Sesame Street
Birdnardo Birdolucci films a movie
Air date March 17, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santiero
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors B, J, 12


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 David welcomes the viewer and Gina reads in the newspaper that the famous director, Birdnardo Birdolucci, is coming to Sesame Street to film his latest masterpiece. Gina is excited for him to come, but doesn't notice he's been behind them the whole time. Once she finally sees Birdnardo, David says they are friends ever since he served him the best birdseed sandwich he ever had. Birdnardo asks David to assist him with the movie, but instead David nominates an excitable Gina for the job.
Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Cartoon The Bellhop must make 12 wake-up calls.
(First: Episode 2529)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie to make a grocery list, but Ernie can't find anything to write with ... except for chocolate pudding. (Bert: "He's improving. Last time he used spaghetti sauce.")
(First: Episode 1967)
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(First: Episode 1943)
Title 01 07 003 0001
Animation A set of blocks reveal a square, a triangle, and a circle.
(First: Episode 1184)
SCENE 2 Gina starts going on and on about working on a movie until silenced by Birdnardo. He tells her to go over the checklist with him, making sure they have everything they planned for. They have everything they need… except a script. Gina is told to find a writer, preferably one with their own pencil.
Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)
Noodlefactory Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)

Muppets Sneak Peek Previews
Oscar fixes up Telly’s broken chair to make it look nice, but it still makes Telly fall to the floor. They then view a cartoon about three guys having some, more, and the most hair. (First: Episode 0524) Oscar demonstrates this again by making Telly loose some and then more of his popcorn. Telly gets furious with Oscar and dumps the most popcorn on his head.
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)
SCENE 3 Gina brings back Big Bird to write the movie. He hasn’t written it down yet, but has an idea about it – a movie about hatching eggs. Birdnardo loves the idea (and that he brought his own pencil) and Gina gets some paper to write down the ideas.
Film Students prepare for a spelling bee.
(First: Episode 2208)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster follows the arrows.
(First: Episode 1627)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with two Honkers and a Dinger.
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon Letter B/b (bouncing circles)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
SCENE 4 Big Bird’s movie, The Last Egg, is now written and is ready to be produced. Birdnardo sends Gina to get some egg costumes. Snuffy and Alice then arrive, who Birdnardo thinks will make great actors for his movie, especially when Alice shows him how well she can pretend to be a hatching egg.
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Muppets Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
(First: Episode 2125)
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
Song "It's Easy" / "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)

SCENE 5 Birdnardo is ready to begin filming. Gina narrates the film. Three eggs are sitting, when they each hatch one by one (demonstrating subtraction). Birdnardo loves it and calls for lunch.
Cartoon "The Stranger" - a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2108)
Grover the Messenger
Muppets Grover the messenger goes to Mr. Johnson's home to deliver some singing telegrams. After reading a series of wrong telegrams, he reads another one that actually is for Mr. Johnson, and an important one at that, but Grover does not remember who it is from.
(First: Episode 1828)
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
SCENE 6 Gina tells David about how exciting the movie process was. David gets a vision of another movie – Gina Sweeps Store. While Gina gets back to work, Birdnardo announces the sponsors.

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