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Sesame Street
Elmo's dinosaur/Baby birds hatch
Air date February 28, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Ted May
Production November 28, 1988 (scenes 5-7)
December 1, 1988 (scenes 1-4)
Sponsors R, V, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob happens upon Elmo, poking his toy dinosaur, Ziggy, to wake him up. Bob notes that he's not sleeping - he's just running out of air. Bob begins blowing air into it.
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(First: Episode 1470)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
(First: Episode 2064)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Rhino Limerick.JPG
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
SCENE 2 Bob keeps puffing into Ziggy, getting very tired.
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(First: Episode 2367)
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
1041newsflash.jpg Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: In a take on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, Kermit the Frog interviews Natalie the cow and her cat manager as she prepares to jump over the moon. Natalie plans to break the usual cow stereotype by doing this jump. After the cat plays a fanfare on his fiddle, she makes the jump and crash lands back to Earth, where she is praised and congratulated for her jump.
(First: Episode 0634)
Cartoon Five flies land on a kid’s face.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1449)
SCENE 3 Elmo encourages Bob to keep blowing, as Ziggy is nearly inflated.
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Song David sings "Can You Tell Me What Belongs Here?"
(First: Episode 2467)
Cartoon A young man carrying a brown paper bag walks up to the bridgekeeper and asks him if he works there. He orders him to show him whatever circles are in the bag, and to eat them. He is ordered to eat three round foods: a cookie, a pepperoni pizza, and a slice of watermelon. Once he is granted permission to cross the bridge, however, he tells the bridgekeeper that he was merely trying to deliver the latter's groceries.
(First: Episode 1582)

SCENE 4 Ziggy is full of air now, making Elmo very happy. Bob lies down on the stoop for a bit of rest. Elmo notices how similar he looks to the deflated dinosaur and tries to find Bob's valve so he can blow air into him. Bob explains people don't have valves, but Elmo nevertheless blows into Bob's nose, ear, arm, and belly button anyway.
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(First: Episode 1971)
Muppets All My Letters: V
Vivian is about share her vegetables with Victor when a vegetable vampire appears...named Walter.
(First: Episode 2277)
Cartoon V for violin
(First: Episode 2386)
Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(First: Episode 0934)
Muppets / Celebrity Joe Williams sings "The Birdland Jump."
(First: Episode 2260)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)

Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
(First: Episode 2226)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Grover is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(First: Episode 1643)
Cartoon A determined little boy makes several attempts to fly, and eventually gets his dad to take him on an airplane.
(First: Episode 1871)
SCENE 5 Big Bird, Maria, Bob, and the kids gather around the garage doors, which have been mounted with a large sign reading "EGGS" with arrows pointing upward. Big Bird assumes this means there are eggs above somewhere and suggests they jump or fly to see them, but Bob decides they simply get a ladder.
Cartoon Hockey player (Spanish).
(First: Episode 2114)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2490)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon The Ringmaster #5: Five fantastic floating fools fall from the big blue blimp.
(First: Episode 1310)

SCENE 6 Maria and Bob carry the ladder back to the arbor, when two birds arrive with shopping bags. They plan on having a big party today and Bob follows another more sign, which points to a nest just above the doors with a pair of eggs in it. The eggs are scheduled to hatch today and when they do, the two birds plan to throw a party. Just then, one of the eggs hatches and the baby bird addresses Bob as "Daddy."
Cartoon A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football and hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2360)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word SHAKE, and an earthquake happens.
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Cartoon An elephant (voiced by Marshall Efron) asks Nesbitt (voiced by Don Arioli) for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1631)
SCENE 7 The party is underway and Bob watches the baby bird. Maria announces the sponsors.


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