Sesame Street
Judy Collins tries to rehearse.
Air date January 17, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors M, N, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

In promotion of the episode, Judy Collins commented that "I enjoy being on the program and I like the attitude of the show and the people. I feel committed to children's enlightenment and the show is a way I can reach them."[1]

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Judy Collins stops by Hooper's Store for some lunch. David notices that her voice sounds a tad hoarse. She agrees and claims that she still has to practice for a concert she's performing tonight. Bob suggests some hot tea with lemon will soothe her throat, while Maria insists she needs hot milk and honey. David gives her both, which each seem to work a little. David thinks she could use some ice cream instead and serves her a bowl. Soon after, Judy's voice is back in its normal condition, only now she's no longer in need of lunch.
Cartoon / Film Things that begin with N: nail, nest, net, notebook, needle, noodle, nuts, napkins, nose. (Don't make noise at night). The letter N is nice.
(First: Episode 0659)
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes!
(First: Episode 0822)
Bugs GW Stamp
Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 0776)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Cast Luis and the kids put together a fractured letter "n."
(First: Episode 0938)
Yes toon
Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(First: Episode 0366)
SCENE 2 David leads Judy out to the arbor to rehearse in peace. Biff and Sully show up to recruit Judy into their singing group - YES and they sing the group's theme song.
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0793)
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0529)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Brian demonstrate the parts of the face.
(First: Episode 0126)
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert plan to go to the zoo tomorrow, but Ernie can't make up his mind. What would happen if Ernie bought a balloon, but then lost it when he gets frightened by a buffalo? Then he remembers that the zoo is closed on Wednesdays.
(First: Episode 0137)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
SCENE 3 Bob and David take Judy to the stoop of 123 Sesame Street, thinking it's a quiet place to practice. Instead, Oscar loudly practices his horn playing for a concert of his own. He can't stand her guitar playing, but he refuses to stop practicing himself. He agrees to play in his can, just as long as Judy practices anywhere else but the steps. David and Bob situate her on top of Oscar's trash can, preventing him from getting out.
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
SCENE 4 Oscar has gotten quiet, but before Judy can start practicing, Fred the Wonder Horse rushes in. He discourages Judy from sitting up on the can, claiming it's not good sense to sit where she could fall off. The two then sing "Horse Sense."
Film Marching Band #4
(First: Episode 0529)
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts three kids, but a fourth keeps hiding behind him.
(First: Episode 0154)
Cartoon man weighs scale
Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(First: Episode 0049)
SCENE 5 Maria offers to help Judy keep things quiet in the yard for her to practice. Just as she strums a few bars, Big Bird shuffles in and demonstrates his various sound imitations. Maria thinks she can get rid of him by having him imitate the sound of a sunrise. Big Bird struggles to find the right noise, then crows like a rooster, followed by the sounds of all the farm animals waking up.
Song Bob sings "Three of These Things" about three kids playing basketball and one kid sweeping.
(First: Episode 0606)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Film A very busy man is asked by a voice what "forwards" and "backwards" means, but the man doesn't have time to listen. Instead, he is shown what "backwards" means by watching everything around him go in reverse motion!
(First: Episode 0166)
Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
SCENE 6 Judy is getting frustrated over not being able to rehearse. Big Bird and the kids rush in and disturb her once more. The adults tell them to stay quiet so they can all listen to Judy play "A New Day."

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  1. "Judy on 'Sesame'", The Danville Register, 17 January 1977, pg 16.
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