Sesame Street
Snuffy's hiccups
Air date May 9, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors L, N, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon sets a bucket of water on the wall in front of 123 Sesame Street and asks Big Bird to watch it for him while he goes back in for soap and rags. Mr. Snuffleupagus comes along with a case of the hiccups, which Big Bird says can be cured with a glass of water, so Snuffy empties the bucket with his snuffle. Snuffy leaves as Gordon returns, asking what happened to the water in the bucket.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert has acquired some drums, but he doesn't know how to play them well. Ernie teaches him how to make drum playing exciting.
(First: Episode 0579)
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Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a camel
(First: Episode 0593)
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Animation A puzzle of Maria (with a bee on her nose) is pieced together.
(First: Episode 0630)
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SCENE 2 In the arbor, Big Bird and the kids suggest Snuffy hold his breath to get rid of the hiccups. The Count offers to count while he does so, but he counts longer than Snuffy can hold his breath.
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Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and the kids jump out to scare Snuffy with masks and loud noises to cure his hiccups. It works, but now Big Bird has them.
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate happy, sad, scared, and mad.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(First: Episode 0593)
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Muppets Marshal Grover asks Fred the Wonder Horse why he's walking backwards -- he can only see where he's been, and not where he's going. He also wants to know what happened to Fred's head. Fred explains that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference between front and back. "That is a terrible, mean, cruel thing to say to me, Fred!" Marshal Grover exclaims. "It is true, but..." Fred tells Grover that he's facing backward, and if he turns around, he'll see Fred's head. Grover turns around, and cries: "Oh, Fred! I've missed you! Oh, it's good to see you!" Fred says that if he stays turned around, he'll be able to see where he's going. Grover tries it, and he's proud to know the difference between front and back. Unfortunately, now his head is resting on the saddle, with his feet in the air.
(First: Episode 0629)
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Film A letter N drives through a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 0450)
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SCENE 4 Luis wakes up Big Bird up to ask him what word starts with N. Big Bird says, nap. Eleswhere, Bob wears Groucho glasses and points to the nose, another N word.
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Cartoon / Film Things that begin with N: nail, nest, net, notebook, needle, noodle, nuts, napkins, nose. (Don't make noise at night). The letter N is nice.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
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Muppets Herry Monster demonstrates "back" and "front" with three kids. First, he points out that the viewer can see the children's fronts, then (after scaring the kids) they see their backs as they run away.
(First: Episode 0365)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0529)
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Muppets Cookie Monster plays "One of These Things" using plates of cookies.
(First: Episode 0174)
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
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Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby tries to count 4 kids.
(First: Episode 0176)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts 4 lions. (repeat)
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Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
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Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
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Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cast Wally and Ralph take turns sitting at the bottom of a slide saying "wheee!" but they don't find it very fun. Wally pushes Ralph from the bottom to the top, and Ralph comes down the ladder to let Wally have a turn. "Wheee!"
(First: Episode 0380)
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Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
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Film Horses compete in a contest to see who can pull the most cement.
(First: Episode 0556)
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Cast Maria and David find two sets of sacks, which have incorrect numerical labels.
(First: Episode 0505)
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SCENE 5 Luis and the kids write down words that rhyme with "keep" with help from Little Bird, Bob, and Oscar the Grouch.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs)
(First: Episode 0490)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N (repeat)
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Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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