Sesame Street
Big Bird hosts "The Big Bird Show"
Air date November 21, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors G, R, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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Insert Big Bird and Snuffy pretend to explore Sesame Street. They encounter some native Sesame Streetians speaking Sesamese and attempt to communicate with them and learn their customs.
(First: Episode 2150)
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Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
(First: Episode 2443)
2096s.jpg Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
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Muppets "It's Funny"
(First: Episode 0897)
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Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Muppets / Celebrity Oscar and Andrea Martin talk about being angry.
(First: Episode 2185)
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Animation It's a giraffe
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1752)
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Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
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Cartoon G for Gorilla
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Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(First: Episode 1165)
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Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
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Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
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Cartoon Two men try to go over a very steep hill.
(First: Episode 1522)
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Insert In his room, Bob gives the Two-Headed Monster a singing lesson: singing "Sing."
(First: Episode 1736)
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie notices that none of the lampposts are on, and the lights won't turn on. Bert says that there is a blackout, but has to repeat himself when Ernie suggests they watch TV, play a record, and listen to the radio. Ernie decides to call someone to see if anybody else knows about it. He calls Oscar the Grouch, who grouchily asks who's calling and threatens to "see to it that you don't sleep for a week." Ernie says "It's Bert" and hangs up.
(First: Episode 0652)
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Film Sounds Around the House v1: a dripping water faucet, a man playing the violin, a woman vacuuming, a teenager listening to pop music, and a passing elevated train.
(First: Episode 1706)
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Animation Counting 1-9 in Spanish
(First: Episode 1594)
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Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks it in half and shares it with the girl. He eats his half. When the girl eats hers, she does so just like him.
(First: Episode 0623)
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Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
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SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the audience to "The Big Bird Show" and he brings on "The Story of the Salesman", with Gordon as the shopkeeper and himself as the salesman. His salesman character tries selling shopkeeper Gordon some triangles. Gordon is eager to buy, listing the many impressive things he loves to use them for. Big Bird gets so wrapped up in the marvelous uses, he buys the triangles himself.
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Cartoon Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
(First: Episode 0795)
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Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
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Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
(First: Episode 0675)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird brings on Hoots the Owl and his Birdland Band with a story about leaves, with the kids as the leaves. The last words in the song are, "Here comes the news!"
This scene would be used in subsequent episodes as a standalone insert.
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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)
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Cartoon Willy Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
(First: Episode 0561)
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Cast Luis and Linda assemble the word COLD, and it snows.
(First: Episode 2067)
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Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
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Song "Pig's Love Song" (live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
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Animation The inhabitants of a farm feel like celebrating when it rains during a hot, dry summer.
Artists: Brothers Quay
(First: Episode 1403)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird brings on "The Triangle Detective" with Gordon teaching Jennifer how to find triangles in a picture.
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Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
(First: Episode 2195)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing the "City-Country Song" about the difference between life in the country and life in the city.
(First: Episode 0681)
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Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1274)
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Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird says goodbye from "The Big Bird Show" as he and Gordon announce the sponsors.


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