Sesame Street
Big Bird's day with keys
Air date January 11, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors J, P, 6

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sits in front of a closed Hooper's Store, explaining that he wants to have breakfast but he doesn't have any birdseed. David comes to open up Hooper's, but unfortunately he can't find his keys. He then remembers that Luis has a spare key, so Big Bird goes to the Fix-It Shop to get it for him.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Big Bird tells Luis about his problem and asks for the spare key. Luis realizes that the box the key is kept in has a lock on it, and Maria's the only one who has a key to unlock it. Maria then comes in and Big Bird asks for her keys (which she jokingly misinterprets as what he wants for breakfast). Luis unlocks the box to give Big Bird the spare key.
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SCENE 1, cont'd After David opens the store, he says that the birdseed is in the basement and that he needs a key to open the basement door. David shows that he was only joking, but Big Bird is unamused until he finally gets a taste of birdseed.
CamelsEating
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
2125n
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped, triangle shaped, and circle shaped cookies.
(First: Episode 1750)
2477za
Animation "¡Él juega fútbol!"
(First: Episode 2104)
P-paintonglass
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
ABC Cookie Monster
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit & Joey sing The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 0426)
Everybodysleeps
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
IThoughtaBigThought
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
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SCENE 2 At the Snuffleupagus Cave, Big Bird presents a play he wrote himself entitled "The Very First Key That Was Ever Invented in the Whole Wide World." It stars two children, Zoe and Keenon, playing Mr. and Mrs. Caveperson, who invent a key and lock for their door after a stegosaurus (Mr. Snuffleupagus) wanders by and eats all of their cabbages. When the stegosaurus returns and notices the lock, he begins to mope away thinking he'll never eat another cabbage again. The cavepeople reassure the stegosaurus that they'll share some with him as long as he asks.
SandP
Animation Sand P / p
(First: Episode 0634)
2682i
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(First: Episode 0049)
1706m
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(First: Episode 1669)
Kidband.square
Film Marching Band forms a square
(First: Episode 0514)
1396o
Muppets Waiter Grover: Hamburger - Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger. The restaurant offers two sizes: the big hamburgers and the small hamburgers. When the small hamburgers are too small, he orders a big one, but because there have been some problems with the big hamburger, Grover tries to convince him to order several small ones.
(First: Episode 0705)
2356-38
Cartoon A boy observes a mother bird feeding her babies, and remembers to run home to dinner.
(First: Episode 1508)
PeteyKidsRhyme
Insert Piri and the kids play a rhyming game using rap music from the radio.
(EKA: Episode 2327)
1709p
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
EdithAnnSandwich
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
Hotdogbun
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(First: Episode 1494)
Count-rocket
Muppets The Count has built a rocket with the help of Dr. Reinbrain and plans to launch it from inside his castle. The two count down from the computer console, but the rocket doesn't take off. Indeed, Count never intended for lift-off; he plans on counting down again and again.
(First: Episode 1306)
100006
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
1090-18
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)
100007
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
Elmo.explorer
Insert Elmo explores Sesame Street, and observes Susan as she grades test papers.
(First: Episode 2285)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Ernieonthemoon
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon".
(First: Episode 1910)
ShadowCow
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a cow.
(First: Episode 0630)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Ringmaster.6monkeys
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
(First: Episode 1289)
1736q
Insert Bob and the kids play "Practice, Practice."
(First: Episode 1736)
Hotmatch
Animation Match the word HOT.
TellyHOT
Muppets Wearing oven mitts, Telly places an H and an OT together to make the word HOT.
(First: Episode 1536)
2059za
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone.
(First: Episode 1967)
Boyinacircle
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
No6b
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 It's almost lunchtime and Big Bird expects to have better luck getting a meal. Before heading off, Maria has to lock the door to the Fix-It Shop, but remembers that she lent her key to Luis. David comes by and offers to give her his spare key, then Luis shows up to give back the key he borrowed after making a key for himself, totaling to three keys. They all try them out as Big Bird waits impatiently. Afterwards, Maria kids that she lost her keys to the front door last week, much to Big Bird's chagrin. Snuffy announces the sponsors.


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