Sesame Street
Athena won't go to sleep
Air date March 16, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors I, T, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the wee hours of the morning, Hiroshi greets the viewer, assuming he's the only one up at the moment. He then sees Hoots the Owl having a hard time getting Athena to go to sleep for the day. Hiroshi tries with a bedtime story he recalls from childhood, "Peach Boy." Athena finds the story exciting and remains awake.
BruceMoose
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)
AfricanFish
Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish and celebrate afterwards.
(First: Episode 2669)
Erniebertcountsheep
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
3161y
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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SCENE 2 Elmo climbs onto the fence with his own suggestion - reciting the alphabet, which is what his own father does to try and put him to sleep. This method doesn't work, which Elmo claims is usually the case; he just thinks it's fun saying the alphabet. He and Athena now start some counting.
Ringmaster12
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
Grover-Rhymes
Muppets Grover is about to talk about rhymes when a fox shows him a box that has locks and a hand inside that knocks and drops rocks and socks. An ox comes by and reveals he's the owner of the box. After all the commotion, Grover tries to finish his talk, but can't think of any rhymes.
(First: Episode 2572)
1452-Pegs
Cartoon Round and angled pegs fit into their respective holes.
(First: Episode 1452)
WaterWaterWater
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
MariaChaplin.ShirtsTowels
Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels.
(First: Episode 0541)
T-treasure
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
3142i
Insert Big Bird reads a poem about how hard it is to be a sheep, and become cold when giving up one's wool: "So let's be fair when snow is deep, let's put the sweater on the sheep." Accompanied with cotton sheep illustrations.
(First: Episode 1828)
20Moonlight
Cartoon Moonlight count to 20 (Maria voice-over added)
(First: Episode 1456)
Ssnews.pigsfeelings
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)
Song.Family
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Findtheanimalsinthepainting
Animation Can you find the animals in the painting?
Artists: The Hubleys
LindaBoy.Telephone
Cast Linda shows a boy how to sign the word "telephone."
(First: Episode 2581)
Song.Capital.I
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
HIYL.CartonEggs
Muppets Here is Your Life: Carton of eggs
(First: Episode 2661)
NumberTwelveRocks
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Folge2593-1
SCENE 3 Snuffy tries to think of how to get Athena to sleep, when he sees some other birds have joined her on his back. He begins to sing "There's a Bird on Me."
MartyChair
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 1981)
2073i
Muppets The Count counts as Suzanne Farrell spins around. Monsters offer her some flowers, and the Count counts the bouquets.
(First: Episode 1682)
ZydecoBand-Allons
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
KingDigitus01

KingDigitus02
Muppets / Cast Bob reads the story of "King Digitus." The king presides over the Kingdom of Addition, where everyone loves to add things. However, King Digitus and his subjects soon find there's nothing left to add in the kingdom. He thinks they'll have to shut down the kingdom, when a young girl teaches them how to subtract instead.
(First: Episode 2057)
3150c
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
3958i
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster builds a Two-Headed Snowman. It's missing noses; they fight over a carrot which breaks in half, solving the problem.
(First: Episode 1622)
2362-Telefono
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 4 Alice keeps trying to play with Snuffy, still with a wide-awake Athena on his back. Maria recommends they play an imagination game, as they all pretend to be dogs and ducks. Snuffy notices Athena has finally fallen asleep. He declines Maria's offer to join herself and Gabi at the park, not wanting to wake up Athena. He imagines he's at the park instead.
Sesame Rorschach animation
Animation Rorschach ink blob association with a funky jazz soundtrack.
(First: Episode 0777)
Toothpaste
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
2257zf
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)
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SCENE 5 Hiroshi helps Snuffy by taking Athena off his back and placing her back on the fence by her grandfather. Snuffy runs off to the park while Hiroshi announces the sponsors.


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