Sesame Street
Big Bird's taxi
Air date December 26, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Robert Kelly
Directed by Jon Stone
Production October 11, 1990
Sponsors R, Y, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird pulls a wagon down the street, pretending it's a taxi. It comes in handy when Gordon needs to move his broken (and heavy) TV set over to the Fix-It Shop.
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Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
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Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 2 Oscar sings "I'm So Happy Bein' a Grouch."
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Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 3 high-flying felines (cats to us) who fall into a barrel of water.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1339)
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Song "Conga Counting Song"
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Muppets Is Barkley a DOG or a BANANA?
(First: Episode 2724)
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Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
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Muppets / Cast Luis reads the kids "The Story of the Princess." A prince happens upon a sleeping princess, but finds no successful way of waking her up. He recalls the Sleeping Beauty method and kisses her, which wakes her up, but also turns him into a frog.
(First: Episode 2416)
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Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
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Film A boy who lives in Arizona narrates a film of himself and his family, who travel through a canyon with their sheep to stay at their summer house.
(First: Episode 2678)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0769)
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Muppets The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
(First: Episode 2601)
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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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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Two boys are fighting over a swing, so Teeny Little Superguy shows them how to share.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1967)
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and the kids measure things with a ruler, after having been taught how to use it by Maria. They try to measure Slimey, but can't get an accurate number because he keeps squirming around. Big Bird concludes that he's "however long he wants to be."
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Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Film Sounds Around the House v1: a dripping water faucet, a man playing the violin, a woman vacuuming, a teenager listening to pop music, and a passing elevated train.
(First: Episode 1706)
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Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy", the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses)
(First: Episode 2650)
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Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
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Muppets / Celebrity Ray Charles, Telly, Elmo and the kids sing "The Alphabet Song."
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster says RUN!
(First: Episode 1446)
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Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
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Film Two boys walk though a city neighborhood to some funky break dancing music.
(First: Episode 2679)
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Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
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Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 2081)
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Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2734)
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Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
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Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
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Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
(First: Episode 2705)
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Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(First: Episode 0510)
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SCENE 4 Maria finishes working on Gordon's TV and he again struggles to carry it home. Big Bird is still available to transport it, despite changing his taxi to a truck.


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