Sesame Street
Bob birdwatches
Air date April 18, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors V, X, 6
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob has taken up birdwatching and spots a Muppet bird on the roof. Using his guidebook, he identifies the bird as a tropical grossbill, who is a long way from home. From the roof, the grossbill has his own binoculars for "people watching" and observes the "Sesame Street Bob" looking at him.
2096d
Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Mind-Fish
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Fish
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0946)
ErniePhone
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie can't sleep because he's thirsty. Bert is out of town visiting his brother, so Ernie calls Bert on the phone to tell Bert he's thirsty. He follows Bert's advice to get a glass of water, but calls Bert again to thank him, and say he can't sleep. Bert suggests that he count sheep ... except Ernie doesn't hang up the phone.
(First: Episode 1943)
SpeechBalloon.V
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Film.Chores
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
Wereonthebus
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
The Count brushing teeth
Insert Count von Count and the kids practice brushing their teeth.
(First: Episode 1028)
BigBikes
Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
(First: Episode 1245)
3956n
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
V-for-volcano!!!!
Cartoon V for volcano
(First: Episode 1980)
Rhymiescamping
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
MeganCast
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Placido Flamingo assumes young Athena wishes to become a great singer like him, though she wants to be like Ella Fitzgerald. Not listening, Placido launches into a song about he became such a great singer ("I Practiced").
Lightbulbsubtraction
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2188)
2356-18
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
LetterV.guitar
Cartoon V for volcano, violet, and violin
(First: Episode 1762)
Lena Horne ABC song
Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and The Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0575)
2990bus
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
2401-Street
Cartoon A bird talks to a girl about what's inside the street. When she questions his credibility, he stammers, "A little worm told me!"
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1918)
BigBirdXUpsideDown
Muppets Big Bird presents the letter X, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 1426)
2096g
Animation A car drives through blocks.
(First: Episode 1446)
ProfDavid
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
(First: Episode 1584)
TLSG.sleep
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy shows his friend Harry the importance of sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2047)
1095d
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
Ssnews.cinderdress Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: it ends up on Kermit instead.
(First: Episode 2442)
6piglets
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
OwlFlamingoBlues
SCENE 3 Placido is going to join Athena and Hoots the Owl at a performance at Birdland, but he prefers opera over their jazz. Together, they all sing about their "Two Owls and One Pink Flamingo Blues."
Marchingcircle
Film A kid marching band forms a circle.
(First: Episode 0517)
Whatsprairiesproblem
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's Prairie's Problem?" in which contestants try to figure out why Prairie Dawn can't use one of her senses (i.e., which part of her face is covered).
Giraffe.construction
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
3161y
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
GroverChris.LOVE
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Christopher talk about what love is.
(First: Episode 1484)
2390-Sand
Animation Sand Alphabet: X / x
(First: Episode 0638)
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SCENE 4 At night, Bob gets ready to turn into bed. Hoots appears at his window and suggests another bird he can watch - himself. He starts jamming loudly, which Bob can't sleep to. Hoots plays a soft melody, putting Bob to sleep right on the windowsill.


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