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{{song|image=SSNews.divorcedbird.jpg|composer=[[Stephen Lawrence]]|lyricist=[[Cathi Rosenberg-Turow]]|date=[[1989]]|publisher=Sesame Street Inc.|first=[[Episode 2695]]}}
 
[[File:Divorce-Birds.png|thumb|300px|''Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce'']]
 
[[File:Divorce-Birds.png|thumb|300px|''Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce'']]
   
 
"'''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]].
   
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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>
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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 [[Divorce|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>
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This is the last News Flash segment to feature [[Jim Henson]] as Kermit.<ref name="40book" />
 
   
 
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]].
 
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]].
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==Notes==
 
*Taped on November 21, 1989, this was the last News Flash segment produced to feature [[Jim Henson]] as Kermit.<ref name="40book" /> The last one that aired was "Mumford's Big and Small Trick". {{first|2696}}
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*[[Jon Stone]] directed the original segment.<ref name=trusted>Documents provided by a [[Thread:253692|trusted source]]</ref>
   
 
==Releases==
 
==Releases==
 
;Online
 
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*[[SesameStreet's YouTube Channel]] {{youtube|lrjNQo0YDic}} (title card cut)
   
 
==Sources==
 
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*''[[Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce]]''
   
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Latest revision as of 10:06, 30 March 2021

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

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]

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.

Notes

  • Taped on November 21, 1989, this was the last News Flash segment produced to feature Jim Henson as Kermit.[1] The last one that aired was "Mumford's Big and Small Trick". (First: Episode 2696)
  • Jon Stone directed the original segment.[2]

Releases

Online

Sources

See also

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