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[[File:Divorce-Birds.png|thumb|300px|''Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce'']]
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"'''The Bird Family'''" is a ''[[Sesame Street]]'' song originally from a [[Sesame Street News Flash#divorce|News Flash sketch]].
 
"'''The Bird Family'''" is a ''[[Sesame Street]]'' song originally from a [[Sesame Street News Flash#divorce|News Flash sketch]].
   
[[Kermit the Frog]] interviews a small bird in the park, who sings about how her parents live in separate trees (implying they are divorced or separated). Despite this, she knows she is loved no matter which home she is in.
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[[Kermit the Frog]] interviews a small bird ([[Fran Brill]]) in the park, who sings about how her mom ([[Camille Bonora]]) and dad ([[Jerry Nelson]]) live in separate trees (implying they are divorced or separated). Despite this, she knows she is loved no matter which home she is in, including her grandma's ([[Pam Arciero]]).<ref name="40book">''[[Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street]]'', [[:File:40book-13.jpg|sample page]]</ref>
   
A new version of the song was sung in ''[[Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce]]'' by a male bird along with his bird parents, and [[Abby Cadabby]].
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Taped on November 21, 1989, this is the last News Flash segment to feature [[Jim Henson]] as Kermit.<ref name="40book" />
   
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A new version of the song was sung in ''[[Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce]]'' by [[Birdie]] ([[John Tartaglia]]) along with his bird parents ([[Leslie Carrara-Rudolph]] and [[Kevin Clash]]), and [[Abby Cadabby]].
Divorce-Birds.png|''Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce'' version
 
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==Releases==
* This News Flash sketch would be the last to feature [[Jim Henson]] as Kermit.<ref name="40book">''[[Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street]]'', [[:File:40book-13.jpg|sample page]]</ref>
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*[[SesameStreet's YouTube Channel]] {{youtube|lrjNQo0YDic}}
* Other performers include [[Fran Brill]] (as the small bird), [[Jerry Nelson]] (as her dad), [[Camille Bonora]] (as her mom), and [[Pam Arciero]] (as her grandma).<ref name="40book">''[[Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street]]'', sample pages</ref>
 
   
 
==Sources==
 
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*''[[Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce]]''
 
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Revision as of 15:19, March 30, 2020

SSNews.divorcedbird
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Date 1989
Publisher Sesame Street Inc.
First Episode 2695
Divorce-Birds

Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce

"The Bird Family" is a Sesame Street song originally from a News Flash sketch.

Kermit the Frog interviews a small bird (Fran Brill) in the park, who sings about how her mom (Camille Bonora) and dad (Jerry Nelson) live in separate trees (implying they are divorced or separated). Despite this, she knows she is loved no matter which home she is in, including her grandma's (Pam Arciero).[1]

Taped on November 21, 1989, this is the last News Flash segment to feature Jim Henson as Kermit.[1]

A new version of the song was sung in Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce by Birdie (John Tartaglia) along with his bird parents (Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Kevin Clash), and Abby Cadabby.

Releases

Online

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, sample page

See also

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