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Sesame Street
Opera Day on Sesame Street
Air date April 24, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Production December 13, 1999
January 12, 2000
Sponsors C, 0
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and is approached by Big Bird, who communicates by singing instead of by talking. Bob tells him that is known as opera, as seen in the next segment ...
Muppets Marilyn Horne sings an opera version of "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 3189)
After watching that segment, Big Bird decides that today will be Opera Day on Sesame Street, where everyone will sing what they say.
Cartoon Some yucky little teeth sing praise of Mr. Toothbrush, who brushes them.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3211)
Muppets Super Grover says that he's going to fly up into the air and point to the letter of the day. He begins by getting a running start, but only propels himself sideways, hurting himself in the process. Leaning on the brick wall for support, he thinks maybe he will forget the flying part and just do the pointing part. The following segment presents the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3884)
Animation A strange poem with C words.
(First: Episode 3729)
Cartoon C's are found on a city street.
(First: Episode 3366)
SCENE 2 Big Bird tells Snuffy about Opera Day, but Snuffy doesn't know what he's going to sing yet. Big Bird tells him to just sing what he says, and Snuffy makes a song out of it: "Oh Dear, What Am I Going to Sing?" Elmo and some kids (including Tyler) join them.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings "Sing."
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3794)
Celebrity Cassandra Wilson sings "Reach Your Hand Up High" to some kids.
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
SCENE 3 Oscar is bothered by Elmo and the kids' singing, so Elmo sings a call-and-response song that Grouches will like: the "I Don't Wanna Sing Song."
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
Muppets Super Grover intends to fly into the air and wave at the number of the day. He claims that his springy legs will propel him into the atmosphere. After a few boingy jumps, he decides to forget the propelling part and just do the waving part. The following segment presents the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3884)
Cartoon A girl's friend tries to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
(First: Episode 3609)
Muppets Zoe and Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of zero.
(First: Episode 3386)
Cartoon Gordon narrates "The Maestro Plays," a story featuring adverbs.
(First: Episode 3579)
SCENE 4 Telly approaches Big Bird with something he'd like to sing about: his collection of triangles! Everyone joins him in singing the Triangle Song.
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares
(First: Episode 3277)
SCENE 5 Gordon is about to introduce the number of the day, when Big Bird lets him know that it's Opera Day, so instead, the number 0 introduces herself in an operetta, wishing that she were a superhero. Gordon helps her out by giving her a cape.
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster asks Lexine what 0 is.
(First: Episode 3249)
SCENE 6 At Hooper's, Alan is about to serve the kids, when Telly and Big Bird come in and ask him to sing them the contents of the menu. Alan does so, but when he's done, they ask him to do it again (they were too busy singing along to listen to him).
Animation A cowboy sings about C words that are found in the Old West.
(First: Episode 3579)
Muppets Elmo and Zoe pretend to be cowboys while displaying the letter C.
Cartoon C is for Cowboy (new music added)
(First: Episode 0703)
Cartoon Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccoughing her way through an opera.
(First: Episode 2963)

SCENE 7 Bob, Alan and Telly want to join Big Bird in Opera Day again, but Big Bird has decided to start talking regularly again. Instead, he decides to make today Tag Day, and tags Bob (who liked Opera Day better).
Muppets Elmo's World: Singing
(First: Episode 3851)
SCENE 8 While trying to get away from Bob, Telly and the 0 announce the sponsors.

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