Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird gets Snuffy a watch
Air date January 11, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors E, F, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 There's a long line outside Hooper's Store, of which Big Bird is last. He imagines some ways he could get to be first in line - he could assert dominance since he is the tallest of them all, he could trick everyone else into leaving or he could throw a temper tantrum. After imagining how all the scenarios would play out, he finds it's his turn already...only now he's forgotten what he was going to order.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
SCENE 2 Count von Count celebrates a moment he's been waiting a long time for - Cody has turned three years old, which means he's able to count all the way up to 20.
Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Super Grover: Janet Fringle needs help carrying many boxes. Super Grover suggests gluing them together, but she eventually figures out that taking them one at a time will work.
(First: Episode 0588)
SCENE 3 Buffy sings "You Always Come Through for Me, Sweetheart" with a Muppet dog.
SCENE 4 Susan gets Gordon a surprise present - a new watch engraved with "Love always, Susan." Big Bird is inspired to give Mr. Snuffleupagus a nice surprise present too and settles on an anklewatch (since Snuffy has no wrists).
Film A girl and her mother go on a journey to find out where potatoes come from.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
SCENE 5 Big Bird goes over to Luis, who did the engraving on Susan's gift, to have his watch engraved. He recites the long message he'd like engraved, but Luis points out that he can't fit such a long message on such a small watch. However, the Snuffleupagus-sized watch Big Bird has appears as though it can handle it.
Muppets The Martians discover a radio. They tune into three different styles of music, none of which they like. Then they tune into some static, which they start joyfully dancing to.
(First: Episode 1329)
SCENE 6 Snuffy wears the watch Big Bird gave him and is very grateful. He hopes to appreciate it even more two years from now, which is when he thinks he'll be able to tell time.

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