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Sesame Street
Molly and Oscar catch colds; Mr. Snuffleupagus celebrates his 2nd birthday
Air date January 31, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors G, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 After Gordon welcomes the viewer, he encounters Mr. MacIntosh who gives Big Bird an ear of corn. However, Big Bird doesn't see it as corn because it's green, and corn is supposed to be yellow. Gordon explains to Big Bird that the yellow pieces on a corncob are called kernels, and the outside green part is called the husk. Big Bird now wants the corn, but doesn't want to throw away the husk. He remarks, "You take it, and you line your nest with it, and you sit in a nice, cool, green, soft corn husk, while you eat your corn!"
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
Jim Nabors 20.jpg
Celebrity Jim Nabors counts from one to twenty, demonstrating soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert asks Ernie about his day. Ernie doesn't think anything interesting happened. Bert points out that Ernie went to the zoo, but Ernie says nothing interesting happened at the zoo. Then, he talks about a scratch he got on his finger and describes how he got it, realizing in the process that something interesting did happen after all.
(First: Episode 0020)

SCENE 2 Molly is coughing and sneezing up a storm. She tells Gordon that she has a bad cold and advises that he'd better stay away so he doesn't catch it. Oscar has a cold too, but he thinks that's fine. Now people will stay away from him so that they won't catch it.
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes displays a G, for "good." She gets kissed by a monster, who says, "Gee, that was good!"
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 3 Molly's friends bring her some get-well gifts. Gordon gives her an apple, Mr. Hooper gives her a get-well card, and Maria gives her a bouquet of flowers. After Molly leaves, Maria suggests that they should also bring some gifts for Oscar, much to his displeasure.
Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 4 When the group returns, Oscar tries to convince them he's better, but they don't believe him. However, he perks up when he sees his get-well gifts: Maria gives him an old dust rag, Mr. Hooper gives him an old tin can, and Gordon gives him a jar of mud (which Oscar identifies coming from Chesapeake Bay).
Animation 4 red balls minus 1 equals 3.
(First: Episode 0278)

Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the game show "What's My Part?". The contestant is Mr. Nose. The panelists -- Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic, and Cookie Monster -- don't know what a nose is, because none of them have noses.
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 5 Gordon sings the Classifying Song, with different chairs and one table.
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Cast Wally and Ralph: Ralph is standing between two trees, playing with a long piece of rope like a cowboy. Along comes Wally carrying a wet shirt. Together, they solve the problem of where to hang the wet shirt to dry. They tie the ends of the rope around their chests, stretch it, and hang the shirt between them.
Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode tries to solve the problem of why ketchup won't come out of a bottle. Her co-host points out that she should remove the bottle cap first. Having solved the problem, Granny ends up pouring ketchup all over the place.
(First: Episode 0199)
SCENE 6 From the doors of his nest, Big Bird recites his poem about the giraffe to two kids.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 7 Mr. Snuffleupagus tells Big Bird that he is two years old today. Big Bird decides to throw a surprise birthday party for his friend, but Snuffy has never had one before, let alone heard of one. Big Bird then leaves, but Snuffy, deciding to throw a party for himself, leaves for his cave.
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)

SCENE 8 Big Bird goes to Hooper's Store to gather some party hats, balloons, a birthday cake and two candles. He invites Mr. Hooper, Molly, Gordon and Maria, who don't really want to come to a birthday party for Big Bird's "imaginary friend", so he asks Mr. Hooper for two of everything. When they see how serious he is, they decide to follow him.
Animation 6 dots - 1 = 5 dots
(First: Episode 0302)
SCENE 9 When the gang gets to Big Bird's nest, they creep in and shout β€œSurprise!” but see that Snuffy isn't around. They leave, and Big Bird decides to set up for a party in case Snuffy comes back.
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes displays a G (repeat)

SCENE 10 Snuffy returns, surprised that Big Bird decided to throw a party for him, just like Big Bird didn't know that Snuffy just had his own party at his cave. He decides to blow out the two candles and enjoy the party with Big Bird, but he blows them out quite strongly.
Muppets "The "OP" Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Dot Bridge 11 gather tight.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #11: A lone square appears, so the dots all gather in a tight group
(First: Episode 0296)
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
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
(First: Episode 0278)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
SCENE 11 While Maria plays with the kids, Snuffy announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Mr. Hooper holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Molly holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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