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Sesame Street
The Flamingo Scoop
Air date January 25, 2024
Season Season 54 (2023-2024)
Sponsors B, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo, dressed as a chicken, meets with Big Bird to introduce the theme of birds.
(First: Episode 5310)

SCENE 1 Elmo meets Nina's friend Fred, a flamingo who flew all the way from Cuba for a family reunion. Fred teaches Elmo the word "flaminglet" when discussing his age when he met Nina in Cuba. Rudy arrives to say hi, and gets worried he hurt Fred's feelings because of the perceived frown on the bird's face. Fred teaches Rudy that he is in fact not frowning, and that the upside-down-smile shape of his bill helps him eat. He sings a song about his scoop of a bill.
SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo and Rudy, now donning flamingo hats, are excited to find out that flamingos' nests are made of mud. Nina shows them a video of a flamingo nest, and the two express their envy in song.

SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo then realizes that a baby flamingo in the video they saw is white, not pink, and Fred explains that flamingos change color as they age. Elmo wonders why, and Bert appears to explain the phenomenon in song. He sings about how the shrimp and algae flamingos eat affects their color. The song continues as Elmo imagines what it would be like if he were a flamingo.

SCENE 1 cont'd Everyone thanks Bert for his teachings, but Nina wonders how he knows so much about flamingos. Bert explains that it's because flamingos and pigeons are distant cousins. It is then revealed that Fred's family reunion is pigeon-packed, and the family sings to close the show.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Jill and Olivia show each other their flamingo drawings.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - B.
(First: Episode 5002)
Film B Is for Birds: A girl and her mom go birdwatching in the Himalayan Forest.
SCENE 2 Tamir and Elmo just came back from birdwatching, and Elmo has Tamir guess what his favorite bird is. Tamir is unable to guess, and the correct answer reveals himself: Big Bird! They all hear the Foodie Truck theme...

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
Solomon's sister likes birds and wants something resembling a worm. Gonger decides on zucchini noodles, for which Cookie Monster collects the ingredients. They have everything but zucchini, so Cookie Monster tries the next best thing and almost goes outside to dig up a real worm, but instead Gonger takes him to the zucchini farm...
(First: Episode 5228)
"Zebra in a bikini" bit not included
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 4.
(First: Episode 5005)
Animation Four chicks group and dance at a party.
(First: Episode 4501)
Muppets Elmo performs β€œElmo's Ducks” as his ducks are subtracted one by one. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 4180)
Nature Explorers Title Card

Cartoon Sesame Street Nature Explorers
Grandma Nell feeds walnuts to some crows. Elmo, Gabrielle, and Tango watch as one of the crows struggles to open the nut then picks it up and flies away. The three follow the crow around, and observe as the bird drops the nut onto the ground to break it open. The nut gets stuck in a pavement crack, so the crow uses a stick to get it out. The crow then leaves some aluminum foil in the feeder to say thank you.
SCENE 3 Elmo, Rudy, and Fred excitedly dance goodbye.

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