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Sesame Street
Mr. Snuffleupagus is afraid of fruit
Air date December 15, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors T, U, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Tom points out items of clothing that come in pairs as he puts them on the clothesline - his socks, shoes, gloves and two hats. He clarifies that the second hat belongs to Rafael.
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found.
(First: Episode 0268)
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0277)
Cast Tom, Rafael, and Bob go in, on, and under some boxes.
George ontopof.jpg
Film George the Farmer demonstrates on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)
Muppets Prairie Dawn invites Grover to dinner, but Grover can't come without Herry, who can't come without Cookie Monster, so Prairie invites all three of them until she learns that they are not cats.
(First: Episode 0248)
Animation Two houses plus 2 equals 4.

SCENE 2 Tom gives Big Bird some items (three apples and a cup) to use for a game of "One of These Things." Before he can even get into a verse, Mr. Snuffleupagus wanders in and suddenly cries in fear - he's afraid of apples! He explains that apples grow on trees and sometimes fall and bonk people. Big Bird agrees to go get something else to use, as Snuffy runs off to find a handkerchief. Big Bird tries explaining the situation to Tom, as they both see no sign of a Snuffleupagus anywhere.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch and Feel."
(First: Episode 0252)

SCENE 3 Big Bird replaces the apples with bananas, which Snuffy is just as afraid of (fearing slipping on the peels). Big Bird reports back to Tom, who still thinks this is all a ruse. He has an idea that involves paper and crayons.
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
SCENE 4 Big Bird calls Snuffy back for the game, where he's replaced all the fruit with cut-out drawings of Snuffy. He enjoys this very much and the game puts him in a hungry mood; he asks if Big Bird has any fruit.
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge." (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
SCENE 5 Susan and the kids sort toys and tools.
Muppets Prairie Dawn and a Anything Muppet boy named Walter enter an old house. Walter says that it's a haunted house. However, Prairie comforts him by saying it's just an old house. He gets scared by everything that happens while Prairie has an explanation for all of it. When they spot a little mouse Prairie gets scared and runs away, while Walter tells the mouse not to be scared.
(First: Episode 0252)
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids.

The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)

0273 Flip Wilson 20.jpg
Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
Dot & Hill B-2.jpg
Animation Dot & Hill B-2 β€” A dot tries to get up a hill after a cart, but doesn't make it up.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cast Tom stands on Gordon's shoulders, as an announcer repeatedly points out the difference of being on an under. When the voice is gone, Gordon leaves to get some sandwiches, leaving Tom suspended in the air.
George ontopof.jpg
Film George the Farmer shows on top of. (repeat)
Cartoon "Jazz #2" (repeat)
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.
(First: Episode 0278)
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon Poem about T words
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket (repeat)
Muppets bigandsmall.jpg
Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
SCENE 6 The kids help Susan prepare corn in the kitchen.
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
SCENE 7 Snuffy sees Big Bird has written the alphabet on a blackboard. Big Bird instead claims it's a word and sings "ABC-DEF-GHI."
Cartoon A dog learns about U. (repeat)
Animation Two houses plus 2 equals 4. (repeat)
SCENE 8 Gordon ties a tie, which begins with the letter T.
Cartoon T is for Television (repeat)
Cartoon T is for Television (Spanish version)
SCENE 9 Big Bird shows "t for tickle" by tickling Snuffy.
Cartoon Poem about T words (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film "Doll House" (repeat)
SCENE 10 Goodbye

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