Sesame Street
Placido Flamingo's Animal Opera
Air date November 22, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Jon Stone
Production September 18, 1990
Sponsors D, K, 15

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob walks down Sesame Street and bumps into Buster the Horse, Hoots the Owl, Gladys the Cow, and Rudder Rabbit, practicing singing.
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SCENE 1
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Bob finally encounters Placido Flamingo, the great one, who has been looking for him. He tells Bob about his new opera, which will star all of the singing animals, including the bumblebee (which will be played by Bob). Bob thinks it might be fun ...
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SCENE 2 With the help of his little assistant Bob, Placido assigns everyone their parts in the opera. Each player's envelope has a rhyme which describes what kind of animal they are.
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SCENE 2
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Bob gets down to the last two envelopes, and thinks he has the one that reads, "I sing and I sing / It's the perfect thing" - but that one actually goes to Placido. Bob gets the part of the bumblebee, because Buzzy the bee couldn't make it.
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Film A bumble bee
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(First: Episode 0082)
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SCENE 3 Once Bob arrives with his bee costume on, Placido's opera, "The Perfect Thing" is performed. It is about the sounds animals make; whatever sound they make is the perfect thing (especially for Placido, who sings).
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SCENE 3
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When the opera finishes, Bob is ready to get out of the bee costume, but Gladys wants him to pose for her ...
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SCENE 4 Gladys has finished a painting of Bob as a bee, and three other objects -- the perfect cue for a game of "Three of These Things." Which one doesn't belong? Whether it's the cow or the airplane, both of those answers are right.
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SCENE 5 Bob wants to get out of his bee costume, but Placido needs him to stay inside it while he sings "The Insects In Your Neighborhood." Bob thinks he'll finally get to put his costume to better use by singing a verse, but instead, Placido sings about a grasshopper and a spider.
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SCENE 5
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Bob is upset that he didn't get to sing a verse. Once Placido leaves, he sings what he thought would have been his verse in the song, and the accompanying wisecracks as well. Hoots announces the sponsors. "Nice suit, Bob. Sheesh!"


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