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Episode 3979

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Sesame Street
Plot Hurricane, part 4
Air date March 29, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Sponsors K, 9
Releases Friends to the Rescue


Picture Segment Description

Big Bird comments to Radar and the viewer on how the street has been cleaned up. After flashbacks of the preceding three days' events, Snuffy comes along and tells him that Luis says it's OK to go home.

SCENE 1 cont'd
Big Bird complements Luis on the new doors to his nest. They believe it to be strong, but Telly has his doubts. The Big Bad Wolf from Huff, Huff, and Puff Construction comes along to test the doors. They hold up very well, but Telly himself gets blown away.
Raposo: "Take a Breath"
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Re-filmed version
Suzie Kabloozie presents the letter of the day made of fudge, but Feff is too fast for her.
(EKA: Episode 3854)
The letter K at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3703)
Prairie Dawn comes across a letter K sitting on the wall. At that moment, the Big Bad Wolf comes along to blow the letter K away, much to Prairie's chagrin.
The Pink Panther demonstrates the letter K, for karate.
(EKA: Episode 1041)
After finishing the touches on the mailbox, Luis and Maria show Big Bird his newly-cleaned and repaired nest area. A new crisis arises, however, when Big Bird reveals that he doesn't know how to build a nest.
"From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3663)
Wegman's dogs work with clay.
(EKA: Episode 3962)
Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #9
This segment appeared only in the original 2001 broadcast.
On the wall once again, the Big Bad Wolf is about to blow the number 9 away. This time Prairie Dawn manages to intervene and orders him not to do so, but cannot prevent him from blowing away her instead.
Rap #9
(EKA: Episode 2572)
Big Bird mulls about how to build a nest. I.M. Pig and his two associates from the architectural firm of Pig, Pig, and Pig approach him, however, and solicit ideas for a nest. They then suggest variously ambitious ideas while leading themselves in a song, but as Big Bird reasons, "All I Really Want is a Home."
Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(EKA: Episode 2882)
Suzie Kabloozie introduces an alphabet segment while she chases after Feff.
(EKA: Episode 3888)
A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3447)

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The three pig architects unveil models of three nests, made respectively out of straws, sticks, and bricks. Two of the models are accidentally blown away. Big Bird is dissatisfied by all of them; out of spite, the pigs suggest that he should have a bird design it, and storm out to build a new structure. Big Bird hits upon the idea of calling up his granny.

In the original broadcast, one of the pigs pitches the idea of building "twin nests on the Twin Towers". This dialogue was dubbed and changed to "a new hotel at the Best Nesterns" in all broadcasts subsequent to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This change is also present on the online release.
Two brothers make model airplanes, cars, and rockets with paper

This segment appeared only in the original 2001 broadcast.

Laurel talks about her love of dancing, Jonathan talks about singing, Samantha talks about drawing. and Nick talks about acting.
(EKA: Episode 3962)
This film replaced the above segment when this episode was rerun on PBS in 2004 and 2005.
Muppets / Celebrity
Diana Krall sings "Everybody's Song" with Elmo and everybody in attendance.
(EKA: Episode 3961)
Milo Counting: 9
(EKA: Episode 3815)
Underwater, there's a 9
(EKA: Episode 3283)
Big Bird calls up Granny Bird. She offers to fly over and build her grandson a new nest, but cautions that it would take three weeks for her to get there. For building a nest of his own, she offers simple advice: "Get twigs." Afterward, he and Maria leave to do just that.
"It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(EKA: Episode 3426)
Suzie Kabloozie comments, "That was great!"
(EKA: Episode 3854)
Ornate Ks fly through the air to a song.
(EKA: Episode 2945)
Pencil box "K" animation.
(First: Episode 2876)

The various human and Muppet characters walk into the nest area carrying sticks they've collected. After enough material has been gathered, Rosita and Maria ask Big Bird how to build the nest, but he still doesn't think he knows how. Alan suggests that that they simply need to take things one twig at a time, and they all join in on "Twig by Twig." Even Oscar contributes by donating mud. Elmo leaves near the end of the scene to feed his goldfish, Dorothy, which leads to...
Elmo's World: Birds
(First: Episode 3945)
Big Bird's nest is nearly complete, when I.M. Pig comes by to critique the work. He is impressed, and even invites Big Bird to join his firm. Snuffy announces the sponsors.

The story of the hurricane continues in episode 3980...

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