Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird redecorates his nest
Air date December 4, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors C, J, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 Big Bird observes how there may be more than one John in the world, but he's never met someone else named Big Bird. He spins a story for the kids about he got to be named Big Bird...
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SCENE 1 cont'd The scene shifts to a quaint little cottage, where Big Bird's great-great-great-great-great-grandfather resides with another bird. The two don't have names, so they constantly call, "Hey, you" to get the other's attention. They try thinking of names that could differentiate the two using their physical attributes, but Big Bird's grandfather finds they are just too similar. That is, until he realizes they're different sizes. He proposes rather long names based on their sizes, then is convinced shorter names would suffice, such as Arnold or Florence.
Back on the street, the kids see that Big Bird is joking and know the two became "Big Bird" and "Little Bird."
AM-SortFamily
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
1710p
Cartoon Sign Man: WALK TALL
(First: Episode 1161)
1839ze
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola illustrate "between."
(First: Episode 0542)
1454-Between
Cartoon A pirate has his mate dig for treasure, which is buried between two trees. The mate doesn't know what between means. He finally gets the message, but a parrot makes off with the treasure.
(EKA: Episode 0821)
2257m
Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(First: Episode 1169)
J-Showcase
Film A showcase of J words
(First: Episode 0631)
1736k
Celebrity Victor Borge explains the importance of practice when playing the scales.
Stockard
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
0573d
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
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SCENE 2 Oscar ropes Gordon and Susan into his demonstration of on top as he makes a sandwich. The two are certain it's going to be some repulsive, Grouchy concoction. Oscar feigns innocence as he prepares fresh bread, butter and lettuce and places them on top of each other. Then comes the final ingredient - a large fish.
DocMeetsMeanManny
Muppets The town doctor ("Doc") comes to a saloon to meet Mean Manny and his gang, even though Manny is the toughest guy in town and plans to have a "shootin' party." Manny and his posse arrive on time and meet with Doc and his medicine...he gives them all measles shots.
(First: Episode 1166)
Somebodycomeandplay
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
Anteatergiraffe
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Buildingabookshelf
Film A boy and his dad build a bookshelf out of wood.
(First: Episode 1029)
JQuickies-Bob
Cast Bob demonstrates a J word - juggle.
(First: Episode 1169)
GroverBoat1
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
GroverBoat2
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0281)
GroverBoat3
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
1709p
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Hayfield
Film Field of hay (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
2257r
Cartoon The 'J' Train
(First: Episode 1169)
Cap009
Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(First: Episode 1165)
0926y
Cartoon The Wise Man tries to illustrate "between."
(EKA: Episode 0926)
1095h Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
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Insert Cards 12-1 (0:39)
(First: Episode 0433)
0033.cat
Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0029)
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SCENE 3 Maria finds Big Bird pacing in his nest area, which he feels could use some redecoration. He considers hanging up a picture of seagulls flying over the seas, when Maria mentions she usually adds throw pillows to her apartment. Though he still would like his seagull picture, Big Bird thinks Maria might have the right idea and goes to find some pillows.
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Cartoon Animals walk.
(First: Episode 0926)
Snowwhite
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has places several throw pillows around the nest and asks Susan for feedback. She finds them nice and states that she much prefers having new polka dot curtains. Big Bird believes this is something he needs to have too.
CarsWalk
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
Count-mailman
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
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SCENE 5 David stops by the nest and sees Big Bird's new curtains. He tells Big Bird that his decoration of choice is beaded curtains for his doorway. Big Bird still isn't sure about this, but goes along with it anyhow.
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Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0820)
ABC-conversation
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
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SCENE 6 Gordon comes by with a rolled up poster under is arm to help Big Bird spruce up the place and is shocked by all the new decor. Big Bird confesses that he doesn't really like the new look at all. Gordon explains that since it's Big Bird's nest, he should make it look how he wants it, not how other people may. Gordon happens to have the remedy - a poster of seagulls he found at the card store. He and Big Bird proceed to remove all the new decor.
Eyelids.bert
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
WeaverBird
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Typewriter.J
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0838)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird admires his new poster as the sponsors are announced.


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