Sesame Street
Big Bird causes accidents
Air date April 14, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors G, H, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis and Maria are about to carry Gabi home, when they spot someone familiar: the Eensy Weensy Spider from the poem of the same name. He explains that he's become tired of the old routine by now, so his friend suggested he take a vacation yesterday.
He got on a boat, and ...
"The Eensy Weensy Spider on the ocean took a trip.
Whoosh came the wind, and blew me off the ship.
Up came a wave, and I began to shout,
Get me outta here! I'm going back to the water spout!"
Now he's trying to catch the bus home. When the bus comes, the bus driver is frightened of the spider, and drives off. The spider also tries calling a taxi, but doesn't succeed.
Cartoon Sign Sounds: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(First: Episode 2050)
Ernestine's First Word.JPG
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to get baby Ernestine to say his name. It turns out she's much better at saying "Bert!"
(First: Episode 2586)
Film Floating kids form H.
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station ...
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1204)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo thinks that Whoopi's skin is a very pretty brown. Whoopi likes Elmo's soft red fur. Elmo admires Whoopi's bouncy hair, too. Elmo suggests that they trade, but Whoopi says that they can't -- it doesn't come off. But even if she could trade, she wouldn't want to. She likes her skin and her hair, and she wants to keep it. Elmo says that he wants to keep his fur, too.
(First: Episode 2746)
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
(First: Episode 2523)

SCENE 2 At night, the spider still doesn't have any luck getting a taxi. Snuffy passes by, recognizes him, and offers to give him and his luggage a ride home. Thus:
Snuffy: "The Eensy Weensy Spider's trying to get home
He's with his luggage, standing all alone
Can't get a taxi and he can't get a bus... "
Spider: "But now I got a ride on a Snuffleupagus!"
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
(First: Episode 2908)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(First: Episode 2695)
Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
Film Wendy makes cookies with her grandmother. They later visit Wendy's great-grandmother at the nursing home, and give her some of the cookies.
(First: Episode 2214)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Muppets The rainbow fish watches 3 seahorses race.
(First: Episode 2925)
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
Cast Lillian shows some kids how to do the "Up and Down Dance."
(First: Episode 2950)
Cartoon A man jumps up and down on a trampoline.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1449)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 1
(First: Episode 3000)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset search for Aunt Nellie's dog, Meatbone, not knowing that the sneaky dog has been following them the whole time.
(First: Episode 1296)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things".
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(First: Episode 2491)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)


SCENE 3 At night, Maria and Luis try to sleep. Maria gets up when she hears Big Bird call her name loudly outside. He explains that he called her over so she could see the moon in the sky. She appreciates it, and tells Big Bird to go back to bed. Instead, Big Bird calls Luis so he can see the moon too, then attempts to wake Gabi up. Maria tells Big Bird to go to bed again, and Big Bird thinks she's angry at him, though she insists she's not. When he leaves, she pulls down the window shade so hard that it breaks.
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and crickets. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2951)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie".
(First: Episode 1789)
Cartoon Three owls blink.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1469)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(First: Episode 2580)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 2
(First: Episode 3000)
Cartoon Falling leaves form H and h.

SCENE 4 While Luis fixes the window shade, Big Bird comes up to their apartment to apologize for breaking it, because he feels like he's responsible for it. They reassure him that they forgive him, and that it's easy to fix. Maria invites him to sit down on the bed, but once he does, the bed breaks!
Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 3
(First: Episode 3000)

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)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You".
(First: Episode 1952)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 4
(First: Episode 3000)
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(First: Episode 2243)

SCENE 5 The bed and the shade are now fixed. Maria and Luis assure Big Bird that they're not angry at him; in fact, they find the situation funny. They all laugh, and Big Bird is about to head home, but when Luis tries to open the door, the doorknob comes off in his hand, and he reels back onto the bed, which breaks again, after which the window shade falls off again! This time, instead of complaining, they all burst out laughing. Snuffy announces the sponsors, and he starts to laugh too.

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