Sesame Street
Big Bird's insomnia
(repeat of 1141)
Air date February 19, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors C, G, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Grover clean the Fix-It Shop window, when they notice a conflict: Grover is hanging upside down cleaning the top, while Big Bird is squatting down to clean the bottom. Since Big Bird is taller than Grover, they decide to switch places.
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a mess of the apartment in order to find a note he wrote to Bert.
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Film The celebration of Chinese New Year
(First: Episode 0495)
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Grover's plan worked, but since Grover is so short and Big Bird is so tall, the middle of the window is still dirty.
Cartoon What would happen I popped this balloon?
(First: Episode 1312)
Fonz Richie Brush Teeth
Celebrity Richie Cunningham sees Fonzie brushing his teeth, even though he hadn't eaten anything. Fonzie explains to Richie the importance of dental care, and then gives Richie a toothbrush of his own.
(First: Episode 1185)
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1154)
Elephant film
Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 3 Maria shows the letters C and G, and expects Cookie Monster to say that the cookie she has starts with C, but he outsmarts her: "It GINGER SNAP!"
Cartoon The Typewriter: C for Cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Scrapyard baler
Film A magnetic scrapyard baler is used to lift cars into a compacter.
(First: Episode 0024)
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets The Count's bats are upset because the Count 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 is only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
Cartoon A can opens to reveal 10 sardines.
(First: Episode 1295)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
SCENE 4 Maria approaches Cookie Monster with a cinnamon cookie, but he outsmarts her again: "It GERMAN cinnamon cookie!"
G film
Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chickens.
(First: Episode 0282)
SCENE 5 This time, Maria brings a cream-filled cookie, which happens to be a girl scout cookie; C.M. eventually gives in.
Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(First: Episode 0337)
Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
SCENE 6 Big Bird can't get to sleep; Bert helps him out by putting on his favorite record, "The Marching Lullaby"!
Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads a story for Bert that he's written on his typewriter. It turns out to be a dramatic reading of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1112)
Cartoon A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0511)
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon A man walks in an IN.
(First: Episode 0511)
Sorting by Activity Rock Dancing
Song Three kids dance to a rock version of "Three of These Things" while one of them sits and reads.
(First: Episode 0551)
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Transition Bridge #4 - Four Corner Bridge B (0:39)
SCENE 7 "Marching Lullaby" cont'd; Big Bird marches away and sleeps in the arbor.

0950 CTW sign
CLOSING SIGNS Gordon holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Susan holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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