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Big Bird is convinced Snuffy is imaginary
Air date March 13, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors F, K, 10


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sees Mr. Snuffleupagus is on the block and tells him to stay put while he tries finding someone to see him. However, everyone he asks (Tom, Maria, Oscar and Rafael) have no patience for any more of his talk about his imaginary friend. Big Bird becomes upset and convinces himself that Snuffy really is imaginary as everyone says. Snuffy tries to get his attention, but Big Bird retreats to his nest. Snuffy begins to sob.
200012
Cartoon A football player talks about his favorite sport.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
300007
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird heads toward the arbor, telling Snuffy to leave him alone and never return. Snuffy sadly agrees to comply and gives him a goodbye tap with his snuffle. Big Bird realizes that if he can feel Snuffy tapping him, then he must be real after all! The two have a heartfelt embrace.
Flip Wilson arms and legs
Celebrity Flip Wilson talks about arms and legs.
(First: Episode 0174)
Cartoon f flower
Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(EKA: Episode 0284)
TV Chair Battle
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert play tricks on each other in order to sit in the TV chair, until they realize they both fit in it. Herry Monster comes over to trick Ernie and Bert into leaving their chair so that he can sit in it. Ernie and Bert decide that if the chair can hold two, it can hold three as well, so they cram their way into the chair with Herry. When Ernie and Herry realize that they're watching something only Bert would enjoy, they leave Bert alone.
(First: Episode 0207)
Film-BuildingGrows01
Film / Animation Part 1: A boy declares he wants to build a building. He and an adult voiceover describe how the building will be made, intercut with stop-motion animation and live-action footage. The two then wait for the foundational cement to dry...
(First: Episode 0142)
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SCENE 3 Oscar tells the kids that if they act rotten all year, Santa Claus will reward them with a stocking full of terrific coal.
2233-Kayak
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Film-BuildingGrows02
Film / Animation Part two: With the cement dried, the boy's building is brought to completion.
(First: Episode 0142)
E&B1969Bananaphone
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0306)
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SCENE 4 Rafael counts to 10.
VisualThink-SS Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
Snowshoes-garbage
Film A man (Barry Simpson) puts on snowshoes to bring his trash out.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0281)
529b
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 1)
(First: Episode 0092)
1037h
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
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SCENE 5 Rafael sets out three trash cans on the sidewalk for trash collection. Tom angrily complains that the cans are blocking the entrance to Hooper's Store and tells Rafael to move them. As Rafael recounts this to Maria at the Fix-It Shop, Tom drops by. He explains that he's having some trouble at home and was taking out his frustrations on Rafael. He apologizes and offers him some free coffee.
ErnieCMScales
Muppets Ernie explains how a scale can determine what is heavier than another object. With the scale, he was planning to split some cookies with Bert, but can't figure out how to do it. Cookie Monster shows him his way of solving the problem: he eats the cookies off each side of the scale until there are no cookies left. Ernie is disappointed since all he's left with is a "really good scale". Cookie disagrees--he's tasted better.
(First: Episode 0264)
Jerry-MonkeyFlips
Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
Film.Babyturtle
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
CMMakesaSandwich
Muppets Cookie Monster asks a girl the instructions of creating an egg sandwich; which is by combining - slices of bread, butter, a hard boiled egg, and salt together. Cookie literally follows the instructions by placing the ingredients in his mouth, much to the chagrin of the girl.
(First: Episode 0156)
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SCENE 6 Maria introduces the next film...
1090-10
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 6 cont'd Maria wonders how peacocks are able to raise their tail feathers like that. She's surprised when Big Bird offers an astute and informed answer.
Knittinkitten
Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten.
(First: Episode 0282)
FamilySong-AN
Muppets "The AN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0181)
CookieHeavyLight
Muppets An Anything Muppet man uses feathers and rocks to teach the difference between heavy and light. During the lecture, Cookie Monster comes along, mistakes the rocks for cookies, and eats them all. The rocks weigh Cookie down, so the monster proceeds to eat the feathers to "balance it out."
(First: Episode 0175)
1800-18
Cast David, Luis and Linda count in different languages.
(First: Episode 0326)
0573za
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Cookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
0266.man-mouse
Cartoon A housewife screams because there is a mouse in her house. Her husband's solution is to continually bring in animals to chase it out, with each animal making an even bigger mess than the previous one.
(EKA: Episode 0240)
ABC-conversation
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
Kisforkiss
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird wakes up a nightmare he was having. In it, he is a small bird on a wall, relentlessly pursued by a pair of tough Anything Muppets.
Cartoon f flower
Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful. (repeat)
3958j
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 8 Tom announces the sponsors.


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