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Sesame Street
Prince Charming looks for Sleeping Beauty
Air date March 26, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors B, Y, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon wheels a shopping cart of groceries back to 123 Sesame Street. He can't take them all in at once, so he asks Big Bird and Grover to keep an eye on it while he goes inside. They both each think Gordon was referring to just them and they fight over the groceries, causing them to spill over. Gordon returns and tells them he wanted them both to watch the cart. They apologize and Gordon asks them to help clean up the mess. They nearly argue again over who Gordon was talking to, but now politely can't agree on who should start cleaning first.
Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters.jpg
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
Cartoon A man doubts a carpenter's knowledge of the saw.
(First: Episode 0516)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
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SCENE 2 Bob encounters Prince Charming, who is on a quest to find and awaken his true love, Sleeping Beauty. Bob suggests he listen for the sounds of someone sleeping, but the prince ends up kissing Oscar instead, mistaking the sounds of his typing an angry letter to The Daily Grouch. Bob helps out the confused prince by imitating a snoring sound, which also lands him a kiss from Prince Charming.
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
SCENE 3 Prince Charming finally finds Sleeping Beauty (Jerry Nelson) asleep in a barrel by Big Bird's nest. He awakes her with a kiss (blown from the other end), but she protests - he's always bothering her while she's trying to get some sleep. Sleeping Beauty splits the scene.
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast Wally and Ralph: The duo drops by the laundromat to wash their clothes, but they all don't fit in the washing machine. They try the other one instead, finding the same result. They realize if they split the loads in half, they can make use of both washers. They proceed to rip all their clothing in half.
(First: Episode 0334)
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
SCENE 4 Prince Charming finds his love once again trying to sleep under a pile of newspapers at Hooper's Store. He awakens her with another kiss and while promising her a life in the palace, she storms off.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast Big Bird and David try each other's beds but come to the conclusion that for David the bed is the best, for Big Bird his nest is best.
(First: Episode 0606)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
SCENE 5 Sleeping Beauty climbs up a tree, certain she can get some peace and quiet there. Unfortunately, Prince Charming parachutes down into it from above. She makes an escape when the Prince appears to be caught in the branches.
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets At night, Grover thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
(First: Episode 0397)
Animation Sand B/b
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
Celebrity The stars of Bonanza appear: Hoss and Mr. Cartwright take turns saying letters of the alphabet; Little Joe rides up in time for Z.
(First: Episode 0136)

Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body. (title card cut)
(First: Episode 0024)
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Cast Marvelous Maria counts from one to ten, and then from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0443)
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
Film Footage of a rattlesnake
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 6 As Sam the Robot demonstrates his impeccable knowledge, Gordon answers a call from Susan's mother. Susan isn't home right now, so her mother asks for her to call back. Gordon can't find anything to write down the message on, but Sam uses his memory banks to remember the message - by endlessly repeating the message. Gordon can't stand it, when Susan finally comes home and he blurts out the message. Susan has to run to the library real quick and asks them to remind her to call her mother when she gets back. Sam starts repeating this over and over again, to Gordon's dismay.
Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
SCENE 7 Sam whirls about, still repeating the message. The Prince announces the sponsors while still calling out to his true love, eventually relenting and remarking she can find him instead.

CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan with the street sign, and Bob and the kids with the CTW logo

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