Sesame Street
Mr. Snuffleupagus tries to ride on a gigantic skateboard
(repeat of 1015)
Air date February 9, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors K, R, 3
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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.
1095r Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 2 Big Bird continues to encourage Snuffy on the skateboard, but he wipes out again.
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
Muppets A barbershop quartet sings about counting floors when they go up and down in an elevator.
(First: Episode 0889)
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.
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
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)
Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(First: Episode 0816)
Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
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.
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: Thelma meets Cyrus the magpie, who, after getting covered with yellow paint, had been mistaken for a canary and locked in a cage in a pet shop. Thelma rescues him and becomes his friend.
Artist: John Korty
Muppets Cookie Monster discovers Cousin Monster doesn't want cookies and would rather eat Ernie's healthy food.
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates "short" and "tall."
(First: Episode 0254)
Cast On the rooftop of 123 Sesame Street, Bob sings "Lazy Summer Day" to the kids.
(First: Episode 1198)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(EKA: Episode 0280)
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.
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(EKA: Episode 0515)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Herry and Laurie identify different shapes.
(First: Episode 0881)
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
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.
Film How a steel drum is made
(First: Episode 0828)
Celebrity The Mummenschanz perform "The Slinky."
(First: Episode 1108)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
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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