Sesame Street
Hatching a Honker egg
(repeat of 3402)
Air date January 5, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors N, 13


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.
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)
Cartoon A girl explains why she likes the poet Grubby Groo.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3225)
Film A girl helps her father train for a wheelchair race.
(First: Episode 3275)
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.
Animation A kid makes a birthday card for his dad.
(First: Episode 3638)
Cast / Celebrity Wanda the Word Fairy introduces the viewer to her parents.
(First: Episode 2678)
Owlbirdcompromise Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
Film Alphaboy: Nibbling Noodles with Neighbor Nora
(First: Episode 3465)
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
(EKA: Episode 0763)
Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)
Muppets Maria (in voice-over) gives Humphrey, Ingrid, and Baby Natasha 15 seconds to show what between means, but they don't get it right until after the time is up.
(First: Episode 3646)
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
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 it’s first word – “dada”, believing Luis is his father.
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSamantha shows Grover how to play "Duck Duck Goose."
(First: Episode 3561)
Cartoon A photographer shows off his first picture of cows, his next picture of ducks, and his last picture of a pig.
(First: Episode 1245)
Song "Say Cheese"
(First: Episode 3146)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
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 name Maria and her family are having a Cuban Bar-B-Q. 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.)
(First: Episode 2760)
Film A lady discovers a monumental "N."
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3377)
Cartoon A salesman offers a passerby the letter N for next to nothing.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1804)
Muppets Elmo sings a happy "Be Doodle Dee Dum" with help on the chorus from Zoe, Telly Monster, a Honker, and Baby Bear. He explains that the silly song can be sung anywhere and will help cheer up the singer. Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Ernie, Bert, and Rosita also make brief cameos.
(First: Episode 3613)
Film A girl dances her way into her family portrait.
(First: Episode 3119)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
(First: Episode 3526)
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.
Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3474)
Film Wegman's dogs: Little Jack Horner
(First: Episode 3460)
Muppets The Count sings about the things hands can do.
(First: Episode 3002)
Animation Growing Numbers #13
(First: Episode 2924)
Animation Thirteen hamburgers dance around.
(First: Episode 2785)
Film Kids play rhythms on pots, pans, a barrel and a washboard.
(First: Episode 3443)

SCENE 6 Big Bird gets an idea on how to convince the baby 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 rushes to Telly, having heard about his new baseball cap. However, the hat's peak knocks Elmo out when Telly accidentally hits him with it.

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