Sesame Street
Plot 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
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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.
Alligator-elephant
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
Erniebertcleantoybox
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie makes a mess of the apartment in order to find a note he wrote to Bert.
(First: Episode 0255)
Yoyoman.boygetslost
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)
1452-Chinese
Film The celebration of Chinese New Year
(EKA: Episode 0664)
1396d
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
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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.
1710z
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)
BrushYourTeeth!!
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)
Cat-toon
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Cisforcookie
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)
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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!"
Typewriterguy
Cartoon The Typewriter: C for Cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Noimage
Film Scrap Yard (1:30)
2257l
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
1092-08
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)
10Sardines
Cartoon A can opens to reveal 10 sardines.
(EKA: Episode 1295)
WeaverBird
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
SandC
Animation Sand C / c
(First: Episode 0625)
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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)
TwoGSounds
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
SkeletonFish
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
BumbleArdy
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
Kermit4eggs
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog 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)
Noimage
SCENE 5 This time, Maria brings a cream-filled cookie, which happens to be a girl scout cookie; C.M. eventually gives in.
Discoinout
Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
(First: Episode 1328)
Toon.IN
Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(EKA: Episode 0581)
Gorilla-no
Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
3959zd
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Specialoftheday
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.)
Painter9
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird can't get to sleep; Bert helps him out by putting on his favorite record, "The Marching Lullaby"!
Bearsinthebed
Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
EB.AlphabetStory.remake
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)
1095x
Cartoon A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(EKA: Episode 0595)
2963-C3
Film A group of Oriental children demonstrate the concept of in and out, by climbing in and out of a gigantic tire.
(First: Episode 0450)
Walk-IN
Cartoon A man walks in an IN.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
Noimage
Film Sorting By Activity - Rock Dancing (0:26)
(First: Episode 0551)
CatBark
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
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Transition Bridge #4 - Four Corner Bridge (0:39)
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SCENE 7 "Marching Lullaby" cont'd; Big Bird marches away and sleeps in the arbor.


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