Sesame Street
Air date March 16, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors Y, Z, 7


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob, Susan, and Gordon come outside at the crack of dawn, tracing the loud sound of an alarm clock to Oscar's trash can, where Telly Monster is waiting. He explains he's done this because of the story Sleeping Beauty, where the kingdom was put to sleep for 100 years. He took Oscar's advice and woke them all up to make sure nobody on Sesame Street had fallen under such a spell. The grown-ups are annoyed at first, but Gordon makes lemonade of the situation by turning things around on Oscar. He claims this is a positive development, as it has made everyone right on time to greet the viewer.
Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1483)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie enjoys watching Bert read a book, but Ernie's staring at him is driving Bert bananas.
(First: Episode 1741)
Cartoon Z for zigzag, zero, zoo, and zebra
(First: Episode 1763)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)

SCENE 2 As Susan works on the Volkswagen, Oscar calls her over to inspect what's wrong with Slimey's worm-sized vehicle. Although her tools are much too big, she finds a pair of tweezers in her purse and makes a repair. The car works fine, only Susan ends up with exhaust soot all over her blouse.
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Muppets Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
Muppets Grover the Waiter at La Casa de Comidas
(First: Episode 1793)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
SCENE 3 David sings "Boop-A-Doop!" with Bob and the kids.
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Muppets Ernie has put a cookie on a lever, half of which is in a glass cage, diagonally, and wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie. Ernie will reward Cookie Monster with a box of cookies under two conditions - by not destroying the display and without his help.
(First: Episode 1774)
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(First: Episode 1802)
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
Celebrity Ray Barretto and his fellow drummers play together.
(First: Episode 0986)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(First: Episode 1809)
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)

Cast / Muppets Olivia reads the story of "How the King Got His Kazoo."
In the story, a king wants to have a party and asks his subjects to bring the royal kazoo. The subjects don't listen and instead bring the royal canoe, then shampoo and finally, zoo. One little girl tries listening and successfully brings him his kazoo. He appoints her the Royal Listener, who will listen to the king and tell the rest his requests.
(First: Episode 1773)
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
SCENE 4 Slimey is sad because he has no new books to read. Gordon recalls when he and Olivia were young, they had the same problem, so they both traded books with each other. Oscar agrees to trade a book with Slimey, but only if Gordon agrees to read the whole thing to his worm; his book of choice turns out to be a phone book.
Animation Four airplanes take off one by one.
(First: Episode 1242)
Muppets The Count sings about "The First Day of School".
(First: Episode 1736)
Insert Bob reads the kids a story about seven mice, with some animated mice displaying the story. (framing scenes removed)
(First: Episode 1699)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Dot Bridge (raspberry)
(First: Episode 0014)

SCENE 5 Slimey is curled up, sleeping, as Gordon spiritlessly keeps reading (having barely gotten through the As). Oscar announces the sponsors and the credits follow.

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