Sesame Street
The Count's "Sleeping Beauty"
Air date May 12, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Belinda Ward
Production January 23, 1987
Sponsors B, O, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
Insert Snuffy shows Susan and some kids how to do "The Snuffle Shuffle."
(First: Episode 2225)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at itself in mirrors, and the right half notices that both of them are the same; they have the same nose, mouth, and hands. The other half points out that they're different: their horns point different ways, their hair is different, and their laughter is different.
(First: Episode 1769)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks the Three Little Pigs how they feel after the Big Bad Wolf blew their houses down.
(First: Episode 1974)
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)


Celebrity Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe and Malcolm-Jamal Warner notice Telly and Keshia Knight Pulliam pretending to look sad, which escalates into the three of them arguing over what's more sad: losing a purple pen with a picture of Prince on it, not making the football team, or a best friend moving away. Telly and Keshia then pretend to look angry, and then notice that they look just like them.
(EKA: Episode 2127)
Animation A car drives through blocks.
(First: Episode 1446)
Film Doll House
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
Cast Live at Sesame Hall, Bob, Maria, and Luis sing "The Curious Cantata" about a bird who asks a lot of questions, played by the ever-curious Big Bird.
(First: Episode 2160)
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)

Muppets Oscar the Grouch hosts "The Trash is Right", in which contestant Grundgetta has to match each pile of trash with the picture of the person who threw it away.
(First: Episode 2258)
Cartoon Two giraffes (Gordon voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1468)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Cartoon Roxanne and Violet Gorflatch are alike in many ways, but different in others.
(First: Episode 1480)
Muppets Super Grover: Grover Kent sees a lost little girl in trouble and tries to find a phone booth to change in, the same one she wants to use to call home. (introducted edited)
(First: Episode 0647)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(First: Episode 2021)
SCENE 1 The Count has written his own version of "Sleeping Beauty," in which he and Gladys the Cow will be starring. As he makes the costumes, Gordon and the kids help measure her body.
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
(First: Episode 1642)
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
SCENE 2 Gladys and the Count begin rehearsing the play. Gladys is not in favor of having to snore, especially when all the Count does is count the snores. She quits and the Count decides to hire Meryl Sheep instead.
Cartoon Counting eight figures
(EKA: Episode 2253)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Squeal of Fortune title

Muppets Prairie Dawn and the Count are contestants on "Squeal of Fortune."
(First: Episode 2331)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)

Prince Count

SCENE 3 Gordon narrates the Count's story. The prince (Count) finds the sleeping princess (Meryl) and counts her snores. His thunder and lightning wakes her up, but she'd rather "baa" than count with him. They cooperate by letting him count her baas. After the play, Gladys barges in and claims her mooing would've been better. The two females argue over their respective sounds, while the Count counts them and Gordon announces the sponsors.

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