Sesame Street
Granny Bird might visit
Air date May 7, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors V, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob helps Big Bird clean up his nest for an upcoming visit from Granny Bird today. She phones him with some bad news: her plane has been delayed and she may not make it at all. Big Bird gets sad, when Bob leaves to fetch something that should cheer him up.
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(First: Episode 3154)

Muppets Theater in the Park
Telly stars in a production of "Romeo and Alphabet."
(First: Episode 3330)
Cartoon Ranger Armbuckle talks about how plants travel -- by sowing their seeds.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2727)
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(First: Episode 2891)
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 1-10
(First: Episode 2530)

SCENE 2 Bob returns with a copy of Raffi's Five Little Ducks, which he reads to Big Bird. His spirits are lifted, until he realizes Granny Bird would've loved the story, reminding him of her absence.
Animation "Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
(First: Episode 3396)
Film Kids find a wild letter V in the jungle.
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
Film Floating kids make the letter V.
(First: Episode 3133)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Feelin' Good/Feelin' Bad."
(First: Episode 1164)
Animation A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(First: Episode 3105)
SCENE 3 Bob paces the floor, thinking of some way to cheer Big Bird up. Carlo happens by and believes he has a solution - play the "Crying Game." The upbeat song wipes away Big Bird's blues, but replaces it with anger over the situation instead.
Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)
Muppets / Celebrity "Minnesota Shorts" (Rick Moranis) has trouble becoming pool champion of the world when Grover keeps pestering him with questions, in this spoof of The Hustler.
(First: Episode 2981)
Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places.
(First: Episode 3231)
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0255)
Film Wegman's dogs are really sound sleepers - neither an alarm, nor a jackhammer nor an elephant will wake them up.
(First: Episode 3010)
SCENE 4 Big Bird is still fed up over Granny Bird flaking out on him, when Bob tells him that it's okay to be angry. Big Bird asks to be left alone for a moment; he prefers to let out his anger that way.
SCENE 4 cont'd Bob steps outside the nest, when Big Bird starts yelling some anger-fueled gibberish. Suddenly, Granny Bird arrives, having caught another flight. Big Bird isn't ready to see her, as he's still angry, so Granny Bird leaves. Big Bird, now feeling better, realizes she's gone and throws another fit.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(First: Episode 3031)
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
Muppets Oscar the Grouch sings "I'm Sad Because I'm Happy."
(First: Episode 3394)
Cartoon A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(First: Episode 3093)
SCENE 5 Big Bird vents his frustrations to Bob, when Granny Bird returns. She's assembled a group of violin-playing penguins to orchestrate a song for her grandson. She sings that if when they're apart, they can sing the song and be reminded of each other. The two birds reconcile and go to play a game of football.
Film V for violin: kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the violin.
(First: Episode 3280)
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Film V for voice, violin, Victrola, etc.
(First: Episode 3399)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's Prairie's Problem?" in which contestants try to figure out why Prairie Dawn can't use one of her senses (i.e., which part of her face is covered).
(First: Episode 2466)
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2486)
Film Lindsey practices her basketball shooting with Steph.
Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)

SCENE 6 Big Bird announces the sponsors, then throws a long pass to Granny Bird.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: A Scottie dog sings about wanting to be scratched, while Bob plays the piano.

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