Sesame Street
Alan makes a birdseed pizza for Big Bird
Air date April 26, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors G, 7
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird watches through the Hooper's Store window as Jasmine tries string beans for the first time. She tries some and she likes them! This inspires Big Bird to try something new at Hooper’s too. Instead of his usual birdseed milkshake and birdseed cookies, he he’d like a different birdseed food, but Alan only knows those two recipes. Big Bird leaves to fetch his birdseed recipe book.
Song "You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly" explains that kids and animals can like the same foods.
(First: Episode 3398)
Muppets Elizabeth and Little Murray Sparkles love letters, and watch a segment about the letter of the day ...
(First: Episode 3893)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
Film Kids on a jungle safari spot an ornate G swing through the trees.
(First: Episode 3498)
Animation Letter G drawing with kid voice-over. (new music added)
(First: Episode 0306)

SCENE 2 Alan browses the cookbook when a hungry duck rushes into the store. Big Bird translates and discovers the duck wants something to eat. He and the duck browse the cookbook for a new meal to share, when they come across a recipe for “Birdseed Pizza”, which they’ve never had before and would like to try, but Big Bird thinks he wants something else.
Cartoon Name That Food ("Will you eat it?")
(First: Episode 1491)
Muppets Little Murray Sparkles wants to sing along with the next segment ...
2096i Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter". (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon G For Giggle (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0357)
Song "Big G and Little G"
(First: Episode 3397)
SCENE 3 The duck gets antsy when Big Bird can’t find something to eat. Big Bird decides to go with the duck and order pizza. Telly and Tarah arrive and claim they’re ordering pizza too and would like to share it with them. However, Telly and Tarah don’t want to share a birdseed pizza with them, but they would like to share it if each half was to each other’s preference.
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)
Film Seven kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(First: Episode 3844)
Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
Muppets Elizabeth considers the viewer her friend.
Cartoon Boris and Saurus, best friends, fight over what they want on their pizza, and eventually make up.
(First: Episode 3883)
SCENE 4 As Alan takes their order, he gives them the potential pizza sizes – small, medium and large. They all agree that the large would satisfy them all. Now, they wait.
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 Elizabeth loves numbers, and introduces the next segment ...
(First: Episode 3893)
Cartoon Rap #7
(First: Episode 2506)
Film Milo Counting: 7
(First: Episode 3595)
Cartoon Seven animals in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1530)
Muppets Elizabeth introduces the viewer to Suzie Kabloozie.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie and her cat Feff pretend to be each other.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3727)
SCENE 5 While they wait, the group plays “Three of These Things” with the napkins, plates, cups and the flower pot, with the flower pot being the odd one out.
Animation Flower pattern - what goes in the middle?
(First: Episode 3802)
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
SCENE 6 Still waiting, the gang passes the time by singing “The Alphabet Song” (complete with an Italian-music arrangement). After the song, Alan finally arrives with the pizza!
Animation A pizza is made, and the slices form the word PIZZA.
(First: Episode 3393)
Muppets / Celebrity The Goo Goo Dolls and Elmo sing "Pride," which celebrates Elmo's achievements of tasks like dressing himself.
(First: Episode 3871)
Animation African quilt pattern #2
(First: Episode 3134)
Muppets Elizabeth learns that Little Murray Sparkles loves dogs, and wants to see some of them ...
(First: Episode 3893)
Film Wegman's dogs bake bread.
(First: Episode 3740)
SCENE 7 Having eaten most of the pizza, they thank Alan. Big Bird and the duck especially love the new food they tried.
Muppets Elmo's World: Singing
(First: Episode 3851)
SCENE 8 Big Bird and the duck read the cookbook for something new to eat tomorrow and Alan announces the sponsors.

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