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Sesame Street
Elmo Finds a Baby Bird
Air date November 20, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors W, 11
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Brilliant

SCENE Rosita and Elmo play a rhyming game, when they hear a “peep” noise. Suddenly, a baby bird appears. They try peeping with the bird, thinking it will summon the mother. Chris hears the peeping and investigates. He spots a nest nearby and believes the baby bird would be safe there. Just as Chris puts him by the nest, the bird rushes back to them.

SCENE cont'd Rosita suspects the baby is hungry, but they have no bird food around. Big Bird passes by and recalls when he was a baby and ate birdseed when he was ready. He just happens to have a sack of birdseed on him, which the baby bird devours. Still hungry, the bird goes on a rampage, eating Leela’s sandwich, Kaitlyn’s apple, Cookie Monster’s cookie (in a manner Cookie gives kudos for) and almost Slimey (who ducks out of sight).
SCENE cont'd Chris tries putting the bird back by the nest again, but he comes rushing back. The baby bird then makes the motions of flying, which they think means he wants to fly. Rosita tries to flying by mimicking an airplane, but crashes. Elmo tries spinning like a helicopter, but just gets dizzy.
SCENE cont'd Just then, Abby floats by them. They realize Abby can fly and ask her to teach the baby bird how. Abby tries to perform a magic spell to make the bird fly, but Chris stops her mid-spell to explain she doesn’t need to use magic, since she already has wings. She, Elmo and Rosita sing “The Flapping Song” for the bird, which helps the baby bird learn to fly! Baby Bird then flies off on his way.
SCENE cont'd Since Baby Bird is gone, Chris assures them he will do fine on his own, when the mother bird appears, thinking Chris is her baby and tries to feed him a worm. The baby bird flies back and goes off with his mother.
Muppets / Celebrity Paul Rudd and Grover explain what "brilliant" means.

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming soon, but first, he plays "Bring Out Your W" with New York residents.
Animation Fireflies lead the way to W words in the forest.
Muppets Murray and Jake introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4190)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The class plays with Niblet, the class pet. It’s Gonnigan’s turn to hold him, but he’s to afraid to and disappears. Blogg then tries to and Niblet steals his wand. After a chase, he runs into a crayon drawing n the wall. However, they are unable to get inside. Spot shows them videos of doors, which gives them the idea to use a door. After twinkle-thinking, Abby realizes the drawing is Gonnigan’s and he can draw a door on it. Once inside, they try and follow him, but he draws a river between them. Abby draws a pumpkin to get them across, but Gonnigan adds a sail. Once on the river, Niblet re-draws it as the top of a mountain. Gonnigan adds wheels to get down to him, but Niblet draws a second hill, causing them to slide back and forth between them. Niblet escapes the drawing and heads into his Gerblecorn hole. They try opening it with a spell (rhyming “door” with “Zsa Zsa Gabor”), but find out magic can’t open it. They sob at the idea of never seeing Niblet again, which brings him out of his hole. He gives Blogg his wand back and has Gonnigan hold him. Mrs. Sparklenose rewards them (and the viewer) with a gold star.
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo, Telly, Zoe and Baby Bear prepare to chase a cheese. A sportscaster asks them why they chase the cheese, and they all have different answers. They agree that exercise is fun, and it makes you healthy and strong. But what does the cheese have to say? "You can't catch me!" Now the chase is on! The runners all have fun going after the cheese, but they have just as much fun when the cheese goes after them! Elmo invites the sportscaster to join them.
(First: Episode 4090)
Muppets Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is coming, but first, he counts 11 of things.
Cartoon 11 water-skiing hippos
(First: Episode 4011)
Muppets Murray and a large group of kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Secret Agents 00-Bert and 00-Ernie (along with Bernice) parachute into a Guatemalan jungle to capture the notorious Dr. Bird Whistle, who uses bird calls to capture rare birds for his collection. This time, he is in Guatemala to capture the native bird, the quetzal. They try to trap Dr. Bird Whistle, but Bernice ends up caught in a cage. Bird Whistle releases her, finding pigeons common. He finds the quetzal and chase it, while Bert discovers Bernice is gone. They set another trap for him, which accidentally traps the quetzal, while another trap gets Bird Whistle. Now seeing how the birds feel, he promises to release the birds. Agent Bernice appears and reveals she set the trap.
Muppets Before "Elmo's World" gets underway, Murray gives a demonstration of over and under.

Muppets Theater in the Park
Telly stars in a production of "Romeo and Alphabet."
(First: Episode 3330)
Film A girl narrates a film of her and her friends visiting Stone Barns Center. There, they collect eggs from the chickens and prepare them for scrambled eggs.
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4191)
Muppets Elmo's World: Birds
(First: Episode 3945)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo's World: Pets (film section cut)
(First: Episode 3918)
This segment replaces "Elmo's World: Birds" in the streaming versions.


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