Sesame Street
Telly thinks the night will never end
Air date January 8, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors J, Y, 2
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Picture Segment Description
Cast Buffy sings "Wynken, Blynken and Nod."
(First: Episode 0849)
Cartoon A man demonstrates Spanish words that start with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 0470)
Film Grasshopper (harpsichord 50s-style music)
(First: Episode 0084)
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)
SCENE 1 Telly Monster's latest worry is that it will stay dark forever and the sun won't rise again. Gordon acknowledges how silly this is, but Big Bird easily falls for the paranoia.
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to draw the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
Cartoon He, She and It - The IT knows all about tricycles.
(First: Episode 1158)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tomato)
(First: Episode 0147)
SCENE 2 Bob practices his recorder on the roof of 123 Sesame Street. Deena makes her way up and asks Bob to play with her. She doesn't want to play a game, but actually music. She plays her baseball bat like a recorder, actually producing music as she and Bob play a duet.
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
Kermit's 2
Muppets Kermit the Frog draws the number 2 on-screen. The Two-Headed Monster then shows up as a visual aid.
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
Cartoon A boy imagines multiple uses for his broom.
(First: Episode 0784)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
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 The Dog & The Bone
(First: Episode 0772)
SCENE 3 Telly tosses a letter up in the air, discouraged when it keeps falling down. Susan explains he needs to mail it, until she learns his letter is for the sun, asking it to end the night. Susan asserts that one can't write the sun a letter, nor call it on the phone, and that it will rise in the morning. Telly understands, but thinks he should prepare just in case.
Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(First: Episode 0926)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
Cartoon Two Farm Animals
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1447)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert sing "Imagination."
(First: Episode 0493)
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Grover reads "The Cursed Prince" (David turns into Kermit)
(First: Episode 0969)
Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
Cartoon Can you see the car, frog and bird in the picture?
SCENE 4 Telly goes to the roof with a series of lights to point down to the street, thinking they will effectively simulate daylight. Oscar pops up to take in the peace of the night, when he's blasted with light. He won't let this stop him from throwing a raucous Grouch party in his trash can, much to the dismay of the neighbors.
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(EKA: Episode 1016)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
SCENE 5 Telly, looking dazed from staying up all night, shuts off his lights and realizes the light around him is from a new day; the sun rose after all! Telly decides to go to sleep, but keeps himself up worrying whether or not he'll ever be able to fall asleep again.

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