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Sesame Street
Word watching with Big Bird
Air date March 24, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Lou Berger
Directed by Steven Feldman
Sponsors I, T, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird and Gordon welcome the viewer, but are instantly hushed by an Anything Muppet woman, who tells them they'll scare the word away. She turns their direction behind them and they spot the word TOY atop the stoop. She takes its picture and introduces herself as President of the Wordabaun Word-Watching Society. She's hoping find spot the rare and elusive Green-Spotted-Hopping TOY and shows them its picture in her guidebook, as well as its trademark call. She has yet to see one, but has heard through the "word-vine" that it is somewhere on Sesame Street. Big Bird offers some help and they both go off, making the TOY's call.
Animation The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
(First: Episode 3002)

Film Wanda the Word Fairy drives to a market to demonstrate the words of foods, attracting the suspicious gaze of the grocer in the process.
(First: Episode 2652)
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Film Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
(First: Episode 2847)
Muppets "We Are All Earthlings"
(First: Episode 2835)
Animation Two giddy female scribbles introduce themselves to a bar code, who can only beep. They recognize him from the supermarket.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2981)
SCENE 2 While Gordon reads in the park, Big Bird and the word watcher continue to calling. Gordon then notices the word TOY crawling up his arm and onto his head. They compare it to the picture and learn it's not the TOY they're looking for; it is in fact the Purple-Striped, Head Napping TOY (Jim Martin), who begins to take a nap on Gordon's head. The word watcher takes its photo and heads back on her quest, while Gordon is told the TOY's naps last about an hour.
Animation Cecille sings β€œUp Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Animation Playing cards form the letter T; the jack and queen tango.
(First: Episode 3138)
Film T for Triangle
(First: Episode 3271)
Cartoon Fish form capital and lowercase Ts.
(First: Episode 3126)
Muppets Clementine sings about "My Triangle Home."
(First: Episode 2476)
Insert The floating kids form a triangle.
(First: Episode 3122)
SCENE 3 The word watcher is ready to give up for today, giving a speech on her determination. Big Bird hears the TOY call and tries to get her attention, but's she wrapped up in her own voice. He finally gets her attention when the Green-Spotted Hopping TOY (Martin) appears. She gets so excited that she scares it away. She did not get its picture and chases after it.
Song Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
(First: Episode 2782)
Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Cartoon A number of kids named Joe play sports. Joanne plays kickball.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1871)
Cast Savion sings the β€œRhyming Tap Rap."
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter T.
(First: Episode 3318)
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase T.
(First: Episode 3230)
Film A boy is scared to go to sleep at night, until his dad tells him to use his imagination to calm himself down. He conducts a symphony with his toys.
(First: Episode 3271)
Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2773)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and Julia Roberts demonstrate fear.
(First: Episode 2790)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
(First: Episode 1289)
Song Gina and Maria sing The Word is "No."
(First: Episode 2548)
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)


SCENE 4 Ruthie watches the TOY hop by, followed by the word watcher and Big Bird. She thinks her imagination is playing tricks, but when they run by again, Big Bird explains the situation. Ruthie thinks that if they tell the word how she feels, he will stop for a photo. The TOY approaches them and Ruthie tells it that if it lets the word watcher take its picture, it will make her and her friends happy. The TOY agrees and the watcher snaps a photo. Ruthie then takes a photo of all of them.
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
Film Various situations of before and after, to a hip-hop beat.
(First: Episode 3201)
Cartoon A near-sighted princess goes to the eye doctor and gets glasses.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3056)
Song "Brand New Look" - people try on glasses.
(First: Episode 3271)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Chelsea tells Grover what love is.
(First: Episode 2397)
SCENE 5 The word watcher thanks the TOY, who hops away. She is now ready to move onto her next word - The Yellow, Loves To Giggle LOVE. She goes off giggling and Big Bird announces the sponsors. The LOVE (Stephanie D'Abruzzo) then appears and Big Bird calls the word watcher.

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