Sesame Street
Big Bird's information booth
Air date April 13, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors I, M, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Gilbert and Sullivan sing to Oscar about "Before and After." Visual demonstrations include Maria washing her hands, and Bob eating a giant meal at the table.
12birds
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Linda.Walk
Cast Linda teaches a boy how to sign the word WALK.
(First: Episode 2572)
1957-Lines
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)
Martians-findearth
Muppets The Martians are looking for the Earth and find pigs in space and the Moon along the way.
Melvinsmuscles
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Big Bird has opened up his own information booth out in the yard. A Muppet woman asks about someplace to eat, so Big Bird recommends Hooper's Store and hypes the birdseed delicacies they have. Since she's not a bird, she considers this bad information and leaves. Inspired by Gordon, Big Bird starts peddling bird information specifically and is flocked by several curious birds.
2059za
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
Ernie12poem
Muppets Every time Ernie tries to recite a poem about the number 12, it switches itself around to the number 21 (and vice versa).
(First: Episode 2329)
1091-24
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
MforMask
Cartoon M for Mask
(First: Episode 2079)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Big Bird needs to make a phone call and puts Telly Monster in charge of the information booth, though he doesn't know as much about birds. A Muppet man asks about a strange bird sound he just heard, which turns out to be Big Bird's typical "la, la, la"-ing. Once Big Bird returns and the man has his answer, he asks them to keep it down so his kid can nap.
Song.Capital.I
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
0871e
Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
Readersoftheopenrange
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(First: Episode 2141)
Queesesto.Vaca
Animation ¿Que es esto? (una vaca)
(First: Episode 1978)
BDWilliams.Honker
Muppets / Celebrity Billy Dee Williams and Mr. Honker count backwards from 10 to 1. Homer has to blow his nose before he can honk the last number.
(First: Episode 1819)
Clumsyhole
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Luis helps with Big Bird's next customer, a bird wishing to fly South, only they don't know how to get there. Luis indicates on his map where they currently are and where South is from there. The bird flies straight down into the pavement, not getting the concept. Luis points him the right way South and the bird heads the opposite way to the bus depot (having hurt his wing when he hit the ground).
Toon.Inkbird
Cartoon I-Ink (Angry Bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Cookieredhood
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit reports on Little Red Riding Hood's visit to grandma's.
(First: Episode 1676)
LookaLittleCloser.Appletree
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (apple tree)
(First: Episode 2654)
1709u
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Splasho.Beforeafter
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before & after.
(First: Episode 0694)
Noimage
SCENE 5 The Birdketeers visit the stand for Bird Information Class, where Big Bird sets up a board with images of four eggs - four small ones and large one. After finding out which one is different with a round of "Three of These Things," Big Bird informs them about each egg; the large one turns out to be his own baby photo.
NumberTwelveRocks
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Matchingcookies
Muppets Ernie tries to find another cookie with a criss-cross of icing. He has trouble matching cookies, but Cookie knows a better way to match them.
(First: Episode 0169)
BodyPartShoutOut
Film Body Part Shout-Out
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0264)
Toon.M.MyMusic
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
2725f
SCENE 6 Gordon plays a game with the Birdketeers - he shows them photos of geographical locations (a lake, mountain and city) which need to be matched with a bird that lives there. He also has a book full of birds of all types, save for Big Bird, who skates past in shades and a boombox.
2485x
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Grover-moon
Muppets Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
Achicken!!
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
Noimage
SCENE 7 Hoots the Owl takes over the night shift for Big Bird's information booth. A bird comes by asking where to find some worms, so Hoots directs them to the park. He then announces the sponsors, along with some bird facts that relate to them.


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