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Sesame Street
Elmo's dinosaur/Baby birds hatch
(repeat of 2557)
Air date December 10, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Ted May
Production November 28, 1988 (scenes 5-7)
December 1, 1988 (scenes 1-4)
Sponsors R, V, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob happens upon Elmo, poking his toy dinosaur, Ziggy, to wake him up. Bob notes that he's not sleeping - he's just running out of air. Bob begins blowing air into it.
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Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
(First: Episode 2195)
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Muppets Guy Smiley promotes the use of "Air." He leads his marching band through the walls of a barber shop every time someone there says a word out loud that rhymes with "air."
(First: Episode 2682)
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Cartoon A letter for "me"
(First: Episode 0781)
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Song "Litter Rap"
(First: Episode 2646)
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SCENE 2 Bob keeps puffing into Ziggy, getting very tired.
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is commissioned to find the shape of a circle in an antique castle before time runs out at 5:00. Watson does his best to point out that the face of a clock is the shape of a circle.
(First: Episode 2706)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(First: Episode 2356)
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SCENE 3 Ziggy is much more full, but Bob still has more inflating to do.
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Animation Five ghosts carry the number 5 into a haunted house.
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 2255)
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Song "Llama at Dentist"
(First: Episode 1241)
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
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SCENE 4 Ziggy is full of air now, making Elmo very happy. Bob lies down on the stoop for a bit of rest. Elmo notices how similar he looks to the deflated dinosaur and tries to find Bob's valve so he can blow air into him. Bob explains people don't have valves, but Elmo nevertheless blows into Bob's nose, ear, arm, and belly button anyway.
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Animation Five firefighters put out a flaming 5.
(First: Episode 1614)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "I Love My Elbows."
(First: Episode 2582)
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Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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Muppets Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0561)
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Cast Linda teaches Maleeka to sign the word "COLD."
(First: Episode 2651)
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Cartoon Hortense sees 5 waltzing brooms in her room.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2508)
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Muppets Caveperson Days
Caveperson Bert invents a window so that he and Ernie can see outside without going all the way to the cave's exit.
(First: Episode 2607)
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Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
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Muppets Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
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Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
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Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird, Maria, Bob and the kids gather around the garage doors, which have been mounted with a large sign reading "EGGS" with arrows pointing upward. Big Bird assumes this means there are eggs above somewhere and suggests they jump or fly to see them, but Bob decides they simply get a ladder.
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Cartoon A St. Bernard helps Zork down a snowy hill, later finding out that Zork wanted to go skiing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2738)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts a dinner for all things that begin with the sound SH. Guests include a shirt, a shrieking shovel, a shepherd, and a shark.
(First: Episode 2564)
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Film Fay Ray gets on and under a rug.
(First: Episode 2637)
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Cartoon The Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1576)
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SCENE 6 Maria and Bob carry the ladder back to the arbor, when two birds arrive with shopping bags. They plan on having a big party today and Bob follows another more sign, which points to a nest just above the doors with a pair of eggs in it. The eggs are scheduled to hatch today and when they do, the two birds plan to throw a party. Just then, one of the eggs hatches and the baby bird addresses Bob as "Daddy."
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Cartoon A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football and hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2360)
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Muppets The Count's Bats are upset because the Count always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats...but there is only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 7 The party is underway and Bob watches the baby bird. Maria announces the sponsors.


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