Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird stays up late
Air date February 14, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors B, C, 8
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Picture Segment Description
2243a
SCENE 1 Oscar shows Gordon Slimey's latest act - he programs music into his miniature computer, then tap dances to it.
Computerfilm
Film Kids learn how to use a computer at a public school.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
Kingofeight
Animation The King of Eight
(EKA: Episode 0270)
Film-RiverLife
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
CMT
Muppets The Amazing Mumford waves his magic wand over a transparent glass cookie jar and makes the jar become full of cookies and then empty (over and over) as an anxious Cookie Monster watches.
(EKA: Episode 0322)
Film-fullsubway
Film Kids shout "empty" and "full" to describe a subway car.
(EKA: Episode 0897)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Snuffy goes walking down the street, signing a song, with the goal of finally being seen by one of the grown-ups. However, no one (David, Gordon or Susan) notice him, all involved in their own activities. Once he reaches Big Bird at his nest, he and the kids invite Snuffy to go to the park.
OldMacdonald.Dots
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(EKA: Episode 2018)
HarveyC
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
Summer-Song
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
(EKA: Episode 1460)
Toon-fishingABCs
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Ssnews.marylamb
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
SB--CCarrot
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
Noimage
Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin - Don't Walk (3:39)
(First: Episode 1166)
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Sally ride bob maria
Cast / Celebrity On the stoop of 123 Sesame Street, astronaut Sally Ride talks about space travel with Bob, Maria and the kids.
(First: Episode 1965)
Imagardener
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
Kermitsongit'salive
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "It's Alive."
FullChickens
Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
Ernie8Salesman
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
OG.8cows
Cartoon 8 cows
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Noimage
Insert Tophat Sorting Song (0:43)
Bunnychickblocks
Animation Stop-motion: A bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(EKA: Episode 1545)
Sg-computer
Muppets Super Grover
A girl cannot get her computer to start. Super Grover tries to fix it by jumping up and down and shouting "Wubba wubba!", but she soon discovers that the computer is not turned on.
Owlbirdcompromise Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird joins Gordon, Susan and Luis at the stoop at night, hoping he can stay up as late as they do. He learns about shooting stars and full moons and also watches Olivia leave for her disco date. The adults tell him to go back to bed, he assures them he's not tired and wants to learn more about the...*yawn*...shooting moons.
Blownose
Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1186)
Ballsholes
Animation Three balls try to match three holes.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
2Head.Love
Muppets At night, one of the heads of the Two-Headed Monster sings his other head a lullaby.
PDocter.Flyboy
Cartoon A determined little boy makes several attempts to fly, and eventually gets his dad to take him on an airplane.
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SCENE 4 Susan wants Big Bird to go to bed, but he points out all the lighted windows down the block, meaning they're still awake. They subtract the lights as they go out, leaving no more people awake. Big Bird heads back to his nest, as Radar is tired.
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Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Bisforbubble
Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
SpeechBalloonBBug
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
Bae2 Muppets Ernie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
Achicken!!
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
Pepperzoomout
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
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SCENE 5 A pan down the street shows everyone is asleep, including Big Bird. Susan announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on October 29, 1984.
  • This episode was re-aired in season 18 as Episode 2243. The repeat omitted scene 2, as Snuffy has since been officially revealed to the cast.


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