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Sesame Street
Snuffy is missing
Air date January 1, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, U, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan engages Big Bird, John-John, and Shola in a guessing game on the steps of 123 Sesame Street. Matching items to the words they rhyme with, Susan says the last item in the box rhymes with "big". Big Bird asks if it could be a pig...
Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird calls the police from Hooper's Store to report that Mr. Snuffleupagus has gone missing. While Mr. Hooper warns him that the police have enough to do without looking for an imaginary friend, Officer Krupky arrives on the scene. Big Bird characterizes Snuffy as brown, with a deep voice, and that he says "oh dear" a lot. Krupky says he'll keep an eye out for someone matching that description.
Muppets Fran Brill narrates two Anything Muppet hands who argue over a piece of cake before they decide to share it.
(First: Episode 0189)
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SCENE 3 Officer Krupky spots Gordon coming out of 123 Sesame Street. He observes that the man is brown, has a deep voice, and says "oh dear" to Susan. Believing that he's found the lost snuffleupagus, Krupky begins to escort him home until Susan confirms his identity. Gordon attempts to explain the situation about Big Bird's imaginary friend to the officer.
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Polly count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and the Kids continue the search for Snuffy in his nest. Snuffy arrives and explains that he got separated from Big Bird at the zoo when he went to go buy a balloon. Big Bird is elated that his friend has been found, and leaves to go report his safe return to the police. Snuffy leaves the balloon with Ronald and leaves to go home for supper.
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Big Bird runs into Susan, Gordon, and Mr. Hooper on the street and says Snuffy has been found. They all mock his imaginary friend, but Big Bird says he can prove it, and that he brought back a balloon from the zoo. They all enter Big Bird's nest to find Ronald with the balloon and accuse the child of having just as big an imagination as Big Bird.

Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
(First: Episode 0012)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
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SCENE 5 "Love Quickies" β€” a kid who loves peaches, a kid who loves their dog, Susan and Gordon who love each other, and Oscar the Grouch who loves warthogs ("Warthogs are far out").
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
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SCENE 6 On the steps of 123 Sesame Street, Susan talks to Shola and John-John about things that open and close: window, doors, mouth, eyes. She also says that a flower can open and close; Shola asks how...
Film A flower opens and closes.
Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - Kids wait in line at a movie theater.
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U. (repeat)
Muppets Ernie displays a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 7 Susan sings "One of These Things" with Shola and John-John.
Muppets "The "OP" Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 15 on the street using a stencil.
In subsequent airings, this film is shortened, showing only the number 5 being painted.
Song "1-2-3-4-5!" (repeat)
Cartoon Three frogs show first, middle and last while hopping over each other.
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon Country Fiddler: #5 (repeat)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" Rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
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SCENE 8 Gordon, Shola, and John-John identify letter Qs.
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away.
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” John-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 9 The kids play in the arbor while Gordon announces the sponsors: Q, U, 5

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