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


Picture Segment Description

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.
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)

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.
Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
Film A toymaker makes an airplane out of wood.
(First: Episode 0762)
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)
Muppets Ask Oscar
Oscar answers Grundgetta's query about how Grouches show love with a song - "Love in the Junkyard."
(First: Episode 1595)
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
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)
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
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)
Muppets Telly pretends to be an elephant, a goat and a lion.
(First: Episode 1698)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
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)
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)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Muppets Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)

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 had brought 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)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Marlena observe their knees.
(First: Episode 1162)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Marv Albert at night


SCENE 3 Marv Albert, reporting for Sesame Street Sports, is covering Gladys' "moon shot". Excited to be on TV, Gladys takes a running start and sails into the sky, but misses the moon.

Gladys is embarrassed over her crash and is ready to give up, but Gordon encourages her to keep trying and take a longer run. She tries again with the same result.


Gordon now persuades a tearful Gladys to 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!"
Animation Pentagon in space
(First: Episode 1714)

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)
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)

SCENE 4 Gordon tells Gladys how proud he is of her. She wonders if they allow cows in the Olympic Games. Maria announces the sponsors.

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