Sesame Street
Elmo becomes a bird
Air date May 6, 2004
Season Season 35 (2004)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors X, 2


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN My Favorite Sesame Street Moments:
Harry Connick, Jr. discusses scenes on the stoop and how they represent equality.


SCENE Big Bird welcomes the viewer as he fluffs his feathers. Elmo catches up with him and wants to fluff along, so the two sing a brief fluffing tune. Elmo wonders what it be like to be all feathery and wishes he could be a bird. This summons his Fairy Godperson, who plays back Elmo's wish on his cellular wand. With a musical spell, the Godperson turns Elmo into a little, red bird! He vanishes off to help his next client, a moose who wants to fly like a squirrel. Big Bird is impressed with the new bird Elmo.
SCENE cont'd Big Bird enters Hooper's Store and orders two birdseed milkshakes, one for himself and the other for Elmo. Alan assumes Elmo is just pretending to be a bird and is shocked to see his new form gulp down the birdseed milkshake. Big Bird then invites Elmo-Bird to the Birdketeer meeting.

SCENE cont'd At the Birdketeer meeting, Big Bird introduces everyone to the new Elmo-Bird. They all count the number of times Elmo-Bird flies past them. He flies too high and collides with Super Grover. Grover notes how familiar the bird seems and goes back to the skies.

SCENE cont'd The meeting ends and Big Bird thinks of all the fun, bird things he and Elmo-Bird can do together. However, he soon realizes he'll missing having the actual Elmo around and the two agree he should change back. Elmo-Bird makes a wish to summon the Fairy Godperson, who musically turns Elmo back to his monster self. The Godperson poofs off to pick up things for his mommy ("I'm not just a fairy godperson. I have a life too!"). Elmo is happy to be back to normal, though is craving another birdseed milkshake and heads off to Hooper's for one.
Film Using sign language, a boy reads his poem, "The Hawk."
(First: Episode 3806)
Muppets / Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Gospel Alphabet" with a chorus of Muppets. ("What's the Name of That Song?" edit)
(First: Episode 3825)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: X
Cookie Monster eats the cookie with the letter of the day before he can know what the letter of the day is ("Oh, me feel tremendous guilt."), so an Anything Muppet doctor puts an X-ray in front of Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 4018)
Animation The letter X in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2862)
Muppets Natasha hosts "Baby Talk" with her guest, the letter X.
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: perro
A bunch of dogs pounce Grover to illustrate the word perro.
(First: Episode 3986)
Cartoon A boy talks about his big dog, that will be his best friend no matter what size it will have.
(First: Episode 3791)
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Barnyard
Big Bird looks for Ernie at a barnyard by asking questions to the animals there.
(First: Episode 4032)
Muppets Bert's pigeon Bernice can't play with him, so Ernie pretends that he is Bernice. Then Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he is Ernie's Rubber Duckie.
Animation "There's a Bird on Me" (remake)
(First: Episode 4021)
Muppets Global Grover
Dressed in sheep's clothing, Grover has just returned from the deserts of Arizona where he learned about a family of sheep herders. Just as he's about to sign off, a group of Muppet sheep arrive to take him back to Arizona with the rest of the herd.
(First: Episode 4055)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 2
The Count counts sheep, and says the number of the day will be revealed when the elephant shows up.
Cartoon Astronauts form a 2 in space.
(First: Episode 3713)
Animation Two dogs
Artist: William Wegman
(First: Episode 4025)
Muppets Elmo's World: Up and Down
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 538
Trash is cornered by a gang of noisy Honkers. He solves the problem by hosting a Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree.

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