Sesame Street
The Martians cause trouble for Big Bird
Air date March 20, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors T, U, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 A spaceship lands in the arbor. Pink and orange Martians emerge and spot something in the distance.
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Martianscomputer2

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SCENE 1 cont'd Inside the Fix-It Shop, Maria prepares a list on her computer. She's about to print it, when she has to go to the back room to check on something. The Martians appear and observe the device, concluding it's a computer. They press a few keys, activating the printer. As they go off and hide, Big Bird enters. Maria thinks he started the printer, but he insists he didn't. She lets him watch over the store while she returns to the back, asking him to not touch anything. He feels insulted with her lack of trust and goes back to talk with her.
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SCENE 1 cont'd The Martians reappear and observe the phone, but knock over the clock in the process. Maria and Big Bird both exit the back and find the clock on the ground, shattered. Maria is very upset and blames Big Bird. She asks him to leave and the Martians see that they've made a mistake.
Alien-symphony
Cartoon Various alien creatures perform in an otherworldly music performance conducted by a trumpet-nosed creature.
(First: Episode 1181)
Triangleinspace.DavidVO
Video Triangle in space (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 1548)
Tisfortelevision
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird is still angry that Maria assumes that he broke the clock. Meanwhile, the Martians are inside his nest area, trying to hatch their egg. They flee when they hear him coming. He enters and thinks the strange, glowing egg is an apology gift from Maria. She then comes in to apologize and states she has no idea where it came from. They see the spaceship fly off and he deduces it belongs to the Martians, who also caused trouble in the Fix-It Shop. Maria thinks it's silly, until the egg disappears before their eyes.
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Cartoon A bird lays ten eggs.
(First: Episode 1576)
1839zs
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
Igottaremember
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
Ssnews.cinderellaball
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
Oceanboy
Cartoon A boy listens to his surroundings by the ocean, until his mom calls him for lunch.
EB.imaginethepark
Muppets Ernie & BertBert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(First: Episode 1953)
2406-Sand
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Song-LookAround
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
(First: Episode 0556)
Catfollowsqueak
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1518)
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SCENE 3 Bob has just finished his laundry and begins sorting it out in pairs. He keeps ending up with one pair of socks that don't match. Big Bird thinks he can solve the mystery by telling him to look at his legs because he's wearing the one pair of socks that don't match.
ManLegs
Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
(First: Episode 1691)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Greenhouseeffect
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
Fruityarrangement
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)
Maria-Trike
Cast Marvelous Maria rides her trike in 10 circles (then backwards).
(First: Episode 0443)
Twelvia
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1676)
PeteyMickiIrvine
SCENE 4 Oscar trusts Micki and Piri to look after Irvine for a little while. They attempts to entertain her by reading her grouch storybook, shaking her rattle, and giving her her bottle, but they doesn't soften her up. It just proves to show that grouch babies are only happy when they cry.
5ladybugs
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
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Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Ernie-ernestine
Muppets Ernie talks about the differences between himself and his cousin, Ernestine. He can't find anything that they have in common -- until he hears Ernestine laugh.
UforUniform
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
UGotaHold
Celebrity Smokey Robinson performs "U Really Got a Hold on Me" with a clingy letter U.
(First: Episode 2022)
Speechballoon.Up
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0650)
Swingalonewithme
Song "Swing Up High" (by Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0408)
TypewriterT
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
ForgetfulDaniellaYES
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentForgetful Jones asks Daniela if she will tell him the word on a sign, which says "Yes". But every time she tells him the word, he thinks she is saying yes to telling him the word.
Snow-yes
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes!
(First: Episode 0822)
Grover at the Supermarket
Muppets Grover waits in line at a supermarket. He generously lets two people go in front of him, but then explains that you can't always let everyone go before you, or else you'll never get to the register yourself. When he finally gets to the register and is first in line, the cashier says the register is closed. Grover considers following a customer to a pickle party ...
(First: Episode 1939)
Toon.Animalphotos
Cartoon A photographer shows off his first picture of cows, his next picture of ducks, and his last picture of a pig.
(First: Episode 1245)
HonkAroundtheClock
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)
Magician.badday
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
Film-WidowBird
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A widow bird flies from one tree to another.
(First: Episode 0391)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Maria still wonder how an egg can disappear like the one earlier on as Bob announces the sponsors.



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