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Sesame Street
Big Bird worries that the adults are plotting to get rid of Snuffy.
Air date April 19, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors F, H, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer, and displays one of today's letters, H. He makes the “huh” sound with his breath, which Mr. Hooper uses to wipe a glass clean.
Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to show Bert his ice cube collection. The ice cubes were so cold that he had to put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door to "tear him fin-from-fin."
(First: Episode 0033)
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 2 At the Fix-it Shop, Rafael is about to fix Maria's radio, when he gets a phone call. Mr. Snuffleupagus, on the other end, asks to speak to Big Bird. Rafael says he'll take a message, but Snuffy hangs up before Rafael can figure out who it is. Rafael passes the message on to Big Bird, who confirms that it was Snuffy on the phone, but Rafael thinks Big Bird disguised his voice as a prank. He, Maria and Gordon head to Hooper's Store.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit attempts to demonstrate between with two poles, which are actually mops held by Grover and Herry.
(First: Episode 0283)
The three, along with Mr. Hooper, agree that something has to be done about Big Bird and his Snuffle-nonsense. Big Bird eavesdrops and overhears Gordon say, “We won’t quit until we get rid of that Snuffleupagus once and for all.” He imagines them as villains confronting Snuffy in a Western-style setting: Snuffy refuses to leave, but they fight back, tickling him until he gives. Back in reality, Big Bird heads off to warn Snuffy.
Muppets Bob narrates as three Muppet hands show 3 fingers.
(First: Episode 0231)
When the adults confront Big Bird, he pretends that he now believes Snuffy is imaginary, driving them away.
Muppets Two Anything Muppet boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
(First: Episode 0278)
In his nest area, Big Bird finds Snuffy, and warns him that the adults are coming to drive him away with tickles – right now! When they get there, they invite Big Bird to the playground, and he blocks their entry: “You’ll never take him!” He confesses that he lied to them so they wouldn’t take Snuffy away, like he overheard them planning to do earlier. The adults reassure him that they wouldn’t do that, even if Snuffy were real. Feeling relieved, Big Bird invites them inside to meet Snuffy, but of course, he’s not there because he heeded Big Bird’s warning and escaped.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
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Cast Fran Brill narrates a segment with Gordon and Tom drawing a house in limbo.
(First: Episode 0271)
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Muppets The Busby Twins want to buy a toy rocket.
(First: Episode 0317)
SCENE 3 Rafael sings “How Many Wheels Has a Roller Skate?” with some kids.
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 2)
(First: Episode 0093)
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon Number count to 20 (w/ cameo appearance by Cookie Monster), followed by cast list at the end.
(First: Episode 0350)
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Cast Gordon demonstrates the different kind of outfit he might wear if were a farmer rather than a school teacher.
(First: Episode 0244)
Animation A number 9 looks for a house with his number on it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
SCENE 4 Big Bird introduces a film about goslings.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Cast Bob and Tom work as billboard putter-uppers, though Tom doesn't match the way Bob puts his picture up.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Muppets Grover, lost in a scary forest, sings "I Whistle a Happy Tune" to keep his spirits up. He bumps into a monster -- but it's Cookie Monster, who happily joins in the song. Then they run into a little boy, and they run away, panicked.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Film The camera zooms out on an onion as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 5 Gordon sings the Classifying Song: does a 4 or a g belong with h, d and f?
Animation Scanimate Films #4 (repeat)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cast Wally and Ralph attempt to play a board game, but when they move their table into better light, the brick that was propping up the shorter leg stays behind. They try various methods of stabilizing the table, finally settling on using the board game. Without access to the game, they decide to play with the brick instead.
SCENE 6 Rafael introduces the next film, with flair.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
Transition Bridge #7 - Rectangle Bridge A
(First: Episode 0290)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — 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)
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Film Bridge #8 - Rectangle Bridge B
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Transition Bridge #9 - Rectangle Bridge C
(First: Episode 0290)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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