Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird plans for snow
repeat of 0834
Air date January 31, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors F, W, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


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SCENE 1 Big Bird wakes up in his nest all excited because he planned for snow last night by setting out his shovel, his boots, and sled. His excitement diminishes when he looks around to find all those itmes covered under mounds of snow.
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SCENE 2 Oscar the Grouch observes the snow on Sesame Street from his can. It's untouched; hasn't been shovelled or plowed yet, so it neatly covers all the dirt and litter that can otherwise be seen in the neighborhood. He decides to dirty it up by throwing ashes all from his furnace all over the place. Jay makes his way down the street, but he's struggling; slipping and sliding all over the place. When he reaches Oscar's can, he thanks him for throwing some ashes down because it's make walking on the snow and ice easier.. Not everyone would have been so thoughtful.
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SCENE 3 Oscar is disgusted at having been called thoughtful, so he's swept the ashes away from the front of his can. Bob walk over and thanks him for clearing away the snow. Nobody else on the street has done that yet, it was a very nice thing to do.
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SCENE 4 Cursing himself for being nice again, Oscar has dumped a pile of snow in front of his trash can, swept away from the steps of 123 Sesame Street. When Maria comes along and see the steps clear, she commends him for the sweet gesture and gives him a kiss. Oscar collapses with a groan.
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SCENE 5 Oscar thinks over everything he did to earn him compliments this morning, so he vows to return all the snow to where it was. Two kids approach and ask him if he wants the pile of snow. Oscar says he doesn't, so the kids claim it for building a snowman and thank him for his generosity.
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SCENE 6 Big Bird and David enjoy the beauty of the snow from inside Hooper's Store, but David notes that neither he nor anyone else on the streets seems to have found the time to shovel yet. Big Bird says he's going to round up a bunch of kids to get the shovelling done.
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SCENE 7 Big Bird has lined up several kids platoon-style on the sidewalk and issues assignments for where each of them should shovel. When he asks if everyone's ready to shovel, they reply no. They don't have any shovels.
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SCENE 8 David watches Big Bird and the kids shovel with cardboard boxes.

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
Making a jumpsuit
Film The making of a jumpsuit, from the initial design to the finished product.
(First: Episode 0927)
EBskate01

EBskate02
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.
(First: Episode 0796)
SSNews.MissMuffet
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up frightening Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0601)
MumfordMA...GIC
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
1446p
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
Erniebertstring
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
Yoyoman.boygetslost
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
I'mCold
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "I'm Cold" in the middle of a blizzard.
(First: Episode 0368)
Sandcity
Cartoon A lost man (voiced by Jim Thurman) describes what a city is to a man who turns out to be an alien.
(First: Episode 0763)
Invisibleicecream
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel.
(First: Episode 0689)
1186r
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Cayard.kittykitty
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)


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