Sesame Street
Big Bird's note to Hoots
(repeat of 2400)
Air date January 5, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors Q, T, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird notices Luis fixated on watching Maria doing some repairs inside the Fix-It Shop. He recalls when she first started working there and not knowing much about fixing items, but he now beams with pride over how great she is now. Big Bird then notices Maria staring similarly at Luis.
Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
(First: Episode 2050)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to use a scale to divide the cherries evenly, but he characteristically eats them all. Bert screams and faints.
(First: Episode 1386)
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 2 Gordon comes across Telly, who covers his hears to try to prevent his great idea from falling out of his head. Gordon assures him this can't happen. Telly's idea turns out to be what he was just doing.
Cartoon Five Swans
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1460)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)

Insert Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths.
Later airings of this segment end after the word "STUCK," omitting the part where Wanda says "DARN IT!"
Geometry of Circles 3 - Six Colored Circles
Animation Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
(First: Episode 1395)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
Muppets Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful."
(First: Episode 2492)
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
SCENE 3 Elmo shows Gina the letter T game he and the kids are playing. They pose as letter Ts and do things that start with T (such as tiptoeing, tweeting and tick-tocking). Gina does something else next- tickling Elmo.
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
Film Wheelchair races at the Special Olympics
(First: Episode 0898)
Muppets Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Cartoon La letra T es para tigre, tomate, taxi, toro, telefono, televisión, y el terrible tiburon.
(First: Episode 0351)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster gets MAD when it sees the word.
(First: Episode 1513)
Cartoon Lots of bunnies are needed to pull the huge carrot from the ground.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1473)
SCENE 4 Big Bird shows Maria and Luis the ant bus stop, located right where the normal bus stop is. Much like the two of them, the ants are headed off to the picnic. The humans note that that the ants didn't bring any food with them, but Big Bird believes they're going to Maria and Luis' picnic.
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
2096h Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet SH, where they are greeted by Sheriff Shrimp, and meet a shouting shovel and shopping sheep.
(First: Episode 2468)
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
(EKA: Episode 0568)
SCENE 5 Gordon finds Big Bird chatting away to Hoots the Owl, who is fast asleep. Big Bird explains that because they're on different sleep schedules, he's unable to talk to Hoots about much in the little time they have together. Gordon suggests he write Hoots a note and gives him some paper.
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(First: Episode 2241)
Elephant film
Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Counting One to Five."
(First: Episode 1810)
Cartoon Five Tall Things
(First: Episode 1664)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)

Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Fashion Report
Ernie gives a report on what the well-dressed trees are wearing each season.
(EKA: Episode 2417)
Animation Five firefighters put out a flaming 5.
(First: Episode 1614)
SCENE 6 Hoots continues to sleep as Big Bird writes even more in his note.

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