Sesame Street
Big Bird's gift for Luis / Elmo watches for stars
(repeat of 2431)
Air date February 7, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors R, Y, 3


Picture Segment Description
Insert Big Bird searches for his lost toy truck, when Placido Flamingo pops up to help him. He gives Big Bird a "TOY" sign to hold while he sings the "Lost Toy Opera", a story of a sad flamingo with a similar problem. He reveals that the main character learns that his toy ran off with his best friend, which reminds Big Bird that he loaned his toy truck to Snuffy.
(First: Episode 2496)
Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1504)
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 1981)
Cast Bob, Susan and Luis perform a round about counting to 3.
(First: Episode 2055)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
SCENE 1 Today is Luis' birthday and Big Bird's gotten him a tie and a poem he wrote; he just needs help wrapping his gifts. Maria offers to help and wraps his gifts in a box. Big Bird is grateful, but realizes he didn't write "Happy Birthday" on his poem, so Maria must rip open the gift.
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros.
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Muppets On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
(First: Episode 1293)
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
SCENE 2 Maria re-writes Big Bird's poem for him, adding "Happy Birthday!" on the bottom. As soon as Big Bird leaves again, he realizes his name's not on it, so Luis won't know it's from him. Maria is forced to undo her beautiful wrapping job once more.
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Grover's elevator holds five people.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon A girl has trouble closing her suitcase after she's packed it, but has help from her four-legged friend.
(First: Episode 1469)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0389)

SCENE 3 Big Bird's gift is re-opened and he adds his name to the poem. Maria begrudgingly re-wraps it. Big Bird enters again, assuring her he doesn't need to fix his open, but he has a pair of socks for Luis instead.
Cartoon The rabbit and the turtle race to the top of a building. The rabbit goes up 40 steps, but the turtle takes the elevator.
(First: Episode 2258)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon Hortense counts 3 peas.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2519)
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds it and makes the bridge go back up.
(First: Episode 2614)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
SCENE 4 In another edition of "Ask Oscar," Telly reads a question from a Grouch who wishes to know what sound the letters "SH" make. Oscar makes the "Shhhhh" sound, but Telly thinks he's shushing him.
Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typwriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(First: Episode 0844)
Cast / Celebrity Wanda the Word Fairy introduces the viewer to her parents.
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
Film A boy who lives in Arizona narrates a film of himself and his family, who travel through a canyon with their sheep to stay at their summer house.
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 5 Susan finds Elmo staring up at the sky, claiming to be looking at stars. She points out that they're clouds. Elmo vows to stay outside all morning to see stars.
Cartoon Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
(First: Episode 2074)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports from Gepetto's workshop, the home of the world-famous wooden toy Pinocchio. Pinocchio demonstrates how he can make his nose grow longer by telling lies. He tells so many crazy stories that his nose pushes Kermit through the wall.
(First: Episode 0910)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
SCENE 6 Maria happens upon Elmo and points out that the stars he's looking at are in fact birds. Elmo vows to keep watching.
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2178)
Muppets At night, one of the heads of the Two-Headed Monster sings his other head a lullaby.
(First: Episode 2014)
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Cartoon R for rose
(EKA: Episode 2363)
SCENE 7 Now at night, Elmo begins to head off, until Gordon appears. Elmo claims he can't see stars with the sky so dark, until Gordon shows him all the stars in the sky. Maria announces the sponsors.

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