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Sesame Street
Plot Ernie spends the night in Big Bird's nest.
Air date March 29, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors N, 11
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3913

Picture Segment Description
3913a
SCENE 1
Big Bird welcomes the viewer and reveals he’s having a sleepover with someone on Sesame Street. It’s not Snuffy, nor Elmo; it’s Ernie, who’s staying over while Bert is at a pigeon convention in Peoria. Ernie runs back and forth, bring his various thing for the night.
RedBrownApology
Animation
Two clay cavemen play with blocks together, until Red gets hurt, and holds a grudge against Brown. As Red sleeps, it becomes chilly and windy, so Brown covers him up with a blanket. The two are friends again.
(EKA: Episode 3878)
3978o1
Film
A very happy and energetic lady discovers a monumental "N" and dances around it.
(EKA: Episode 3750)
3978zf
Cartoon
Leaves form N and n.
(EKA: Episode 3114)
Alphaboy-n
Film
Alphaboy: Nibbling Noodles with Neighbor Nora
(EKA: Episode 3750)
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3913c
SCENE 2
Big Bird lays down the agenda for their evening – first a snack, then a song then sleep. However, the snack Big Bird has prepared is birdseed cookies, which Ernie doesn’t want to eat (as he’s not a bird). They call Gordon for help, who provides a banana for Ernie. Ernie begins cracking jokes about the banana (even pretending it’s a phone). They hear a phone ringing (which Ernie believes is his banana), but it turns out to be Big Bird’s phone. The caller is Bert, who is about to perform a pigeon dance…
Pigeonintro
Intro
At the Pigeon Convention in Peoria, an announcer introduces ...
Song.pigeon
Muppets
Bert, who sings "Doin' the Pigeon." (intro verses removed)
(First: Episode 0536)
4116zh
Animation
Rubber Stamp #11
(EKA: Episode 2885)
Matching11
Animation
A girl types the number 11 on a computer, matches it with another one, and sees 11 elephants.
(First: Episode 3885)
4131zf
Cartoon
Rap #11
(EKA: Episode 2598)
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3913e
SCENE 3
Now, it’s time for the sleepover song. They decide to sing a lullaby to each other by taking turns. Ernie sings “Lullaby and Goodnight” to Big Bird, but sees that with Big Bird asleep, there’s no one to sing him a lullaby. He calls Gordon to sing him a lullaby.
Stringquartet.Maryhadalittlelamb
Animation
A string quartet tunes up before it plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
(EKA: Episode 3744)
Song.natashaslullabye
Muppets
At night, Humphrey sings a lullaby to Natasha.
Outerspace.Between
Animation
A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(EKA: Episode 3093)
3991c
Film
Milo Counting: 11
(EKA: Episode 3699)
Clowns.11
Animation
Clown Honking #11
(EKA: Episode 3699)
3913f
SCENE 4
Ernie wakes up the middle of the night and finds he’s thirsty. He once again calls on Gordon for help. Gordon, despite loosing sleep, goes to get him one. While he waits, Ernie explains that all living things need water. Gordon returns with a cup for Ernie and is about to go back to bed, until Ernie needs another lullaby.
Waterfountain
Song
Drink of Water
(EKA: Episode 2951)
Toon.Pencil.Dance
Cartoon
A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(EKA: Episode 2226)
MJeter.DanceMyself
Muppets / Celebrity
Michael Jeter sings "Dance Myself to Sleep", accompanied by the Boogie-Woogie Sheep.
(EKA: Episode 3882)
3957y
Cartoon
Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0598)
3913g
SCENE 5
Gordon, who has dozen off during the song, wakes up and sees Ernie asleep and plans to get to bed himself, but Ernie wakes again, complaining how uncomfortable the nest is. Gordon wakes up Susan, who fetches Ernie a pillow and blanket for Ernie to rest on.
2293c
Film
Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
1706m
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Claycavemen-umbrella
Animation
The clay cavemen try to avoid the rain, and wind up sharing an umbrella.
3913h
SCENE 6
Ernie wakes up again, screaming for Bert, calling Gordon’s attention. He realizes he misses Bert and lays out a typical night at home, where he would talk and Bert would tell him to sleep. Gordon comes back to the nest with his own pillow and blanket and Ernie plans to talk about cheese and elephants with him. As Ernie talks, Gordon tells him to sleep.
Computer.N
Animation
Computer N / n
(EKA: Episode 3039)
3141l
Cartoon
Gordon voiceover N/n
(EKA: Episode 2283)
ZoeWolfgang.frontback
Muppets
Zoe demonstrates front and back using Wolfgang and a fish.
(EKA: Episode 3674)
Film.scarynight
Film
A boy is scared to go to sleep at night, until his dad tells him to use his imagination to calm himself down. He conducts a symphony with his toys.
(EKA: Episode 3291)
Derbyman
Cartoon
A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(EKA: Episode 0839)
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SCENE 7
Big Bird wakes up thirsty and is surprised to see Gordon in the nest. He also notices how sleepy Gordon is and doesn’t want to disturb him, so he calls for Susan instead. Susan arrives with a cup of water for Big Bird and plans to take Gordon back to the apartment, but not before singing them another lullaby.
Ewwater-scuba
Muppets
Elmo's World: Water
(EKA: Episode 3831)
3913k
SCENE 8
As Ernie and Big Bird sleep, a tired Gordon announces the sponsors. After he announces the sponsors, he wakes Susan up to find out what they want to do but Susan tells Gordon to go back to sleep.

Notes

  • A clip of Ernie's lullaby from Scene 3 appears in episode 3978 as part of one of Big Bird's many flashbacks about his nest.


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