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Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy Talent Show
Air date September 26, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production February 14, 2008
Sponsors P, 5
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Online Streaming

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Glockenspiel
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Snuffy welcome the viewer to Sesame Street, and to the Big Bird and Snuffy Talent Show! They realize that they don't know what a talent show is, so they ask Leela to fill them in. Big Bird and Snuffy agree to have Leela be the first guest on their talent show, but she needs to get to work at the laundromat. Thinking quickly, she decides to juggle an apple and an orange, and Big Bird has her sing the alphabet song while doing so.
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Big Bird and Snuffy are amazed at what Leela just did, and look for another guest. Wolfgang tries to call attention to himself by playing his glockenspiel, but they tell him to play somewhere else. Wolfgang sadly rolls away, and they continue looking for a guest. They spot Cookie Monster passing by, and ask him to do something talented on the spot. He devours a cookie and remarks, "Define talent!"
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Wolfgang rolls by again, and Big Bird and Snuffy brush him off for the second time. Leela comes back, and they beg her to display another talent. This time she dances around a laundry basket, and Mr. Johnson's shorts even join her! Mr. Johnson comes to pick up his laundry and walks off in a huff.
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Leela really has to leave. Big Bird and Snuffy beg her to stay with them, when Wolfgang rolls by once again with his glockenspiel. She points out that this seal is talented, so they finally give him a chance to display his talent.
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Animation A character comes across some instruments, and attempts to play them.
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Muppets / Celebrity Randy Jackson plays the glockenspiel with a dog.
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Film Laurel talks about her love of dancing, Jonathan talks about singing, Samantha talks about drawing. and Nick talks about acting.
(First: Episode 3962)
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Cartoon In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930s, Cab Callowmouse sneaks into a museum and leads the painted characters in a "Sing" medley.
(First: Episode 3892)
cut from the Sprout version
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy present the letter of the day, P, who displays its talent by making its own sound.
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Film Pam goes to the pizza parlor and displays her favorite P words.
(First: Episode 4072)
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Animation The letter P is found on buildings.
(First: Episode 3329)
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Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clues of pintura (paint), pegamento (glue), y masilla (clay). The school turns out to be an art school, where kids create art of all kinds. Murray and Ovejita draw and paint pictures of fish with the kids.
cut from the Sprout version
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Animation A jazz band comes together to play the same notes.
(First: Episode 4157)
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Muppets Elmo and Abby Cadabby point out the ways that they're the same and different, and Elmo imagines himself as a pink fairy monster.
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
(First: Episode 3526)
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SCENE 3 Next on the Big Bird and Snuffy talent show: the five flying 5s!
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Film Chinese acrobats demonstrate "5."
(First: Episode 3813)
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Cartoon A girl's mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Rub Your Tummy".
(First: Episode 4040)
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Animation Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
(First: Episode 2839)
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Muppets / Celebrity John Legend sings "It Feels Good When You Sing a Song" with Hoots.
(First: Episode 4109)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Singing
(First: Episode 3851)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and Snuffy introduce Leela for the third time, and she announces the sponsors, who come out on stage and take a bow.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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Cartoon In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930s, Cab Callomouse attends a revue at the Lunar Lounge.
(First: Episode 3713)
This segment replaces the "Sing" cartoon in the Sprout and online versions.
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Muppets Global Grover:
Grover returns from Bangladesh with a fruit basket of "art supplies." In his film, Nishta and her classmates take an art class and learn to make art with fruit and leaves. Afterward, Grover tries to enlist a penguin's help in making a painting, and ends up imprinting himself on the page! (First: Episode 4110)
This segment replaces "Murray Has a Little Lamb" in the Sprout and online versions
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Animation Traction Jackson sings, β€œFruit Snack Samba” to his dog Bernie sing about choosing fruits as an anytime snack.
(First: Episode 4089)
This segment is added after "Rub Your Tummy" in the Sprout and online version.



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