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


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gilbert and Sullivan and the cast sing to Oscar about "Before and After."
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)
Cast Linda teaches a boy how to sign the word WALK.
(First: Episode 2572)
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)
Muppets The Martians are looking for the Earth and find pigs in space and the Moon along the way.
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)

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.
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
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)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon M for Mask
(First: Episode 2079)
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.
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(First: Episode 2141)
Animation ¿Que es esto? (una vaca)
(First: Episode 1978)
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)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
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).
Cartoon I-Ink (Angry Bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit reports on Little Red Riding Hood's visit to grandma's.
(First: Episode 1676)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (apple tree)
(First: Episode 2654)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before & after.
(First: Episode 0694)
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.
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
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)
Film Body Part Shout-Out
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
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.
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
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)

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.


  • This is one of the few episodes to not have a credit sequence, despite being a Friday episode.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 2724 Episode 2726
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+