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Mr. Snuffleupagus sprays water on Susan's laundry
Air date December 30, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Production November 1, 1971
Sponsors F, K, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 A pair of "walking" fingers (Susan's to be exact) greet the viewer. The fingers dip themselves into some finger paint and draw a letter F on some paper.
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Muppets Kermit plans to talk about the letter F, but Beautiful Day Monster delivers an E instead, so he fixes it by using an ax and chopping off the bottom line of the E to make it look like an F.
(First: Episode 0033)
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 3)
(First: Episode 0093)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
SCENE 2 Susan starts taking down her dry laundry from the line; the kids count each piece she takes off the line. She leaves the basket outside while she goes to answer her ringing telephone.
Cartoon Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts

SCENE 3 Big Bird wants to show wet and dry, when Mr. Snuffleupagus arrives and demonstrates how his snuffle can make things wet. He sprays water on Susan's basket of clothes. As he trudges off, Susan comes back and holds Big Bird responsible for getting her clothes wet.
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)


SCENE 4 Big Bird jauntily makes his way to Hooper's Store and bumps into the closed front door. He sees the whole store is closed and wonders where Tom could be. He imagines Tom must have gotten captured by a ferocious monster (Herry, who mercilessly tickles him), or has fallen ill and must stay home (while still terrorized by the monster). As he rushes around in a panic, he bumps into Tom, who simply overslept today. Big Bird is upset that Tom was sleeping away while he was worried sick about him.
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover brings Mr. Johnson a bowl of alphabet soup. Mr. Johnson complains that some of the letters are missing, and makes Grover run back and forth to the kitchen to bring the missing letters. When all the letters are there, Johnson complains that the soup is cold, and makes Grover take it back.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon f flower.jpg
Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon A football player talks about his favorite sport.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
SCENE 5 Bob, Chris, and Joey count blocks as they string them together.
Celebrity The New York Knicks make 3 baskets in a row, but miss on the 4th.
(First: Episode 0146)
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
Celebrity The New York Knicks make 16 baskets in a row, but miss on the 17th.
(First: Episode 0146)
Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
Cartoon The uses of water (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0278)

SCENE 6 The cast shows F words: Susan has several masks on her face, and Tom shows off his foot, which Bob paints an F on.
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Transition Bridge #13 - Leaf Drop Bridge
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
SCENE 7 Bob plays two rounds of "One of These Things" using images of blob-like shapes.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tries to write a letter, but notices Rubber Duckie is in the way on his desk. He asks Ernie to move it and Ernie clutters the whole desk with objects to prepare for the move - to make room in the toybox, Ernie intends to put the football helmet in the cupboard, then move the cookies into the closet, then move the feather duster. Bert orders to have all the things removed and Ernie complies (in fast-motion). Bert is relieved that the desk is as it was...including Rubber Duckie still around.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished." (repeat)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0094)
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets A trio of Anything Muppet hippies sing "The Garden," with cameos from Cookie Monster and Grover.
(First: Episode 0266)
SCENE 8 Susan and Tom want Oscar to join in their rhyming game. He wants no part of it, but somehow manages to rhyme everything they say.
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Film The Mad Painter #2
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Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: STREET. He sings about it with a boy who wears a crown.
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
Cartoon f flower.jpg
Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful. (repeat)
SCENE 9 Bob and the kids race their bikes around the street and wave goodbye. Herry Monster announces the sponsors.

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