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Sesame Street
Snuffleupagus drinks soapy water from a bucket
Air date November 29, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors C, Y, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria recruits Oscar the Grouch to teach the concept of here and there. Oscar obliges, militantly barking orders to the viewer. Maria says there's a nicer way to do it, but Oscar grows tired of her standing here near his trash can, and there behind the construction doors of Big Bird's nest. Just as he's complaining about how dull it all is, a second Maria appears next to him, placing her both here and there.
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Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
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Muppets Little Bird plays an imagination game, closing his eyes and imagining he hears sounds. At the end of the game, he imagines that he hears a scary monster -- and when he opens his eyes, Herry Monster is there, growling at him.
(First: Episode 0148)
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Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
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Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #13: A square crosses into the path of the dots, causing them to huddle around it
(First: Episode 0299)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird asks David if he wants to make some bubbles with him, but David's busy pulling nails out of some wood behind the construction doors. Mr. Snuffleupagus stops by and, in a hurry, drinks Big Bird's soapy bubble water. After a sneeze, Snuffy produces hundreds of bubbles from his snuffle, astonishing David nearby. As soon as Snuffy leaves, David runs over demanding to know how Big Bird made all those bubbles. When David denies there being a Snuffleupagus, Big Bird laments that nobody ever believes him.
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Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
1095q.jpg Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit and Grover demonstrate "here" and "there."
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0029)
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Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
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Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (shown in Spanish, then English)
(First: Episode 0276)
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Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
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Muppets A disconsolate Ernie tells Oscar the Grouch that he's lost his Rubber Duckie. Oscar tries to calm Ernie down and says that he'll buy Ernie another one. Ernie says he can't - Rubber Duckie is special and unique. He tells Oscar that Rubber Duckie is "cute, adorable, sweet, cuddly, and makes a wonderful sound." Oscar tells Ernie that he'll bring him a new one.
(First: Episode 0139)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Part 2: Oscar comes back with a new Duckie, but this one is different - it's a Grouch duckie. They realize that they have different ideas of what is cute and ugly. Ernie thanks Oscar for trying to help - and when he sits down, he hears a familiar squeak. He digs through the stuff on the floor, and finds his Rubber Duckie! Ernie and Oscar argue over which of their toys is the cutest.
(First: Episode 0139)
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Maria begins to sweep up some paper trash in the arbor when Sam the Robot happens by and offers to do it for her. A compartment on his side opens up to reveal a vacuum cleaner which he uses to suck up all the paper. Maria points out that he also disposed of the tablecloth that was on the table. Sam attempts to return it, but regurgitates the paper trash instead. Maria points out the error, Sam produces the tablecloth, and leaves Maria with more of a mess than she started with.
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Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: Dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally brings home a new waste basket inside a paper bag, but doesn't know how to discard the paper bag once he's removed the waste basket from it.
(First: Episode 0318)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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SCENE 4 David hears a bell somewhere and looks all over Sesame Street to learn the source of the sound. It's not Maria ringing the doorbell at 123 Sesame Street, and it's not Oscar's telephone; those are making different ringing sounds. Finally he identifies Luis working with a bicycle bell in front of the Fix-It Shop.
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Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
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Muppets Kermit asks the viewers to play a weather imagination game. First, Kermit imagines it's a warm, sunny day. Then he imagines that it's raining hard. Then he imagines that it's a snowy, windy day.
(First: Episode 0325)
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Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0029)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
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Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
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Cartoon Julius demonstrates "here" and "there", then ends up being "in pain."
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Song "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".
(First: Episode 0073)
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SCENE 5 Luis talks to a Spanish speaking kid and an English speaking kid in the arbor about owning a pigeon as a pet.
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Cartoon A girl talks about imagination.
(First: Episode 0353)
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Cartoon Y for yawn (repeat)
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Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo (repeat)
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Film Iguanas
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0047)
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)." (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.


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