Sesame Street
Mr. Big visits
Air date January 23, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors A, X, 2
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly finds a giant wristwatch, but who could it possibly belong to?
SCENE 1 Telly theorizes that such a large watch could belong to a giant, an idea that frightens him. He hears some loud, impending footsteps, which belong to a tiny man named Mr. Big. He and his "Big Kids" love to give people in need large items and goes off to get a cup of coffee.
Animation The letter X in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2862)

Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little."
(First: Episode 2206)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(First: Episode 0593)
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2227)
Cartoon Two flies land on a man's nose and take a bite.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(First: Episode 2364)
SCENE 2 Mr. Big enters Hooper's Store with his large watch and his Big Kid entourage, and gives Gina his business card. He orders a big cup of coffee; the cup Gina provides isn't to his liking, so the Big Kids bring in a giant one. They also provide a giant spoon to stir it with.
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)

Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to teach his campers (including Roosevelt Franklin) about what an island is, but he gets his vocabulary mixed up. He also fails to notice when the campers board the motorboat for lunch, leaving him stranded.
(First: Episode 2656)
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Song "Drink of Water"
(First: Episode 2545)
Cartoon Travis Travel demonstrates different methods of transportation.
(First: Episode 1459)
SCENE 3 Roxie Marie stops by Hooper's in need of a pencil for school. While Gina gives her a normal pencil, Mr. Big and the Big Kids give Roxie a pencil twice her size. Roxie declines, thinking it's too big, and heads off. Mr. Big then produces a large fork, now staying at Hooper's for lunch!
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(First: Episode 2744)
Muppets The Count has built a rocket with the help of Dr. Reinbrain and plans to launch it from inside his castle. The two count down from the computer console, but the rocket doesn't take off. Indeed, Count never intended for lift-off; he plans on counting down again and again.
(First: Episode 1306)
Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(First: Episode 2580)
Animation Sand X/x
(First: Episode 0638)
SCENE 4 Hooper's is starting to fill with Mr. Big's big items, which is starting to worry Gina, so she tells Mr. Big to not bring in any more large stuff. Snuffy rushes to the store in need of a new toothbrush. The only toothbrush available is too small for him, so she asks Mr. Big for one. He first brings a small one, following Gina's earlier command, then provides a big one that Gina uses to brush Snuffy's teeth with.
Film What Do You Do With a Fruit?
(First: Episode 2050)
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(First: Episode 2367)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has Bert play a "Follow the Arrows" game, which leads Bert to the main camera, looking at the TV viewer.
(First: Episode 1697)
Hippo coconut.jpg
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1899)
SCENE 5 Telly and the kids are in need of a game and Mr. Handford teaches them "Old McDonald Had an Arm."
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2486)
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
(First: Episode 2749)
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
(First: Episode 1715)
Film A boy and his dad build a bookshelf out of wood.
(First: Episode 1029)
Cartoon A for astronaut, airplane, airport and automobile.
(First: Episode 2250)

SCENE 6 Mr. Big has now brought in a giant chair for Gina, adding to the frustrating clutter. She tries to call Bruno the Trashman on the phone, but discovers it's broken. Mr. Big and the Big Kids provide her with a giant telephone. Just when Gina starts to lose her patience, Mr. Handford enters and is filled in on the situation; he requests that Mr. Big put the things someplace else. Mr. Big suggests a giant trashcan, but when that's not an option, he states they could go back into his car. Mr. Handford and Gina help carry, intrigued at what his car must look like.
Cartoon A man (voice of Richard Hunt) answers the TELEPHONE and gives it to the plant.
(First: Episode 1828)
Cast Live at Sesame Hall, Bob, Maria, and Luis sing "The Curious Cantata" about a bird who asks a lot of questions, played by the ever-curious Big Bird.
(First: Episode 2160)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds it and makes the bridge go back up.
(First: Episode 2614)
Film Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song.


SCENE 7 All the stuff is out of the store and Mr. Big points them toward his car, which is very small. When asked how all the stuff fits inside, he replies, "Very tightly." Mr. Big gives a big goodbye, along with big sponsors.


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