Sesame Street
Big Bird helps Carlo and Gina
Air date November 22, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors R, 20


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Both Gina and Carlo prepare for their new jobs - Gina has opened up a new daycare center around the corner, meanwhile, Carlo assumes Gina's old job, working at Hooper's Store; Big Bird assures them both that he is going to be helping them both, but then faces a problem... if Carlo is going to be at Hooper's, and Gina will be all the way around the corner, how can he help them, if he can't be in two places at once?
Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
Cartoon Leaves form R and r
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Film Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio and some rocks
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Film Paper crumples to reveal R, r, and Rr.
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Muppets Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
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Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)

SCENE 2 Big Bird has finally figured out a solution to help both Gina and Carlo today - he wears roller skates, so he can travel between Hooper's and Gina's Daycare with more speed, thus providing them with the help they need. After checking in with Carlo, Big Bird heads to Gina's, who is in the middle of a guessing game with Zoe, and some kids, with snackfoods. Big Bird sits down for a couple of rounds, but keeps incorrectly guessing birdseed hotdogs, at Gina's clues for an apple, and a banana; Big Bird prepares to leave, but Gina insists he sits for one more round, in which he correctly guesses a birdseed hotdog. Gina then announces that they will soon be going on a field trip to Hooper's to see Carlo, so Big Bird takes off to let him know they're coming.
Song "You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly" to eat some honey!
Muppets / Celebrity Bert and Rick Moranis sit next to each other on a plane, and learn that they (and the rest of the passengers) are alike in more ways than they realized, singing the song "Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello". (new music added)
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Animation The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)
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Film Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
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Cartoon Kids sing about the joys of celery.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2976)
SCENE 3 Big Bird rolls back into Hooper's, to let Carlo know that Gina and the kids will be visiting him soon, and that he needs to be prepared. Carlo says he is prepared, but Big Bird wants to make sure, so they go through a small inventory of what he has available for them, such as juice, milk, and soda for drinking. Big Bird is satisfied knowing he's been a big help to them, but Carlo would like to know how many are coming, so Big Bird takes off to find out for him.
Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
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Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
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Film "Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
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Cartoon "R" for robot, rabbit, run, read, rock, and rocket
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Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
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Song Christopher Cerf sings "I'm a Manatee."
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SCENE 4 Back at the daycare, Gina starts a new game with Zoe and the kids, where they all make up their own dances to the music that's being played. Big Bird returns to take count, but has difficulty, with all the kids moving and dancing around, so he asks Gina to stop for a moment, so he can take count; after seeing that there will be 6 arriving at Hooper's, Big Bird rolls off to tell Carlo.
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Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water. (new sound effects added)
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Animation All living things need clean water.
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Film A boy makes fruit salad.
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SCENE 5 As Big Bird rolls down the street, keeping 6 in mind, Rosita stops him, because she needs helping with counting to 20, as there is one number she keeps forgetting; Big Bird gladly offers his assistance, and they begin counting, and Rosita is reminded that the number she keeps forgetting is 20. After Rosita thanks Big Bird, he goes about his way to let Carlo know the number of kids arriving at Hooper's later, but has now forgotten how many are coming, so he heads back to the daycare to take another count.
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)
Film Growing Numbers #20
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Cartoon Number creatures 20
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Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
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Cartoon A snake is on, in, under, and stuck in a tree branch.
(First: Episode 2967)
SCENE 6 Big Bird returns to Hooper's, having remembered the number of people. He tests Carlo's skills by pretending to order something, when Gina and her kids arrive. Carlo easily remembers their orders by writing them down.
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Animation OP words (Drop / stop / top / hop / pop)
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Film Film of toothpaste and people brushing their teeth.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Erik shows Grover his teeth, and tells him how they are used.
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Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
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Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
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SCENE 7 Gina and Carlo rest after a good day's work and look forward to tomorrow. Big Bird makes sure they'll be fine without his help and decides to continue skating tomorrow. The two then announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear pulls his tie from a's shrunk!

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