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Sesame Street
Big Bird stays overnight in Mr. Snuffleupagus's cave
Air date January 29, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Production September 17, 1980
Sponsors G, X, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird has purchased a cabbage from Hooper's Store and drags his wagon of things to meet Mr. Snuffleupagus at Snuffle Cavern. He shows David and Maria the things he'll bring, including a muffler (to keep warm in the drafty cave), Radar, and a large set of directions to Snuffy's place.
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to a T-shirt shop, The Wonderful World of T-Shirts, to pick up another personalized "Kermit the Frog T-Shirt". However, all the shirts have the wrong name (Kermit the Gorf, Kermit the Forg, and Kermit the Grof).
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
SCENE 2 Big Bird has yet to find Snuffy's home. He stops to rest for a moment, unaware he's reached Snuffle Cavern until he leans his hand on the front door bell. Mommy Snuffleupagus answers the door and is very surprised to see Big Bird - she thought he was her son's imaginary friend! "Gee, what do you have to do to be believed in these days?" he wonders before Mommy Snuffleupagus invites him in.
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
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Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
Muppets Ernie watches the Twiddlebugs, who are about to head for Hooper's Store in the rain, but they notice that they need something to keep themselves dry. Tessie remembers that an umbrella helps, so they take one.
(First: Episode 1342)
Cartoon The word AGUA fills up with water.
(First: Episode 0523)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy play in his room ("It's only forty feet long, but it's cozy," says Snuffy). He lists off the other toys his has and mentions how he sometimes plays with his echo. He demonstrate for Big Bird, who gets to try it too. They count to 10 as their echo repeats each number. A female voice is then heard after Big Bird speaks, making him think the echo is responding to them. It's actually Mommy Snuffleupagus, calling the boys for dinner.
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
(First: Episode 0929)
Celebrity George Benson and the kids sing "London Bridge."
(First: Episode 1357)
Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1335)
Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
(First: Episode 1486)
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
SCENE 4 Big Bird phones David at Hooper's Store to make sure it's okay if he sleeps over at Snuffle Cavern. David doesn't quite believe what he's hearing, especially when Big Bird puts Mommy Snuffle on the line.
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A ship is about to crash on the rocks: there's a bolt missing from the helm. Thelma flies inside the engine to find it and repairs the ship. (intro scene added)
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1312)
Muppets Ernie has two bags of cookies, one of which has several cookies, and one that only has one cookie. Ernie asks Cookie Monster which he'd rather have, and Cookie Monster naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, Cookie is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while Ernie's one cookie is very big, so Ernie breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
(First: Episode 1359)
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
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Animation Sand X/x
(First: Episode 0638)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover tells Debo that the letter that's on the wall is an X, but that it's a secret. Kermit overhears Grover mention a secret and wants to know what letter the X is.
Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Warren Wolf, who is substituting for Kermit, is the first newsperson to witness Dr. Nobel Price's latest invention, a stick that makes your voice sound louder. It bears a striking resemblance to Warren's microphone.
(First: Episode 1475)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 5 Big Bird enjoys the idea of spending the night in a cave and sings "Staying Overnight with a Friend" with Snuffy.
SCENE 5 cont'd As they head off to bed, Big Bird thinks there's been a mix-up - his small teddy bear is with a large pillow, while Snuffy's large bear is with a small pillow. Snuffy states that the pillows are correct - the small one is just for him to rest his snuffle on. They think they can stay up all night just talking, but fall asleep as they debate whether to discuss caves or cabbages.
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
Cartoon A young girl's favorite toy is a stick, which she uses for many things, including a magic wand, conductor's baton, and a baseball bat.
(First: Episode 0960)
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Film George the Farmer counts 20 barrels.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
SCENE 6 Now morning, Maria worries, not seeing Big Bird in his nest. She and David almost start a street-wide search, when Big Bird returns from his sleepover. Big Bird tells them all about his experience, while Maria and David try to get a logical explanation regarding the giant cookie Big Bird has brought back with him. Bob announces the sponsors.

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