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Sesame Street
A toucan flies north to visit Sesame Street
Air date January 19, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors K, Q, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird wakes up to a cold morning in his nest where he's greeted by Juan Toucan who hails from a tropical country. Big Bird offers him some birdseed, but Juan is used to eating fruit off the trees. Big Bird explains that they don't have any fruit trees, but he might be able to buy some at Hooper's Store when it opens. When Juan tries to drink some water, he hits his beak against something solid prompting Big Bird to explain what ice is.
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Cartoon Elephants have 4 legs.
(First: Episode 0560)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 2 Juan convinces Big Bird to move to the jungle where it's always warm and the food is free.
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On his way to start packing, Big Bird bumps into Susan who reminds him he promised to take the kids to the park, Luis who psyches him up for their basketball game later today, and David who provides a bag of apples for he and the kids to enjoy on their playdate.

He returns to Juan and explains that he can't move away from Sesame Street; it's his home and all his friends are there. Juan understands and invites him to visit sometime, before flying away.

Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Jack Be Nimble can't figure out how to jump over the candlestick.
(First: Episode 0723)
Cartoon Batman apprehends a criminal thanks to knowing about around, up and through.
(First: Episode 0096)
Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
(First: Episode 0361)
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SCENE 3 The Count sings "One of These Things" for Renee with icicles hanging from Susan's windowsill.
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #4)
(First: Episode 0102)
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
(First: Episode 0106)
Muppets The Magic Painting Lady shows off her magic painting of a doorway which will help show "through". Three Anything Muppets in the painting come through the doorway. When it comes time for Grover's turn, he ends up breaking through the painting.
(First: Episode 0580)
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Animation Sand K/k
(First: Episode 0645)
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (shown in Spanish, then English)
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
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SCENE 4 Simon Soundman lists the things he asked Luis to fix for him using sounds.
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
Muppets Maria tells the story of "The King's Problem".
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets The Count sings "The Song of the Count."
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird reads a poem about caterpillars which brings a tear to David's eye.
Cartoon Caterpillars Never Wear Brown Boots
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0809)
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Cartoon A duck sings about all the reasons why q should be remembered.
(First: Episode 0789)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
Film Film footage of a 1-day-old baby reindeer taking its first steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0003)
Cartoon A girl draws her version of a (stick-figure) man. A boy draws his version of a woman - the Mona Lisa.
(First: Episode 0780)
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SCENE 6 David takes orders from the kids in the window of Hooper's Store while Luis announces the sponsors.


  • In the original script, the toucan was written as a flamingo named Floyd Flamingo.

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