A social working bird, Miss Finch, convinces Big Bird that he would be happier with his "own kind" and sends him to Ocean View, Illinios to live with the Dodo family. Big Bird becomes lonely and homesick and decides to run away back to Sesame Street. The gang back on Sesame Street hears that Big Bird is on his way back and sends out a search party to look for him. Big Bird encounters many new people on his journey back to Sesame Street, a country singing truck driver, some nice kids on a farm, and the not-so-nice Sleaze Brothers. All is well in the end when Bird Bird's friends find him and bring him back to Sesame Street.