leading to...
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation
Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(EKA: Episode 3126)
Noimage
SCENE 3
Bolo begins singing, but instead the lyrics are the numbers 1 through 23. Telly thinks they need help and calls for Maria.
EdgarTurtle.BirdSong
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(EKA: Episode 2390)
Zoemobile.number
Muppets
Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the number of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3819)
3991d
Cartoon
A bus driver counts 11 of each necessity for a bus trip camping.
(First: Episode 3151)
4116zh
Cartoon
Rubber Stamp #11
(EKA: Episode 2885)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
11masks
Animation
Counting up to 11 (African masks)
(EKA: Episode 3151)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Noimage
SCENE 4
Maria suggests they teach Bolo the alphabet one letter at a time instead of the whole thing. It seems to work, but he instead starts singing "Hasenpfeffer" in place of the letters. Rosita thinks another bird could help them out.
3960e
Film
Using sign language, a boy reads his poem, "The Hawk."
(EKA: Episode 3806)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
3136zj
Cartoon
A penguin flies above and below in a bumper car.
(EKA: Episode 2901)
Jiggle
Film
J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.
(EKA: Episode 3527)
PlanetJ
Animation
Planet J/j
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Jbeach
Film
A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3674)
Frogflycartoon
Cartoon
What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Bayoualphabet
Muppets
Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
(EKA: Episode 2645)
Noimage
SCENE 5
"Even frogs could sing the alphabet!," Telly remarks following the segment. Big Bird and the Birdketeers have joined them, attempting to get Bolo to join their flock and sing the alphabet. They all chant "Sing! Sing! Sing!," prompting Bolo to lead everyone in a performance of "Sing."
Findbirds
Animation
Can you find the birds in this picture?
(EKA: Episode 3606)
2485v
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(EKA: Episode 1227)
10sideddancing
Animation
Ten masked dancers are counted in Spanish.
(EKA: Episode 3079)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
3979zc
Song
"It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There." (Vocals by Jerry Nelson)
(EKA: Episode 3398)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
4072p
Film
Kids make the city traffic "stop" and "go."
(EKA: Episode 3482)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
3139h
Cartoon
A snake is on, in, under, and stuck in a tree branch.
(EKA: Episode 3047)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Noimage
SCENE 6
Big Bird communicates bird-to-bird with Bolo, who explains he's not like other parrots. He doesn't repeat what other people says; he likes to sing what he wants. They politely ask if he wants to sing the alphabet and he makes it all the way through.
Ewwater-scuba
Muppets
Elmo's World: Water
(First: Episode 3831)
Noimage
SCENE 7
Bolo announces the sponsors, with Telly and Rosita's help.


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