Sesame Street
Big Bird runs
Air date April 24, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors E, F, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David discusses exercise with the kids as Bob and Big Bird run around the block. Big Bird learns what "perspiration" means when they see how much Bob is sweating. Big Bird discovers that as a bird, he can't perspire, but he can stick his head between his legs while walking backwards.
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Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
OneTwoBlues
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 1493)
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Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
E-End
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
OscarYosh01

OscarYosh02
Celebrity Yosh Shmenge (John Candy) visits Oscar, who is the 100th customer of the "Shmenge By-Mail Music Institute." His reward is a free, in-person clarinet lesson, but Oscar points out that the lessons have been for Slimey. Yosh is confused by the idea of a musical worm, but is impressed by his skills and the two play a duet. Oscar then requests some trumpet lessons for his pet pig.
(First: Episode 2301)
2men.ideas
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
MariaChaplin.ShirtsTowels
Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels.
(First: Episode 0541)
Song.WhatAreKidsCalled
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
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Animation Sand F/f
(First: Episode 0629)
E&BIceCreamSoda
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
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Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)
2205-Cake
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
Twelvia
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1676)
ForgetfulsRide
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 2081)
FallingApples2
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
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CaptainSwash
Insert While fixing Big Bird's record player, Luis tells him of a story he's reading about Captain Swashbuckle, a pirate. He tells Big Bird a synopsis of what he's read so far, but Big Bird throws several ideas what happens next, such as Swashbuckle having run-ins with a giant fish and bird. Luis reads him the remainder of the story: Captain Swashbuckle is sailing in a storm, when Luis' phone rings, and he must put the story on hold. Big Bird then thinks up the obvious ending - the bad guys call Swashbuckle and call off the fight because of rain.
(First: Episode 2173)
Eaticecream
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
Listenoryou'llbemissin'
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)
Count-mailman
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Patelwhale
Cartoon It's a whale
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1684)
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Insert Mr. Snuffleupagus wants to play football with Slimey, but Oscar the Grouch thinks the size difference will make the game unfair to Slimey. He suggests hide and seek. Snuffy looks everywhere and can't find Slimey. Oscar shows Snuffy that Slimey is hiding in his fur, and says the joke is on him. Instead of getting angry, Snuffy thinks it's funny and leaves to tell Big Bird that the joke was--literally--on him.
(First: Episode 2140)
Toon.TopBottom
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 0525)
LetterofDayPageant
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(First: Episode 2212)
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Cartoon David reminds a boy to wash his face and brush his teeth before going to bed.
(First: Episode 1968)
2106-Counting
Insert Maria teaches Telly to count to 10 in Spanish with a song.
(First: Episode 1473)
Stack12cans
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Grover.Lisa.Danger
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Lisa what "DANGER" means.
(First: Episode 1489)
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Film Saxophone factory
(First: Episode 1446)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird tells David that he intends to run every day, becoming so in shape he'll have to be renamed "Thin Bird." In the meantime, he orders a fattening birdseed sundae.



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