Sesame Street
Nighttime on Sesame Street
(repeat of 2164)
Air date November 30, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors E, M, 3


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 At night, the adults are getting ready to go home and go to bed. Meanwhile, Oscar the Grouch waits in anticipation (with the viewer) for what happens once they get inside and turn off their lights: the nocturnal jazz musician known as Hoots the Owl starts playing his saxophone and bothering everyone. Of course, Hoots apologizes for waking everyone up, and starts playing a soft lullaby, which disappoints Oscar.
Cartoon M for Moon
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
Muppets Ernie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
(First: Episode 1808)
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)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Cast Linda signs the word disappear - which David does.
(First: Episode 1330)
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Up on the Roof."
(First: Episode 1808)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset solve the case of the midnight voices.
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1183)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Three owls blink.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1469)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Three doctors cure a sick 3.
(First: Episode 1627)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Saxophone factory.
(First: Episode 1446)

SCENE 2 While Hoots continues playing his lullaby, Maria emerges in her nightgown to see if she locked the door to the Fix-It Shop. She didn't lock it, so she goes inside to make sure they haven't been robbed. Just then, a fire truck passes by, which wakes up Big Bird. He gets up, and notices that the Fix-it Shop is open, and the light is on - he thinks they're supposed to be closed. He goes over to investigate, and before Hoots can tell him, he guesses what happened. Maybe a big gust of wind opened the door, or maybe some Martians are looking for Maria. He throws his blanket over what he assumes to be a Martian, but is actually Maria. She gives him his blanket back, and assures him there were no Martians. Once Big Bird gets back to his nest, she wonders again if she locked the Fix-it Shop door ... (which she did).
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 1877)
Character.bats Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat".
(First: Episode 2096)
Video Triangle in space (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 1548)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
SCENE 3 Hoots loves the night. He invites the young viewer to join him in singing "The Middle of the Night Whisper Song."
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)
Muppets Instead of cookies, Cookie Monster recites a poem about galoshes -- or at least he tries.
(First: Episode 1626)
Animation "¡El juega hockey!"
(First: Episode 2114)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(First: Episode 2212)
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)

SCENE 4 In the morning, Hoots hangs out beside Oscar's trash can and realizes it's time for him to sleep. Oscar wonders why Hoots goes to sleep in the morning, and Hoots remarks, "Doesn't everybody?" Just then, the garbage men come and pick up Oscar's can so they can empty it! They hear Oscar's voice from inside, put his can back, and let him off with a warning. Hoots is astonished that Oscar does this every morning. Oscar answers, "Doesn't everybody?"
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
Muppets A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(First: Episode 0691)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."

SCENE 5 Oscar reads the grouch newspaper, and becomes irritated when people say "Good morning" to him. Hoots argues with him, as Bob announces the sponsors.

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