|Plot||Lost bird from Paraguay|
|Air date||February 11, 2002|
|Season||Season 33 (2002)|
|Syndication||PBS Kids Sprout|
| || ||Big Bird opens with a rock joke, and the duck likes it. Big Bird wonders if the rock is alive, but Gordon is busy brushing his teeth and can't explain.|
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|Big Bird sings, "Is It Alive?," concerning the rock, Slimey, and a hat.|
| || || Monster Clubhouse|
The monsters read the previous meeting's minutes and dance the Honk Your Nose, Touch Your Toes, Spin Around And Strike A Pose Dance. After naptime, the Snack of the Day is a huge salami sandwich. A Lavender Anything Muppet, voiced by Jerry Nelson, arrives looking for the Club for People Who Like To Pretend They're Seagulls.
(First: Episode 3955)
| || The Number of The Day: 13|
13 dancing vegetables show up after learning that the number of the day is 13.
| || Alien parents tuck their child in at night, and he counts 13 spaceships.|
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 3782)
| || Computer #13|
(EKA: Episode 3936)
| || ||Big Bird finds a bird (Carmen Osbahr) that keeps saying "Paraguay." He shows it to Snuffy, who suggests it might mean "I'm sick."|
|Gina says the bird is healthy, but doesn't have time during work to talk to Big Bird. Alan says that Paraguay is a country, and takes them to the Mail It Shop to use the Internet.|
|At the Mail It Shop, Maria talks to the bird in Spanish, and learns her name is Fatima, she's from Paraguay, and she is lost. Maria finds a web site for Lost Birds of Paraguay, and sends an e-mail. Fatima spends the night at Big Bird's nest.|
|The morning after, Fatima's parents show up with Maria to reclaim her. Big Bird discovers he can still use e-mail to communicate with Fatima.|
| || Kids talk about meeting friends and saying Hello.|
(EKA: Episode 3963)
| || || Journey To Ernie|
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box with the Martian's help.
|Gloria Estefan sings "You Say Hola."|
| || Journey To Ernie|
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box in the chicken coop.
| || A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.|
(EKA: Episode 3107)
| || Journey To Ernie|
Big Bird tries to catch Ernie's box using the penguins' pattern. We found him!
| || Ernie & Bert: Bert teaches his pigeon, Bernice, how to play checkers. 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 2485)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
| || The Letter of the Day: Z, part 1|
Cookie Monster stops himself from eating the Letter Z Cookie, for now.
| || The Letter Z in various typefaces.|
(EKA: Episode 2855)
| || The Letter of the Day: Z, part 2|
Cookie builds a Great Wall of Cookie to separate himself from the Letter Z Cookie.
| ||Kids make a giant Letter Z.|
| || The Letter of the Day: Z, part 3|
Cookie busts through the brick wall and eats the Letter Z Cookie.
| || Spanish Word of the Day: perro|
A bunch of dogs pounce Grover to illustrate the word perro.
| || Elmo's World: Sleep|
(First: Episode 3983)
| ||Big Bird reads the sponsors, and encounters a bird who says nothing but "Sheboygan."|
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|Episode 3985||Episode 3987|