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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Picture Segment Description
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.
Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Fish
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0195)
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)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
Insert Count von Count and the kids practice brushing their teeth.
(First: Episode 1028)
Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
(First: Episode 1245)
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
Cartoon V for volcano
(First: Episode 1980)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
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").
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2188)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
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)
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
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)
Muppets Big Bird presents the letter X, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 1426)
Animation A car drives through blocks.
(First: Episode 1446)
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)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy shows his friend Harry the importance of sleep.
(First: Episode 2047)
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)
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
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."
Film A kid marching band forms a circle.
(First: Episode 0517)
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).
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
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)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Christopher talk about what love is.
(First: Episode 1484)
Animation Sand X/x
(First: Episode 0638)
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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