Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy present "The Letter B Show"
Air date February 6, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors B, 3


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Snuffy greets the viewer and introduces The Letter B Show, hosted by Big Bird (who else?), with Snuffy as co-host. Big Bird tells the audience that everything on their show today will start with the letter B.
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird brings on his first guests - Bob and Baby Bear. They chat for a bit and the two then sing a special song about the letter B. Big Bird cues a break...
Animation B / b candles
(First: Episode 3111)
Song "B is for Bubble" (remake)
(First: Episode 3266)
Muppets Grover recites a poem about a bubble.
(First: Episode 3155)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared? (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0547)
SCENE 2 The Letter B Show resumes and Big Bird presents their next guest - Barkley! Big Bird announces that Barkley will do a special B-trick, never done anywhere in the world before: he will beat some bongos, bong a bell, bounce a ball and bite a bone. Barkley instead runs off with the bone in his mouth. To make up for lost time, Big Bird presents an Alphaboy adventure...
Film Alphaboy: B - a bumpy bicycle ride.
(First: Episode 3401)
SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird displays a stack of baloney from the previous film and brings in his next guest, Alphaboy himself! Snuffy is starstruck as Alphaboy zips around balancing the baloney. Big Bird prepares for their next guest - the actual letter B, but the letter doesn't seem to be around yet.
Cartoon In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 3311)
Celebrity "Rubber Duckie" with Little Richard.
(First: Episode 3263)
Cartoon A little girl counts the reasons why she likes the number 3.
(First: Episode 3532)
Film Three kids dance for the number 3.
(First: Episode 3167)
Cartoon In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(First: Episode 3285)
Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(First: Episode 2876)
Cartoon A poem about dogs of different sizes, feelings and colors.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2924)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy wait for the letter B, who is still a no-show. They call Barkley back in to try his trick again, but he rolls over instead. Alphaboy saves the day by doing the trick himself. Big Bird throws to another break, hoping the letter B will arrive when they return.
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(First: Episode 2862)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
(First: Episode 2792)
Film Three Wegman dogs are arranged in different ways.
(First: Episode 3312)
Cartoon African quilt pattern #2
(First: Episode 3134)
SCENE 4 The Letter B Show is back, but time is running out and the letter B still hasn't shown up. Suddenly, a hot air balloon floats down, carrying the letter B (who simply had a long, complicated commute).
Cartoon A baby demonstrates 'happy,' 'surprised' and 'sad.'
(First: Episode 3396)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
(First: Episode 2568)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2592)
Muppets Prairie Dawn hosts "Amazing Animal Tricks" with guest Old MacDonald, who has brought his cow. The cow plans on saying the alphabet, but all she does is moo, while MacDonald translates (much to Prairie's disappointment).
Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes) (new music added)
(First: Episode 1245)
Muppets Hero Guy: Hero Guy grows big for his big heroic adventure. When Hero Guy is too big, he shrinks small for his wee-little adventure.
Muppets Elmo's World: Bugs
(First: Episode 3917)
SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy close out the show with the letter B, as Alphaboy zips by once more.

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