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Lunches at Birdland and Hooper's
Air date March 15, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Production December 22, 1987
Sponsors O, T, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gina has prepared some special items for lunch at Hooper's Store. However, everyone who passes by is instead attending a special luncheon at Birdland. Big Bird is also going, but needs a food item first for a game with Mr. Snuffleupagus. Gina offers her tacos and tuna salad, but all Big Bird needs is a single pea.
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SCENE 2 At Birdland, Athena assigns Big Bird the role as host, instructing him to show people to their seats. Olivia, Maria and Luis arrive and Big Bird can't decide whether they should have a table in front or in back of the establishment.
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SCENE 3 As a crowd flutters in, the adults are finally situated at a table everyone approves of. Athena invites Olivia to perform a song, so she leaves to get ready. Big Bird points out that Maria and Luis can't have a table for three if there's only two of them and assigns them a new place to sit.
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SCENE 4 Back at Hooper's, Gina wonders what she's going to do with all the lunch specials she's prepared. Old Mother Hubbard and her dog enter so the dog can finally get something to eat. He's so hungry, he has samples from all the different specials and Hubbard creates a new nursery rhyme for the occasion.
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SCENE 5 Back at Birdland, Athena introduces Olivia, who sings "The Birds in Your Neighborhood" with some of the customers.
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SCENE 6 Gina tells the viewer that Mother Hubbard's dog ate everything for lunch. He returns and says he's recommended Hooper's to many of his friends. Soon, Little Miss Muffet, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Bears show up to eat.


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