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Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy play softball
Air date February 23, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors L, P, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird holds a softball, waiting for Tom and Rafael to bring a bat and baseball gloves so they can play. Mr. Snuffleupagus comes along, and Big Bird invites his friend to play.
Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
While in Big Birdโ€™s nest area, Snuffy throws the ball over the doors, and canโ€™t figure out how to get it back. Rafael and Tom approach from the outside and find the ball, assuming Big Bird left it there for them. They lean against the doors and wait for Big Bird, when Snuffy taps Rafael on the shoulder with his snuffle. Rafael assumes Tom tapped him, which Tom denies. Snuffy then taps Tomโ€™s shoulder, and the same thing happens. Big Bird then comes back, and is about to introduce Snuffy to Tom and Rafael, but before he opens the door, Snuffy leaves, feeling ashamed that he lost Big Birdโ€™s ball. Big Bird opens the door, only to find no Snuffleupagus.
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” 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)
P pirate pistol.jpg
Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
Listen My Brother Alphabet Song.jpg
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
0316 giraffes.jpg
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
Busby Twins rocket.jpg
Muppets The Busby Twins want to buy a toy rocket.
(First: Episode 0317)
SCENE 2 Oscar attaches a vacuum cleaner to his walking trash can and proceeds to clean up the Street. He explains to Bob and Rafael that he's putting all the yucky trash in his can so he can admire it.
Film The Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
Muppets Two boys notice that the number 8 looks the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cast water tap 01.jpg
Cast Part 1: In limbo, and without dialogue save for a voiceover, Tom, Rafael, Gordon, and Bob all try to get a drink of water from the same tap, but they keep arguing and bumping into each other when they all reach for it at the same time. The result is that no one gets a drink of water.
(First: Episode 0292)
Animation 6 dots - 1 = 5 dots
(First: Episode 0302)
Cast water tap 02.jpg
Cast Part 2: The four men circle the water tap eyeing one another while the voicover wonders what they will do. One of them holds the tap while the other gets a drink. The voiceover declares that some things are easy when you cooperate.
(First: Episode 0292)
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets Kermit smells smoke. An Anything Muppet girl tells him that there's a fire "over there", and Kermit screams for the fireman. Grover comes along wearing a white coat and a stethoscope; then carrying a pitchfork, and talking about his cows, chickens and the barn. Kermit reminds him that a fireman puts out fires. When Grover finally arrives with a hose, they discover that the fire is coming from the girl toasting marshmallows over a small campfire.
SCENE 3 Rafael teaches Bob a little Spanish as they sing "No Matter What Your Language".
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
SCENE 4 Oscar knows someone whose name begins with L - Lester.
Muppets Tough Luck Lester, a little boy, explains why he is in bandages; he is never cautious about what he does. With his friends' help, Lester is able to stay away from dangerous items like matches and broken glass.
(First: Episode 0161)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Cast Mr. Hooper adds 3 chairs as a sportscaster narrates.
(First: Episode 0288)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids count 20 penguins going down a slide.
(First: Episode 0232)
Muppets Grover sees his shadow follow him around, and thinks it's a person following him. However, Herbert Birdsfoot explains what a shadow is.
(First: Episode 0221)
SCENE 5 Bob sings the Sorting Song: three groups of two cups, one group of three cups.
Cast Wally and Ralph make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, resulting in a mess.
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.
(First: Episode 0278)
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "P Is My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
SCENE 6 Oscar tells us the difference between a lobster and a crab, introducing a film about the two animals.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A lobster and a crab.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0317)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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