Sesame Street
Bert's Pigeon Search
Air date October 12, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors P, 12
Syndication HBO


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


SCENE Leela fixes Elmo and Abby's rocket and they begin playing spaceship, making "brr brr" sounds for their rocket. Bert rushes in, thinking he's heard a blue-bar pigeon. He shows them his Pigeon Life List, featuring seven different varieties of pigeons. He has a check for each one, except a blue-bar. Upset, he leaves for home. The two decide to help Bert out by finding the pigeon for him. Abby magically whips up some safari gear and they use their binoculars to look for a bird. They see one in the distance and go to him.
SCENE cont'd They find the bird and think he's the blue-bar pigeon. The bird scoffs, stating he's a chickadee. He shows them his bard call, which they imitate. He tells them to look for a bigger bird.
SCENE cont'd The two come across a robin, who snootily tells them she's not a pigeon. He demonstrates her singing and tells them to look for a bird with blue stripes.


SCENE cont'd Hearing another bird call, they find a bird with blue stripes on him. The bird tells them he's a blue jay, not a pigeon. He demonstrates his bird call for them, which they imitate too. Elmo remembers the sounds they were making sounded a like a pigeon, so they listen for the pigeon's bird call. They hear a noise they haven't heard and spot a pigeon in the garden. They get Bert, who faints at the sight of the pigeon. He comes to and checks the bird off on his list. Now that his list is complete, he initiates a pigeon party!
Muppets / Celebrity Julie Bowen and Elmo show what binoculars are.

Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first plays "What's On Me That Starts With P?"
(First: Episode 4212)
Film P is for Princess
(First: Episode 4212)
Muppets Murray and Jake introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4190)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the students play with puppets, but Blögg can’t seem to make his work. He tries using magic to turn it into a real boy, but instead turns himself into a puppet. Mrs. Sparklenose explains the only way he can become normal again is by undergoing the “Pinocchio Process”. The first step to hop with a cricket, so they poof themselves to a field to find one. After hopping with one, Blögg’s feet become normal. Next, they poof to a farm to do the “Donkey Dance of Joy” with a donkey. However, the donkey is rouge and begins chasing him. They call on Spot, who shows them a brief song about hay. They conjure up some hay, which sedates the donkey and makes him dance, making Blögg gain his arms back. Finally, Blögg must swim with a whale. They poof underwater, but Blögg has trouble swimming and his friends help him. Now back to normal and in the class room, Blögg uses his wand to operate the puppet.
(First: Episode 4188)
Muppets Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is coming, but first, he counts 12 kids and a dozen eggs.
(First: Episode 4200)
Animation Pinball Number Count #12 (remake)
AniBOOM Awards 4 Sesame Street Winning Short
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4187)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Bernice and Rubber Duckie are competing in the Bird Games, with Bert and Ernie as their respective coaches. Although Bernice is nervous, Bert is sure she'll do great. The first event is the Skwaking challenge. The third competitor, a turkey, lets out a measly gobble, Bernice lets out a quiet coo, but they both lose to Rubber Duckie's mighty squeak. The next even has them eating a bowl of birdseed. Rubber Duckie can't eat any, Bernice pecks slowly and the turkey goes all out and devours the bowl first. The final even is the Fancy Flying contest. The turkey jumps from a barn, but falls shortly after. Rubber Duckie sits the game out, leaving Bernice. Bert tries to show her how to fly, but begins to plumet. Bernice saves him and does some fancy flying. All three birds win a medal.
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he gives a demonstration of forward and backward, walking forward and knocking the camera over.
(First: Episode 4192)

Muppets / Celebrity Telly introduces the viewer to his friend, Rocco Fiorentino. Elmo wants to meet Rocco too, so Telly begins to describe Elmo to Rocco, which confuses him. Rocco explains to Elmo that he's blind and can't see, but is used to it (much like Elmo is used to being able to see). He then hatches his plan to meet everyone else on Sesame Street - singing "Everybody's Song", which brings out everyone on the street to meet him.
(First: Episode 4207)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Bells
(First: Episode 4077)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.

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