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Sesame Street
Plot A butterfly grows on Stinky's leaf
Air date March 6, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors J, 0
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3896

Picture Segment Description
3896a
SCENE 1
Big Bird and Gordon welcome the viewer and hear Stinky the Stinkweed moaning, as a caterpillar has made its chrysalis on one of his leaves. Gordon explains the process to Big Bird of how a caterpillar makes the shell (as they all refer the chrysalis as throughout the episode) to become a butterfly. Gordon takes Big Bird to see a visual aid.
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3896c
SCENE 1 cont'd
In the Fix-It-Shop, Big Bird, Gordon and Maria watch the computer screen as a video of the metamorphosis of a Monarch caterpillar takes place. Big Bird goes to check on Stinky.
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SCENE 1 cont'd
Big Bird runs back to Stinky to see if the butterfly has come out, but Stinky claims it will take a while before that happens. He gets an idea to get the butterfly out now and rushes off.
Song.WeGotthePower
Song
"We Got the Power" - a hip-hop song about computers
(EKA: Episode 3058)
MSporn.ABCsoup
Cartoon
Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 3491)
Thatshowwegothere
Muppets
Two flowers, a bird, and two bunnies sing "That's How I Got Here."
(EKA: Episode 3040)
2477s
Cartoon
Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(EKA: Episode 2424)
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SCENE 2
Big Bird has recruited Rosita, Zoe and Elmo to cheer the butterfly out, but it doesn’t work. Gordon explains why the plan failed. Big Bird wonders what they can do to pass the time until the butterfly comes out and Stinky tells him he can help get the chrysalis safe. This sparks another idea in the bird’s brain and he runs off again.
OohImSoHappy
Film
A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(EKA: Episode 3056)
DontCrossAlone
Cartoon
Don't cross the street alone.
(EKA: Episode 2885)
Song.holdmyhand
Muppets / Celebrity
Hootie & the Blowfish sing "Hold My Hand", explaining that children should have an adult help them cross the street.
Sgrover.letterpointing
Muppets
Super Grover says that he's going to fly up into the air and point to the letter of the day. He begins by getting a runing start, but only propels himself sideways, hurting himself inthe process. Leaning on the brick wall for support, he thinks maybe he will forget the flying part and just do the pointing part. The following segment presents the letter of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3884)
Jugglingjack
Cartoon
J ... a jumping, juggling jack-in-the-box.
Wegman dogs J
Film
Wegman's dogs form the letter J.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: J, jaguar (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 1364)
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SCENE 3
Big Bird has set up a sign that warns people about the butterfly and shows Patrick it. Stinky then feels the shell shaking, which means the butterfly is coming! Big Bird leaves again to get a mirror.
3960r
Film
How to say "butterfly" in sign language
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Sgrover.numberwaving
Muppets
Super Grover intends to fly into the air and wave at the number of the day. He claims that his springy legs will propel him into the atmosphere. After a few boingy jumps, he decides to forget the propelling part and just do the waving part. The following segment presents the number of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3884)
Howmanyelephants
Cartoon
A girl's friend tries to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
(EKA: Episode 3705)
Eb-fishingnote
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie keeps catching fish, and Bert doesn't, so Ernie tries moving to a different place on the boat, then not using bait, then just quitting. When Bert finally catches something, it is only a note that reads: "What happened to your friend?"
(EKA: Episode 3199)
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Song
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
(EKA: Episode 3026)
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SCENE 4
Gordon, Big Bird and the kids witness the butterfly coming out. Big Bird holds up the mirror to the butterfly so he can look at himself. However, Stinky sees that butterflies have wings and would need to be taught how to fly, but he’s not motile. (“Should I hire a tutor?”) Big Bird whispers his plan to Patrick.
Film.FlyGirl
Film
A girl likes to pretend she can fly.
(EKA: Episode 2977)
10.Chinese
Animation
Counting to 10 (Chinese imagery)
(EKA: Episode 3425)
Noseburn
Muppets
Grover looks for "froggy," and finally sees him ...
Ssnews.alphabetmine
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J and Richard presents him with his own J. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2612)
JazzyJ
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(EKA: Episode 3408)
3896h
SCENE 5
Big Bird arrives back, with the kids dressed as butterflies, and performs a song about flying. The butterfly catches on and begins to fly, but it flies away from them. Gordon reassures them, as they should be proud for helping and claims they butterfly may return.
HappyDog!
Cartoon
A girl's ice cream falls off the cone, and her dog licks it up. She feels sad at first, but playing with her dog makes her happy.
(EKA: Episode 3855)
3978o
Song
"You're Important"
(EKA: Episode 3396)
Catshadow
Cartoon
A cat learns not to be scared of its shadow.
(EKA: Episode 3784)
Groverintrocookie
Muppets
Grover introduces a segment with something fuzzy and blue - Cookie Monster.
(EKA: Episode 3889)
Cookie.Gladys
Muppets / Celebrity
Gladys Ormphby is approached by Cookie Monster, who begs for cookies. Gladys sharply insists that she has zero cookies, so Cookie Monster eats her pocket book instead, then hungers after her sweater and hairnet.
(EKA: Episode 3705)
3996b
Cartoon
A coach gives a pep talk to the number zero.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3754)
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SCENE 6
The butterfly flies back to Stinky and Big Bird briefly and they use the time to make sure the butterfly remembers them. After it leaves, Stinky is surprised to find another chrysalis on his leaf. Big Bird runs off again to get the sign and the mirror.
Ewhair-ticklemeworld
Muppets
Elmo's World: Hair
(First: Episode 3890)
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SCENE 7
As several butterflies fly around them, Stinky and Big Bird announce the sponsors.


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