Sesame Street
Big Bird sleeps over at Gabi's
Air date November 24, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Directed by John Ferraro
Sponsors P, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gabi gives the viewer clues about who is sleeping over at her apartment...Big Bird!
Film "Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family is black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(First: Episode 2756)
Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
Muppets "One Banana"
(First: Episode 1941)
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids’ drawings.
(First: Episode 3328)
Cartoon Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3269)
Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
(First: Episode 3032)
SCENE 2 Maria and Luis let the two stay up and play a little before it's time for bed. Gabi suggests they have a "Bounce-a-Thon," where they see how many times they can bounce on her bed. Big Bird goes first and ends up breaking the bed. Thankfully, this is a house of fixers.
Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Cartoon A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
Film On the farm, a boy enjoys a glass of MILK.
(First: Episode 3277)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
(First: Episode 2837)
Song "Ja, Ja, That is the Mountain"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2780)
Cartoon A movie director calls for 12 pilots, 12 airplanes, 12 parachutes, 12 clowns and 12 pies.
(First: Episode 3210)
Film Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
SCENE 3 Luis and Maria have fixed Gabi's bed and recommend they stop bouncing on it. Gabi suggests they watch a video instead and pulls out one of her favorites...
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)

SCENE 3 cont'd After the video ends, Gabi thinks they should honk around the clock themselves. She places her alarm clock on the ground and they go around it, pretending to be Honkers and singing the song. Big Bird accidentally steps on the clock, breaking it into pieces. Maria and Luis believe they should go to bed now, lest another accident occurs.
Song "Counting Alarm Clock"
(First: Episode 3090)
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2727)

Film Xiao-Mei from northern China describes a festival at the end of every year that her family participates in. Each day of the festival, there is a new show to watch, a series of parades and lots of food like noodles and dumplings. Women prepare floats for the parade while men dress up as river animals. Xiao-Mei's favorite part or the festival is the lion dance. Xiao-Mei also demonstrates how she can walk on stilts which are strapped to her legs, and hopes someday to dance in the big parade.
(First: Episode 3266)
Typewriter P
Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
Animation The letter P appears in words on buildings.
(First: Episode 3329)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Film A boy is scared to go to sleep at night, until his dad tells him to use his imagination to calm himself down. He conducts a symphony with his toys.
(First: Episode 3271)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Gabi settle down for bed; Maria and Luis have even prepared a pull-out nest for him. As the lights go off, Gabi pretends she's a monster, frightening Big Bird. He realizes it's only pretend and they go back to sleep.
Cartoon Gerald is repeatedly kept awake by his dog Sparky, who does a dance and poses as an alligator through his shadow whenever his parents close his door.
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets Elmo sings "In Your Imagination."
(First: Episode 3119)
Film Wegman's dogs form a letter P.
(First: Episode 3330)
Animation A clay-animated man uses a palette and a paintbrush to paint the letter P.
Song “Praise the Letter P, Please, Please, Please” (James Brown style)
Cartoon Pizza maker Original Jay demonstrates how he got his name: his pizzas talk and dance.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3280)
Muppets Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful."
(First: Episode 2492)
Film Kids sing the alphabet on an island.
(First: Episode 3154)
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
SCENE 5 Big Bird starts having nightmares about the blanket monster and can't sleep. Maria, Luis and Gabi sing a lullaby ("We Are Here for You") that helps sooth him.
Cartoon A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, and arms got bigger.
(First: Episode 3285)
Celebrity "Rubber Duckie" with Little Richard.
(First: Episode 3263)
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)
Cartoon Wilbur and Wanda try to find the lamp in a dark room, while figuring out who's here and there. Finally, their son turns on the light.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3073)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps" (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 3026)
SCENE 6 Big Bird is asleep, so Maria and Luis turn out the lights and announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Gordon and Susan struggle as they shove Snuffy into Miles' room, and finally succeed.

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