Sesame Street
Big Bird stays overnight in Mr. Snuffleupagus's cave
(repeat of 1494)
Air date February 16, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors G, X, 3


StreetScenes
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SCENE 1 Big Bird wonders where Mr. Snuffleupagus is, claiming he usually visits around this time of the day. He gets an idea to visit Snuffy's place instead and packs some things he might need. Maria and David, finding the whole thing silly, unfold a giant sheet of paper that gives directions to Snuffle Cavern.
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SCENE 2 Big Bird stops to rest for a moment, unaware he's reached Snuffle Cavern until he leans 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!
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy play in his room ("It's only forty feet long, but it's cosy," 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.
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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.
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SCENE 5 Big Bird enjoys the idea of spending the night in a cave and sings "Staying Overnight with a Friend" with Snuffy. 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.
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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 the kids all about his experience, while Maria and David stand gobsmacked looking at a giant cookie Big Bird has brought back with him.


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