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Sesame Street
Plot Hurricane, part 5: The Final Twig
Air date March 30, 2001 (season finale)
Season Season 32 (2001)
Sponsors U, 19
Syndication
Releases Friends to the Rescue

3980

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1

Big Bird's nest-building work continues from the previous day, with sticks and mud being applied. Telly and Elmo provide a brief recap of the week's events.

Cartoon
"Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2822)
Celebrity

Baby Bear is angry that somebody ate his porridge. Whoopi Goldberg helps him to learn different ways to deal with his anger.

Film

Song: "My Friend U"
(EKA: Episode 3745)

Muppets
The Martians discover a "U."
(First: Episode 3387)
This segment appeared only in the original 2001 broadcast.
Cartoon

U knocks on the door of P's apartment. When she answers the door, they go UP.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3745)


SCENE 2

Big Bird is supervising the construction of his nest, which is nearly complete. He calls up Granny Bird to ask when he should stop building. Her answer: "The final twig." Big Bird leads the cast in a song, and a child promptly finds the twig to use.

Film

Ornate 19s fly through the air, and collections of 19 objects are found throughout a yard.
(EKA: Episode 3789)

Cartoon

Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #19
(EKA: Episode 3888)

Animation
19 bears in 19 chairs.

SCENE 3

Mr. Snuffleupagus has arrived, and the cast hold balloons to celebrate the completion of the nest. Just as Big Bird is about to step into it, however, a whistle blows and the Big Bad Wolf emerges on the spot under the guise of "City Nest Inspector." He inspects the nest and notes that the mud is still wet. As a consequence he cautions that the nest is unsafe, places a "CLOSED" sign on it, and instructs Big Bird to call him back when the mud dries.


SCENE 3, cont'd

Big Bird is upset about the prospect of having to sleep out of his nest for yet another day, when Elmo suggests that Snuffy can help. Snuffy takes a deep breath, and with a rush of hot air from his snuffle the nest is soon dry.

Cartoon

In a Chardin's classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(EKA: Episode 3409)

Muppets

Ernie's Show and Tell: Zaj sings "Skinnamarink" to Ernie.

Cartoon

Ralph goes UP.
(EKA: Episode 0598)

Cartoon

Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3595)



SCENE 4

Big Bird telephones the Big Bad Wolf, who is surprised by how quickly he is called to reinspect the nest. After blowing his way in (to the unfortunate consequence of Telly), the wolf declares the nest dry, and his hurricane test confirms its safety and wind resistance. After placing a new "OPEN" sign on the nest, he inquires how they managed to dry the nest so quickly. To answer him Snuffleupagus blows him away, highly impressing the wolf, who invites him to join his line of work.

Film

Growing Numbers #19
(EKA: Episode 3093)

Cartoon

19 popcorn kernels
(EKA: Episode 2855)

Film

Interpretive dancing.

Cartoon

Letters gather in order, against the birds-eye view of a city.
(EKA: Episode 3314)

When this aired on an episode of Sesame Street on PBS Kids Sprout, the first few seconds of the introduction were cut.


SCENE 5

With his nest complete, Big Bird is ready to step in. He notes how everyone's friendship and cooperation helped speed the process dramatically, and sings "I Want to Thank You for Being My Friends." His friends, in turn, are equally thankful back. Big Bird notes that Radar is missing, but fortunately his teddy bear is immediately found and presented to him. With the last complications resolved, Big Bird sits in his nest, thankful to be home.

Muppets

Elmo's World: Families

SCENE 6

Now happily situated in his nest, Big Bird reads a bedtime story about the hurricane to Radar. He falls asleep, and the sponsors are read off by Maria before the Friday full-length credit scroll appears. So ends the story of the hurricane, and season 32.

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