Sesame Street
Plot Preparing for Hawaii
Air date January 12, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors J, W, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar celebrates the yuchhy, rainy day. He's shocked when the others enjoy the rain as much as him. They're in such high spirits because tomorrow, they all leave for Hawaii and won't have to deal with the rain, which is news to a dismayed Oscar.
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper allows Olivia to use his cooking facilities to make her self-proclaimed famous sweet potato pie to bring to Buffy and Sheldon. Maria, Mr. Hooper and Bob have never tasted it before and she gives them each a slice. There's only one piece left to bring to Hawaii, so Olivia eats it herself.
SCENE 3 Mr. Snuffleupagus wanders over to Big Bird's nest and has forgotten what tomorrow's big occasion is. Big Bird gives him clues by donning his sunglasses, inner tube and a grass skirt. Snuffy finally realizes tomorrow they leave for Hawaii and runs home to pack. After he leaves, Bob and Maria stop by and find Big Bird's attire funny.
SCENE 4 Count von Count has been unable to count anything today, as the naturally-occurring lightening and thunder interrupts his counting process each time. Olivia convinces him to switch from counting the rain to counting the thunder and lightning. The Count starts counting both the storm-based ones and the ones he creates, claiming he can keep this going forever.
SCENE 5 The Count has counted over 1,000 instances of thunder and lightning. Olivia, Bob and Maria are reduced to zombie-like states, repeating the same reactions the Count over and over.

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Bert's Purple Hand
Muppets Ernie & BertBert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon A small frog is jealous of how big an ox is, so he expands himself into a very large, round frog. He becomes so self-important and big he ends up exploding.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0660)

Celebrity Luis tells the story of "The Sad Princess". In a faraway land, a beautiful princess (played by guest star Judy Collins) has a number of hard-working, happy subjects. Luis reads in the book that the princess is very happy, but the princess interrupts him. "Don't believe everything you read!" she cries, throwing the book away. "The fact is, I'm sick of being clean. I'm sick of being lovely... and I'm one sad princess." Her subjects insist that she must be happy, because she's a beautiful princess. She sings a sad song, explaining that she's very bored just sitting around and watching them work. She offers to join her subjects in their work. They object that she might tear her dress, or get dirty, but she says that she'd love to get dirty. The subjects are thrilled to have "a beautiful, working princess". Luis shrugs and says that they lived happily ever after, although the subjects point out that that's a generalization -- they have good days and bad days. The princess asks Luis to move so that she can fix his chair.
(First: Episode 0812)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud."
(First: Episode 0408)
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
Muppets Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
(First: Episode 0297)

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