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Sesame Street
Snuffy's eyesight
Air date March 14, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors I, K, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird uses Susan's old eye chart to test Snuffy's eyesight, but Snuffy gets all the letters wrong. Big Bird says his mother should know how terrible his eyesight is. Snuffy insists his eyesight is just fine β€” he helps his mommy thread needles all the time β€” it's just that he can't read.
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Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
some later scripts[1] cite this segment in the episode as "Madrigal Alphabet"
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Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
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Cartoon K for kite
(First: Episode 0489)
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Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
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Film Several people help a man when his car is stuck in the mud.
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SCENE 2 The water in Maria's apartment is off, so Mr. Hooper says she can wash her dirty dishes in Hooper's Store. He gives her and Luis some boxes to carry them over; on the way, Oscar the Grouch greets them, but gets a cold reception. He figures it's because he hasn't done anything to help them lately, so when they temporarily leave the box of dishes next to his can, he dirties them up even more. Maria is horrified when she finds them, so Oscar offers never to help again.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Film A man doubts a carpenter's knowledge of a screwdriver.
(First: Episode 0547)
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Muppets Cookie Monster encounters a green napkin. Every time he squeezes the napkin, a new number appears, allowing Cookie to count up to twenty. This creeps him out, but what's even more creepy is when Kermit shows up inside the napkin at the end of the bit -- he's also green, after all.
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Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit, Shola, and Fannie count legs and heads.
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Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
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Muppets Kermit explains how a weather calendar works, with Cookie Monster's assistance. Kermit tells Cookie to place them on the right spot on the weather map. After completing the weather map, Cookie decides to produce sounds of the weather. He pours the contents of a watering can for rain, for wind, blew a few blows of air for wind. Kermit asks what sound sunshine makes, Cookie Monster devours the sun symbol.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
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Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out.
(First: Episode 0303)
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Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
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Cartoon K is for Kick
(First: Episode 0463)
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Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
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Cartoon A lion named Kent says that he gets a Kick out of being King of the Forest.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 3 Maria sits on the steps of 123 Sesame Street about to talk about the letter I when Oscar interjects and says that his trained fly Frank wants to talk about the letter K. They agree that whomever can make the best-looking letter will get to talk about it. Maria draws an I on the back of the card, but Frank produces a beautifully lavish K. Maria admits defeat as Frank begins talking about the letter K in a series of in a series of indiscernible buzzing.
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Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
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Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0561)
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Animation Sand I/i
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is tall, Bert taller, and Big Bird is the tallest (and he also breaks the ceiling).
(First: Episode 0284)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates short and tall.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
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Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
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SCENE 4 A kid, Luis, and Big Bird demonstrate short and tall.
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Cartoon Candy Man
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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Film The Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog tries to find out what makes people angry, but everyone he encounters is too busy to speak to him, which ultimately causes him to lose his temper and yell at the camera.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cast Wally and Ralph attempt to play a board game, but when they move their table into better light, the brick that was propping up the shorter leg stays behind. They try various methods of stabilizing the table, finally settling on using the board game. Without access to the game, they decide to play with the brick instead.
(First: Episode 0388)
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Cast A narrator demonstrates why it's easier to address people by their names. David, Gordon, Susan, Luis, and some kids are lined up in limbo as the voice calls out for a man to raise his hand (David, Gordon, and Luis comply). The voice then asks for a black man to raise his hand (David and Gordon). Finally, the voice asks for the black man wearing a tie to raise his hand, which leaves only Gordon.
(First: Episode 0423)
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Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
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Cartoon A short bird stands under a tall bird, which lays an egg on its head.
(First: Episode 0303)
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Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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