Sesame Street
Big Bird's vegetable juice stand
Air date February 5, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Sponsors U, V, 12


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Instead of running a typical lemonade stand, Big Bird has decided to open up his own vegetable juice stand. He despondently changes his sign from "OPEN" to "CLOSED" when Olivia doesn't want any, but she assures him someone will want his product. Bob also passes, further discouraging Big Bird, but eventually Maria comes by and purchases a cup of juice. Bob returns, having changed his mind, and brings some of the kids to have some juice too. Unfortunately, Big Bird didn't expect his stand to be so popular; he only made the one cupful.
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Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
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Cast David tries to close a window and a door, but they open by themselves.
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie can't sleep because he's thirsty. Bert is out of town visiting his brother, so Ernie calls Bert on the phone to tell Bert he's thirsty. He follows Bert's advice to get a glass of water, but calls Bert again to thank him, and say he can't sleep. Bert suggests that he count sheep ... except Ernie doesn't hang up the phone.
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Film Various objects become OPEN.
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SCENE 2 Big Bird returns to his stand, having produced some number cards for his customers to take so they know what order they will be served in. However, Big Bird was so focused on making the cards that he forgets to get more juice.
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
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Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
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Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird reopens his stand, having finally made more vegetable juice. Olivia is suspicious that it's all in one giant glass, but Big Bird has a solution - five straws. He reveals it's merely a joke and produces five cups for them all to use.
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Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
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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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Toon differentmes
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Artist: Bob Kurtz
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Insert Luis teaches the Two-Headed Monster how to use the new telephone booths on Sesame Street. Once they've figured out how to use it, one of the heads uses one booth to call the other head on the other booth.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews Alice, from the Lewis Carroll tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
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SCENE 4 Maria and the kids think of quiet things, which Linda then teaches them the sign for.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
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Hubley V spanish
Cartoon Small v... (Spanish version)
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
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SCENE 5 Maria, Linda, and the kids review the signs they've learned so far. Bob announces the sponsors.

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