Sesame Street
Little Bird looks for a home
Air date November 14, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production September 26, 1990
Sponsors D, H, 18

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly talks to the viewer about all the things on Sesame Street he can be sure about every day: Oscar will always pop out of his can, Bob will always get his newspaper, Gordon will always come out of the brownstone, and Big Bird will always come out of his nest. When he doesn't immediately come out, Telly looks inside and finds Little Bird, which makes him think Big Bird has shrunk. Big Bird explains he hasn't shrunk - Little Bird is just staying at his nest for a while since she's thinking of moving to Sesame Street.
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Chelsea: YES/NO.
(First: Episode 2402)
Cartoon A man displays his "YES" machine.
(First: Episode 0822)
Film Alphaquest: D
(First: Episode 2723)
Song "Pig's Love Song" (live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
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SCENE 2 Little Bird is happy that Big Bird is letting her stay at his nest, because that means she can live on Sesame Street. However, now it's time for their nap, and Little Bird can't sleep because of Big Bird's snoring. She remembers hearing that if someone is snoring, you can gently wake them up and they'll sleep in another direction. It works, but only briefly. She then tries to block out the sound by sleeping under the blanket, but she can barely breathe down there. She tells Big Bird that they can no longer be nestmates, but they can still be neighbors ("Like Mr. Rogers!").
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Cartoon Number creatures 18
(First: Episode 2668)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(First: Episode 2519)
Film "Operation Playground": Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(First: Episode 2415)
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SCENE 3 Oscar refuses to let Little Bird stay in his trashcan, saying he doesn't share. Little Bird points out he already shares his can with a lot of animals. Oscar clarifies that he doesn't share with anyone nice, which Little Bird refutes as well. Oscar realizes they're arguing, which makes him happy enough to let her stay. But Little Bird doesn't like to argue, so she decides to look for another place, leaving Oscar disappointed ("What a waste of talent.")
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(First: Episode 1119)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "One of These Things."
(First: Episode 0174)
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Cartoon A boy looks for the telephone as it rings.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0684)

Insert Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths.
Later airings of this segment end after the word "STUCK," omitting the part where Wanda says "DARN IT!"
(First: Episode 2655)
Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(First: Episode 1125)
Animation A square tries to fit in a similarly-shaped part of a large geometric shape.
(First: Episode 1599)
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SCENE 4 Bob plays "Three of These Things" with birds in different locations (a nest, a birdhouse, on top of a tree, and on top of a snuffleupagus). The snuffleupagus doesn't belong, but then Snuffy walks in with Little Bird on his back, as she's seeing if she wants to live there. She says it's a nice place to visit, but she wouldn't want to live there.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
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Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets "Street Garden Cooperation"
(First: Episode 1956)
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)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird shows Little Bird a book on how to make birdhouses so they can build her one. He reads that you can make a birdhouse out of an empty old milk carton, and goes to the store to get one. When he comes back, they soon realize it's too small. Big Bird is disappointed, but Snuffy says that the plan could still work, and goes to get something.
Cartoon Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
(First: Episode 0795)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog tries to explain the difference between happy and sad, two emotions which Elmo displays while trying to get Kermit to play with him.
(First: Episode 2188)
Cartoon A troll draws faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
Muppets Farmer Ernie sings "Grow High Grow Low" about how some plants grow high while some grow low.
(First: Episode 2448)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a swan.
(First: Episode 1118)
Cartoon D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(First: Episode 2188)
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SCENE 6 Snuffy shows that he's built Little Bird a birdhouse out of a milk carton. When Little Bird reminds him that they already tried it and it didn't work, Snuffy clarifies that it's one of his milk cartons - big enough for her to move in! Little Bird is excited, but it turns out some other birds have already moved in.
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes a bag of popcorn, and almost leaves it on the brick wall, but then argues over which trash can to throw it in. Finally, it rips the bag in half to "share" the trash.
(First: Episode 2718)
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
(First: Episode 2549)
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
(First: Episode 1757)
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SCENE 7 Everybody drinks from another one of Snuffy's huge milk cartons so they can use the empty carton to make Little Bird another birdhouse. But Little Bird says she's moving back to the park - though she's still thirsty. Telly announces the sponsors.

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