Sesame Street
Hurricane, part 2
Air date March 27, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production November 8 & 9, 2000
Sponsors G, 12
Releases Friends to the Rescue
Paley Center Archive


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 The hurricane of the previous day has ended. The episode opens with a view of the human cast sweeping and cleaning outside. The camera pans to the stoop of 123 Sesame Street, where Big Bird and Gordon comment on the damage. Big Bird wonders what has happened to his nest.

SCENE 1, cont'd Big Bird walks with Gordon over to his nest. The doors have been blown down, and debris is scattered everywhere, with only Radar and Mr. Hooper's picture left intact. Big Bird mourns the loss of his nest and cries, and Gordon comforts him. "You're right, Big Bird, it's not all right ... but it will be all right."
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(First: Episode 3154)
SCENE 2 The human characters are now congregated in Big Bird's nest, surveying the damage and helping clean it up. Big Bird remains mournful, reminiscing about "my nest, my home." He is assured that his nest can be fixed, but time and effort will be required for that to happen.
Film Two sisters make their own buildings, both with paper and blocks.
(First: Episode 3686)
Muppets Ernie and Elmo exchange milk and cookies, and sing "Share."
(First: Episode 3825)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #12
(First: Episode 3898)
Film Milo Counting: 12
(First: Episode 3568)
Cartoon Clown Honking #12
(First: Episode 3210)
SCENE 3 Luis draws and shows Big Bird a picture of where the doors to his nest will go. Snuffy walks by and discusses the hurricane with Big Bird. He is sad about the damage, but happy that the storm couldn't blow away his friends.

SCENE 3, cont'd While sifting through the debris, Maria comes across a large feathered hat. Big Bird lets her know that it isn't his, but an Anything Muppet woman walks by and gratefully claims it as her own. Snuffy offers to help Big Bird clean up, suggesting that that's what best friends are for, and they exchange a hug.
Film Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?" against a clip montage of kids.
(First: Episode 3886)
Muppets Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
(First: Episode 3527)
Cartoon What if we celebrated Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Film Kids on a jungle safari spot an ornate G swing through the trees.
(First: Episode 3498)
Animation Pencil box G / g
(First: Episode 3042)
Film G for go, girls, guitar, goldfish etc.
(First: Episode 3269)
SCENE 4 We return to Big Bird and Snuffy. Big Bird remarks that it is time to sing the alphabet song. Gabi and Miles find Big Bird's alphabet sign, albeit in two pieces. They reassemble it, and everyone sings the song in accompaniment. Snuffy goes home afterwards to get a Snuffle Snack. Big Bird is hungry himself, but cannot go to his nest for a birdseed snack. Fortunately, Alan intervenes and invites him over to Hooper's for the same purpose.
cut from the DVD version
Film Kids comment on their favorite foods.
Celebrity Opera star Renée Fleming sings "1-2-3-4-5."
Cartoon Ladies, birds, and fish march forward and backward.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3083)

SCENE 5 Big Bird is enjoying his birdseed milkshake in Hooper's Store. Elmo and Baby Bear walk in, and Baby Bear shows a picture he drew of his family during the hurricane, in which Goldilocks stayed with them. The characters then sing a lullaby to Big Bird, who promptly falls asleep in the store. Baby Bear and Elmo fall asleep as well, leaving Alan the only one awake.
Film William Wegman's dogs portray an orchestra conductor and pianist.
(First: Episode 3945)
Muppets Musical Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf sing "One Fine Face". The two then leave to play bingo with Grandma.
(First: Episode 3949)
Film Paper crumples to reveal G, g, and Gg.
(First: Episode 3128)
Song "Big G and Little G"
(First: Episode 3397)
SCENE 6 Big Bird explains the day's occurrences indoors to Gordon and Susan. He then moves to the window to see how the work on his nest is progressing, but is disappointed. To feel better, he decides to draw a picture.
Film A child explains that he can paint anything.
Cartoon Noodles & Nedd: Leaf Painting
This segment appeared only in the original 2001 broadcast.
Animation A mother and daughter walk through a park. After coming home, the child draws a picture of the things she saw there.
(First: Episode 3955)
This animation replaced the above segment when this episode was rerun on PBS in 2004 and 2005.
Film Ornate 12s fly through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon Rubber Stamp #12
(First: Episode 2932)
SCENE 7 Big Bird finishes the picture he drew, which depicts himself sitting in his nest.
Muppets Elmo's World: Drawing
(First: Episode 3859)
SCENE 8 Big Bird compliments Gordon and Susan about dinner. Big Bird suggests playing with flashlights again, and after the sponsors are read off they start to tell a story.
cut from the DVD version

The story of the hurricane continues in episode 3978...


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