Sesame Street
Woodrow Woodpecker visits Big Bird.
Air date February 24, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors T, X, 7
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria and Luis are confused by a sign hanging on the doors to Big Bird's nest - "Welcome Woodrow." They see Big Bird down the block, waiting, and ask what's going on. Big Bird explains that he's partaking in a bird exchange program, where birds from all over the nation visit other birds in their native locals. Today, he's hosting a bird named Woodrow making his first trip to the city. Moments later, Woodrow Woodpecker from the forest arrives for his visit. He's confused by Big Bird's mentions of city things like "movies," "buses" and "pizza." He instead wants to fetch dinner the way he does in the forest - pecking at a tree for bugs. He does on on the nearby tree and encourages Big Bird to scavenge as well. Big Bird is less than excited for this.
TypewriterT
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
DogPicnic
Film Silent film: Two men (played by Richard Belzer and Brian Doyle-Murray) are about to share a picnic lunch, but first decide to try rowing a boat on the lake. A brown dog arrives and starts to eat the sandwiches. Panicking, the men try to steer the rowboat back to the shore but they can't direct the boat. Eventually, they realize that to return they must cooperate. They get back just in time to take back the last wrapped sandwich out of the dog's mouth.
UncleGus
Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)
SSNF Shoe2
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(First: Episode 1050)
Signman.GROW
Cartoon Sign Man: GROW
1448-Toes
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Gordon meets Woodrow, who claims to have found a tree stump to peck at. His mistakenly thinks Oscar's trash can is a stump and pecks at it, bending his beak out of shape.
Exitpolarbearcartoon
Cartoon A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Alligatorking2
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
CountCountsFlowers
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
CatTelephone
Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(First: Episode 0844)
Film-PianoPractice
Film A young girl mashes away at the keys of a piano. As the years go by, she practices more and more until she's an adult playing at a recital.
(First: Episode 0637)
7Bubbles
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
PatPulsen-Alphabet
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
Dog imagination
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird's day with Woodrow has left his beak bandaged from pecking at the tree, as well as his head from trying to hang upside down the way woodpeckers do. He feigns sadness when Woodrow mentions going back home, but he reveals he's just gotten a new job in the city - drilling holes into wood at the Fix-It Shop.
1090-23
Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
AMs-Gas01

AMs-Gas02
Muppets An Anything Muppet man arrives at a gas station, hoping to be filled in a short time. Instead, his car takes a long time to fill while the attendant fills other cars in a short time.
(First: Episode 0540)
1090-24
Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
Luis exit
Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
Kidband.square
Film Marching band forms a square
(First: Episode 0514)
ShapeOrg-03
Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
1452-Zebras
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
ShapeOrg-04
Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
1563o
Film Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
(First: Episode 0981)
500015
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
1037e
Insert Bob and the kids sing "Right in the Middle of My Face."
(First: Episode 0892)
Tisfortrash
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
100008
Film Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
SimonSaw
Muppets Simon Soundman tries to buy a saw at Sam's General Store.
(First: Episode 0409)
2257za
Cartoon Splash (girl on beach)
(First: Episode 0996)
0597-AntiqueCars
Film Joe Raposo counts 20 antique cars.
(First: Episode 0410)
2362-Telefono
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Caveman-exit
Muppets Caveman Days: EXIT sign
(First: Episode 0300)
Sadflower
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
SSBrandX
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
RayB-Claves
Celebrity Ray Barretto talks with Maria and the kids about las claves.
(First: Episode 0966)
AlphonsoX
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
BAP
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to go play in the park with him. When Bert says no, Ernie wonders if he isn't feeling well and starts to examine him.
(First: Episode 0124)
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SCENE 4 Goodbye


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