Sesame Street
What's In Big Bird's Nest
Air date January 19, 2012
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Sponsors C, 1, "Awesome Cars"
Releases The iTunes Store, YouTube


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Prickly
SCENE At bedtime, Big Bird welcomes the viewer and shows off the new pajamas his Granny Bird send him, claiming they'll be the softest pajamas ever. Gordon comes in to tuck him in for the night. The moment Gordon heads out, Big Bird starts to feel something uncomfortable. Gordon browses the nest and pulls out a truck and, despite Big Bird always sleeping with it, leaves it out. Big Bird still feels something poking him though.

SCENE cont'd Gordon looks again and finds the letter C in the nest, as Big Bird always sleeps with the letter of the day ("Don't you?"). Big Bird still isn't comfortable and Gordon looks again, this time finding a cactus! Gordon thinks because of his prickly spines, Big Bird can't sleep. Insulted, the cactus heads back to the desert. Gordon then finds a number 1 (the number of the day), followed by one pineapple. Gordon points out that the fruit is also prickly and she leaves for home, Hawaii.
The portion with the cactus was cut in the HBO version.
SCENE cont'd Although Big Bird's nest is now completely empty, he still feels uncomfortable and can't sleep. Suddenly, the Princess (from "The Princess and the Pea") arrives to offer her services, being a part-time sleep consultant. She dives into the nest and finds a pea, which she believes is preventing him from sleeping. She briefly dozes off before running off to her next client - Sleeping Beauty.
SCENE cont'd Big Bird still feels uncomfortable, to Gordon's disbelief. Susan appears at the window, wondering what's going on. Gordon realizes that Big Bird's issue must be his new pajamas - he never took the tag off! Gordon removes the tag and Big Bird is able to sleep with comfort.
Muppets / Celebrity Some prickly characters aid Joel McHale explain the word.

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is on the way and tries to make his toy car go really far. His car barely travels any distance and he wonders what makes a car go farther. Ovejita appears and tells him "¡Vamos a averiguarlo!" The two find themselves in a school gym, where the kids begin to pitch their ideas. Murray is ready to design his car, but introduces a segment first...
(First: Episode 4258)
Film Kids find C-words in a forest.
(First: Episode 4243)
Cartoon A troop of army ants look for C words at a picnic.
Artist: Michael Goldberg
(First: Episode 4196)
Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce ”Abby’s Flying Fairy School”.
(First: Episode 4261)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
It's now naptime for the class and everyone heads to their beds. Abby, however, can't fall asleep. Mrs. Sparklenose tells her to count sheep. Abby can't imagine sheep and can't consult a sleeping Mrs. Sparklenose. She poofs 3 real sheep into the classroom, who wake up Blogg. They count the sheep, but need more to fall asleep. Suddenly, a chorus line of 7 more sheep appear. They are still not asleep and wake up Peck too. Abby makes more sheep appear, in the form of a football team. Gonnigan is woken up and chased by the team. They call on Spot, who shows them a subtraction video. They get an idea to subtract the sheep and lead each group out of the room. Once the sheep are cleared, the students fall asleep. Mrs. Sparklenose sees them and extends naptime for a bit. (updated theme song)
(First: Episode 4215)
Muppets Murray and the kids begin to construct their cars. Murray adds lots of blocks, hoping to weigh it down. He presents another segment before they begin to test them...
(First: Episode 4258)
Cast / Muppets Miles sings a song about his favorite number, 1.
(First: Episode 4145)
Film In a yoga class, a woman makes the number 1 with her body.
(First: Episode 4183)
Muppets Murray and Jenabell introduce "Super Grover 2.0" with a laugh.
(First: Episode 4257)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0: How Now Down Cow
At a beauty parlor in the city, a lady cow finds herself stuck at the top of the stairs. Super Grover 2.0 arrives on the scene and offers a solution: dancing the down the stairs! When that doesn't work, he observes the stairs and tries to get rid of them using karate, but hurts his hand instead. He dashes off and returns with a trampoline. The cow makes a leap, but is bounced right back to the top. Grover observes some more and finds the stairs are bumpy and they need to "de-bump" them. Luckily, he has his "stair de-bumpifier" (a board). He holds it up as the cow walks on it, but he collapses under her weight, making a ramp that the cow goes down on.
(First: Episode 4232)

Muppets At "Experiment Raceway," the kids test their cars. Murray concludes that the size, weight and shape effect how the car moves. He tries out his car, which doesn't get far from the ramp. Murray doesn't mind and introduces a segment before "Elmo's World" comes.
(First: Episode 4258)
Cartoon Fruits of different masses try to match weights with a carton of milk to become the Heavy Weight Champion.
Muppets Ernie sings "Breakfast is the Best Meal of the Day" with a singing banana, toast with eggs and a bowl of oatmeal about how good breakfast can be. By the end, Bert is hungry and ready for breakfast, but Ernie informs him that it's the middle of the night and not time to eat breakfast yet.
(First: Episode 4133)
Song Apple song
(First: Episode 4083)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4261)
Muppets Elmo's World: Sleep
(First: Episode 3983)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.

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