Sesame Street
Mr. Snuffleupagus tries to ride on a gigantic skateboard
Air date April 1, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors K, R, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird calls to Mr. Snuffleupagus off-screen to encourage him to do something really great. After some coercing, Snuffy enters the frame riding a Snuffleupagus-sized skateboard. Big Bird says he knew he could do it, and Snuffy agrees that it's a lot of fun. Once he leaves the frame, a loud crash is heard, and Big Bird concludes that it worked out just like his try at ice skating.
Muppets Farley explains things one can do with their mind - he plans on going to the door, he imagines who's knocking at it, he remembers it's not his mother and he hopes there's not a scary monster at the door. Herry Monster surprises him by bursting through the door, frightening Farley away. Herry's sorry Farley ran away; he wanted to play.
(First: Episode 0180)
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
SCENE 2 Big Bird continues to encourage Snuffy on the skateboard, but he wipes out again.
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film / Animation A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
SCENE 3 Big Bird hasn't given up encouraging Snuffy to skateboard. He makes his way through the frame, Big Bird covers his eyes and waits for a crash, but he doesn't hear one. Snuffy says he finally did it, but that he's never doing it again because he hurt his knees. Big Bird resolves that he at least tried.
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
Film Scenes of individuals running from around the world.
(First: Episode 0669)
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
SCENE 4 A series of loud noises coming from Oscar's trash can cause Maria and David to observe the commotion. Oscar the Grouch and Biff can be heard inside trying to open something with a series of explosions. After the third try, they emerge to address Maria's concern: they finally got the catsup bottle open. Oscar is appreciative and asks Biff to help open the mustard now. He's been missing it on his cereal for weeks.
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon A man demonstrates how letters sound by playing them as instruments.
(First: Episode 0964)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home.
(First: Episode 0030)
Animation See the lion walk.
(First: Episode 0993)
Song Bob sings "I Don't Always Like the Rain".
(First: Episode 0905)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Outside his castle, The Count asks The Countess Natasha to marry him. He counts her replies, all of which are "no".
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(EKA: Episode 0537)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is looking down and saying "Three sticks!" A man asks "Three sticks where?" Then Harvey says "3 sticks right here!" and sticks a number 3 on the man's head.
(First: Episode 0570)
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)
Celebrity Lily Tomlin, dressed as a cheerleader, gives a cheer for the parts of the body.
(First: Episode 0885)
Cartoon Animals walk.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Bob holds an American bullfrog and asks Kermit to talk about frogs. However, due to living a somewhat different life than normal frogs, what Kermit says about frogs is somewhat incorrect; for example, Kermit believes that frogs eat fried chicken and pizza, and live in apartment houses.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film David points out the circular shape of a tire.
(First: Episode 0670)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R - Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
SCENE 5 At the Fix-It Shop, Maria and Luis sing "One of These Things" with cards illustrated with a bus, and exit sign, a telephone, and a number 4.
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for him. He wonders why there are so many. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them...and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Film David asks the viewer to find some triangles in a fence.
(First: Episode 0434)
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw, and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Muppets News anchorman Kermit concludes his news program with a weather report by their new news anchor, Simon Soundman, who does a weather report using sounds for different kinds of weather (wind blowing, a foghorn for fog, and rain and thunder for a rainstorm,). Kermit fires him and calls for another weatherman, who has a more "visual" approach to reporting it.
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
Muppets "It's Funny"
(First: Episode 0897)
K for kite
Cartoon K for kite
(First: Episode 0489)
SCENE 6 David tries to pick his TV up from the Fix It Shop, but Luis says he had an emergency and couldn't fix it. David's just got to watch the game tonight, and doesn't know what to do. Luis suggests borrowing a portable TV, so David takes off with his as Luis yells after him that he didn't mean to take his.
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
Film Small, Smaller, Smallest (0:17)
SCENE 6 Without a TV for the night, Luis visits with Big Bird in his nest to watch a Western in Spanish. Luis translates the dialogue for Big Bird.

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