Sesame Street
Big Bird tries to get a good night's sleep
Air date January 14, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors D, Z, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar builds a wall of tin cans so that anyone wanting to walk along the Street will have to go through it, and eventually make a mess of the Street. Maria walks through the wall, but restores it with a reverse-tape edit.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: To demonstrate "through", Kermit tries to get Cookie Monster to run through a piece of tissue paper. Instead, Cookie offers other alternatives, ultimately choosing to go around it. He helps Kermit with his demonstration by passing the tissue paper through Kermit.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0517)
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Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
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Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
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Film Male and female snow people narrate their own construction.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0277)
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Muppets Super Grover: Young Willy Nilly is scared to get his hair cut. Super Grover tells Willy that haircuts are scary, but he must be brave. However, Max the barber shows them both that haircuts do not hurt, and soon they are no longer afraid of hair cuts.
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Film While walking and reading the newspaper, a man barely avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(First: Episode 0656)
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Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
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Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
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Muppets Big Bird builds a model of himself and calls it "ME."
(First: Episode 0635)
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Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
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Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part two)
(First: Episode 0307)
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Cartoon Two boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets "City-Country Song"
(First: Episode 0681)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates 'around'.
(First: Episode 0517)
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Muppets The Magic Painting Lady shows off her magic painting of a doorway which will help show "through". Three Anything Muppets in the painting come through the doorway. When it comes time for Grover's turn, he ends up breaking through the painting.
(First: Episode 0580)
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Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
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Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
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SCENE 2 Bob tells Big Bird to get a good night's sleep so he can be rested and go to the beach tomorrow -- but instead of sleeping, Big Bird starts thinking of ideas to prevent noises from waking him up.
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Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird puts lots of buckets of water around his nest, just in case there's a fire while he's sleeping.
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Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird puts pillows all around his nest, so he won't wake up if a salesman comes by to give him a free sample of birdseed, but then he remembers that the little birds wake him up in the morning.
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Cartoon Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0614)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird sets up some trays with birdseed, then wets the birdseed so the birds won’t be attracted to it. Then he remembers the ice cream truck that comes around…
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird sets up an electric fan, which will blow a breeze and make the ice cream man think it’s too cold and no one will want any ice cream. Then he remembers Mr. MacIntosh and his fruit cart …
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
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Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0297)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird puts up a whole bunch of “quiet” signs on his door, hoping to keep away the construction workers, cars, people popping bubble gum, etc. Then he realizes that his alarm clock might not work, and goes to look for another one.
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Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
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Muppets The Count's bats are upset; he always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats... but there's only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird has set up multiple clocks so he’s sure he’ll wake up, but right then and there, he falls asleep, without realizing that it’s morning. David, Bob and Maria are all ready to go to the beach, but all they find is a sleeping bird.
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Cartoon Jazz #9 (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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SCENE 3 David, Bob and Maria lead a snoring Big Bird down the street towards the beach, wondering why he didn’t get any sleep. The sponsors are announced.


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