Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy hunt for treasure
Air date December 4, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors O, X, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar shows Gordon a box of Grouch breakfast food, simply called "X." When prompted about how it's served, Oscar replies with a series of "X / eggs" puns.
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Coffee
(First: Episode 1169)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJason reads a "LOVE" sign Cookie Monster shows him.
(First: Episode 1114)
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Cartoon The Hummingbird
Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1518)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
Insert On a rainy day, Maria goes to get some pizza. Oscar asks her to get him a slice and describes the various toppings he wants. Maria suddenly loses her appetite.
(First: Episode 1194)
Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)

Muppets Telly Monster hosts "Cooking with Telly," where he demonstrates where the plate should go when serving a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1450)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Insert Bob sings "I Get a Nice Feeling" to Linda with help from Timi.
(First: Episode 1016)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0362)
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Animation 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)
SCENE 2 Big Bird shows Gordon and Olivia a treasure map found in Mr. Snuffleupagus' cave, which the two will use to find some treasure. The grown-ups laugh it off and Big Bird vows to bring some treasure back as proof.
SCENE 2 cont'd At Snuffle Cavern, Big Bird and Snuffy begin their hunt. They follow the instructions on the map, but take the instructed paces in place instead of actually moving anywhere.
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
SCENE 2 cont'd The two are deep in the caves. The map indicates the treasure is marked with a square. Snuffy excitedly points to a shape on the ground, which turns out to be a circle. The map shows the circle is not far away and they keep venturing forward.
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Film / Cartoon The letter O introduces many words he starts.
(First: Episode 0621)


SCENE 2 cont'd The two reach a chest marked with the word "TREASURE." Because they can't read very well, they think it's just an oddly-marked box and think it's just in their way. As they move it, Snuffy spots the square right by it. They think the treasure has been stolen or moved, then realize the chest is the treasure chest after all. They open the chest and find a series of jewelry and gold coins. Neither of them wear jewelry and Big Bird is certain the bus drivers would never accept such currency, so the two consider the trip a total bust. They dig in the chest some more and find a pirate teddy bear, which they consider to be the real treasure. In order to get back home, the two start walking backwards the way they came.
Muppets An Anything Muppet lady spells out the word BUG, after which a bug introduces himself.
(First: Episode 1423)
Film A man bounces a ball up the steps, and then it falls down the steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0435)
5 Cookies
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)

SCENE 3 Big Bird returns to Sesame Street to show off the spoils of his journey. Olivia and Gordon again find his stories ridiculous, but once they leave, Big Bird discovers one of the useless-to-him coins stuck on the bear. He brings it back to his nest as Snuffy announces the sponsors, and the Barkley credit sequence follows.


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