Sesame Street
The Adventures of Little Big Bird, Part 1
Air date December 29, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors M, 20
Releases Elmo and Friends: Tales of Adventure, Online Streaming

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Maria explains how water helps keep your body cool and gives you energy. However, Oscar thinks it's fun to spray Maria with Fluffy's trunk.
cut from the Netflix version
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SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. He says we are just in time for Mumford's magic tricks. A group of people (including Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Noel MacNeal) has already gathered around.
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SCENE 1 , cont'd At that moment, Alan, Gordon and a little girl arrive. The little girl tells Big Bird that she can't see in front of him because he is big. Alan tells Big Bird to move to the back, so they will be in the front.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Mumford announces to everyone that he is going to performed his new magic trick, the "big and little" trick. Using the big letter, M, he is going to make it little. With the wave of Mumford's wand and the magic words, "A la peanut butter sandwiches!", a flash of light appears, but the M still remains big. Mumford believes he needs more practice and goes off, saying his magic words.
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SCENE 1, cont'd At that moment, Gordon notices that Big Bird is gone. Alan thinks that Big Bird must have gone to his play date with Snuffy. They both decide not to worry about him and go back to their chess game.
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SCENE 1, cont'd As everyone leaves, Big Bird's voice is heard around the steps of 123 Sesame Street and it turns out that he has become little. Small things look big to him, such as a paper clip and a leaf. Soon, Big Bird finds out that he has become little, but he wonders, how did that happen?
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SCENE, cont'd Suddenly, Big Bird remembers that Mumford was performing his big and little trick and made him little instead of the letter M.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Just then, an ant comes by and notices Big Bird. The ant remembers Big Bird because of how big his feet were at first, but now the ant is able to see Big Bird at his own size. Big Bird explains to him what happened and then asks if he is new in the neighborhood, since he has never met an ant before. The ant explains that people that are big never notice small people like him. He then goes off to bring a bread crumb to his ant colony.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Big Bird feels great that he is seeing a new point of view from being little. He sings "So Many Things a Little Bird Can Do."
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SCENE 1, cont'd Suddenly, Snuffy has arrived for his play date with Big Bird. Big Bird tries to call to him, but Snuffy cannot hear him since Big Bird is little and has a quiet voice. Snuffy goes off to look for Big Bird.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Big Bird doesn't like being little anymore and wishes to be big again. His only hope is to find Mumford and make him big again. At that moment, Big Bird spots Alan and Gordon playing chess near Hooper's Store and calls to them, but they cannot hear him. Big Bird plans to get closer to Alan and Gordon, hoping they can help him find Mumford. He embarks on his journey toward Hooper's store.
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Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(First: Episode 3398)
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: M

Prairie Dawn and Cookie Monster present the letter M. "Mmm" is the sound Cookie Monster makes when eating a cookie, thereby encouraging him to eat the letter as well.
(First: Episode 4069)

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Animation "You Got an M Song"
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Film Two girls clap to Miss Mary M.
(First: Episode 3297)
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Animation M for moon, monster, monkey and magic
(First: Episode 3422)
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Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: música
Rosita and Miles play their guitars as they demonstrate the Spanish word for "music."
(First: Episode 4079)
cut from the online version
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Animation Colored birds bring color to a paper world as "Frère Jacques" plays.
(First: Episode 3983)
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Muppets / Celebrity Diana Krall sings "Everybody's Song" with Elmo and everybody in attendance.
(First: Episode 3961)
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Animation Plastic musical instruments line up and play a tune.
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Muppets The Count watches his favorite TV program, 24. The episode stars a Jack Bauer parody Muppet trying to pull himself up from the side of a cliff, while the Count counts each second to 24. At the show's end, it is revealed that he is hanging only a few inches off the ground. He drops down and walks away.
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Cartoon Potatoes marching song
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Muppets Reporting for Nursery Rhyme News: Prairie Dawn finds out that Jack be Nimble is too tired to jump over the candlestick.
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Film A little girl explains what energy is, what kind of foods give you energy, and what other animals (and cars) need for their own kind of energy.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Papa Bear has Antonio demonstrate his capability of doing splits.
(First: Episode 4090)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert reminisce about "Things That I Remember" over a montage of classic Ernie and Bert clips.
(First: Episode 3656)
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Muppets Global Grover: Grover returns from China with a peacock and persuades it to do its Peacock dance. (extended ending)
(First: Episode 4057)
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Animation Mannequins in a store window dance.
(First: Episode 4050)
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Muppets The Number of the Day:

The Count and The Countess: 20

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Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
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Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
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Cartoon The jungle creatures dance and form a 20.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3835)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Up and Down
(First: Episode 4080)
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SCENE 2 Little Big Bird announces the sponsors, and hopes he'll be big again soon.

Notes

  • In both parts of this story, Big Bird is performed by Caroll Spinney in scenes where he's big, and by Matt Vogel when he's small.
  • Big Bird had imagined himself miniaturized in Episode 0212.


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