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Tarah sleeps over at Gabi’s
Air date March 26, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors O, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird, Gabi and their friends are about to jump rope, when Tarah wheels in. Big Bird invites her to jump with them, but she reminds him that her wheelchair prevents her from jumping rope and she suggests he figure out another way she can play. He thinks springs and a giant rubber band will help propel her, but she finds those implausible. She shows she can use her arms and they use her to help turn the rope.
Film A girl learns how to jump rope.
(First: Episode 3397)
Muppets Mr. Johnson wants something to read, so Flight Attendant Grover suggests reading the EXIT sign, the safety manual and the tag on the collar of his shirt. After he informs Mr. Johnson that the airplane is out of newspapers and magazines, he sets the fat blue man on his lap and tells him to read his lips as he recites a story.
Cartoon Animal Books
Artist: Steve Segal
(First: Episode 3396)
Film Wegman’s dogs: Little Jack Horner
(First: Episode 3460)
Cartoon Soul O
(First: Episode 3375)
Animation Planting Letters: O
(First: Episode 3010)
Animation Sand O/o
(First: Episode 0621)
Muppets / Celebrity Two Princes
(First: Episode 3450)
Animation Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(First: Episode 3460)
Film A girl narrates a film of helping her dad, a pilot, fly a small plane. They fly through New York City, past the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
(First: Episode 3431)
Animation "Family Dance"
Muppets Ernie conducts an experiment. He wants to see if Bert can sleep while Ernie sits at his drums and doesn’t play them. Fortunately for him, Bert can’t get to sleep that night, so Ernie drums away.
Song African Animal Alphabet
(First: Episode 3396)
SCENE 2 Next, the group is going to play tee-ball. However, Big Bird points out that it’s about to rain, so they all try to get in one hit before the rain comes. Once the rain pours, the other two girls head for home, but Tarah lives too far away to wheel herself in the rain. Gabi invites her and Big Bird to seek shelter in her house.
Song "Get On Up (Everybody Move)"
(First: Episode 3410)
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2839)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn’t know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to “recycle” them and play with them like a train.
(First: Episode 2726)
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter O.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3375)
Film A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
(First: Episode 3136)
Cartoon A lady receives a letter O in the mail, which promptly rolls around her living room.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3348)
SCENE 3 Maria and Luis dry off the kids and hear the radio report that the storm is so bad, all citizens are advised to stay indoors. This means Big Bird and Tarah can sleep over! Big Bird worries that since Tarah’s parents aren’t with them, they won’t be able to ask them. He thinks they could send a letter or a messenger, when a phone call from Gordon reminds him they can use the phone. Tarah begins to make the call.
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 A girl’s mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2923)
Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
Cookie love.JPG
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "You Made Me Love You."
(First: Episode 3456)
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2727)
SCENE 4 Tarah now has permission to stay over. Big Bird wonders what they should do before they go to bed. Tarah says she must do her arm exercises to give her energy to move her wheelchair. Maria happens to know the “Workout in a Chair” song, so they stretch their arms as they each sit in a chair. After their workout, they decide it’s time for bed.
Cartoon Gerald’s dog Sparky likes to pretend he’s an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets Elmo is sleeping over at Telly’s However Elmo can't sleep due to Telly's snoring. Elmo turn on the radio, so he can't hear Telly snoring, however the music is so loud that they can't sleep. Telly then tries to put his hand over his mouth and nose, however that don't work since he can't breath. Elmo then asks for some earmuffs, that worked. However now Telly can't sleep, because Elmo snores, luckily Telly has another pair of earmuffs.
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
Muppets / Celebrity On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks.
(First: Episode 2528)
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)

SCENE 5 Maria lays out a bed on the floor for Tarah, which is one of the times she can get out of her wheelchair. Luis helps her out of her chair and Maria sets up a blanket for Big Bird to sleep on. As the kids sleep, Maria announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird and Baby Bear present a bouquet of flowers to Goldilocks, who sneezes.


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