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Sesame Street
Snow β€” Grover's icy love / snowball fight
Air date February 7, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Production September 4, 1973
Sponsors K, M, 5
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The camera pans around Sesame Street looking for someone. Luis jumps out from behind the work bench in front of the Fix-It Shop and yells, "surprise!" He tip-toes around luring the camera to follow him until the reach the Hooper's Store window where Mr. Hooper jumps out in surprise. He joins Luis tip-toeing around together, but they don't find anyone else. They head back to the store where Cookie Monster is inside, unattended, and he's just finished eating a batch of cookies. He extatically declares, "Surprise!"
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
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SCENE 2 Grover is out walking in the snow with his earmuffs and scarf, when he happens upon a female version of himself made out of snow in the arbor. Stricken by her beauty, Grover approaches her and tries to carry on a conversation with her, but finds that she's really the silent type. Getting cold standing around in one spot, he invites her to go in Hooper's Store for a cup of hot cocoa. He tries to take her hand, but finds that her hands are like ice. Promising to warm her up, he tells her not to go away, and rushes off.
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
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SCENE 3 Grover returns with a coat, but finds that her face is freezing, so he leaves to find her a hat.
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 4 When Grover gets back, he finds that his snow friend is smaller than he remembers. He places the hat on her head, but feels that her neck is quite cold, so he leaves again to find her a scarf.
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
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SCENE 5 As Grover places the scarf on his friend, she completely melts away. Luis comes by and asks Grover who he was talking and what's he doing with a pile of soggy clothes. Grover says he'll join Luis for a cup of hot cocoa soon. Grover sadly looks at where his lovely friend once stood as romantic music plays.
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” John-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0441)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper, Jay, Luis, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and a kid have all drawn pictures of themselves. As the camera points to each of them, they show off their picture and say, "this is me!"
Muppets Farley looks for ME.
(First: Episode 0464)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Cast Maria and David find two sets of sacks, which have incorrect numerical labels.
(First: Episode 0505)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way.
Voices: Hal Smith
(First: Episode 0538)

Muppets Grover is going to teach the audience about "surprise" by sneaking up on Ernie. He sees Ernie sitting in his chair -- and he knows that it's Ernie, because he can see Ernie's shirt and Ernie's hair. Grover sneaks up to surprise Ernie -- but then it turns out to be Herry Monster, disguised as Ernie.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)
Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
(First: Episode 0494)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises. (ending edited)
(First: Episode 0347)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird doesn't want to accompany Luis on an errand because it's too cold outside, so he waits in the Fix-It Shop. Luis is worried Big Bird will try to help customers on his own, so he's closing up shop just for a few minutes, and instructs him not to let anyone in. While Big Bird sits in the shop alone, he notices all the sounds he can hear in the relative quiet. He begins with the ticking of the clock, until he can hear someone wiping the snow off their feet at the door. Luis has returned and tries to get in, but he's locked himself out. Big Bird points out all the sounds he makes trying to get in, and eventually tells him he'll have to wait outside for a few minutes until the shop opens again.
1041pinkpanther.jpg Cartoon The Pink Panther Karate-Chops the Letter 'K'.
(First: Episode 0241)
cut from the HBO Max version
Film Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0429)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Muppets Lefty delivers some carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get more carrots (in 13 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
cut from the HBO Max version
Muppets Lefty delivers more carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get the most carrots he can find (in 15 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(First: Episode 0524)
Muppets Lefty delivers the rest of the carrots to his boss. The boss reveals that the carrots are for his pet rabbit (a real rabbit), which he shows to Lefty.
(First: Episode 0255)
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper is in the yard with some snowballs, getting ready for the snowball fight he knows that's coming. Oscar the Grouch has piled more snowballs near his can for the inevitable fight. Cookie Monster says that he has gathered the most amount of snowballs because... "snowballs delicious!" He proceeds to eat them all.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert expects a visit from his identical twin brother Bart. Ernie notes that they're alike in many ways, but their major difference is that Bart has a sense of humor.
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets The Count and Cookie Monster see a plate of cookies. The Count wants to count them, and Cookie Monster wants to eat them. After arguing over whether the cookies are for counting or eating, they decide to share them -- the Count will count the cookies, and then Cookie Monster will eat them. (ending edited)
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in a pouch of one.
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SCENE 9 Oscar announces the sponsors while everyone hits him with a barrage of snowballs.
cut from the HBO Max version

CLOSING SIGNS Maria and Susan hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper and David hold up the CTW sign at the end.
cut from the HBO Max version


Picture Segment Description
Gordon and the kids play "Sam Says" with Sam the Robot. Maria announces the sponsors (E, Z, and 12) and the credits roll.
This scene, from episode 0590, replaces the original closing of this episode.

Maria and Luis hold the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end.β€Ž

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