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Big Bird and Snuffy go camping
Air date December 12, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors M, N, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar, dressed in a turban and armed with a pipe, calls out for people to see him and Slimey perform the Grouch Indian Worm trick. All they need is a shoelace, which Luis provides out of curiosity. As the trick begins, Oscar plays his pipe and the shoelace rises up, then goes stiff. Slimey climbs up the lace, which then vanishes from sight. Slimey re-appears from inside a nearby box, but Luis' shoelace is gone for good - "That, my friend, is the second trick, and it's on you!"
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Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0522)
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Cartoon A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Cast / Muppets Olivia sings "Three is So Curvy" with Crumbs Unlimited.
(First: Episode 0980)
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Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Snuffy teaches the kids the song and dance, "Doin' the Snuffleupagus."
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Cartoon A man demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 0276)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates up/down with two ladders.
(First: Episode 0239)
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Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
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Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
(First: Episode 0841)
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Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
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Cartoon On a snowy day, a cold man desires firewood. He carries a huge log up the hill multiple times, but it rolls down each time. Using his "wits", he pushes his house down to the bottom of the hill to be closer to the giant log.
(First: Episode 0799)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Kermit and Joey sing "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0426)
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SCENE 3 The Count counts the six trash cans Bruno the Trashman empties into his collection truck. The sixth can happens to contain Oscar as well, who protests over being dumped into the truck until he realizes what a fine opportunity it is.
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Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
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Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
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Muppets Grover watches as Ernie loads various things into a machine that start with M and N. The machine then displays the letter it begins with. Since Grover is a monster, he decides to go in the machine, causing a mess.
(First: Episode 1201)
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Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
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Cartoon Can a horse fly? No.
(First: Episode 0794)
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Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "ยกUno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "ยกDos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "ยกMuy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
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Animation Sand N/n
(First: Episode 0633)
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SCENE 4 The noon whistle blows, indicating it's time for Fred the Wonder Horse to have lunch. Luis joins him and observes the different healthy items Fred has to eat. "How do you think I stay healthy as a horse?" Fred says.
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Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
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Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
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Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
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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
(First: Episode 0796)
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Muppets Mother Goose tries to write a nursery rhyme for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, while her many children wreck havoc on her office.
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy are going to go camping under the stars. But first, they need to make sure they have all their gear together.
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Cartoon A peacock counts 20 feathers on his tail.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster sing "Up and Down."
(First: Episode 0154)
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Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
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Celebrity Tennis star Arthur Ashe shows up and down.
(First: Episode 0750)
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Cartoon A red-suited man introduces the letter N, for not now.
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SCENE 6 After having some campfire-cooked cabbage, Big Bird and Snuffy settle in for the night in their tent, which is revealed to be stationed in Big Bird's nest area.


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