Sesame Street
Peck at Birdland
Air date March 28, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Emily Squires
Production January 16, 1991
Sponsors G, L, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird reads a large sign posted in the arbor, advertising a "Peck" (a special get-together for birds) this afternoon at Birdland. He demonstrates to Elmo how to peck and Susan can even do it too.
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald opens a health resort for his animals.
(First: Episode 2688)
Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
(First: Episode 1831)
Film A man takes two kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
(First: Episode 2520)
Cartoon L for life, love, lizard, leap and lump
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1833)
Insert Maria finds herself as the contestant on Sonny Friendly's game show, "Name That Feeling," where she can win a new car by identifying the feelings she currently feels. However, Sonny discovers they have no more cars in stock, making her angry.
(First: Episode 2328)
Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
Muppets The American Revolution: The Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson (Don Music) has trouble getting a replacement quill to finish the Declaration when Mr. Grover misinterprets what he needs, bringing a drill, and a chicken named Phil.
(First: Episode 2345)
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)

SCENE 2 At Birdland, Hoots the Owl shows off the pieces of his new dance floor for the peck tonight. Jelani and Company (Tyrone, Lamar and Duane) appear to put it together. First, they make a very small square, then a rectangle. In fast-motion, they put together the large, square-shaped dance floor.
Animation Where does the square fit?
(First: Episode 1599)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie can't sleep because he's thirsty. Bert is out of town visiting his brother, so Ernie calls Bert on the phone to tell Bert he's thirsty. He follows Bert's advice to get a glass of water, but calls Bert again to thank him, and say he can't sleep. Bert suggests that he count sheep ... except Ernie doesn't hang up the phone.
(First: Episode 1943)
Cartoon Jive Five
(First: Episode 1664)
Film A boy hikes up a mountain with his family.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon A mother bird adds her eggs that hatch.
(First: Episode 2230)
SCENE 3 Savion is brought in to test the new dance floor.
Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
(First: Episode 1616)
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
(First: Episode 2223)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Film Body parts song sung in Spanish.
(First: Episode 1113)
Cartoon Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1397)
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon Five flies land on a kid's face. (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1449)
Insert Lou Diamond Phillips helps Snuffy practice writing his name. A starstruck Gina asks for Lou's autograph and Snuffy allows Lou to use his (large) pencil and crayon to write it. Snuffy also thanks Lou for his help by letting him have his autograph.
(First: Episode 2661)
Cartoon Hortense sees 5 waltzing brooms in her room.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2508)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide" - Colombia
(First: Episode 2769)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Ernie and Jennifer talk about the ways in which they are same and different.
(First: Episode 1515)
Cartoon An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Guys and Dolls"
Herry Monster sings about how he likes to play with dolls, and Ruby sings about how she likes to play with trucks.
(First: Episode 2591)
Animation Planet G / g

SCENE 4 The evening crowd has arrived at Birdland. Hoots calls everyone to the dance floor for the peck, as he sings "Dancin' Beak to Beak." As everyone continues to peck, Hoots announces the sponsors.

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