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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird wishes the adults were kids
Air date September 5, 2006
Season Season 37 (2006)
Sponsors F, 17
Syndication
Releases Big Bird's Wish

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Picture Segment Description
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STORY
Big Bird looks for someone to play with. He approaches Maria, but she's too busy working at the Fix-It Shop to play.
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STORY, cont'd
He next approaches Alan and Gordon, but they're too busy to play as well.
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STORY, cont'd
Exasperated, Big Bird wishes that the adults were just like kids. To his surprise, his Fairy Godperson appears and offers to grant him his wish!
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STORY, cont'd
With a wave of his magic wand, the Fairy Godperson turns Maria, Alan, and Gordon into children, then leaves to respond to other peoples' wishes.
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STORY, cont'd
Gordon, Alan, and Maria offer to play tag with Big Bird. Luis walks by and wonders where Maria went.
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STORY, cont'd
Baby Bear walks into Hooper's Store and asks for porridge, but Alan is nowhere to be found. He notices that one of the kids playing outside has a shirt just like Alan's.
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STORY, cont'd
As Big Bird and the kids play hopscotch, Miles walks outside and wonders when his dad will come home.
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STORY, cont'd
Working alone, Luis fixes a fat blue Anything Muppet's cuckoo clock. As Big Bird and the kids play, he swears that one of them look familiar.
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STORY, cont'd
Young Gordon, Alan, and Maria have been recruited as Birdketeers, and they wave their arms outside. Baby Bear, Luis, and Miles congregate and wonder where the other adults are. Big Bird and the Birdketeers walk in, and the others note that the kids remind them of Gordon, Alan, and Maria. They leave and persist in trying to find them, however.
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STORY, cont'd
Big Bird and the kids take a break. Big Bird asks the young Alan to make a birdseed milkshake at Hooper's Store, but he doesn't know how. He then looks over at Hooper's Store and the Fix-It Shop, and notes the commotion going on. Big Bird regrets his wish, and wishes that everyone could go back to the way they were.
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STORY, cont'd
Fairy Godperson reappears, and reluctantly turns Gordon, Alan, and Maria back into adults upon Big Bird's command. The Fairy Godperson leaves to go home and clean his room, and Big Bird thanks Gordon, Alan, and Maria for coming back. They reason that while work is crucial in their lives, it's important to leave time for play as well. As they go back to work, several children ride up on tricycles and an instrumental snippet of "Somebody Come and Play" is heard.
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Film
Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(EKA: Episode 2882)
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Muppets
Zoe introduces a film of dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancing to classical music with kids to show that everyone can dance.
(EKA: Episode 3948)
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Muppets
The Letter of the Day: F
Cookie Monster plans to draw a picture of the letter cookie so that he can eat it yet still teach the letter thereof. He ends up eating both the cookie and the drawing, though!
(First: Episode 3997)
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Film
Fs are found on a city street.
(EKA: Episode 3436)
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Film
Letter Garden: F
(EKA: Episode 3048)
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Song
Do the Veggie Dance!
(First: Episode 4087)
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Muppets
Sesame Street Dinner Theatre presents "Guess What We're Having for Dinner." A family has a rutabaga for dinner, and opens themselves up to new foods and new experiences.
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Song
Cookie Monster sings "Food" over footage of kids eating.
(First: Episode 4059)
Ernie-ernestine
Muppets
Ernie talks about the differences between himself and his cousin, Ernestine. He can't find anything that they have in common -- until he hears Ernestine laugh.
(EKA: Episode 2123)
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Cartoon
"This is the Game Today"
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Film
"One of These Things:" Four balloons.
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Transition
Bouncing ball
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Film
"One of These Things:" One hat and three pairs of sunglasses.
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Muppets
Global Grover: Grover returns from Saskatchewan on his steed Fred. In his film, Jody teaches Shelby how to be a cowgirl on their ranch. Afterward, Grover and Fred find themselves herded by cows!
(First: Episode 4061)
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Muppets
The Number of the Day: The Count counts and sings up to 17, accompanied by the Countess and their band of musicians.
(First: Episode 4101)
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Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #17
(EKA: Episode 3854)
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Film
Kid mural painting #17
(EKA: Episode 3665)
Ewfire-firefighter
Muppets
Elmo's World: Firefighters
(First: Episode 4037)
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Insert
The Adventures of Trash Gordon:
Chapter 241
Trash encounters a flock of furballs.

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