Sesame Street
Lovebirds at Birdland
Air date March 22, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Production December 21, 1987
Sponsors I, Y, 7


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria and Luis find themselves as the contestants on Sonny Friendly's Traveling Game Show - The Love Game! Luis is willing to play when he learns the grand prize is a trip. However, the trip ends up being one to Sesame Street, where they already live.
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Muppets Grover the Salesman: When Grover comes to Kermit's home dressed in salesman attire, Kermit quickly tells Grover that he doesn't want whatever it is that Grover is selling, since Grover always tries to sell him things that he has no use for. However, Grover tells Kermit that he has come to give him something: a hairpiece. Once it is on Kermit's head, Kermit decides that it doesn't look very good. Grover agrees, and offers to sell him a comb, a hair brush, some shampoo, and hair tonic.
(First: Episode 1972)
Film Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(First: Episode 2031)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with two Honkers and a Dinger.
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1515)
Insert Mr. Snuffleupagus is invited to jump on Big Bird's trampoline, and the Count decides to count how many times Snuffy jumps. He counts a total of 19½, with his last jump bouncing him to the top of 123 Sesame Street.
(First: Episode 2148)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(First: Episode 0783)

Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself, or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). He then corrects them on the actual production phase.
(First: Episode 2391)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentForgetful Jones asks Daniela if she will tell him the word on a sign, which says "Yes". But every time she tells him the word, he thinks she is saying yes to telling him the word.
(EKA: Episode 2053)
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 2191)
Cartoon David reminds a boy to wash his face and brush his teeth before going to bed.
(First: Episode 1968)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the wise man to demonstrate none, some, most and all with a basket of oranges.
(First: Episode 0976)

SCENE 2 As the Birdland house band wraps up their song, Placido Flamingo appears to fill the empty seat at Luis' table. Luis tells him it's reserved for Maria, who's running late. Placido tries to guess how he feels with samples from different operas he's performed in, in which the lead reacts to waiting in different ways. Maria finally arrives (having just delivered Uncle Wally his blender) and Luis is relieved he doesn't have to sit through another of Placido's songs, until he starts singing about a blender.
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0023)
Muppets Ernie and Bert search for Dr. Livingstone in the jungle.
(First: Episode 1736)
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
SCENE 3 Olivia is gearing up for her act and is recommended the Birdberry cookies. Her snide waiter tells her they have zero cookies, then zero oranges. She orders some water instead, but they have zero cups.
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1656)

SCENE 4 Athena introduces Olivia, who sings "Lovebirds" to the feathered couples, as well as Maria and Luis.
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(First: Episode 2097)
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
(EKA: Episode 0568)
Film Saxophone factory
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)

SCENE 5 A bird janitor sweeps up at Birdland, as Chip and Dip play some music.

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