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


Picture Segment Description
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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