Sesame Street
Irvine joins the Birdketeers
Air date March 30, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors P, U, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Snuffy watches as Maria measures how tall Gabi is (three feet, two inches). Snuffy wants to find out his height, so she measures him too (he's five feet, three inches). He asks her to measure more of him, such as his snuffle, his foot, his tail...
Cartoon "The Stranger" - a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2108)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Iguana
(First: Episode 2938)
Cartoon A man takes advantage of his television appearance to display his giant ME sign.
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
(First: Episode 1139)
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
SCENE 2 Maria takes Gabi to today's Birdketeer meeting, when Oscar points out they'll have another new member today - Irvine, who emerges from the can in a Grouch-ified Birdketeer uniform.
Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1504)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2178)
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Cartoon Kids sing about the joys of celery.
Artist: ArtistMike
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie won't let Bert into the apartment. Bert thinks he might be sad, and then Bert thinks Ernie might be hiding something from Bert, which makes him mad and demand to be let in. He comes in, and Ernie has thrown him a surprise party. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prairie Dawn, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, Guy Smiley, and a mailman.
(First: Episode 0461)
Film Kids paint a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
SCENE 3 Telly, standing by a letter P, sobs after the previous segment, noting that "porcupine" is yet another word missing from the world if there were no letter P. He sings about what a struggle life would be with any P-words. He celebrates the letter when Gina comes in with some popcorn.
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
Animation Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
Celebrity / Muppets Hoots tells everyone at Birdland to imagine that it's turning from nighttime to morning, and the birds are waking up in the forest, while Bobby McFerrin sings "Sweet in the Mornin'."
(First: Episode 2874)
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
SCENE 4 Snuffy teaches young Alice the rules of crossing the street.
Cartoon Sign Man: DON'T WALK
(First: Episode 1162)
Muppets Herry Monster and Louisey sing "I Can Sing."
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(EKA: Episode 0452)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Erik play a rhyming game.
(First: Episode 1754)
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(First: Episode 0555)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
(First: Episode 2566)
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
SCENE 5 At the Birdketeer meeting, Irvine doesn't participate in any group activities. Big Bird launches into a round of "Three of These Things" using today's members.
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Forgetful Jones and Clementine ride on horseback, and come across a rock. Clementine consults her book, The Cowgirl's Companion, to figure out how to handle a rock in your trail: go around it.
(First: Episode 2586)
Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up frightening Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0601)
Toon heavylight
Cartoon Heavy and light characters are weighed on a scale.
(First: Episode 0843)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
SCENE 6 Irvine returns to the can after the meeting, squawking raucously. Maria announces the sponsors.

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