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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird goes colorblind
Air date March 27, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Mo Willems
Sponsors X, 3
  1. Big Bird walks into the park, noticing that Gina has a basket of apples for the kids to share. Before he can take a bite out of one of the apples, however, he notices that the apples are no longer red, and that he has gotten a colorblind vision, much to the dismay of the kids. (part of the street scenes)
  2. A near-sighted princess goes to the eye doctor and gets glasses. (First: Episode 3056)
  3. Ernie tries to come up with something to do that won't wake Bert up. (First: Episode 0280)
  4. A man goes to bed, unaware that his TV is still on. (This airing features a voiceover saying, "TV is bad for your eyes. Just turn it off before you sleep.") (FIrst: Episode 1943)
  5. At Hooper's Store, Mr. Handford provides Big Bird and Elmo each with a glass of lemonade. Big Bird takes a sip from Handford's lemonade, but as he does so, he notices that the color of the lemonade isn't right, as compared to Elmo's vision. (part of the street scenes)
  6. All living things need clean water. (First: Episode 2731)
  7. "Drink of Water" (First: Episode 2545)
  8. Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song. (First: Episode 2921)
  9. A "Poltergeist"-based insert featuring the letter X. Carol Anne screams, "Mommy, it's the letter X!" (First: Episode 1745)
  10. Poverty X (First: Episode 0006)
  11. Big Bird rests in his nest, worried about how he is still colorblind. When he sees Mr. Snuffleupagus, who convinces him to come out and play, he tells him that he still wants his colorblindness removed. (part of the street scenes)
  12. "Alphabet Jungle" (First: Episode 2731)
  13. Marsia Tomei reads to Davey and Joey Monkey "The Monkey King." (First: Episode 3233)
  14. How crayons are made (First: Episode 1579)
  15. Pinball Number Count #3 (First: Episode 0965)
  16. In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade. (First: Episode 3285)
  17. Monsterpiece Theater: "Lethal Weapon 3" (First: Episode 3012)
  18. "Happy Happiness" (First: Episode 3320)
  19. Maria stops by Big Bird's nest, as he notices that the color of her shirt isn't as blue as it used to be. She then makes an urgent appointment for Big Bird to the eye doctor by calling him on the phone. (part of the street scenes)
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