Sesame Street
Making a kite
Air date April 24, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors W, 14
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Zoe and Elmo welcome the viewer and invite them to watch their favorite movie, which they argue about (each claiming to have seen it more times than the other)...
Film Coverage of a spring kite-flying festival, where both kids and grownups can participate.
(First: Episode 3276)
SCENE 1 cont'd Inspired by the film, Elmo proposes they make their own kites. They head over to Hooper's Store, where Alan tells them they unfortunately don't sell kites.

SCENE 1 cont'd The two monsters are sad and inform Gabi on their situation. She happens to have a book on making kites and brings it to them, along with tons of supplies. Together, they make a nice pair of kites.

SCENE 1 cont'd The monsters are ready to fly them, but discover there's no wind to make the kites move. Gabi teaches them how wind works, then heads to the Mail It Shop to work. Elmo and Zoe try making their own wind to fly the kites, but they can't move enough air. Fortunately enough, the Big Bad Wolf arrives, perfect for the job. He then has to leave for lunch, causing the kites to crash to the ground and break.
SCENE 1 cont'd The monsters are distraught, when Gabi realizes they can take the unbroken pieces of each kite and make one kite that they can share. They combine their kites and try waiting for the Big Bad Wolf to return, when the wind picks up and takes their kite into the sky!
Film Kids display their art.
(First: Episode 3924)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
(First: Episode 2568)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 14
The number 14 emerges from a cannon after the Count learns that it is the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3988)
Cartoon "Fourteen Desert"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3267)
Film Kid mural painting #14
(First: Episode 3613)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
SCENE 2 The Big Bad Wolf joins Big Bird and the kids for "The Huffing and Puffing Alphabet."
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2592)

Muppets Journey to Ernie: Beach
Big Bird searches for Ernie at the beach.
(First: Episode 4034)
Muppets Ernie's Show and Tell: A child shows Ernie their sea shell and they listen to the ocean with it.

Muppets Global Grover
Grover comes back from Malaysia, where they make kites with bamboo sticks, strings, glue and paper.
Cartoon Global Thingy
Popcorn Thingy learns to share.
Muppets The Letter of the Day: W
Cookie Monster attempts to convince himself not to eat the letter cookie, naming words that begin with the letter instead. Prairie Dawn walks by, but Cookie Monster is too deep in thought to notice her presence. When Prairie finally receives Cookie's attention, he eats the cookie!
(First: Episode 3992)
Film Kids fly and form the letter W.
(First: Episode 3181)
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: teléfono
Big Bird and Snuffy don't know the Spanish word for "telephone," but someone calls them to announce it: teléfono.
(First: Episode 3992)
cut from the Sprout version
Muppets Elmo's World: Sky
(First: Episode 3982)
SCENE 3 Big Bird announces the sponsors, which the Big Bad Wolf then blows away. With nothing left to huff and puff, he blows Big Bird and then himself away.

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