Sesame Street
Plot Snuffy is missing
Air date January 1, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, U, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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 the 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)
Beginning end paint picture
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
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)
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)
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.
Beginning end hot dog
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly demonstrate five fingers.
(First: Episode 0279)
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.
SCENE 4, cont'd 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 & BertErnie 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; Bernice is.
(First: Episode 0012) (variation)
Cartoon Country Fiddler: #5
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Beginning end haircut
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
Insert "Love Quickies" — 30 second clip with brief cuts to: a kid who loves peaches, a kid who loves their dog, Susand and Gordon who love each other, and Oscar the Grouch who loves warthogs ("Warthogs are far out").
Bert purple hand
Muppets Ernie & BertBert 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."
(EKA: Episode 0267)
Insert On the steps of 123 Sesame Street, Susan talks to the kids about things that open and close: window, doors, mouth, eyes.
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)
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - Kids wait in line at a movie theater.
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)
Song Susan sings "One of These Things"
Muppets "The "OP" Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
Film (LA) Street Painting (2:37)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!" (repeat)
Cartoon Three frogs show first, middle and last while hopping over each other.
Cartoon Country Fiddler: #5 (repeat)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" Rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Insert Gordon and the kids identify letter Qs.
Herbert and Grover 1
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 MomentJohn-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
SCENE 5 Good byes

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