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Sesame Street
A visit from Auntie Audubon
Air date March 10, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors W, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird, Zoe and Lexine are all playing with their favorite toys. Lexine has a fire engine, Zoe has a golf ball, and Big Bird, of course, has Radar. Big Bird sings a song to Radar, "You're More than a Toy to Me".
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Just then, Big Bird receives a visit from his Auntie Audubon (Pam Arciero), who tells him to put Radar away, because she has something better for him ...
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Animation Stop-motion: The word TOY is spelled in blocks.
(First: Episode 3394)
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Muppets Fairy Tales Today: Rapunzel’s Hair. Prairie Dawn goes to the park where a large braid of hair is all over the place, causing various people to trip on it. Rapunzel gets her hair stuck and can't break free, until a bystander brings up the idea of a haircut.
(First: Episode 3460)
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Film What sound does a rooster make?
(First: Episode 3278)
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Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)
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SCENE 2 Auntie Audubon tells Big Bird to put away his bear again, because today is a special occasion. Lexine wants to know what's in the box Auntie brought, but first Auntie shows them some pictures from the Bird family album, including one of herself. Lexine points out that all of Big Bird's relatives are holding the same stuffed dodo doll, which has been in the family for generations.
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As it turns out, Auntie has brought that very dodo doll to pass down to Big Bird, whom she insists must give up his "childish" teddy bear ...
2096d.jpg Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
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Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
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Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
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Animation W for water, wind, wave and wet
(First: Episode 3198)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird insists that he doesn't need Dodo, because Radar is a good enough toy. Auntie has them all play a "One of These Things" game with Dodo and three other car toys. Big Bird gets the answer right, and points out that the same game can be played with Radar. Auntie is still determined to prove that Dodo is the better toy.
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Animation Can you find the birds in this picture?
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Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
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Muppets Ernie talks about the differences between himself and his cousin, Ernestine. He can't find anything that they have in common -- until he hears Ernestine laugh.
(First: Episode 2053)
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Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(First: Episode 0821)
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Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
Music: "Portrait d'un robot", composed by Janko Nilovic
(First: Episode 2226)
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SCENE 4 Auntie asks Big Bird to play another game, which involves him closing his eyes and counting backwards from 10. While his eyes are closed, Auntie leads the girls out of the room so Big Bird can be alone with Dodo.
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Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3102)
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Muppets Elmo and Telly show "forward" and "backward."
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Animation Computer: forward / backward
(First: Episode 3077)
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Insert Gordon does the "Cold Dance" with some kids and Natasha.
(First: Episode 3359)
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Cartoon Snowmen show the word COLD.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
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Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0023)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird decides to ignore Dodo and play "superheroes" with Radar instead. While doing this, he pretends to notice that Dodo looks sad, and invites Dodo to join them.
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Auntie is about to go home, but soon realizes that she wants Dodo back!
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Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
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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. (Note: Stewart has a ball with a picture of Oscar the Grouch on it.)
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Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Film A man dances in a W costume on the beach.
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Cartoon W for Willamina (new music added)
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Film Wegman's dogs form a W.
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Celebrity Oscar loves the dissonant sounds of the Tokyo String Quartet tuning up their instruments, but when they start playing a classical piece, he's disgusted and asks them to tune up again.
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Cartoon Number Guy: β€˜β€™β€™How Many Elephants Can You Fit in a Room?’’’ The answer is 4.
(First: Episode 3358)
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Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
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Film Egyptian figures illustrate the number 4.
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Film Kids demonstrate near and far with soccer balls.
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Guys and Dolls"
Herry Monster sings about how he likes to play with dolls, and Ruby sings about how she likes to play with trucks.
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Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch).
(First: Episode 0493)
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SCENE 6 During a reprise of "More Than a Toy", Auntie doesn't know whether to act her age or keep her precious Dodo. Big Bird reassures her that getting older won't make her stop loving Dodo, and she feels better about keeping Dodo. They finish the song, and announce the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo, Zoe and Lexine are playing "Gone with the Wind".


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