Sesame Street
Big Bird goes to the library.
Air date February 21, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors F, K, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and the kids practice writing their full names, as they intend to get library cards and need to sign their names on them. Big Bird also makes sure David can sign his own name, since he needs a responsible adult to help him apply for a card.
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SCENE 2 Big Bird excitedly finds his library card has been sent to him in today's mail.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird is overwhelmed at the amount of interesting books the library has to offer. He carries just one book with him to the check-out desk and points to the several others he wants to check out all stacked on the surrounding tables.
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SCENE 4 Big Bird bumps into his friends and various street fixtures while keeping his nose in a fascinating book. Ironically, the book is titled "How to Avoid Accidents."
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SCENE 5 Big Bird, with a book of "Jack and the Beanstalk," sits down near David, who is reading a romance novel entitled "Made for Each Other." Big Bird's loud, then muffled reading distracts David as he tries to read. Big Bird loses interest in his own book and starts reading David's over his shoulder. David has had his fill of Big Bird's antics and suggests Big Bird stick to his own book, citing what a great story it is. Big Bird senses David likes the story more than he does, so he switches the books they're reading.
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SCENE 6 The librarian prepares to close up the library, relieved after a long day...until Big Bird returns with the many books he checked out that need to be reprocessed.

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
Bananashare
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
Animalswtails
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
Shoemaker
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Monday family
Film A little boy narrates the various activities his family partakes in on a typical Monday.
(First: Episode 0127)
Clapclapclap
Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
(First: Episode 0491)
1396s
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
300012
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
Cameo.jerry02
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Footprints
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
4dragons
Muppets A Japanese storyteller tells "The Mystery of the Four Dragons". An aged emperor offers the throne to his son if he can find four hidden dragons in the room.
(First: Episode 0299)
Circlesandstripes
Animation Two small stripes watch as two circles play with each other. The stripes try to bend themselves into circles, but soon find that they can both cooperate to make one big circle.
(First: Episode 0762)
Noimage
Cast Buffy sings "Ground Hog".
Gibbons
Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film.bees
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from a honeycomb.


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