Sesame Street
Big Bird calls for people to meet Snuffy
Air date December 14, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors L, N, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis, Susan, Bob, and Big Bird sing "Welcome!"
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Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids. The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
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Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird calls the adults to tell them important news - Mr. Snuffleupagus is coming today. Everyone rolls their eyes, but agree to come back only when Big Bird yells "Mr. Snuffleupagus!" Big Bird does a practice call to the other's annoyance.
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird makes another practice call to ensure everyone remembers to come when called. Everyone complains about the important things they were doing and how Big Bird has interrupted them.
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Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
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SCENE 4 Snuffy finally arrives, but because Big Bird has "cried Snuffleupagus" so many times, nobody is willing to come out. As Luis gives Big Bird a lesson about the situation, they both miss Snuffy shuffling off back home.
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Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on and under with the help of a big fishy.
(First: Episode 0370)
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Grocer and Doctor.
(First: Episode 0067)
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Film A letter N drives through a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 0450)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally gives Ralph a mirror as a present. Wally looks at it, and says it is a picture of himself. But when Ralph looks at it, he sees a picture of himself. When they look at it together, they see a picture of both of them. This sketch was a re-shoot of a Buddy and Jim sketch.
(First: Episode 0342)
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Animation Marco had a flower. When it wilted, he called his grandpa and told him exactly what the flower looked like. Grandpa told him to water the flower, and it grew again.
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SCENE 5 Luis plays the sorting game using three horses and a cow.
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Cartoon A horse is drawn as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0377)
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Film A girl gets on, in, and under a blanket in a park.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
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Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets A furry, purple creature whooshes to the counter of Hooper's Store and counts 5 apples. He subtracts one, leaving 4.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Transition Bridge #1 - Zipper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Muppets The creature returns to subtract one more apple, leaving 3.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
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Muppets Again, the creature appears to remove another apple, leaving 2.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
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Muppets Another apple is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Film A film of two kids and a goat riding a turtle at a petting zoo is narrated in English and Spanish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets The creature takes away the last apple, leaving 0.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0529)
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Muppets Caveperson Days: King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Film Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0306)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A widow bird flies from one tree to another.
(First: Episode 0391)
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Cast Captain Under-Wonder (Luis) shows how he goes under an umbrella, a table and the tire swing (the latter by shrinking himself down).
(First: Episode 0508)
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Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0516)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0120)
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Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
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SCENE 6 The cast presents N words. Susan pops into her nurse's uniform, then Bob gets a long nose. Luis says "N - nobody and nothing," causing himself and the kids to vanish from sight.
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N (repeat)
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Transition Bridge #14 - Hourglass Slow/Fill
(First: Episode 0303)
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Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
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Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Transition Bridge #15 - Hourglass Fast/Fill
(First: Episode 0287)
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SCENE 7 Goodbye



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