Sesame Street
Whose birthday is it today?
Air date April 5, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors M, X, 13


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Rosita introduces today's sponsors, when Telly excitedly tells her it's somebody's birthday today. He gives her a clue: he lives on Sesame Street. Rosita wonders who it could be, when she overhears Oscar the Grouch talking about his "big day." Rosita assumes it must be his birthday and goes to prepare a surprise.
SCENE 1 Rosita surprises Oscar and singings "A Very Unhappy Birthday (To You)," joined by the Grouchketeers and even Oscar himself. Oscar enjoys the surprise, but loves it even more because it was a wasted effort; today's not his birthday. The "big day" is that the mudman is coming to delivery mud.
SCENE 1 cont'd Telly rushes up to Rosita with another clue: whoever's birthday it is happens to be a "little pal" of Oscar's. Rosita makes another guess and goes to get them their gift.
Cartoon Kids sing "Happy Birthday." While they're singing, a birthday cake with animated candles is shown.
(First: Episode 3005)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
Muppets Mr. Johnson is at home when he calls for pizza delivery. Naturally, the delivery comes by way of Grover who keeps messing up the order because he's not listening to the order. He brings a carpenter's saw and a potted flower attached to his head as a result of cutting Mr. Johnson off mid-sentence.
(First: Episode 2971)
Film Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2929)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
Film A big X emerges, Jaws-like, in a swimming pool.
(First: Episode 3341)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and Snuffy dance a minuet as played by the Tokyo String Quartet.
(First: Episode 3341)
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
Artist: Len Glasser
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets Ernie sings "Little Plant."
(First: Episode 2144)
Cartoon The number 13 is seen as a birdhouse, in a tree, and in the sky.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3276)
Animation Growing Numbers #13
(First: Episode 2924)
Cartoon Rap #13
(First: Episode 2547)
Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
Animation Lillian discusses the adjustments she had to make when her parents had a new baby. She ultimately appreciates her sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2746)

SCENE 2 Rosita and the Grouchkeeters prepare a birthday celebration for Slimey, completely with a birthday apple. Slimey reluctantly goes along with it, but when she gives him a birthday gift (a worm-sized go-kart), he informs her it's not his birthday either. She lets him keep it anyway and he zooms down the street.
SCENE 2 cont'd Rosita begs Telly for another clue, so he tells her that the birthday boy plays a musical instrument. Rosita overhears some flute music and follows it.
Cartoon "I'm Curious"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3066)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
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Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1578)
Film Two girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
(First: Episode 3297)
Cartoon Melba spells her name and her brother's name on their robot, Meltro.
Muppets / Celebrity Grover sings "Monster in the Mirror" assisted by several celebrities, including The Simpsons, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ray Charles.
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Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
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SCENE 3 Rosita finds Carlo practicing his flute and starts singing "Happy Birthday to You." Carlo appreciates her song, but tells her today's not his birthday. She hears Telly practicing his tuba nearby and realizes today is his birthday!
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.
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Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
Cartoon A map of Australia morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2646)
Insert Celina invites Benny Rabbit to dance with her and the kids and he declines, as he only likes doing his own dance - "The Benny Hop." He reluctantly shows them how the dance goes and finds himself having a great time.
(First: Episode 3301)
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Muppets The Mystery Guest is the letter X.
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Cartoon The letter X appears on-screen.
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Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBiff is surprised at how much Daniel knows about the park, even though he's blind.
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Cartoon Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(First: Episode 3277)
SCENE 4 Telly admires the triangular gifts he's received and Oscar announces the sponsors.

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