Sesame Street
Frazzle sleeps over at Big Bird's
Air date March 16, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors P, 12


Picture Segment Description


Big Bird goes for a walk and greets everyone he meets, singing "Walking Down My Street." He passes Hooper's Store, the Furry Arms Hotel, Gina's Day Care Center, Finders Keepers, Celina's Dance Studio, the playground, and Oscar's newsstand. As he finishes the song, Big Bird returns to his nest and gazes outside. "Sesame Street," he sighs. "Not just a street. A way of life. Home."
(First: Episode 3656)
Animation A walk through a neighborhood made of paper and photographic characters.
(First: Episode 3583)
Muppets "The Subway"
(First: Episode 0762)
cut from reruns
Cartoon The word "Subway" rides the MBTA subway.
(First: Episode 3375)
cut from reruns
Film Two sisters make their own buildings, both with paper and blocks.
(First: Episode 3686)
cut from reruns
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha try talking to the moon.
(First: Episode 3703)


Cartoon In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930s, Cab Callomouse attends a revue at the Lunar Lounge.
(First: Episode 3713)
SCENE 2 Herry's Mother wanders the street, looking for her son to bring him to dinner. She finds him in the arbor, writing a book with no ending yet. His book is called “My Favorite Place to Be” and chronicles the places he’s loves best, but each place in the book is not his #1 favorite place. He fusses over the lack of an ending and his mother comforts him. He realizes where his favorite place is – with his mom.
Song A salute to M-O-M.
(First: Episode 3564)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
(First: Episode 1481)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)

Film A girl goes to school somewhere in Africa. We see the girl getting ready to go to school, as she washes herself and brushes her teeth, puts on her clothes, brushes her hair, and takes her lunch, all with some help from her mother. We see her walking past her neighbors and watching her classmates play outside as she arrives at school. The bell rings and the girl enters the school, where the teacher is passing out chalk to her students. We see the teacher teaching the students the English words: "a boy", "a girl", "a man", "a woman," which she has written on the board, along with a drawing for each word. The students repeat the words, then write them down on their individual chalkboards as we hear the girl remark, "We are learning to read and write." The students then jump up and down, as the teacher looks on, smiling. Next, we see the students jumping outside excitedly, now that school has finished.
(First: Episode 2658)
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Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Film Milo Counting: 12
(First: Episode 3568)
Animation 12 kids are counted.
(First: Episode 2998)
Muppets / Celebrity Los Lobos sings "Elmo and the Lavender Moon."
(First: Episode 3101)
cut from reruns
Cartoon Anansi the spider tells the story of how the sun and the moon came to live in the sky.
(First: Episode 3320)
Film Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(First: Episode 3279)
Cartoon Fluffy recalls being a homeless dog, getting taken in to the dog pound, and meeting his new pal Petey.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2981)
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Muppets Baby Fats Domino sings "Shake Your Rattle and Roll," encouraging babies to exercise.
(First: Episode 3352)
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Animation A clay-animated man uses a palette and a paintbrush to paint the letter P.
(First: Episode 3400)
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. plays Porter Pepper of Peter Piper's P Products, which produces products that begin with the letter "P". He mentions that two of his clients were Peter Pan and Pablo Picasso until Peter Piper, the boss, gives him a phone call. Pepper now presents a new problem: Peter Piper's "P" Products has been purchased, and is now Sam Singer's "S" Stuff Store. Pepper, without stalling, summons his staff to stand by, switches his products to stuff, and searches for snacks and saucers.
(First: Episode 2061)
Song “Letter P Menu”
(First: Episode 3558)
SCENE 3 Tonight, Frazzle is sleeping over at Big Bird’s, with Gordon as a chaperone. Big Bird has Gordon read the book he wrote – “Albert the Flower Who Loved to Grow”, based on a true story. In the story, Big Bird’s little plant, Albert, grows at a fast rate, eventually bursting from his pot. He then placed Albert in the window box of Gordon and Susan’s apartment.
Animation "Flowers on the Doorstep"
(First: Episode 3140)
Muppets Grover recites a poem about a bubble.
(First: Episode 3155)
Animation In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 3311)
Animation Kids are surprised when animated things pop up out of nowhere.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3567)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter P.
(First: Episode 3494)
Cartoon Peter Panda, the potter, makes a pyramid, a pear and a pot for his plant.
(First: Episode 3537)
SCENE 4 Now that the story is done, Gordon tells the two kids that it’s time for bed, but Big Bird needs a lullaby first. Frazzle knows one, titled “Obladi”. They sing along with him (despite the incomprehensible lyrics).
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
Muppets Zoe, Telly, and Prairie Dawn sing "That's the Way I Read."
(First: Episode 3651)
Cartoon Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2687)
Film A little boy sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
(First: Episode 3150)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(First: Episode 1943)
Cartoon A girl overcomes her fear of scary things in the dark by singing with them.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3704)


SCENE 5 Gordon is about to turn off the light, when Frazzle begins hollering for him, since he’s afraid of the dark. He wants a nightlight, so Big Bird shows Frazzle his nightlight – the moon. Contended, they both begin to sleep. Gordon announces the sponsors and reports that Slimey’s still on his way back home.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Ruthie gives Telly a fake beard and wig.


The current copy of the 1999 rerun is incomplete, therefore, it is unknown whether all of the alterations are listed or not
Picture Segment Description
INTRO In the 1999 rerun, the season 30–32 intro sequence is used in place of the season 29 opening.
Film A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
(First: Episode 3656)
This and "Rockin Rockets" replaced the three segments before the Grover and Samantha sketch in the 1999 rerun.
Animation An Elvis Presley-type man sings "Rockin' Rockets" as he blasts off into space.
(First: Episode 3805)
Film A three-year-old African boy narrates a film about a day in his life.
(First: Episode 3267)
This segment replaced the African school film in the 1999 rerun.
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird stands on the roof with Tony Bennett, who sings "Slimey to the Moon."
(First: Episode 3756)
This segment replaced "Elmo and the Lavender Moon" in the 1999 rerun.
Animation Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
(First: Episode 3263)
This segment replaced the dog adoption cartoon in the 1999 rerun.
Muppets Ernie and Elmo sing "Sing After Me."
(First: Episode 3802)
This segment replaced "Shake Your Rattle and Roll" in the 1999 rerun.


  • This episode was among a select group of Season 29 episodes that were reran during the last few weeks of 1999, shortly before Season 31 began airing the following January. This particular episode aired on November 30 and December 21.

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