Sesame Street
National Bird Day
Air date March 6, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors P, 13


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird does a "look-at-everybody-sideways birdcall" to ring in National Bird Day. He then joins Luis and the kids in the arbor to play an animal guessing game.

Muppets Monster Clubhouse
Today's furry shape of the day is the Triangle. A penguin subs for The Elephant, and the monsters sing The Alphabet Song in Monster and English.
(First: Episode 3974)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 13
Thirteen dancing vegetables show up after learning that the number of the day is 13.
(First: Episode 3986)
Cartoon A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)
Animation Abstract count to 13.
(First: Episode 2809)


SCENE 2 Big Bird is really excited about National Bird Day. He explains to Gordon that it is celebrated by people saying "Happy Bird Day!" and birds gather to sing and dance and have a parade together. But Big Bird doesn't see any birds on the street. Big Bird teaches Gordon the National Bird Day song. Big Bird is discouraged at the lack of birds, and someone hears his cry for help ... it's Super Grover! Yay! Big Bird suggest that Super Grover pretend to be a bird so they can dance the National Bird Dance together. A dancing cow joins them. Big Bird then runs into Snuffy and whines about how he can't have a Bird Parade all by himself. Snuffy gathers a bunch of kids and they all pretend to be birds for the purposes of parading. Big Bird is still a bit dismayed, so Snuffy suggests trying bird calls to summon the birds. Suddenly the street fills with penguins and chickens and other birds, all of whom inform him that National Bird Day is not that day, but the next. However, they agree to start the festivities early with Big Bird.
Film Using sign language, a boy reads his poem, "The Hawk."
(First: Episode 3806)

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm with the Three Little Pigs.
(First: Episode 3993)
Animation Colored birds bring color to a paper world as "Frère Jacques" plays.
(First: Episode 3983)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box with the Martians' help.
(First: Episode 3981)
Muppets / Celebrity Béla Fleck performs a concerto for banjo and two chickens.
(First: Episode 3842)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box across the tightrope. We found him!
(First: Episode 3983)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie!
Muppets The Letter of the Day: P
Since P begins the word "Prairie", Prairie Dawn does not want Cookie Monster to eat the letter of the day, so she puts a blindfold on him. She should have plugged his nose, too, since he still finds it.
Film P for party, picture and puzzle.
(First: Episode 3267)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: agua
Rosita shows the viewer what agua means.
(First: Episode 3984)
Muppets Elmo's World: Birds
(First: Episode 3945)
SCENE 3 Big Bird bends over sideways again to announce today's sponsors.

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