Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird's insomnia
Air date March 27, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors C, G, 9
Releases Paley Center Archive


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Grover clean the Fix-It Shop window, when they notice a conflict: Grover is hanging upside down cleaning the top, while Big Bird is squatting down to clean the bottom. Since Big Bird is taller than Grover, they decide to switch places.
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(EKA: Episode 1017)
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts that cost him a total of six dollars! The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
(EKA: Episode 1115)
Film Doll factory
(EKA: Episode 0560)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Grover's plan worked, but since Grover is so short and Big Bird is so tall, the middle of the window is still dirty.
Yes toon
Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(EKA: Episode 0840)
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(EKA: Episode 0783)
Muppets Bob asks a blank-faced Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet how he feels. The Muppet answers, "I don't feel anything." Bob sticks a nose and angry eyes on the Muppet, who then starts to feel mad. He walks off in a huff, and we hear a crash off-screen. The Muppet comes back and ad-libs, "It's okay, Bob, I just dropped my watch!"
(EKA: Episode 0778)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Song Northern Calloway sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?" (written by Joe Raposo).
(EKA: Episode 0418)
Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover).
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Muppets Same Sound Brown shows Farley that "That's What Reading's All About."
(First: Episode 1088)
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(EKA: Episode 0850)
Cast Linda shows a little girl how to say "wet paint" in American sign language.
Cartoon Number count to 20 (w/ cameo appearance by Cookie Monster), followed by cast list at the end.
(EKA: Episode 0848)
Film Antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0822)
Muppets Western : A cowboy comes to see Adam T. Glaser, who is such a jack-of-all-trades that he forgets what a dentist does.
(EKA: Episode 0734)
SCENE 3 Maria shows the letters C and G, and expects Cookie Monster to say that the cookie she has starts with C, but he outsmarts her: "It GINGER SNAP!"
Cartoon C for canary (role reversal)
(First: Episode 0703)
Cartoon G for giggle.
(EKA: Episode 0305)
SCENE 4 Maria approaches Cookie Monster with a cinnamon cookie, but he outsmarts her again: "It GERMAN cinnamon cookie!"
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
C- Cap
Cartoon C for cap (oversized cap)
(EKA: Episode 0154)
SCENE 5 This time, Maria brings a cream-filled cookie, which happens to be a girl scout cookie; C.M. eventually gives in
Cast On a desert island, a parched Luis finds a coconut, which has a letter C inside.
(EKA: Episode 0703)
Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover in Spanish).
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Cartoon C for candle (blows man away).
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A voiceover recites a poem about trees, to music by Joe Raposo.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon C is for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air!
(EKA: Episode 0573)
Film From toy to the real thing (steam shovel) featuring a young Brian Henson.
This film was shown in the Sesame Street Pitch Reel.
Cast Buffy sings "Quit Kickin' My Dog Around" with a Muppet dog.
(EKA: Episode 1126)
Muppets Clap, clap, clap (three-bar split screen, all the AMs join in)
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Film Footage of wolves.
(EKA: Episode 0982)
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(EKA: Episode 0846)
Richard Pryor shares Strawberries on Sesame Street
Celebrity Richard Pryor sits on a park bench with a basket of strawberries; a kid wants him to share them.
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(EKA: Episode 0772)
Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon Square (string animation)
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Cat toon2
Cartoon C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentThe Count and Ingrid count to twenty in Spanish.
(EKA: Episode 0587)
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
SCENE 6 Big Bird can't get to sleep; Bert helps him out by putting on his favorite record, "The Marching Lullaby"!
Film Bald eagle (child voice-overs).
Music by Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0734)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets with hair over their eyes recite the alphabet.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon 30 dots (perfect!).
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 7 "Marching Lullaby" cont'd; Big Bird marches away and sleeps in the arbor.

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