Sesame Street
Big Bird gives away WALKs
Air date March 30, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Gary Belkin
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors Q, T, 10


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird wagons around a bunch of "walks" to give away to people. Bob isn't really interested in the short, long or boardwalk. Big Bird offers him the "four block" walk.
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood is prepared for her trip to Grandma's.
(First: Episode 1468)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Goodbye, Little Cookie."
(First: Episode 1630)
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
SCENE 2 Big Bird offers the last WALK he has to Maria, then suddenly feels down. He wonders how he can feel happy and sad at the same time. Maria gives an explanation, then cheers him up by inviting him on her walk.
Hippo coconut.jpg
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1899)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but Ernie ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
(First: Episode 0798)
Cartoon La letra T es para tigre, tomate, taxi, toro, telefono, televisión, y el terrible tiburon.
(First: Episode 0351)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and his "future first graders" (including Telly) are playing pretend school. Before the lesson begins, Big Bird takes attendance, but they have complications in handling a student who is absent. Big Bird then begins his lesson on the letter T.
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
Bugs GW Stamp.JPG
Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 0776)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 1493)
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)

SCENE 4 Maria makes a bet with Oscar that she can make him say "thank you" (and he will thus have to drink a strawberry float). She produces a Scrabble game piece (reading "Q 10") and has him read it as "10-Q" over and over until he realizes the wordplay.
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to fool Bert with his disguises such as a pirate disguise and a bearded Red Riding Hood disguise, but Bert recognizes him each time and tells him to stop trying to fool him. Then a wolf knocks on the door and Bert is convinced it's Ernie in disguise again- until Ernie appears at the door!
(First: Episode 1170)
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0789)
Two Lindas sign the alphabet.jpg
Cast Via split-screen, two Lindas sign letters of the alphabet: one is no-nonsense, and the other is very playful. A male voiceover narrates the letters with the same demeanor Linda signs them in.
(First: Episode 1354)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Insert Stevie Wonder teaches Grover how to sing short and long.
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
Muppets Kermit the Frog performs "Disco Frog."
(First: Episode 1407)
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
(First: Episode 1340)
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
(First: Episode 1524)

SCENE 5 Telly comes to the Fix-It Shop, blindfolded, to show Maria and Luis a trick - counting backwards from 10. They don't really consider it much of a trick, though Telly claims he can only do it when blindfolded (feeling nervous when people look at him). They take it off and he becomes proud when he can do it on front of people, then wonders if he can do the same with the alphabet. Maria announces the sponsors and the credits follow.

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