Sesame Street
Gladys jumps over the moon
Air date March 2, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors C, X, 11
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Snuffleupagus shows Big Bird his outfit for a pageant at snufflegarten, where he's playing the letter X. He sings his part in the show, then heads off. Maria and Luis miss seeing him as they move a board. Luis thinks Big Bird's imagination has gone too far when Big Bird mentions Snuffy is the letter X today.
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
KingChicken01

KingChicken02
Muppets Luis reads the story of "The King Who Ate Only Chicken."
King Richard the Chicken-Hearted does not know of any food other than chicken, thus he eats it for every meal. Seeking a change, he initiates a "New Royal Food Contest," with a hefty reward (half the kingdom and a trip to Bermuda). His subjects bring him many healthy foods and the King enjoys them all. They convince him to eat all the foods together, thus making a healthy meal and a healthier king.
Typewriter.X
Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
Film-Toymaker
Film A toymaker makes an airplane out of wood.
(First: Episode 0762)
Youreagiraffe
Cartoon A boy tries to guess what a voice belongs to by asking it questions, and wins a ride on a giraffe.
(First: Episode 0795)
Noimage
Muppets Ask Oscar
Oscar answers Grundgetta's query about how Grouches show love with a song - "Love in the Junkyard."
(First: Episode 1595)
KrazyKat-LOVE
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
1186zc
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
1095m
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
CM.Cousinmonster
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
(First: Episode 1319)
Cat-toon
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Sadflower
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon circle
Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
Tellylion
Muppets Telly pretends to be an elephant, a goat and a lion.
(First: Episode 1698)
Findparrot
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
MarchingBand20
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
500026
Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
Yomama
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Folge1a
Cartoon A man goes to the grocery store to buy apples, but he can't decide how many to get. This frustrates the grocer, who has to keep adding and subtracting the amount of apples on his scale.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
MadPainter11
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Ernieonthemoon
Muppets Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
1800-27
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
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SCENE 2 Olivia is surprised to see Gladys the Cow jogging with Gordon. She tells Olivia that tonight, she's going to re-enact "Hey Diddle Diddle" by jumping over the moon and is getting in shape for the big jump. The kids bring in some of the props she'll be needing - a cat, fiddle, dish, spoon and a "little dog" (Barkley). The only thing she needs is the Moon, which hasn't come out yet.
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
KermitMarlena
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Marlena observe their knees.
(First: Episode 1162)
2125m
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
WomenCanBe
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
1095o
Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Marv Albert at night

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SCENE 3 Marv Albert, reporting for Sesame Street Sports, is covering Gladys' moon jump. She gets a running start and sails into the sky, but misses the moon. She tries again with the same result. She is ready to give up, but Gordon encourages her to keep trying and do a yell on her next jump. Sure enough, this is enough for Gladys to sail over the moon. In sight of the spectacle, Barkley "laughs" and the dish and spoon zip out of sight. Upon landing, Gladys has one thing to say to the television audience - "Hi mom!"
Pentagoninspace
Animation Pentagon in space
(First: Episode 1714)
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Marshalgrovermilk
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse are hot and thirsty, so they stop in at the Short Branch Café for a nice cold glass of milk. The bartender is distressed to see Grover riding his horse right inside, knocking over tables. "I just redecorated the place, too," he sighs. Grover orders a glass of milk, and the bartender asks if he wants the big glass, the bigger glass or the biggest glass. Fred tells the bartender that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference, so the bartender shows off all three sizes. Marshal Grover and Fred come behind the bar to get a closer look, breaking bottles and glassware. The annoyed bartender shouts at Grover to choose a glass, and Grover picks the biggest glass. The bartender asks if Fred wants anything, but Fred says, "No thanks, I'm drivin'." As Grover rides his horse out of the café, the bartender asks who's going to pay for all this stuff. Grover says he'll be back to pay for it tomorrow. Panicked, the bartender says not to come back; it's on the house!
(First: Episode 0683)
Strongmen
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
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SCENE 4 Gordon tells Gladys how proud he is of her. She wonders if they allow cows in the Olympic Games.


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