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Sesame Street
Snow β€” Snuffy and the snowman
Air date March 24, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors E, R, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Susan, Bob, Luis and Maria are putting together a snowman. Big Bird observes the pictures they have of various snowmen to figure out which one they're going to build.
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Letter?" with contestant Prairie Dawn.
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
SCENE 2 Mr. Snuffleupagus makes his way to the street. Big Bird runs off to fetch some folks who can meet him. Snuffy instead tries striking up a conversation with the snowman, not realizing it's not alive. Snuffy gets frustrated with this and leaves.
Transition Bridge #17 - Hourglass Fast/Empty
(First: Episode 0288)
SCENE 3 Big Bird brings the adults over to the yard, where there's no sign of a Snuffleupagus. Once they leave, Big Bird notices some of Snuffy's footprints in the snow - a sign of proof! However, Luis doesn't want to be dragged on another "wild Snuffleupagus chase" and tells Big Bird to bring whatever he wants them to see to the shop.
Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 4 Big Bird shovels the footprint-laden snow into a box, which he then dumps on the floor of the Fix-It Shop, not realizing he's erased the prints by doing this.
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover WET.jpg
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot displays the letters E and T, mentioning that they're the ET family. He calls on Grover to add a heavy letter W to the letters, making the word WET. Grover rests for a minute after carrying the heavy W away.
(First: Episode 0138)
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover SET.jpg
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot calls on Grover to add a heavy letter S to the letters, making the word SET. Grover rests for a minute after carrying the heavy S away.
(First: Episode 0138)
Cast Wally and Ralph figure out how to Wally's stack of books to fit in Ralph's new bookcase.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover MET.jpg
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot calls on Grover to add a heavy letter M to the letters, making the word MET. Grover faints after being told to put the ET letters away.
(First: Episode 0138)
SCENE 5 Luis finds a hat filled with snow resting outside Oscar's trash can. Oscar reclaims it and puts it on, covering himself with snow. He assumes this was a trick pulled by Luis, who notes that the hat must have filled with snow as it fell from the sky. Oscar starts tossing snowballs towards the pesky clouds.
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
George ontopof.jpg
Film George the Farmer demonstrates on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Cast Bob is dressed for the snow, but is on the beach. Gordon is dressed for the beach, but is out in the snow. The two switch places in the split-screen.
(First: Episode 0206)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Muppets Cookie Monster demonstrates that egg starts with the letter E; he swallows the egg and faints.
(First: Episode 0316)
SCENE 6 Maria and the kids count snowballs in Spanish.
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)
George the Farmer 20 barrels.jpg
Film George the Farmer counts 20 barrels.
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 7 Maria hears the sounds of splashing coming from Oscar's can. Oscar states it's his pet dolphin walking on the water. Maria doubts it, betting that she'll eat her hat if there really is a pet dolphin. Oscar invites her to look down, and a baffled Maria reluctantly makes good on her bet.
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall. (repeat)
Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on and under with the help of a big fishy.
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 8 Everyone plays in the snow, and Bob announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign while Maria and Bob hold up the CTW sign at the end.


  • The original script for this episode featured Susan instead of Maria during scene 7.
  • Despite its Friday airdate, this episode features no closing credit sequence.

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