Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird runs for president
repeat of 0797
Air date February 7, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors A, P, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar tries to get rid of three old cans, so he can have more room inside his trash can. Luis and Maria find a good use for two of them. Oscar decides to keep the third one, because it's kind of an old favorite of his.
SCENE 2 Big Bird finds David, Luis and Maria listening to the tail end of a speech by the President of the United States on the radio. Big Bird thinks being President would be great and launches into song ("President Bird"). He then begins planning his campaign.
SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird has set up his campaign rally, offering free bags of birdseed to his constituents. The grown-ups approach him and inform him of how difficult being President is. Big Bird thinks he'd do just fine, so the others decide to role-play and imagine he's been elected President. President Bird starts declaring national holidays pertaining to birds, which don't receive much ovation. He then gets bogged down by the many problems his citizens have, from broken bats to dirty streets. He becomes even more frustrated when he learns he can't take a break and go roller skating. Big Bird decides to quit the race, but considers taking it up again when he's older. The grown-ups return to their radio broadcast, where they hear the President is taking his own roller skating break tomorrow.
SCENE 3 Maria, David, Luis and the kids sweep up the mess from Big Bird's rally and find some of his campaign buttons, which they use for a game of "One of These Things."
SCENE 4 Goodbye

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
Cartoon Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
(First: Episode 0795)
Muppets Baby Rocky performs "Cry" from his crib.
Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
Insert Bob sings "I Get a Nice Feeling."
(First: Episode 1016)

Muppets Ernie & BertThe Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(First: Episode 0941)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(First: Episode 0941)
Film Footage of wolves.
(First: Episode 0982)
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Cast Bob asks Janice to to identify the letter A and the corresponding picture of an apple.
Insert Piano Bridge #3 (0:16)

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