Sesame Street
Big Bird finds a wand
(repeat of 3206)
Air date March 21, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors J, W, 18
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria is fixing the toaster of the Fairy Godmother. Maria finds it odd that she doesn't just fix it with magic; the Fairy Godmother replies that she only uses it for special occasions. For instance, she uses it right now to poof up her to-do list (without it, she'd be utterly lost with her priorities). Maria goes inside to work on it, while the Godmother goes off to do her errands.

SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird walks by and notices her wand is left on the worktable. He assumes it's a toy belonging to Gabi and decides to keep watch of it, noticing how busy Maria is inside. He comes up with a spell for "a monster of a party" for Maria, when suddenly, some monsters appear in the Fix-It Shop and the whole store is turned into a party. Maria is confused and Big Bird, unaware that the spell actually worked, goes off.
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(First: Episode 2141)
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(First: Episode 0784)
Film Flamingos walk around to classical music. (new child voiceovers added)
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2627)
Muppets / Celebrity Rosie O'Donnell and Elmo perform a rap version of "One Two Buckle My Shoe."
(First: Episode 3204)
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop) (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 2873)
4087 joey karate
Film Rory, the green-belt aged 6, goes to karate class and learns under his sensei, where he does toe touches, kicking, stretches, jumping jacks, and an unnamed move consisting of tumbling, then posing. Not only do they practice inside, but they also practice outside in the park.
(First: Episode 3423)
Cartoon A spoof of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" - the number of sandwiches the singer has to choose from.
(First: Episode 2859)
Animation Growing Numbers #18
(First: Episode 2933)
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
(First: Episode 2549)
Film Kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3434)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
Animation Planet J/j
(First: Episode 2833)
SCENE 2 Maria asks the monsters how they got into the store. They're not sure, but are sure of one's still a fine time to party!

SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird encounters Telly, who's feeling happy because he has his pogo stick to bounce on. Big Bird thinks everyone else would be happy if they had one too and casts another seemingly fake spell. Unbeknownst to him, Maria, the monsters and others are all now jumping on pogo sticks themselves!
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter W.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3366)
Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
Cartoon A salesman hawks the letter W in a commercial.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3242)
Muppets On a tropical island, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover and a Caribbean Anything Muppet back-up band sing "Take a Rest."
(First: Episode 3107)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
Cast Savion sings "You Ought to Meet My Uncle," a song about different ways of dancing (and different uncles), and he dances with the kids.
(First: Episode 3140)
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(First: Episode 3269)
Cartoon The word "GO" races down the street.
(First: Episode 3311)
Muppets Elmo and Super Grover dance to hip-hop music while chanting the word "Go."
(First: Episode 3311)
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(First: Episode 3358)
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(First: Episode 2564)
Muppets / Cast Carlo sings a story-song about a prince who only says "No me gusta."
(First: Episode 3326)
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
SCENE 3 Big Bird comes up with another spell he'd try if the wand were real: to see some singing squirrels at a street sign. He waves the wand, conjuring up...
Muppets The Squirrelles sing "Da Don't Walk."
(First: Episode 3206)
Film The sign flashes WALK and DON'T WALK as kids read the indications out loud, and people wait and cross the street in fast-motion.
(First: Episode 3272)
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells the story of a sad mouse.
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3367)

Song "What's Inside?" (Cookie Monster cameo)
(First: Episode 3134)
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
Film Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(First: Episode 3280)
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Muppets Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie."
(First: Episode 2310)
Cartoon A girl dances with a tiger.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3387)

SCENE 4 The Fairy Godmother walks in on the pogo stick monster party, which still won't end. Big Bird then enters and they see he has the magic wand. He returns so the Fairy Godmother can instead send the party monsters to her house. Since Maria hasn't had the time to fix her toaster either, she fixes that with magic too. She and Big Bird head off to the party, while Maria stays behind and announces the sponsors.

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