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Sesame Street

Bert's Birthday (#4034)

It is Bert's birthday and Ernie is very excited. He has planned a party complete with elephants, honkers, and dingers, but Bert has other ideas. When Ernie surprises Bert, Bert says he would really like a day of peace and quiet so he can read his book. Even though Ernie is excited about the party, he realizes that Bert really wants to be alone so he respects this wish and leaves. Ernie works very hard to keep himself occupied on Sesame Street so that he will not go back to the apartment and bother Bert. Eventually Bert realizes he really misses Ernie and he goes out to find him. When he tells Ernie that he changed his mind about the party, Ernie understands and immediately gets the party started again. [58 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: SESAME STREET has garnered more than 100 awards, including 101 Emmys, two Peabodys, four Parents' Choice Awards and an Action for Children's Television Special Achievement Award. The series delivers academic and social education that prepares kids for grade school. Since its premiere, the show's base curriculum has been set by academic research on preschoolers. Encore episodes focus on music and art and how these tools can be used to develop the whole child - the cognitive, social, emotional and physical attributes. In addition, "Elmo's World," which looks at the world through the eyes of a three-year-old, continues as a featured segment. Themes include birthdays, pets, teeth, families, games and more.

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