Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird tries to sing his favorite song
Air date April 25, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors H, U, 20


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer and plans to sing his favorite song for them. Just as the vamp ends, Elmo and Zoe interrupt with a repeated lesson on here and there. When Big Bird explains how upset he is now, the monsters comfort him saying, "There, there."
Muppets Grover gives the viewer a brief explanation of "here" and "there."
(First: Episode 3130)
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(EKA: Episode 1906)
Muppets Oscar sings "Just Throw It My Way."
(First: Episode 2794)
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)

SCENE 2 Big Bird tries to start his favorite song again, but is now disrupted by a country chicken trio, who perform the "Clucky Clucky Chicken." After they finish, Big Bird tries to sing again, but they perform an encore, cutting him off.
Cartoon Kids try to guess what a bunch of shapes will form; eventually they form a chicken.
(EKA: Episode 2838)

Film Kids rehearse a large group African dance in the park, get their faces painted, and perform.
(EKA: Episode 3079)
Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2755)
Muppets Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
(EKA: Episode 2559)
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Film A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(EKA: Episode 2951)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(EKA: Episode 2538)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings "Opposite Stuff." (new keyboard overdubs added)
(EKA: Episode 2384)
Animation Sand U / u
(EKA: Episode 2406)
SCENE 3 Big Bird attempts his song yet again, when Bob and the kids arrive to read a story. Big Bird includes himself, hearing the story's about "U." He immediately finds out it's about the letter U instead - "The Letter U Who Didn't Want to be a U." Big Bird reluctantly listens along as Bob begins the story...
SCENE 3 cont'd In Alphabet Land, a princess (Maria) comes across a letter U, who turns himself into an H, preferring to be that letter instead. She convinces him how great his old form was and he changes back.
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird is disappointed, having expected a story about "me." The word "me" appears and starts telling a story about itself.
Cartoon A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground and Universe.
(First: Episode 0624)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Muppets "Barn in the USA"
(First: Episode 2991)
Cartoon Number creatures #20
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
Muppets Mysterious Theater: Dial M for Mother
Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out what he needs to call his mother before Big Ben strikes midnight... as he stands next to a London telephone booth. The message Sherlock has is to wish his mother a happy birthday.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise".
(First: Episode 2851)
SCENE 4 Everyone gathers in the park, vowing not to interrupt Big Bird as he sings his favorite song.
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Cartoon One cube plus two equals three. Three cubes plus two equals five.
(EKA: Episode 2455)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(First: Episode 1621)
Film The floating kids form H.
(EKA: Episode 3118)
Animation H/h (space paint)
(First: Episode 3218)
Film A variety of H's are grown in a garden.
(First: Episode 3016)
Muppets The Cereal Girl sings about her missing "Hair Brush."
(EKA: Episode 2940)
Animation A girl plays in, on and under a sculpture.
(EKA: Episode 2898)

SCENE 5 Clarice from the chicken band asks to use Big Bird's song for her act, performing her modified version of it. Maria announces the sponsors.

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