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Episode 4107

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Sesame Street
Plot The Adventures of Little Big Bird, Part 1
Air date December 29, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Sponsors M, 20
Releases Elmo and Friends: Tales of Adventure


Picture Segment Description
Healthy Moment: Maria explain how water helps keep your body cool and gives you energy. However, Oscar thinks its fun to spray Maria with Fluffy's trunk.

Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. He says we are just in time for Mumford's magic tricks. A group of people (including Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Noel McNeal) has already gathered around.

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At that moment, Alan, Gordon and a little girl arrive. The little girl tells Big Bird that she can't see in front of him because he is big. Alan tells Big Bird to move to the back, so they will be in the front.

SCENE 1, cont'd

Mumford announces to everyone that he is going to performed his new magic trick, the "big and little" trick. Using the big letter, M, he is going to make it little. With the wave of Mumford's wand and the magic words, "A la peanut butter sandwiches!", a flash of light appears, but the M still remains big. Mumford believes he needs more practice and goes off, saying his magic words.

SCENE 1, cont'd
At that moment, Gordon noticed that Big Bird is gone. Alan thinks that Big Bird went to his play date with Snuffy. They both decide not to worry about him and went back to their chess game.
SCENE 1, cont'd
As everyone leaves, Big Bird's voice is heard around the steps of 123 Sesame Street and it turns out that he became little. Small things look big to him, such as a paper clip and a leaf. Soon, Big Bird finds out that he has become little, but he wonders, how did that happen?
SCENE, cont'd
Suddenly, Big Bird remember that Mumford was performing his big and little trick and has made him little instead of the letter M.
SCENE 1, cont'd

Just then, an ant comes by and notices Big Bird. The ant remembers Big Bird because of how big his feet were at first, but now the ant was able to see Big Bird at his own size. Big Bird explained to him what happened and then asked whether he was new in the neighborhood, since he never met an ant before. The ant explained that people that are big, never notice small people like him. He then goes off to bring a bread crumb to his ant colony.

SCENE 1, cont'd
Big Bird feels great that he is seeing a new point of view from being little. He sings "So Many Things a Little Bird Can Do".

SCENE 1, cont'd
Suddenly, Snuffy has arrived for his play date with Big Bird. Big Bird tries to call to him, but Snuffy cannot hear him since Big Bird is little and has a quiet voice. Snuffy goes off to look for Big Bird.

SCENE 1, cont'd

Big Bird doesn't like being little anymore and wishes to be big again. His only hope is to find Mumford and make him big again. At that moment, Big Bird spots Alan and Gordon playing chess near Hooper's Store and calls to them, but they cannot hear him. Big Bird plans to get closer to Alan and Gordon, hoping they can help him find Mumford. He embarks on his journey toward Hooper's store.


"It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(EKA: Episode 3426)


The Letter of the Day: M
Prairie Dawn and Cookie Monster present the letter M. "Mmm" is the sound Cookie Monster makes when eating a cookie, thereby encouraging him to eat the letter as well.
(First: Episode 4069)

"You Got an M Song"
Two girls clap to Miss Mary M.
(EKA: Episode 3696)
M for moon, monster, monkey and magic
(EKA: Episode 3636)
The Spanish Word of the Day: música
Rosita and Miles play their guitars as they demonstrate the Spanish word for "music."
(EKA: Episode 4079)
Colored birds bring color to a paper world as "Frere Jacques" plays.
(First: Episode 3983)
Muppets / Celebrity

Diana Krall sings "Everybody's Song" with Elmo and everybody in attendance.
(EKA: Episode 3961)

Plastic music instruments line up and play a tune.

The Count watches his favorite TV program, 24. The episode stars a Jack Bauer parody Muppet trying to pull himself up from the side of a cliff, while the Count count each seconds to 24. At the show's end, it is revealed that he is hanging only a few inches off the ground. He drops down and walks away.

Potatoes marching song


Reporting for Nursery Rhyme News: Prairie Dawn finds out that Jack be Nimble is too tired to jump over the candlestick.

A little girl explains what energy is, what kind of foods give you energy, and what other animals (and cars) need for their own kind of energy.

Muppet & Kid Moments:
Papa Bear has Antonio demonstrate his capability of doing splits.
(First: Episode 4090)


Ernie and Bert: Ernie and Bert reminisce about "Things That I Remember" over a montage of classic Ernie and Bert clips.
(First: Episode 3656)


Global Grover: Grover returns from China with a peacock and persuade it to do its Peacock dance.
(First: Episode 4057)


Mannequins in a store window dance.
(EKA: Episode 4050)

The Number of the Day:

The Count and The Countess: 20

The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(EKA: Episode 2630)
Growing Numbers #20
(EKA: Episode 3038)
The jungle creatures dance and form a 20.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3846)

Elmo's World: Up and Down
(First: Episode 4080)

Little Big Bird announces the sponsors, and hopes he'll be big again soon.



  1. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 176

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