Sesame Street
Maria can't get Irvine to go back to sleep
Air date January 19, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors C, F, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob creates a new game where he asks Big Bird questions, who responds "No" by holding a sign with the word. After the game, Big Bird continues to say "no" to everything Bob says.
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Film A kid marching band forms a circle.
(First: Episode 0517)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz and the Anything Muppets sing "Numero Comparsa."
(First: Episode 2318)
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep. (Spanish soundtrack)
Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
SCENE 2 Big Bird wants to thank Bob for the game by singing a song, but has some trouble coming up with the lyrics. Bob suggests he sing for inspiration and soon, Big Bird annoys Bob by singing everything he says.
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
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 he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
Muppets Leo the Party Monster hosts "The Party Line", a call-in show where he and the callers have a discussion about parties. However, he learns what a discussion really means when one caller dislikes parties.
(First: Episode 2218)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
SCENE 3 Maria is babysitting Irvine while Oscar is out. The Count happens by and is told be quiet. He softly counts the other people Maria asks to be quiet, but his thunder and lightning awake Irvine, who begins crying uncontrollably.
Pinball 08
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
Cartoon Counting eight figures
(EKA: Episode 2253)
Cast Maria as Chaplin tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(First: Episode 0753)
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(First: Episode 1702)
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 4 Maria struggles to get Irvine back to sleep. Biff suggests Sully tell her the story of "Cinderella," claiming Sully's a great story teller. Biff, however, recites the whole story before Sully can speak. Irvine still is awake and cranky; Biff blames the way Sully told it.
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
The forty thieves insist that they be introduced along with Ali Baba before the story begins, but by the time Alistair Cookie finishes counting them, the show has run out of time.
Cartoon Sign Sounds: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Film How a steel drum is made
(First: Episode 0828)
Cartoon F: A frog and a fly. (voiceover: Casey Kasem)
(First: Episode 0034)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Chelsea: YES/NO.
Cartoon Two kids want to use their empty box as a pretend submarine or airplane. They agree to imagine it's a rocketship.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(First: Episode 2369)
SCENE 5 The Two-Headed Monster arrives and plays a lullaby for Irvine on their violin. The song doesn't work and the monster cries along with Irvine.
Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)

SCENE 6 Oscar returns and shows Maria the one way to get a Grouch baby to sleep: he and Grundgetta begin arguing, putting Irvine right to sleep. The two continue arguing as Maria announces the sponsors.

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