Sesame Street
Big Bird has breakfast with Luis and Maria
Air date February 19, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Victor DiNapoli
Sponsors A, 8, "Granny Bird's special birdseed bread, toasted"
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird has breakfast with Luis and Maria. Granny Bird has made some birdseed bread for Big Bird, and Big Bird wants it toasted, but when Maria and Luis get ready to toast the bread, their toaster breaks.
Film A girl talks about making bread.
(First: Episode 3742)
Cartoon Soul A!
(First: Episode 3359)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks Jawhara what letter they're holding.
(First: Episode 3234)
Film The letter A dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3569)
SCENE 2 Big Bird really wants to have the toasted bread, but Luis thinks it may take a while to repair their toaster. Gabi recommends they call someone and borrow one. Gordon and Susan don't appear to be home, so they try calling others, while Luis heads to the Fix-It Shop to repair their toaster.
Cartoon Figures dance around a telephone as it rings.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3058)
Muppets Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Telly and Alexa play a guessing game based around parts of the face.
Cartoon Noodles & Nedd: Noodles tries to get Nedd to feed him while Nedd is fixated on looking at the stars through his telescope.
(First: Episode 3701)
SCENE 3 Maria calls Gina, who is currently having breakfast with a Honker. She tells Maria she doesn't even own a toaster. Gabi recommends they head to Hooper's Store and try the toaster there.
Muppets Mysterious Theater: The Case of the Missing Toast
Lady Agatha can't find her toast or roast, so Sherlock Hemlock figures that it is a "rhyme crime", and suspects a ghost is the culprit. The thief turns out to be Vincent Twice, the host.
(First: Episode 2943)
SCENE 4 Luis is still fixing the toaster as they all head into Hooper's. Alan is willing to let Big Bird toast his bread in the store toaster, but first, Alan has to prepare some toast for the toast-loving monsters who've just arrived.
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
Muppets Ernie and Elmo exchange milk and cookies, and sing "Share."
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
SCENE 5 The monsters are very satisfied with their toast and head off. Alan puts Big Bird's bread in the toaster, which instantly breaks down because of being used too much. Maria takes it to the Fix-It shop to repair it
SCENE 5 cont'd Just as they all leave, Mr. Johnson arrives, asking for some toast.
Animation Two pipe-cleaner parents dig up some of their old toys, including a teddy bear, which they fight over until they accidentally rip it in half. They repair it with some chewed-up gum, and then decide to give it to the baby.
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Muppets / Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Gospel Alphabet" with a chorus of Muppets.
Film A boy loves learning about fish. He reads books about them, and even catches them.
(First: Episode 3689)

SCENE 6 Maria brings Alan's toaster to the Fix-It Shop, where Luis reports he needs a replacement part for their own toaster. He phones Sally of "Sal's Toaster Parts," who claims she can get the part to him in a few days. When she learns it's for his own toaster, she has it shipped via air mail immediately.
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Film Milo Counting: 8
(First: Episode 3554)
Cartoon Clown Honking #8
(First: Episode 3224)
SCENE 7 Luis finishes with the toaster and they place Big Bird's toast inside. They wait in anticipation and the bread comes out perfectly toasted! Big Bird happily chows down.
Film A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
(First: Episode 3266)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape (new music added)
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter A, which stands for artist and airplane.
(First: Episode 3534)
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
Cartoon Fluffy recalls being a homeless dog, getting taken in to the dog pound, and meeting his new pal Petey.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2981)
SCENE 8 Big Bird has eaten all the toast, when Alan arrives for his toaster, which has yet to be fixed. Maria allows him to borrow their toaster and Big Bird goes to write to Granny Bird about her wonderful bread. Gabi then leaves to go play with Miles. Maria and Luis begin working on "their greatest challenge."
Muppets Elmo's World: Books
(First: Episode 3817)
SCENE 9 Maria and Luis continue tinkering with Alan's toaster, as Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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