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Big Bird's lemonade stand
Air date May 4, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Production January 31, 1979
Sponsors S, W, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 David guesses from the clues that Big Bird is opening a lemonade stand. He offers to be Big Bird's first customer, but there's one problem - Big Bird doesn't know how to make lemonade.
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SCENE 2 David begins showing Big Bird how to make lemonade, but must tend to the Hooper's Store phone before he can finish. Maria comes by and orders a glass of lemonade. She helps prepare the glass by pouring in the water, sugar, and ice cube. Big Bird then plops a lemon in the glass.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird inspects a lemon, wondering how to get the juice out. David comes over with a knife and slices open the lemon, showing Big Bird the different parts. After David slices some more, Big Bird begins waiting for all the juice to run out from the lemon, thinking it's an abnormally long process...
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has drifted off to sleep while waiting for the juice to seep from the lemon. Mr. Hooper wakes him up and provides him with the store's lemon squeezer. Big Bird takes the juice and creates a pitcher of lemonade. He's nervous to let Mr. Hooper try any, since his store has great lemonade. Big Bird beams with pride when Mr. Hooper calls it the best lemonade he's ever tasted.
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SCENE 5 Bob looks after Big Bird's stand while he gets more lemons. Just next door, Oscar has his own stand for selling "Grouch Coolers," a disgusting concoction. Bob doubts anyone would buy a glass of it. Oscar takes a swig himself and his can erupts with smoke. Oscar agrees he can't sell any of it - he's going to keep it all for himself!
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SCENE 6 Big Bird comes into Hooper's to show off his earnings from today - nine nickels. He wants to buy his friends a treat for helping him out so much, but they let him keep his money so he can save for new roller skates. Mr. Hooper offers him a birdseed sundae on the house, but Big Bird wants something else - a glass of lemonade. Bob announces the sponsors, and the credits roll.


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