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Big Bird watches Barkley
Air date May 3, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Gary Shimokawa
Sponsors H, 14
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria notices Big Bird staring off into the distance, as he's observing Linda taking Barkley for a walk. He would love to try it and Linda hands him the leash. Barkley takes off, dragging Big Bird around the corner.
Film Wegman dogs make the word GO.
(First: Episode 3347)
Muppets Elmo and Super Grover dance to hip-hop music while chanting the word "Go."
(First: Episode 3311)
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way.
(First: Episode 0538)

Film Kids rehearse a large group African dance in the park, get their faces painted, and perform.
(First: Episode 3079)
Cartoon A Zerkel named Dan demonstrates -an words.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts five children standing behind a park bench.
(First: Episode 2931)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Barkley return, having gone around the block. Linda compliments Big Bird's care and allows him to watch Barkley while she and Maria step out. As a safety precaution, they tie his leash to the Fix-It Shop door. Big Bird wonders what they can do...
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)
Muppets Zoe sings "My Name Is Zoe."
(First: Episode 3387)
Film "Operation Playground": Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Film The floating kids form H.
(First: Episode 3118)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)

SCENE 3 Big Bird decides they can demonstrate the letter of the day - H. However, Barkley won't do any of the H commands Big Bird gives him (HOWL, HOP and HICCUP). He moves away and calls Barkley to come HERE, causing his leash to rip the door off its hinges and smash on the sidewalk.
Cartoon Wilbur and Wanda try to find the lamp in a dark room, while figuring out who's here and there. Finally, their son turns on the light.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3073)
Muppets Ernie is tossing and turning in bed. He sings to the viewers how he feels "When Bert's Not Here."
(First: Episode 2208)
Cartoonsignlanguageabc.jpg Cartoon β€œSigning Alphabet,” an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
(First: Episode 1056)
Film A girl's grandmother teaches Spanish to her parrot Kuka.
(First: Episode 3101)
Animation Counting 1-10 and 10-0 in Spanish (Maria voice-over)
(First: Episode 3008)
SCENE 4 Maria sweeps up the broken glass and Big Bird tearfully explains what happened. Maria and Linda confirm that they're not angry with him and give him a hug. They ask him to watch Barkley as they try to reattach the door, but Big Bird worries he'll just break something again and runs off, wishing to have nothing to do with Barkley ever again.
Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
Muppets Spaceship Surprise: The Next Generation
The crew lands on Planet H. They are greeted by Hopalong Hamster, and see Happy Harry the Hopping Haystack and hula dancing hens.
(First: Episode 3195)
Animation Planet H / h
(First: Episode 2851)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Cartoon Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2985)
SCENE 5 Maria and Linda bring Big Bird to the park to play with Barkley, but he still won't participate. They show him that playing fetch doesn't cause any harm and soon, Big Bird is in better spirits.
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)
Muppets / Celebrity The Count has difficulty arranging the numbers from 0 to 9 in order, because the number 1 won't keep still. Patrick Stewart helps solve his problem by commanding, "Make it so, number 1!" The line doesn't work when The Count uses it, however.
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
Esmae's doll.jpg
Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2843)
Muppets "El Baile del Penguino"
(First: Episode 3133)
Film Girls dance and chant about the number 14.
(First: Episode 3014)
Cartoon The lightning bugs at the Glowworm Jamboree display the numbers 1-14.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Cartoon Growing Numbers #14
(First: Episode 2930)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Barkley continue their game of fetch as Maria and Linda announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear officiates the wedding of Zoe and Telly.

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