Sesame Street
Headline Howie gets the scoop on Snuffy
Air date December 1, 1975
(season premiere)
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors P, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 2, HBO Max


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 After Big Bird heads off to the library, Snuffy sadly counts his friends who didn't see him, including Susan, Gordon, Mr. MacIntosh, Cookie Monster, Bob, David, Maria, Mr. Hooper, Willy, and Luis.

Muppets Ernie & Bert — When Bert can't sleep, Ernie suggests that he imagine himself doing something he likes. Since Bert likes ice skating, he imagines himself doing so. A full-bodied version of Bert is used in the ice skating sequence, in a clip from the Ice Follies show.
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0764)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Cartoon Two men on a park bench turn their radios up louder and louder, each trying to drown the other's out, until they reach a station they can agree on.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Cartoon Two cowboy rattlesnakes discuss the difference between here and there, while trying to avoid a sneezing rabbit.
Artist: Bud Luckey
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Professor Grover talks about parts of the head, with help from a reluctant Maria.
(First: Episode 0728)

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
SCENE 2 Journalist Headline Howie gets the scoop on Snuffy and comes up with several rhyming headlines.
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0478)
Cartoon At night, a man's toothy smile is shown as he hears the sounds of tools being used ... to demolish his house.
Artist: Bill Davis
cut from the Noggin version
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Can you think of words that rhyme with BALL? (voices of Bob Arbogast and Daws Butler).
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt makes sure the class knows the difference between loud and soft. ("Don't tell me I can't teach.")
(First: Episode 0510)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
(First: Episode 0764)
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)

SCENE 3 In "A Postcard from Amy," Grover reads a postcard he got from his friend Amy. The message on the card is passed around from person to person, getting more and more mixed up, until everyone is led to believe that Amy is in the hospital!
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
Film A screwdriver slowly drives a screw into the ground.
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets / Celebrity Judy Collins sings "The Fisherman Song" with several Anything Muppets.

Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(First: Episode 0784)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)

Cast Bob, Maria and David demonstrate in, on and under in their own ways.
Cartoon Four motorcycle-riding chickens hatch out of an egg.
cut from the Noggin version
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0527)
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Five Anything Muppets sing the "Numerical Correspondence Song."
(First: Episode 0735)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)

SCENE 4 Maria gives David a typewriter for his birthday. They share a kiss.
The DVD release omits the last few seconds of the scene, including Maria's short rendition of "Happy Birthday" and the kiss.
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "P Is My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
SCENE 5 Closing shot of the street as Gordon announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Ernie and Bert hold up the Sesame Street sign, while the Count and Mr. Hooper hold up the CTW sign at the end.


  • Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
  • Jim Henson - Ernie, Kermit the Frog, Fat Blue "P is My Favorite Letter" singer, Prince Charming
  • Frank Oz - Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, Humpty Dumpty, Green "P is My Favorite Letter" singer
  • Jerry Nelson - Mr. Snuffleupagus, Herry Monster, The Count, Lavender "P is My Favorite Letter" singer, Sullivan, movie patron, Harvey Kneeslapper's victim
  • Richard Hunt - Headline Howie, "Numerical Correspondence Song" king's horseman
  • Matt Robinson - Roosevelt Franklin (voice)
  • Marilyn Sokol - "Numerical Correspondence Song" Valkyrie and milkmaid (voice)

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