Sesame Street
Hatching an egg
Air date April 11, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Emily Squires
Production January 13, 1989
Sponsors G, M, 19


Picture Segment Description


Insert Mr. Snuffleupagus is competing in the Great Snuffleupagus Derby, named such because the winner gets a derby hat. He wears a sheet with the number 9, indicating his spot in the race. He asks Big Bird to watch his bucket of orange juice so he can have a refreshing drink as he passes by mid-race. The derby begins and Snuffy takes off. Big Bird sees other Snuffleupaguses pass by, thinking they're Snuffy, until he sees they're not wearing his number. Big Bird eventually drifts off to sleep, just before Snuffy arrives and slurps down the juice. Big Bird stirs and thinks someone else has drank it all, when Snuffy returns, wearing his victory derby and sets things straight. The two both take a nap together.
(First: Episode 1130)
Cartoon An elephant counts to 20.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1466)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word SHAKE, and an earthquake happens.
(First: Episode 2557)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(First: Episode 2491)
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SCENE 1 Gordon, Susan, Gina and Uncle Wally convene outside Oscar's trash can to surprise him on his birthday. Susan has baked his favorite cake (mud chiffon upside down), Gina has a present (a 1918 tomato can for his collection) and Uncle Wally has a broken record (of "Telephone Rock"). Oscar comes from his can and fumes over their gesture - he's given him exactly what he wanted, which is no way to treat a Grouch. He yells that he hates birthdays, but complies with blowing out the candle; he wishes everyone would leave him alone. Everyone snaps back, promising never to try this type of stunt again, then leaving. "I didn't know they cared," Oscar notes.
Cartoon Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)
Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(First: Episode 1710)
Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings a special rewritten version of "Y Andalé" with a mariachi band.
(First: Episode 2487)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 2 Telly happens over to the Fix-It Shop, where Luis is painting a sign. Telly frets over what the sign could be a warning for, until Luis finishes the sign, reading WET PAINT. He points to a door he just painted (leaning against the wall). Telly notices the paint on the sign is wet as well and makes his own WET PAINT sign for it...then a sign for that sign, then another, and another, etc.
Animation Draw a circle around the bus. Cross out the telephone.
(First: Episode 2093)
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his food, he eventually has nothing left. Which is just as well, since it has started to rain.
(First: Episode 2132)
Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Muppets "Circle the Girl"
(First: Episode 1768)
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
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SCENE 3 Telly finds a macaw in the arbor, who has just laid her egg. She needs to gather more twigs and asks Telly to sit on the egg until she returns. She assures him all he needs to do is sit and there's nothing to worry about...except the possibility of breaking the egg.
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Song Drink of Water
(First: Episode 2545)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit witnesses how Santa Claus comes down the chimney, but not before a chimney sweep enters the chimney first. When Santa finally comes down, he grabs the chimney sweep and Kermit, sits them firmly on his lap and asks them what they want for Christmas.
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1545)
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SCENE 4 Telly sits on the egg, wondering when the mother will return. Gordon and the kids wonder in voiceover what will happen next. Suddenly, the egg begins moving and the baby bird from within starts to peck.
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup and a sandwich, and says that he wants the sandwich before the soup. When Grover comes with the sandwich, Mr. Johnson has changed his mind and wants the soup first. When Grover comes with the soup, Mr. Johnson has decided that he wants the sandwich first. Grover ends up giving Mr. Johnson both the soup and sandwich, so he can decide what to eat first. Mr. Johnson tells Grover that he has decided to get a cup of coffee, then the soup and the sandwich.
(First: Episode 1330)
Cartoon G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
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SCENE 5 The egg continues to crack and Telly worries he's broken it. He notices a beak protruding from the shell and yells at the animal inside for infiltrating the egg. The egg fully hatches and the baby macaw cheeps. Telly worries what he'll do and proposes he put the egg back together.
Film.Flamingos.jpg Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)
Animation Sand M/m
(First: Episode 0620)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert gets all dressed up for the Pigeon Lover's Party, but he looks so different that Ernie doesn't believe that it's him.
(First: Episode 1683)
Animation "Sometimes a Cookie"
(First: Episode 2543)
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SCENE 6 Telly phones his mother about the experience and hopes he never has do to do that again - it's too much excitement for a young monster like him to handle! Gordon announces the sponsors.

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