Sesame Street
Big Bird's toy car
Air date March 12, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors N, U, 7


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gina finishes up the milk carton serving Telly. Elmo stops her from throwing it away and shows her something he learned from his mommy - by washing it out, putting in four holes and putting straws in them, they've made a new toy, which Elmo calls "Milky." Elmo generously gives it to Telly, but finds he has nothing to play with...
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved ... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
(First: Episode 1208)
Film A STOP sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0930)
Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2088)
Cast Live at Sesame Hall, Bob, Maria, and Luis sing "The Curious Cantata" about a bird who asks a lot of questions, played by the ever-curious Big Bird.
(First: Episode 2160)
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
SCENE 2 By Gina's recommendation, Elmo tells Telly how he feels about not being able to play with Milky. Telly gives it back, but feels sad himself now. The two pass it back and forth until Gina suggests they simply share Milky.
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
(First: Episode 2278)
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon Gordon voiceover N/n
(First: Episode 2283)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster follows the arrows.
(First: Episode 1627)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)

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 Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
SCENE 3 Big Bird plays with his toy car, when a Muppet bird offers to purchase it from him with some pieces of birdseed fudge. Big Bird is tempted at first, but refuses when the bird reveals his intention to take the car apart and sell the pieces for more fudge.
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
Muppets Kermit the Frog has been instructed to discuss surprises. He wonders what kind of surprise he's in store for, such as a scare from a monster or being hit with a pie. The surprise instead comes from a young girl, who gives him some flowers.
(First: Episode 1770)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0650)
Celebrity Smokey Robinson performs โ€œU Really Got a Hold on Meโ€ with a clingy letter U.
(First: Episode 2022)
Cartoon A STOP sign commands a train to stop.
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 4 A distinguished monster spies Big Bird's car and offers him an increasing amount of alphabet blocks for it. Big Bird passes when he learns the car won't be played with, but instead will kept on display on the monster's toy car shelf.
Insert Bob reads the kids a story about seven mice, with some animated mice displaying the story. (framing scenes removed)
(First: Episode 1699)
Film Two kids watch as a veterinarian fixes a baby robin's wing, then lets it go.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2292)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
(First: Episode 1640)
Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
(First: Episode 0675)
Cartoon A salesman offers a passerby the letter N for next to nothing.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1804)

SCENE 5 Snuffy has accidentally stepped on the car belonging to a worm, who is now unable to take her road trip. Big Bird decides to give her the car, asking for nothing in return.
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1715)

Muppets Sneak Peek Previews
Telly and Oscar watch The Seventh Seal, where a Swedish man looks for his pet seal (marked with a number 7). Afterwards, Oscar is accosted by the seal from the film after giving it his typical low rating.
Cartoon A boy puts a red and green monster together using a diagram.
(First: Episode 1014)
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Snuffy see the worm is all packed for her trip and watch her drive away as Gina announces the sponsors.

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