Sesame Street
Big Bird and the Kids draw Mr. Snuffleupagus
Air date February 28, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors P, R, 9


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird watches as Luis, Maria and Susan have three kids stand against a sheet of brown paper, and use markers to draw the kids' outlines. They demonstrate big, bigger and biggest with the finished result, then leave. Mr. Snuffleupagus shows up, sees the outlines, and wants one drawn from himself, so Big Bird and the kids team up to do so.
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Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 2 Snuffy admires the outline of him that the kids have drawn. As Big Bird goes to fetch Maria, Snuffy goes home briefly to tell his mommy about it. When Big Bird shows the outline to Maria, she still doesn't believe him.
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
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Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Cast The cast puts together a fractured letter R.
(First: Episode 0531)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
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Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 3 Susan plays a “Three of These Things” game with three bottles and one tin can.
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Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
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Muppets "Family"
(First: Episode 0404)
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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Muppets Billy wants to know about here and there, so Herry and Grover demonstrate by spreading apart, each calling the monster over to their side. However, whenever the monster gets to "there," he always finds himself "here".
(First: Episode 0538)
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Cartoon Julius demonstrates "here" and "there", then ends up being "in pain."
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0418)
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SCENE 4 At the Fix-it Shop, Luis finishes fixing a scale, then tells Big Bird he has to go down to the basement to pick up some things. While Luis is away, Snuffy returns, sees the scale, and wants to know how much he weighs, but when he gets on the scale, he breaks it. Snuffy leaves, and an angry Luis thinks Big Bird broke the scale.
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Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Muppets Old West: Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp to give her a big surprise. The terrified townspeople try to warn Marshal Earp -- but Bad Bart explains that a surprise is something that someone doesn't expect. He orders them not to say a word. It turns out the big surprise is a cake for Marshal Earp's birthday.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
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Cast Kids comment as Bob's legs, torso, and head move into place.
(First: Episode 0489)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
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Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
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Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (shown in English, then Spanish)
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cast Gordon is a street corner salesman hawking umbrellas. No one wants to buy them on a hot sunny day, but then it rains. Gordon sells all his umbrellas, but then doesn't have one himself, so he uses his box instead.
(First: Episode 0492)
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Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 5 Susan leads Big Bird and the kids in a touching game, where they are blindfolded and guess what they’re touching - first an egg, then a toothbrush, then a bar of soap. Big Bird has some ideas for things they can touch, and goes to fetch them.
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Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
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SCENE 5
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While Susan is blindfolded, Big Bird and the kids have her guess what she’s touching: first a fork, then a pencil, and finally, Snuffy. When Big Bird tells her to take the blindfold off and wait ten seconds before turning around, she faces away from Snuffy, and he quietly walks away before she turns around.
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Film Blindfold #1 (1:41)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet brings his broken BUS (the word) to a garage for a mechanic to fix up.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!" (repeat)
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
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Transition Bridge #5 - 4 Corner Bridge C
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The adults joke about Big Bird’s Snuffleupagus claims, not noticing that Snuffy is passing behind them. The sponsors are announced.



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