Sesame Street
Big Bird takes care of a baby bird
Air date January 28, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors Q, S, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper and Maria assume Big Bird is sick, since he didn’t come out to play today and ordered some food to be delivered to his nest. When they get to his nest, they see that he’s taking care of a friend’s egg while they’re away. The egg hatches, and Big Bird realizes he’ll have to temporarily be a mommy/daddy bird to the baby bird.
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 Luis visits Big Bird while he tries to teach the baby bird to talk, which isn’t easy because Big Bird says “chirp” and the baby says “cheep”. He then tries to feed it some birdseed, but the baby bird only winds up making a mess. Big Bird is losing his patience, but Luis suggests he try to lull the baby bird to sleep. Just when they think it’s asleep, the baby bird wakes up and makes more noise.
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Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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SCENE 3 Maria, Mr. Hooper and some kids look on as Big Bird tries to teach the baby bird to fly. They cheer him on, and finally, the baby bird flies away. Big Bird and the gang all wave goodbye to the baby bird, who’s not a baby anymore.
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Film The Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
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Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
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Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
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SCENE 4 Quickies: what’s missing?
  • Luis’s clock is missing a 3.
  • Maria’s birthday cake is missing a candle.
  • Mr. Hooper’s toaster is missing toast.
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Celebrity Flip Wilson talks about arms and legs.
(First: Episode 0174)
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Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
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Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
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Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about a baker and a shoemaker.
(First: Episode 0208)
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Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found.
(First: Episode 0268)
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Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
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Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0277)
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Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Quincy talks about Q.
(First: Episode 0043)
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Animation Sand Q/q
(First: Episode 0623)
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — David says he can count to twelve hundred, but Farley would prefer just hearing him count to twelve.
(First: Episode 0291)
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
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Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
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Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
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Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
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Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
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Film Circles in everyday objects.
(First: Episode 0464)
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SCENE 5 Maria is about to start a game about the parts of the body when smoke starts coming out of Oscar's trash can. Maria points out to Oscar the Grouch that the smoke from burning trash hurts the eyes, irritates the nose, hurts the throat, and makes fingernails dirty. Oscar has just helped her demonstrate some body parts.
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
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Muppets Game Show: Pick Your Pet
Lucy Jones insists upon a pet that purrs, has silky hair, and likes milk... the Beautiful Day Monster.
(First: Episode 0067)
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Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
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Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0147)
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
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Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
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Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.


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