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Sesame Street
The Adventures of Little Big Bird, Part 2
Air date December 30, 2005
(season finale)
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors L, 7
Releases Elmo and Friends: Tales of Adventure, Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Alicia Keys says that moving your body is a great way to be healthy and strong, no matter if you move fast or slow. Then she and Elmo start to dance to get their bodies in healthy shape.
SCENE Snuffy is walking around the arbor looking for Big Bird. He asks Gordon and Alan if they have seen Big Bird, but they say that they haven’t seen him. Snuffy continues to look for Big Bird and thinks it shouldn’t be hard because he is so big.
cut from the DVD version
SCENE, cont'd As Snuffy passes by 123 Sesame Street, Big Bird (played by Matt Vogel) calls out to him and runs after him, but Snuffy doesn’t hear him or notice him. Suddenly Big Bird notices the viewers and welcomes them to Sesame Street. He says we look big today, but then he realizes that that's because he is still little.
cut from the DVD version
SCENE, cont'd Big Bird recaps in the previous episode on how Mumford tried to do his new magic trick, the "big and little" trick, to turn the big letter M into a little letter M. However, he accidentally changed Big Bird into little Big Bird. At first Big Bird thought it was fun, but now he wants to be big again so he can play with Snuffy. He is on his way to see Alan and Gordon, so that they can help him find Mumford.
cut from the DVD version
SCENE, cont'd As Big Bird walks on, he gets tired and says that it’s a long time walking there. He remembers when he was big; he used to take big steps. However, since he is small, he has to take little steps now. He believes it will take a long time for him to get to the arbor and wishes there was a way to get there faster.
SCENE, cont'd At that moment, a ladybug crashes on the ground, and Big Bird checks to see if the ladybug is OK. As it turns out, the ladybug isn’t a lady, but a guy named Mike. Big Bird observes that Mike doesn't sound like a ladybug, but Mike informs him that not all ladybugs are ladies.
SCENE, cont'd Big Bird introduces himself to Mike, who laughs at the fact that he is called Big Bird even though he isn’t big. Big Bird explains to him that he was big before, but he will be big once he gets to the courtyard where Alan and Gordon are.
SCENE, cont'd After hearing how hard it was to get over there, Mike offers to fly him over to there even though he has never done it before. Big Bird thinks it is going to be hard for Mike since he is little, but Mike explains to him that he has to keep trying no matter what obstacles he faces and what size he is. This leads to a song backed up by other bug singers. At the end of the song, Big Bird decides to give it a try and hitch a ride on Mike.

SCENE, cont'd Mike flies Big Bird across the arbor, but then spins out of control and crash-lands. Mike concludes that his wings aren’t built for two. Big Bird thanks him for his help and Mike flies away.

SCENE, cont'd Big Bird tries to figure out where he is now. He suddenly notices a glass of milk and finds out that he is at Hooper's Store and he is closer to where Alan and Gordon are. After trying to figure out how he is going to get to there, he notices Baby Bear eating his porridge and tries to get his attention. However, Baby Bear doesn’t hear him because he is trying to cool his porridge with his mouth by blowing on it.
SCENE, cont'd Just as Big Bird is about to give up, he notices Baby Bear blowing on his porridge and realizes that the air he is blowing can move things. Just as Baby Bear blows on his porridge, Big Bird goes over there and the air blows him out of Hooper’s Store. But the wind stops short and Big Bird begins to fall down and…

SCENE, cont'd …lands on something blue with buttons on it. Big Bird realizes that the shirt belongs to Gordon and he is right on Gordon. He calls to Gordon, but he doesn’t hear Big Bird’s little voice and is busy concentrating on the chess game.
SCENE, cont'd Big Bird tries to climb up Gordon’s shirt to get his attention, but his shirt is so silky that it makes it harder for Big Bird to climb up. As Big Bird is about to give up, he remembers the song that Mike taught him and decides not to give up yet. He figures out that since Gordon is only paying attention to the chess game, he will get his attention there.

SCENE, cont'd Big Bird jumps onto the table where the chess game is and moves one of the chess pieces. Alan notices the move and compliments Gordon on a great move. Gordon is confused and says he didn’t move his piece at all. Suddenly they notice little Big Bird on the chessboard, and he explains what happened to him.

SCENE, cont'd Alan and Gordon start calling out for Mumford, who pops up when he hears his name. They explain to him what happened and point out little Big Bird on the chessboard. Mumford is amazed how his trick worked when he sees the little bird on the board.
SCENE, cont'd Gordon asks if Mumford can fix it, but Mumford says that he can only make things little. He shows them by trying to make Gordon small. As he says the magic words, a la peanut butter sandwiches

SCENE, cont'd …Big Bird (played by Caroll Spinney) appears on the chessboard and he is big again. Mumford is amazed and wonders how he did that trick. At that moment, Snuffy arrives and is glad to see his best friend again. Big Bird explains to Snuffy what happened to him and that even though he enjoyed being little, he is glad to be big again. At that moment, Mike arrives and he is big as well. He notices the game of chess and wonders if he can play winners. However, Alan and Gordon run away, screaming Mumford’s name.
Animation "Little Things” (remake)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: L
Cookie Monster thinks that singing can stop him from eating the "Letter of the Day" cookie.
(First: Episode 3981)
Film The letter L dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3573)
Cartoon Letter L animals' limerick
(First: Episode 3740)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
(First: Episode 3270)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo asks Alicia Keys to dance. She agrees and sings "I Keep on Dancin' Again," a take-off of "Fallin'."
Cartoon A girl talks about the benefits of taking piano lessons.
(First: Episode 4028)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: Pequeño and Grande
Rosita shows us two Spanish words: pequeño (small) and grande (big). She shows Slimey who is pequeño, but then realized she doesn’t have anything grande to show. However, Slimey has his friend, the elephant, coming by and he is grande. Then the two went off to go bowling with Rosita running after them to join them.
cut from the online version
Cartoon A man has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3270)
Muppets Journey to Bert
Bert replaces Ernie in the game, and Big Bird looks for Bert in a place where there is a lot of food.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert tells Ernie that the perfect way to start the day is with a big bowl of oatmeal. But Ernie disagrees, saying that the "perfect" way to start the day is with a frog, who can count to 100 by tens. The frog ends up "knee-deep" in Bert's oatmeal.
(First: Episode 4045)
Muppets Global Grover: Tibet
Grover has walked all the way from Tibet carrying a cup of yak's milk tea. Gladys the Cow comes in surprised, because she thought that milk only came from cows. The segment cuts to a live action film of Grover's friend Ling from Tibet. Her mom is milking a yak. They take the milk and churn it until it is thick and tasty. Ling and her family use the yak's milk in their tea, which the family really likes to drink. At the end of the film, Gladys has learned that milk can come from yaks, too.

Film The Number of the Day:
A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 7.
Cartoon A hopscotch game with seven squares.
(First: Episode 4081)
Film Two Detectives believe that Lucky #7 ate (8) 9 because 6 is afraid of 7. Lucky #7 (played by Todd Barry) explains that the number 7 is used for the days of a week and the number of colors on a rainbow. Finally, 8 and 9 appear unharmed and Lucky #7 is now free.
Muppets Elmo's World: Cameras
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 842
Trash looks for a surprise, but gives up. Suddenly, a gang of Surprisians pop up and surprise him with a party!


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