Sesame Street
Luis' birthday
Air date May 9, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors P, S, 12

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly Monster and Big Bird are fighting over who gets to read a book in Big Bird's nest, tugging on each end until it tears in half. They apologize to each other and decide to each read their own half. Big Bird starts until he gets to a word that starts with the letter "H" and then cuts off. Telly's half picks up where it left off with "en". They figure out it spells hen, and Telly wonders who would want to read a book about a hen. Big Bird replies that he would, as he has an aunt in Cincinnati who's a hen.
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Cartoon HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 1881)
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Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(First: Episode 1414)
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Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(First: Episode 1669)
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Celebrity Maurice Hines can kick high, Gregory Hines can kick higher. Maurice tops his cocky brother by kicking the highest.
(First: Episode 1349)
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Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
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Muppets Waiter Grover prepares a table for a family who's celebrating their grandmother's birthday, but Grover doesn't know her name, so when each family member refers to her as a different relative each time, Grover thinks there's more than one party going on, so he ends up bringing out seven cakes.
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Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
(First: Episode 1314)
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SCENE 2 Olivia is being pulled out the doors of 123 Sesame Street by a very excited Barkley when Big Bird comes by walking his pet brick on a leash. Olivia explains to him that bricks don't eat or breathe, so they don't need to be walked (all while getting pulled around by a still very excited Barkley). Big Bird says he still wants to walk it anyway, and begins to make his way down the street. He turns back to Olivia who is still struggling with Barkley and says she ought to get herself a brick.
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Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is planning to go to the library, when he hears on the radio that it might rain. So he gets out his umbrella, and puts on his raincoat, rain hat, and galoshes. Then, in case it floods, he takes a bag of groceries and a life preserver. Finally, he makes Bert go to the library with him, so he won't be stranded in the flood without him.
(First: Episode 1148)
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Cartoon Two pirates plan a voyage.
(First: Episode 1591)
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Song Spanish Food Market Song
(First: Episode 1111)
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SCENE 3 Luis is trying to fix a radio at the Fix-It Shop, but he can't figure it out, so he calls Maria over. As she works out the problem, Luis sneaks away, grabs his jacket, and quietly leaves the scene. When Maria has figured out the problem with the radio, she turns to Luis, but can't find him.
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Animation The big green balls and one little orange ball ride over the top of the hills. The little one can't make it over the big hill, but conquers the small hill.
(First: Episode 1896)
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Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
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Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
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SCENE 4 Grundgetta comes by the Fix-It Shop to find Maria angry that Luis sneaked away. Grundgetta asks if she's going to yell at him when he gets back, and Maria confirms that that's exactly what she's going to do. When Luis returns, he produces flowers for Maria to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the day they became business partners, and Grundgetta tells her to let him have it. Except, she's not angry anymore, so Grundgetta resolves to return home and get angry at herself in the mirror.
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Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
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Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
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Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
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Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
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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)
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Animation Sand P/p
(First: Episode 0634)
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Film The camera zooms out on an onion as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0357)
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Animation By the Numbers: The numbers 1-9 are called to line up, but number 7 is out of place.
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SCENE 5 As Luis approaches the newsstand, he hears Maria, Gordon, David, and Susan talking about what to get him for his birthday. As he listens in, they all make suggestions until Maria notices him eavesdropping. They start making suggestions like taking him out for sardine ice cream, when Luis looks up to see that they've spotted him. They call him out on it and say he may as well join the conversation. But Luis says he'd rather his birthday present be a surprise.
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Cartoon A man illustrates 'between' in various situations throughout his work day.
(First: Episode 0779)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Erik play a rhyming game.
(First: Episode 1754)
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Cartoon A green man demonstrates dark and light.
(First: Episode 1129)
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Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
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Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went To Town"
(First: Episode 0787)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — On the deck of The Love Boat, a uniformed Ernie expresses how much he loves this boat. "Ernest" shares his love with Amanda, a grumpy patron, a fish, and soon several passengers who join them in their love for this boat.
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Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
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Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
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SCENE 6 Seen through the window of Gordon and Susan's apartment, the cast sings "Happy Birthday to You" (as "Feliz Cumpleaños") to Luis. Oscar the Grouch announces the sponsors and says he'll now go to the party (since he wasn't invited).


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