Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy bring Puerto Rico to Sesame Street
Air date January 28, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors Q, X, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Snuffleupagus comes over to meet Big Bird's friends, but no one seems to be around in the chilly weather. Maria's cousin Mercedes makes a mad dash back to 123 Sesame Street from Hooper's Store, barely noticing the two because of her fur hood. Big Bird explains to Snuffy how she's not used to the cold because it's always warm in Puerto Rico. Snuffy thinks they can bring Puerto Rico to Sesame Street by getting 500 Snuffleupaguses to move it, but comes up with a better idea - making Sesame Street look like Puerto Rico.
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Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(First: Episode 0480)
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Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
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Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
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Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1504)
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Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
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Muppets The Count's bats are upset; he always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats... but there's only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
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SCENE 2 Snuffy and Big Bird have set up some two-dimensional palm trees and a sun in the arbor. Big Bird also has a tape recorder of sounds he recorded from his trip to Puerto Rico, complete with the sounds of the shore and some coquí chirps. Big Bird runs off to fetch Mercedes and company, making Snuffy promise he won't move. Snuffy realizes he needs his bathing suit to properly simulate Puerto Rico and runs off to get it. Big Bird leads Maria, Mercedes, Gordon and Susan out to their faux-Puerto Rico. Mercedes says it feels like home and Maria proposes they grab their bathing suits and wear them over their coats. The others find it silly (save for Big Bird), but agree to get some beach balls, towels, shovels, etc.
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SCENE 2 cont'd As everyone else heads inside, Snuffy returns in his bathing suit and recommends Big Bird wear the same.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit has received a phone call which tells him that there is someone who has been standing out in a terrible snow storm for a long time. Kermit asks everyone who passes by, "Are you that person?" But everyone he asks has been out in the snow for only a short time. Kermit refuses to give up, however, and tells us to stay tuned.
(First: Episode 0750)
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Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash (cont'd): Kermit, now shivering a little, is still looking for the person who's been standing out in the snow for a long time. He even asks Farley, too. Still no success yet.
(First: Episode 0750)
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Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash (cont'd): Kermit is now buried up to his neck in snow, colder than ever. He calls the attention of passerby Harvey Kneeslapper, who tells Kermit that he is the one who made the call, which was a prank call. As it turns out, Kermit was the one standing out in the storm.
(First: Episode 0750)
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Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)
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Film A conductor yells "STOP" to his off-key violinist trying to play Vittorio Monti's "Czardas".
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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Film Otters in the zoo
(First: Episode 0487)
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Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
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Muppets Clementine finds Forgetful Jones once again in a situation where he has no memory. She has him assess the clues to remember - he's sitting in a great chair for reading, has a lamp for reading and a book. Forgetful finally remembers - Buster was reading him a book.
(First: Episode 1465)
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SCENE 3 Susan sets out her cactus plant outside to get some sunlight while she goes grocery shopping. Zero, looking for Big Bird, tries communicating with it and finds its silence very rude. Big Bird explains that catci, like plants, are alive, but cannot speak.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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Film A STOP sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0930)
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Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
(First: Episode 1314)
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SCENE 4 Maria calls everyone over to hear Mercedes sing with a tuna. Big Bird and Zero assume this means a fish, but Maria clarifies that a "tuna" refers to a performance tradition carried over from Spain. Some musicians arrive and play a tune for everyone.
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Loren demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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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).
(First: Episode 1494)
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SCENE 5 Mercedes, struggling with some English, is able to thank everyone for making her feel at home. As Mr. Hooper passes out some "pasteles," Zero begins to feel homesick for her home at the South Pole. Mercedes proposes they get rid of the Puerto Rican fixtures and make things seem more like the south. Big Bird darts off to find snow (even though it's all over), as the band plays a Latin arrangement of the closing theme. Snuffy announces the sponsors.


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