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Big Bird wants to help build the new house at the New Mexico ranch.
(repeat of 0815)
Air date April 28, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors I, T, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird finds out that everybody on the New Mexico ranch gets up early because they have work to do. He tries out the chicken feed that a woman is throwing to the chickens, and says it's pretty good.
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SCENE 1
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Big Bird wanders around, and finds Gordon and some kids feeding alfalfa to a bunny. He then walks over to Maria and Roberta, and they show him how they make adobe bricks. Then he passes by Bob building a window.
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Oscar is tending to his morning chores, too -- helping SeΓ±or Romo feed slops to the pigs.
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Cartoon A man's profile changes shape to the sounds of a Moog synthesizer.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0642)
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Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
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Animation Sand I/i
(First: Episode 0619)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cartoon A song about the parts of a boy's body and the sounds they can make.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0923)
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Film The kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
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SCENE 2 "Buffalo" Bird dresses up in cowboy vest and spurs for his first horse-riding lesson. Maria brings the horse, Princess, but she notices that Big Bird is nervous about the horse. She shows Big Bird how to be gentle with the horse.
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Film The Steam Shovel
(First: Episode 1144)
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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)
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Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
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Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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SCENE 3 Bob notices some T words around the farm -- "truck", "tire"... and when he sees that the tire is flat, he's found "trouble."
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
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SCENE 4 Having inflated the tire himself, Bob has become "tired."
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Film While watching her goldfish, a girl wonders what the world is like from her goldfish's perspective.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, it turns out that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
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Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
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Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
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Muppets A Lavender Anything Muppet and a choir sing "Lonely."
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Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
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Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
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SCENE 5 Luis, Gordon, Maria and Bob are all working hard building the new house. Big Bird offers to help, the work is too dangerous, and everyone tells him to go play. Big Bird gets upset -- he came to New Mexico to help, too! The adults confer, and then they say that they can't get their work done unless somebody goes and gets them some water. Big Bird is thrilled to have a job to do.
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Muppets Pageant: The Four Seasons
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Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
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Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
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Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
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SCENE 6 Luis and a boy ride on a horse.
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Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
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Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (ending cut)
(First: Episode 0010)
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Muppets / Cast "We're a Family"
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Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
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Animation Sand I/i (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Their work is done, so the Sesame Street friends sing about "Goin' Home."
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SCENE 7
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Emotions swell up within Luis as he knows he's about to leave his childhood home again. He says goodbye to his family.
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SCENE 7
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Maria announces the sponsors. As the end credits roll, everybody gets in the truck... except for Big Bird, who's so excited that he stands with the family waving goodbye. As the truck pulls away, he remembers that he's supposed to be on it. His friends stop for him, and help him onto the truck. They drive away, back to Sesame Street.


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