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Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985) Poster

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When the Count is counting the end credits he says "Hi, Mom" when Joan Ganz Cooney's credit appears. Being the creator of the show and the founder of its production company, the Children's Television Workshop, she is sometimes referred to as the mother of Sesame Street.
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The airline that Big Bird takes to Illinois is CTW - the abbreviation for Children's Television Workshop, the name at the time of the movie of Sesame Workshop, the production company behind Sesame Street.
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When Big Bird is being welcomed home at the end of the movie; you get a quick glimpse of a character in a window that was definitively Elmo. The movie was made before he was even considered a character on the show.
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The Sleaze Brothers, played by Joe Flaherty and Dave Thomas, are pulled over by a state trooper, played by the late John Candy. All three are veterans of SCTV (1976).
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Oscar's license plate reads "SCRAM."
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The Count's license plate actually reads 12345678910.
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The restaurant that Oscar and company stop at is called the Don't Drop Inn.
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Bert and Ernie's biplane is a 1941 Stearman Kaydet D75N1, built by Boeing.
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The main set for Sesame Street (1969) was recreated in Toronto for this film.
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The Dodo children's names, Donnie and Marie, are a clear reference to the real-life brother and sister, Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond.
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The newscaster, played by Chevy Chase, opens his broadcast by quoting the theme song from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968), another PBS kids' production which became popular during the same period as Sesame Street.
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The license plate of the truck in which Big Bird gets a ride during the song "Ain't No Road Too Long" reads GOBBLE.
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The Feathered Friends' letterhead states that their headquarters are at 45 Peabody Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
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Feature film debut of director Ken Kwapis.
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