Sesame Street
The Daily Bird
Air date April 12, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors E, F, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sees everyone reading newspapers. He asks David about some of the stories in today's paper and is appalled that there's not a single item about Sesame Street. David claims nothing important enough ever happens to make the news, which Big Bird balks at - "Why just yesterday I made elevensies at jacks! You think that's not important?!" He resolves to create his own newspaper about Sesame Street and storms off, then asks David how one makes a newspaper.
F.Fire
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
F-Cheerleaders2
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0093)
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Horsingaround
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
Film-busdriver
Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Jessica become reporters for their new paper, The Daily Bird. They hit the street looking for a scoop and don't find anything out of the ordinary, until they learn Bob has just purchased a new shirt. As Big Bird asks Bob various questions pertaining to his purchase, he fails to notice a marching band cross by behind him.
ABC.Fierlinger
Cartoon The Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1576)
E&B-AmericanExpress
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie stars in an American Express-type advertisement from their bedroom, explaining the importance of a grown-up friend's hand when crossing the street. He makes Bert get up and out of bed as they practice crossing the street with Gordon (seen only from the waist down).
(First: Episode 1640)
500022
Film Grasshopper (harpsichord 50s-style music)
(First: Episode 0084)
Pinball 12
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
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SCENE 3 Telly has joined the staff of The Daily Bird as the photographer. The crew finds the Count about to count something he's never counted before - a dozen quail's eggs. Telly accidentally blows his last flash cube ("I wonder what Lou Grant would do in a case like this," wonders Big Bird), but the Count assures him he will have a flash for the photograph. The Count counts the 12 eggs and his trademark lightning provides a flash for Telly's photo.
Cookieredhood
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit reports on Little Red Riding Hood's visit to grandma's.
1957-Fish
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird uses the paper in his latest scheme to prove Mr. Snuffleupagus' existence. He plans a big story about Snuffy, complete with a photograph of the two of them. He sets up the camera with a timer so they can both be in the shot, but the final photo only manages to capture a bit of Snuffy's fur and Big Bird's feathers. The two easily recognize the photo as themselves and assume other readers will too, thus considering their plan a success after all.
Snocone
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
FFF-Face
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1200)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
F bubble
Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
Grover.Eric
Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
(First: Episode 1642)
FindElephant
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
HiDeHoMan
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
(First: Episode 1540)
CartoonLionMouse
Cartoon The story of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse."
(First: Episode 0773)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Telly find their next story with the Amazing Mumford, who is working on a new subtraction trick. However, the trick subtracts Telly by making him disappear, thus preventing him from taking a photo. Mumford tries it again and makes himself disappear, but Telly snaps a photo too late.
CarrotSubtraction
Animation Carrot subtraction (4-1)
(First: Episode 1537)
1709q
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Twelvia
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
HonkAroundtheClock
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)
Telethon.shapelineup
Cartoon A woman looks at a line-up of shapes to find her purse.
(First: Episode 1453)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird has spent the last half-hour hen-pecking his paper on the typewriter, but has only managed to write "Story by Big Bird" (albeit completely misspelled). He wonders how newspaper organizations produce so much every day, when Susan tells him they have a printing process. She offers to type up the paper for him, but he has a better idea and asks her to leave the kids she's brought over. Susan goes outside and tells Bob about this. They go back in to check-up on them and find they're all cooperating by making prints with crayon as Big Bird supervises: "Ben Bradlee, eat your heart out!"
3187z
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
2990bus
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Herecomesthebus
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
If I Were
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "If I Were."
ThelmaThumb-Piano
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: During a piano recital, a string snaps. Thelma flies inside the grand piano to hold the loose ends together.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1482)
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Transition Bridge #13 - Leaf Drop (0:11)
(First: Episode 0309)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird cries out, "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Read the Daily Bird, Sesame Street's own newspaper!" The kids bring out the printed newspaper, which is rendered on a giant paper board. The adults are impressed by their work and Big Bird asks David to have it placed at the Hooper's Store newsstand with the other periodicals (though it covers up the entire thing). The others ask for copies, though Big Bird wasn't aware he was supposed to make more than one. They all share it instead and continue reading.

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