Sesame Street
Big Bird moves his nest
Air date March 31, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors B, J, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird introduces the viewer to today's sponsors, and a little book that Gordon will be reading from pretty soon ...

SCENE 1 Gordon reads a story to Big Bird and some kids, from one of Slimey's books, "Bug Fairy Tales." The story is about a caterpillar who moves from place to place, trying to find different kinds of leaves to eat.
Cartoon "Cooperation" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together.
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Video Four break-dancers dance.
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SCENE 2 Big Bird packs his nest full of toys, preparing to move his nest to somewhere else on Sesame Street. He explains to Telly that he's tired of looking at the same things from where he sits in his nest area. He asks Telly if he'd like to help, and he agrees. Big Bird decides that he will carry Radar while Telly pushes the nest around.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and Telly stop in front of Oscar's trash can, which might be a good spot for his nest ... although Big Bird doesn't like imagining the constant abuse he'll receive from Oscar every day if he stays there.
Big Bird has Telly push the nest to another area: a tree in front of the Fix-It Shop. In his imagination, Big Bird remembers that he can't fly, so he wouldn't be able to go home if he lived up in a tree.
Big Bird considers moving his nest in front of Hooper's Store, so he doesn't have to walk all the way there from now on. Mr. Handford doesn't like this idea, because his customers would have a hard time finding the front door if there was a big nest with a big bird in front of it. Big Bird then decides once and for all to move the nest back to where he started from. Telly faints!
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has figured out a way to end his boredom: by facing a different way when he sits in his nest, so he'll see the brick wall, the vines and some bugs. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.

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