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Sesame Street
Bob throws a party
Air date November 13, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production September 24-26, 1990
Sponsors G, S, 7


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird greets the viewer, then ambles over to the Fix-It Shop to find out what's going on. Luis, Susan, and Linda are excited about the party Bob is holding. Big Bird thinks he's invited, but Susan explains it's a grown-up party, so he isn't invited. Big Bird is upset and hurt. When Bob arrives, Big Bird confronts him with a spiteful rendition of "Three of These Things" with him and the other adults. When Bob correctly guesses Big Bird's the odd one out, Big Bird storms off in a huff, with Bob trying to catch up and explain.
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: S
A swimsuit, Grover as a silly surfer, a seagull, the sunset and a submarine.
(First: Episode 2729)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
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Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1274)
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(First: Episode 1970)
Cartoon Rap #7
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SCENE 2 Big Bird is still seething about not being able to go to the party. Snuffy tells him that Bob was right: It's a grown-up party, so Big Bird wouldn't have any fun. He says his parents (in particular his mother) hold parties all the time, and all they're about is "emptying and filling" (of the refreshments, that is) Big Bird remains stubborn, saying it still sounds like fun.
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Film Fireworks Alphabet
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Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
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Muppets 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.
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Film How paper is recycled
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Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(First: Episode 2367)
SCENE 3 Big Bird is still moping because he's thinking of all the fun stuff the grown-ups are going to do at the party, like play musical chairs. Snuffy doesn't think grown-ups play musical chairs, but Big Bird has a fantasy sequence of them doing so, and acting like kids. Snuffy points out this isn't likely to happen, and Big Bird agrees - he's just sad that they'll have fun without him.
Cartoon A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(First: Episode 0765)
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(First: Episode 2351)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
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Cartoon Teeny Little Super Guy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1986)
Cartoon In the forest, a small tree feels insignificant, until a mother bird gives him a pep talk.
(First: Episode 1872)

SCENE 4 Big Bird runs into Maria, Luis, and Gabi at night. He notices that Gabi's dressed nicely, and Maria says she's dressed that way for the party. Big Bird storms off. Bob is setting up for the party when the Rodriguezes arrive, and Big Bird calls him with a song: "Three of These Things" (again). Of course, Bob guesses Gabi is the odd one out, and explains to Big Bird that Maria and Luis couldn't find a babysitter in time for the party. Bob says that he thought Big Bird would be bored if he came to the party, but he's more than welcome to come if he wants. Big Bird excitedly rushes over.
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Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
SCENE 5 Big Bird is now at the party. He's upset that nothing's been happening, not even emptying and filling. Once again, he sings "Three of These Things" (or, rather, "Six of These Things") - six grown-ups having a great time and one bird having a terrible time. He decides to leave, telling Bob that "the next time you have a grown-up party, don't invite me!" The grown-ups laugh it off.
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SCENE 6 Big Bird recounts the party to Snuffy. Snuffy tried to warn Big Bird that grown up parties are not fun, and Big Bird says he'll believe Snuffy next time. They hug as Bob announces the sponsors and they plan a fun party for kids the next day.

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