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Mr. Hooper misses seeing Mr. Snuffleupagus
Air date November 17, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors B, S, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird runs into Mr. Snuffleupagus once again, where the Snuffleupagus confesses he wants to go to the playground area in Big Bird's nest, but he can't get around the wall. Big Bird shows him how to go through the door, only now the Snuffleupagus is confused as to how he can get back out.
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
SCENE 2 Big Bird wants to introduce Mr. Hooper to the Snuffleupagus, who is still playing at the playground. Big Bird calls out to his friend, but Mr. Hooper has them go around the door instead. Mr. Snuffleupagus uses the door and doesn't see anyone, while inside, Mr. Hooper sees no sign of a Snuffleupagus around.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch and Feel."
(First: Episode 0252)
Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
SCENE 3 Molly distributes some shapes to the kids and they find the shapes embedded in a picture.
George the Farmer 20 barrels.jpg
Film George the Farmer counts 20 barrels.
Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
SCENE 4 Rafael finds Oscar playing a toy horn, which was lent to him by a kid. Oscar refuses to give it back when the kid asks for it. Rafael teaches him a lesson by gauging how Oscar would feel if he took one of his favorite tin cans away. Oscar relents and returns the toy, then asks a favor of Rafael - "Don't ever tell anybody you saw me do the right thing."
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
George countofour.jpg
Film No matter how they're arranged, George the Farmer always has three barrels, four milk jugs, and five cartons.
Animation Counting six red balls
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper presents a commercial...
Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
Animation 4 red balls minus 1 equals 3.
Celebrity Bill Cosby tries to count 4 kids.
(First: Episode 0176)
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
Animation Scanimate Films #4 (repeat)
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
SCENE 6 Rafael sings the "Same and Different" song, comparing two dogs.
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh. (repeat)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
Cast Gordon and Tom want to draw houses, but they only have one sheet of paper. They each use half, but they are not pleased with their houses until they cooperate again and connect the lines in the middle to make one big house.
(First: Episode 0271)
SCENE 7 Street residents name things that can fly - Little Bird cites himself, Rafael names an airplane and Mr. Hooper mentions a helicopter. A little child sighs that they can't fly, but they can pretend while riding the swing.
Cartoon As voices speculate what a squiggle will become, the squiggle is joined by other lines and bumps, eventually forming into a talking picture of Big Bird.
(First: Episode 0235)
Kingfireman-bob.jpg Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
SCENE 8 Molly helps Big Bird make sure he remember everything when packing for an overnight trip to his cousin Arnold's. Big Bird has everything he needs, but Molly points out one thing he's forgotten to do - lock the suitcase, as all the contents spill on the ground.
Cartoon The uses of water (Spanish version)
Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
Whistle A Happy Tune.JPG
Muppets Grover, lost in a scary forest, sings "I Whistle a Happy Tune" to keep his spirits up. He bumps into a monster -- but it's Cookie Monster, who happily joins in the song. Then they run into a little boy, and they run away, panicked.
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 9 Rafael and the kids invite Molly to swing with them. She's tired after a long day, but goes along with it and has fun anyhow.

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