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Sesame Street
Big Bird wants someone to walk around the block with him
Air date April 2, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Steven Feldman
Sponsors D, 1


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer and introduces the sponsors for today. He adds that today, he and Snuffy will be walking around the entire block. However, Snuffy shows up to report that he has to cancel - his Snufflegarden is putting on a number play (he'll be playing the number 1) and he must go to an emergency rehearsal. As Snuffy heads off, Big Bird gets the idea to ask Maria.
Song "We're Talking 'Bout the Number One"
(First: Episode 3154)
Cartoon Kids count one duck in the pond.
(First: Episode 3095)
Muppets Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Herry Monster and Baxter pretend to be firefighters.
Cartoon A gorilla outgrows his toy fire truck, and is about to throw it away, when he decides to pass it on to his little brother.
(First: Episode 2840)
SCENE 2 Big Bird asks Maria to walk with him, but she's too busy fixing all the toasters for the National Toast Lover's breakfast luncheon. One member arrives with yet another to fix. Maria points out Gordon running by and recommends Big Bird go with him instead.
Film A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
(First: Episode 3656)
Insert Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3819)
Animation D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
Animation D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
(First: Episode 3407)
Animation D for draw, dent, drop, dance, and done
(First: Episode 3060)
SCENE 3 Big Bird finally catches up with Gordon, who tells him they can walk later; he's jogging now and wants the exercise. Big Bird thinks they can both go around the block together; he'll walk while Gordon jogs. However, Gordon is already down the block before Big Bird takes a few steps. He hears some honking from the Honkers, thinking they'll be good walking companions.
Cartoon "There's an Exercise That's Right" even for a snake.
(First: Episode 2962)
Insert Zoe shows the viewers her Zoemobile's horn and bell.
(First: Episode 3826)
Film Kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3434)
SCENE 4 Big Bird finds a pair of Honkers, but must keep quiet - they're tending to their sleeping baby Honker and tell him they'll join him later.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 3786)
Insert Zoe drives by in her Zoemobile, introducing the word of the day.
(First: Episode 3819)
Song "Walk!"
(First: Episode 3830)
Cartoon Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
(First: Episode 1309)

SCENE 5 "What is this world coming to when a bird can't find someone he knows for a nice, little, friendly stroll?," Big Bird wonders aloud. Zoe, Telly and Bob all yell from the apartments above, telling Big Bird they can't right now; maybe later. Snuffy returns from his rehearsal, but now must take Alice to her pre-Snufflegarden play about the alphabet (she's the letter D). In desperation, Big Bird asks the fire hydrant to join him.
Cartoon D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
Film Two girls sing "Dipsy Doodle D" while clapping each others hands.
(First: Episode 3305)
Muppets Zoe introduces an Ernie and Bert segment.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie keeps Bert awake at night singing "What's the Name of That Song?"
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
SCENE 6 Big Bird gives up on finding someone, when Slimey makes his presence know and wants to join him. Big Bird asks Oscar's permission first and he tells Big Bird to walk at a "worm's space" so Slimey won't have to keep up. Big Bird doesn't want to be gone all day, though and thinks of another solution.
Cartoon A man has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3270)
Muppets / Celebrity Trisha Yearwood sings "I'm Talkin' Love" to explain to Herry Monster about how she feels when she misses her friend who is very far away (further than China or New Jersey even). Baby Bear and Grover happen by to help sing back-up before her friend arrives. At the end, a Martian materializes and Herry notes, "Some guys have all the luck."
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
Film "Jack-a-Nory" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3615)
SCENE 7 Slimey gives Big Bird an idea: he can ride on Big Bird as he walks; a perfect, time-saving idea!
Muppets Elmo's World: Transportation

SCENE 8 Big Bird and Slimey return from their walk to find all their friends are waiting for them. It's finally "later" and they can all join them! Maria announces the sponsors (shown on Snuffy and Alice's outfits) and they all go for another walk.

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