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Sesame Street
Snuffy sleeps in the garage
Air date January 28, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors S, Z, 5
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 Maria walks in on Big Bird as he prepares dinner for Mr. Snuffleupagus, who will be spending the night. He recommends Maria stop by to visit, claiming Snuffy believes she is the one who is imaginary.
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Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
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Song "Llama at Dentist"
(First: Episode 1241)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Cartoon What would happen if I popped this balloon?
(First: Episode 1312)
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Animation A man plays a memory game using cards.
(First: Episode 1232)
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Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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SCENE 2 Snuffy arrives with his snuffle-duffle bag, ready for a night sleeping under the stars. Suddenly, a boom of thunder indicates rain is coming. Snuffy doesn't want his fur to get soggy, so Big Bird thinks of somewhere else he can sleep. They try going to Gordon and Susan's apartment, but Snuffy can't fit through the front doors of 123 Sesame Street. Big Bird then proposes Oscar's trash can, which is also much too small. An idea finally dawns on the bird, who leads Snuffy to the garage, which has enough space of a Snuffleupagus.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Grover helps Kermit show the number 5 using blocks, but Grover doesn't know how many to get (he can't count to 5). Kermit has him go back and forth bringing one until there is five.
(First: Episode 0475)
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Cartoon A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0511)
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Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
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Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
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Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
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Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1185)
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SCENE 3 Olivia and the kids take shelter from the rain in the garage, where Snuffy is obscured from view by a screen. She begins to play and sing a tune on the piano ("I Like to Play Piano"). She's extremely baffled when she hears Snuffy's voice singing along, wondering where the voice is coming from.
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Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
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Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets Super Grover tries to stop a fight between Sammy and Frankie, who are fighting over an apple.
(First: Episode 0786)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
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Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
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SCENE 4 Biff and Sully now take shelter in the garage. Biff notices the piano and chides Sully for not having learned how to play one to provide them some rainy-day entertainment. Sully stays behind as Biff makes a dash for the truck. Sully begins to play a Gershwin tune on the piano as Snuffy, still unseen, dances along.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie plays doctor and makes Bert be the patient for his check-up. He checks Bert's heart, mouth and more. At the end, Bert wonders how he is feeling, but Ernie can't tell him that until he's a real doctor, twenty-three years from now. Bert faints after Ernie's answer and Ernie wonders if there's a doctor in the house.
(First: Episode 0937)
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Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
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Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Celebrity Arthur Ashe talks about the importance of practicing.
(First: Episode 0967)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
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SCENE 5 Snuffy settles in for sleep with his blanket and doll, which he's affectionately named after Big Bird. As Big Bird tucks him in and heads home, Barkley hides from the rain inside the garage. He inspects the sleeping Snuffy and cuddles up with him for the night.
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(First: Episode 0905)
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Cartoon A boy counts 10 stairs as he climbs them with his sack of toys.
(First: Episode 0997)
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Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
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Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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SCENE 6 Snuffy's loud snoring rouses Maria and Olivia, who wonder what the noise could be. They trace it to the garage, but are too frightened to look behind the screen and find out what's making the sound. Barkley is also roused by the snoring and pokes at Snuffy, who moves and stops snoring. Barkley emerges from behind the screen and the women believe he was snoring the whole time.
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Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)
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Muppets Twin Anything Muppets find they're identical, except for their voices.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)
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SCENE 7 Maria closes up the Fix-It Shop for the night and heads over to Big Bird's nest like she promised. She finds Big Bird asleep with no sign of a Snuffleupagus, except for a giant toothbrush with the name "Snuffy" inscribed on it...


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