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Sesame Street
Luis can't stay awake
Air date May 15, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors T, V, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
Alphabet Bates V.jpg
SCENE 1 It's morning, and Luis has been working all night in the Fix-It Shop to catch up on work, so Big Bird resolves to help keep him awake. When his focus shifts to Alphabet Bates writing the letter V in the sky (First: Episode 0637), Big Bird sees that Luis has fallen asleep. Realizing this is going to be tougher than he thought, Big Bird leaves to recruit some help.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola illustrate "between".
(First: Episode 0542)
SCENE 2 Big Bird returns with Mr. Snuffleupagus who attempts to wake Luis with blowing his snuffle like a trumpet. After a few tries, Luis trudges through some repairs while half asleep and finishes his work. As Snuffy leaves, Big Bird asks Luis if he's going to thank him, but Luis says there's no such thing as a Snuffleupagus.
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” The Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit attempts to demonstrate between by standing between two poles, which are actually mops held by Grover and Herry.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
SCENE 3 With his work done, Luis still has to deliver all the fixed appliances, but wishes he could do it all with magic. When he falls asleep, he dreams of Maria appearing to him as a genie and magically delivering all the items. Meanwhile, Big Bird arrives in the shop with Maria and they decide to make his deliveries so he can sleep. Luis wakes up to all the appliances gone.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says it's Ernie's turn to go to the laundromat. He puts numerous things in the laundry basket, including storybooks, cookies, his boots, and a radio. Before long, the basket has no room for the laundry, so he decides to go play baseball instead.
(First: Episode 0458)
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
Fox and crow.JPG
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
SCENE 4 Luis continues to sleep in the shop when Biff comes by with a chart of cutting items to sort. He's oblivious to the shop owner's slumber and works out the problem on his own, thanking Luis on his way out.
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Someone has eaten Ernie's cookies, and Sherlock Hemlock investigates the case. He asks Ernie questions about the cookies, when Cookie Monster comes by with cookie crumbs on his fur. Sherlock interrogates Cookie Monster, and he comes to the conclusion that Cookie is the thief. Cookie Monster admits it, saying that he is full now and gives Ernie the last cookie, but Sherlock ends up taking it as payment.
(First: Episode 0142)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Film Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.
(First: Episode 0362)
Cartoon "Candy Man" (repeat)
Film A gymnast demonstrates between.
(First: Episode 0542)
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Muppets Grover sees the word "me" and shouts the word.
(First: Episode 0205)
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
SCENE 5 The Count counts Luis's snores.
Cartoon Imagination V (repeat)
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 1)
A mother sends her young daughter into the forest to chop down a tree to use for wood. When she finds one, a terrible troll encourages her to chop it down. However, a bird above protests, as the tree is her home. The girl wonders what she should do...
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job
(First: Episode 0407)
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 2)
The girl resolves to not chop down the tree, allowing the bird to keep her home. She finds another tree, when an old man objects - he thinks it's the most beautiful tree in the forest and gives him shade on hot days. The troll wants to cut it down, so the girl starts thinking again...
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 3)
The girl again choses to not chop down the tree and happens upon a third. The troll reveals himself to be a handsome prince, who will grant her any wish. She asks him to cut down the tree and bring it to her house.
(First: Episode 0307)
Film Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0615)
SCENE 6 Night has fallen on Sesame Street, and all its residents are heading to bed. Luis, having slept all day, is wide awake and "rarin' to go" ... alone on the steps of 123 Sesame Street.

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