Sesame Street
Hatching a Honker egg
Air date November 28, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors N, 13
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Two Honkers tell Big Bird (who tells Luis) of their dilemma - they have a doctor's appointment and their egg-sitter never showed up. Luis suggests they take the egg with them, but it could break on the subway. He then suggests that only one parent go, but they both need check-ups. He then gets an idea to have someone else watch the egg. He volunteers Big Bird, who takes the egg back to his nest to sit on it.
Film EGGS... and chickens.
(First: Episode 3267)
Muppets All types of wild animals that lay eggs sing "Let's Lay an Egg."
(First: Episode 3060)
Isadora's sneakers
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(First: Episode 2758)
Song "Hot in the City"
(First: Episode 2751)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Howard's End"
(First: Episode 3263)
Cartoon Beginning / middle / end: a beatnik follows a trombonist's note through a long horn.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3266)
SCENE 2 Luis checks in on Big Bird, who needs to go to the bathroom, but cannot leave the egg alone. He asks Luis to sit on it while he's gone.
Cartoon A girl sits on her mom's lap in a Picasso painting.
(First: Episode 3318)
Cast / Celebrity Wanda the Word Fairy introduces the viewer to her parents.
(First: Episode 2678)
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(First: Episode 3147)
Muppets Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
(First: Episode 2637)
Animation N/n paper fold
(First: Episode 3114)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter N.
(First: Episode 3333)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
Song "Happy Happiness," against footage of kids playing at a beach.
(First: Episode 3320)
SCENE 3 Luis starts to feel silly sitting on the egg, when it begins shaking and cracking open, releasing a baby Honker. Big Bird finally comes back and they hear the Honker honk its first word - "dada", believing Luis is his father.
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)
Muppets The Count sings "Little Miss Count Along" with Zoe.
(First: Episode 3393)
Animation Counting to 10 (Chinese imagery)
(First: Episode 3217)
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(EKA: Episode 2062)
SCENE 4 Luis sings a song to the baby Honker in Spanish, but Big Bird points out the baby may not like it and suggests he sing it in "honk". The baby honks along with him.
Cartoon A map of Puerto Rico forms into the shape of animals and other things that are found there.
(First: Episode 3030)

Film A girl named Maria and her family are having a Cuban barbecue. She invited her friend, Stewart, to enjoy in the fun and learn about Cuban culture.
(First: Episode 2760)
Cartoon A salesman offers a passerby the letter N for next to nothing.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1939)
Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)
Cartoon Leaves form N and n.
(First: Episode 3114)
Song Tony Bennett and Lexine sing "Little Things."
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Song "We're All Growin'"
(First: Episode 3141)
Cartoon "Love" word animation
(First: Episode 0926)
SCENE 5 Big Bird worries that the baby Honker is still calling Luis daddy, but Luis assures him when the parents arrive, the baby will know who his parents really are. Big Bird hears honking, which he guesses are the parents, but are just some kids riding their bikes. The real parents show up and want to take the baby home, but it clings to Luis instead.
Animation A girl dances her way into a family portrait.
(First: Episode 3134)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
Song "Let's Go Tubbin' Today"
(First: Episode 3024)
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)
Animation Thirteen hamburgers dance around.
(First: Episode 2785)
Song "I Put My Leg in My Pants"

SCENE 6 Big Bird gets an idea on how to convince the baby that Luis isn't his father. He has the baby compare the body parts Luis had and the Honkers have. The baby finally sees Luis isn't his father and the Honker family leaves. Big Bird announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo is ANGRY!


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