Sesame Street
Floyd the Fluter-Tooter needs a new home
(repeat of 2876)
Air date January 14, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors K, N, 9
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Big Bird and Gina are playing jump-rope with Rameek, when all of a sudden, they hear something falling from the sky. Is it a bird? A plane? It's ... a bird, who's fine, "except for the excruciating headache."


SCENE 1 The bird, a purple-tufted Fluter-tooter named Floyd, introduces himself to the group. He explains that Fluter-tooters are known for their graceful flying (but not so good at landing) and their happy song ... which, at the moment, he doesn't feel like singing because he's sad. He's been looking all around for a new home, preferably one with an Opple-dopple tree (as seen in a flashback), where he and his family used to live and sing happily, until some construction workers cleared the Opple-dopple forest to build a shopping center. He hasn't even seen any Fluter-tooters since said tragedy, and thinks he must be the last of them.
Gina tells Floyd that he can stay on Sesame Street, and build himself a new nest there. Unfortunately, there are no Opple-dopple trees on Sesame Street, so Big Bird offers to have him stay in his own nest. This makes Floyd want to sing his happy song, which is just as loud and raucous as his sad song.
Film Balloons are popped in front of kids' faces, demonstrating surprise.
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Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
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Muppets "The Elephant Elevator Operator"
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Cartoon Gloria Globe attempts to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a kangaroo instead, which belongs in Australia.
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SCENE 2 Floyd likes it in Big Bird's nest, even though it's not the same as a Fluter-tooter nest - it's hard, only on one level, and doesn't have a roof. Rameek gives him a pillow and an umbrella, which helps Floyd feel more at home. He now feels like singing his loud, raucous happy song again, all day and night. Will Big Bird survive?
The answer is yes! Gina arrives with some good news: she has a friend that works at a wild animal refuge, who may be able to find a new home for Floyd, even with more Fluter-tooters. Floyd agrees to check it out, and Big Bird is relieved that he won't have to live with that loud singing anymore.
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets Grover gives a brief explanation of here and there.
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Cartoon Two cartoon cacti sing "Here We Are".
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Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
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Cartoon K is for kiss.
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Muppets Grundgetta shows Oscar a postcard they just got, and they wish they could visit Swamp Mushy Muddy. Instead, they imagine themselves there, floating on a swamp in a barrel. Oscar serenades Grundgetta by singing "Alone in a Swamp."
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Animation Rubber Stamp #9
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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 the man to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds the remote and makes the bridge go back up.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Herry asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
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Animation Cecille sings "I Wanna Be Me."
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Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
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Cartoon Gordon voiceover N/n
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SCENE 3 Big Bird, Rameek, Floyd and Gina arrive at the Massapequa Wildlife Preserve, where they see many species of birds. They meet Gina's friend Jane (Blair Brown), a ranger, who gives them a tour of the land. They see some ducks (mallards), a heron, an ibis, and some shorebirds. Floyd still wants an Opple-dopple tree, which there are none of here, but Jane still offers to help him build a nest suitable for a Fluter-tooter - they've done it before for other birds, as she points out. After seeing these custom-built birdhouses, Floyd has one more question: "When are we gonna get started?"
Film Three taxi chairs
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Eskimohome Muppets "Home to Me"
(First: Episode 2093)
Isadora's sneakers
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(First: Episode 2758)
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."
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Cartoon Rap #9
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SCENE 4 Floyd and Jane overlook the area where Floyd's new home will be built. Jane shows Floyd a drawing of a birdhouse which she made. It looks good, but Floyd would also like some windows, a pool, a TV set, maybe a hot tub ...
Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
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Film Kids rehearse a large group African dance in the park, get their faces painted, and perform.
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Cartoon Autumn leaves form a capital "N" and lowercase "n"
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "It's Alive."
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Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
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Animation A Keith Haring mural comes to life after some kids EXIT.
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Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)

SCENE 5 The house is finished, and Floyd loves it! He immediately enters it and starts singing his happy song, which attracts the attention of some more Fluter-tooters, and before long, Floyd has some new friends. He announces the sponsors, and directs Felix Fluter-tooter to the hot tub.
The end credits seen in 2876 have been replaced with the standard Season 25 credit sequence.

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