Muppet Wiki
Sesame Street
Big Bird writes a giant note to Snuffy; The Count has chickenpox
Air date April 2, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors J, L, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Musical Bridge no2.jpg

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird buys a newspaper from Mr. Hooper to give to Susan, but he gets distracted on the way by joining some kids in making paper dolls. While doing so, he accidentally uses Susan’s newspaper.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)

Muppets When Maurice, a hapless casanova, puts an Anything Muppet woman's head together, he tells her that he loves her, but it turns out she doesn't love him. He then proceeds to take her head apart, bit by bit, as he sings "I Want to Hold Your Ear" (as well as eyes, nose, tooth, and hair). After she walks off in a huff, he notices to his shock that the parts he set aside have attached themselves to the tablecloth, who thinks he's kinda cute.
(First: Episode 0524)
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0306)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
SCENE 2 At Hooper's Store, Susan tells Gordon and Mr. Hooper that she saw a giant note on the Fix-it Shop the window, from Big Bird to Mr. Snuffleupagus. Big Bird tells them Snuffy is real, but they don’t believe him. Meanwhile, outside, Snuffy sees the note and decides to write back, using some chalk…
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
The adults see Snuffy’s response note, written in chalk on the Fix-it Shop window! They still don’t believe Big Bird, but wonder who wrote it anyway.
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
AM fix BUS.jpg
Muppets An Anything Muppet brings his broken BUS (the word) to a garage for a mechanic to fix up.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Animation Sand L/l
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
Muppets Cookie Monster: 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.
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(First: Episode 0550)
Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 3 Oscar writes a poem about a pig, using Susan’s help in finding words that rhyme with “big”.
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The spectators take off.
(First: Episode 0022)
Gordon sells umbrellas.jpg
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. (Jerry Nelson narrates).
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Rocket takes off at 7. Then it comes down so the man can continue his countdown, but at 1, it falls over with a huge crash.
(First: Episode 0022)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)
Musical Bridge no2.jpg
Insert Musical Bridge #2: close-ups of guitars, an organ, and drums.
Stop-motion sandwich.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
Beginning end haircut.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
Beginning end hot dog.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Kermit at Home: Grover is outside in the snow, freezing. He keeps knocking on Kermit's door, asking how to get warm, and Kermit keeps telling him to come inside. Grover, missing the point, tries ideas of his own to get warm, but they don't work. Finally, Kermit tells Grover that if he wants to get warm, he should come inside. Excited, Grover pulls Kermit aside and slams the door, locking Kermit outside. Grover goes to sleep in Kermit's armchair while the frozen frog scrapes at the window.
(First: Episode 0598)
Film A showcase of J words
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit, Shola and Fannie talk about giraffes, leading to...
(First: Episode 0570)
0316 giraffes.jpg
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
ABC Cookie Monster.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Joey sing "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0426)
Beat The Time.JPG
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
SCENE 4 The Count has fallen ill, so nurse Susan checks on him. He counts his symptoms, then Susan realizes he has chicken pox! The Count is overjoyed to hear this, as he can now count his itchy spots.
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film "Three of These Kids" — Football and Baseball
(First: Episode 0536)
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
Countdown launch success.jpg
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
Fish Cowboy Hat.JPG
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, and the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I gonna wear when I wanna play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
SCENE 5 At home, The Count looks in the mirror and continues counting his chicken pox as the sponsors are announced.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0631 Episode 0633