Sesame Street
Open stage night at Birdland
Air date March 14, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors E, I, 4

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Before Birdland opens, Hoots the Owl tells the viewer tonight is "Open Stage Night," where anyone can get their chance to perform on the Birdland stage. Then, a man named Forest Wimbeldon (Branford Marsalis) enters looking for Hoots, wishing to play jazz tonight. Hoots sees how un-jazzy his saxophone playing is and begins practicing with him.
Jazzyspies4
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
Adrian&Lamont

Adrian&Lamont2
Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
(First: Episode 2800)
YourOldFriendToothbrush!
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(EKA: Episode 2523)
Letsgodriving
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving".
(First: Episode 2095)
2059f
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 2 Hoots teaches Forest that jazz doesn't just mean music and lists off some jazz terms. Forest doesn't quite understand still.
Indiamap
Cartoon A map of India morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2758)
Stop.Dance
Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Noonsign
Cartoon Sign language: Day, morning, noon, night
(EKA: Episode 1226)
2341o
Muppets A shark sings about his "Perfectly Pearl-White Teeth."
(First: Episode 1446)
Toon.Inkbird
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Recycle-paper
Film How paper is recycled
(First: Episode 2710)
Do-with-a-pet
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(EKA: Episode 0811)
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SCENE 3 Jelani, while sweeping the club, suggests Forest add more emotion to his music.
Footprints
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0262)
BertsBlanket01

BertsBlanket02
Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself, or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). He then corrects them on the actual production phase.
(First: Episode 2391)
Film.Ibeam
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(EKA: Episode 1450)
Istars
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Grover.Zelda
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Zelda look above and below.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
4butterflies
Animation Four butterflies fly across a film of a waterfall.
Song.Transylvania1-2-3-4-5
SCENE 4 For the first act, Lillian sings "Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5" with The Count and his All-Bat Band.
10Greeblies
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)
Girlsclap
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(First: Episode 2763)
ForgetfulMirror
Muppets Forgetful Jones invites a cowpoke to lunch, not realizing it's his own reflection in the mirror.
(First: Episode 2798)
4125s
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
Shapedancers.square
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a square.
(First: Episode 1276)
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
ListentowhatIsay
SCENE 5 Now, Hoots and Forest duet and perform "Listen and Bounce it Back."
2963-C5
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
News-WrongDwarves
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the Snow White story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. (Kermit ad-lib: "Hey Dulcy, we got the wrong dwarves again!") They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful.
(EKA: Episode 2415)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
4133t

4133v
Film Wanda the Word Fairy drives to a market to demonstrate the words of foods, attracting the suspicious gaze of the grocer in the process.
(EKA: Episode 2736)
WillieWimple.litter
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Land Pollution (litter).
(EKA: Episode 2620)
FaySubtract
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(EKA: Episode 2608)
Itsagiraffe
Animation It's a giraffe
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 2238)
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SCENE 6 Jelani announces the sponsors as Hoots, Forest and the band play the closing theme.


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