Sesame Street
Big Bird wants Bob to hear his song
Air date March 13, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors B, P, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob welcomes the viewer and gives Oscar a cheerful morning greeting. Oscar is sick of the peace around him and hopes an argument will occur soon. Bob disagrees and an argument between them inadvertently breaks out. Soon, Gordon, Susan and Hoots the Owl start arguing with each other. "Now this is more like it!," Oscar declares.
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
(First: Episode 1342)
Film A boy and his dad go on a hike.
(First: Episode 1801)
Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels. (piano underscore version)
(First: Episode 0541)
Cartoon Don't cross the street alone.
(First: Episode 1942)
SCENE 2 Telly is taking care of a baby Honker, who won't stop crying. Telly tries various ways to cheer it up, but fails and starts crying himself. He blows his nose, making a honking sound. The baby Honker, delighted, honks along with him.
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon A determined little boy makes several attempts to fly, and eventually gets his dad to take him on an airplane.
(First: Episode 1871)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(First: Episode 1621)
Animation P for Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)
Insert Olivia joins a group of girls in a round of double dutch jump rope.
(First: Episode 1415)
Film Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, and eventually guess that she's an architect.
(First: Episode 0768)
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon Find the Square quiz
(First: Episode 1602)
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Cartoon 6 mice, 6 snakes, 6 fish, 6 monkeys, 6 witches
(First: Episode 1711)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and Crystal Gayle perform "Songs."
(First: Episode 1798)
Film A metal crane and a real crane look alike.
(First: Episode 1544)
Pinball 06.jpg Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
5 Cookies.jpg
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
SCENE 3 Big Bird stops by Bob's apartment and is sad; no one wants to listen to the song he wrote. Bob lends him his ear and Big Bird begins singing his song, which consists of him "La la"-ing over and over.
George counttoten.jpg
Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(First: Episode 0293)
Muppets Clementine reminds Forgetful Jones to call his cousin on her birthday (even though he's got a ribbon tied to his finger and to the phone). When he calls, his equally forgetful cousin doesn't remember having a cousin, and asks him to describe what he looks like.
(First: Episode 1657)
Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)
SCENE 4 Big Bird is still singing his song, when Bob answers his phone. The caller instantly hangs up after hearing a sample of the song.
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Muppets Ice Follies: Grover and Cookie Monster get into zany antics as they try to play leap frog.
(First: Episode 0795)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)

SCENE 5 Big Bird has gotten tired of singing his song for now, to Bob's relief. However, Big Bird states he'll be back in the morning to sing the rest of it. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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