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Sesame Street
David's big nose
Air date April 22, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Norman Stiles
Directed by David Heeley
Production December 22, 1982
Sponsors C, H, 4


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Big Bird sings "I Just Adore Four" with The Tarnish Brothers.
(First: Episode 0734)
Cartoon Four ducks
(First: Episode 1481)
Song "My Sister and I"
(First: Episode 1643)
Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
(First: Episode 1526)
Muppets Grover wants to sell Kermit a nose warmer, but since Kermit doesn't have a nose, Grover gives him one.
(First: Episode 1448)
SCENE 1 Maria tells Luis that David has called for help at Hooper's Store with an unspecified problem. They find David, who covers his face with a newspaper. After some prodding, he begins to explain what happened earlier in the day...

SCENE 1 cont'd The Amazing Mumford stops by Hooper's Store, having gotten a second job with S.S.N.W.C. Inc. (Sesame Street Nose Warmer Company Incorporated). David recalls Grover also working for that company (referencing the previous sketch). Mumford has a different method of peddling his wares - magic, although David has no need for a nose warmer. He waves his wand and gives David an elephant-like warmer, then a tiny one. David complains neither of these fit, so Mumford gives it one more try. He waves his wand and the store fills with smoke; Mumford is gone, but...
SCENE 1 cont'd ...David reveals to Maria and Luis the result of the trick - his nose has grown long (in Pinocchio-fashion) with a nose warmer to match hanging on. Maria and Luis assure him he won't be the laughing stock of Sesame Street, when Akim and Telly Monster enter and crack up at the sight of him.
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Film A CERRADO sign spins around. A girl tries opening the door, but it's closed.
(First: Episode 0937)
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
Mandrill carry.jpg
Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
SCENE 2 Akim and Telly apologize for laughing and Telly suggests, meaning no malice, that David can use his new nose to become a traffic officer. Instead, David looks up Mumford's phone number in the phone book to try and get him to undo his magical mistake. He instead reaches Mumford's answering machine and begs him to come back to the store. In the meantime, the others split up to find Mumford themselves. David points them in different directions, while Telly follows the way his nose is pointing.
Cartoon A kid names his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
Film Buffalo graze by a river.
(First: Episode 1781)
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Cookie Monster and The Beetles sing "Hey Food."
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)

SCENE 3 Maria hasn't found Mumford, but brings back the next best thing - Mumford's cousin, The Fantastic Finkelman! He waves his wand and utters his magic words, making David's ears big as well so his nose doesn't seem so big. They clarify what they want him to do and Finkelman tries the trick again, shrinking David's ears, but giving Maria and Luis some Groucho glasses (to make David fit in). David makes it clear his nose needs to be smaller and Finkelman admits he can't do that, so he magically prepares some lunch for them all instead.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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Cartoon A cleaning lady (reminiscent of Carol Burnett's character) wanders into a music rehearsal room, plays each instrument, and puts all the sounds back into the wrong instruments.
(First: Episode 0774)
Celebrity The Fonz points out his body parts.
(First: Episode 1169)
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
SCENE 4 Maria has something she thinks might make David feel better - Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, who sing "You Got a Nose." David does start to feel better and struggles to share a kiss with Maria.
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
Muppets Some fruits in a bowl sing a "Bilingual Fruit Song" about their Spanish names, and agree that two names are better than one.
(First: Episode 1306)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Film Joe Raposo: Swinging Gibbon
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
SCENE 5 Two Honkers point to the outdoors, as well as some peanut butter sandwich ingredients. David doesn't understand at first, then realizes they're telling him Mumford has arrived outside.
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)

Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the game show "What's My Part?". The contestant is Mr. Nose. The panelists -- Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Cookie Monster -- don't know what a nose is, because none of them have noses.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Film A girl explains her life in a motor home.
(First: Episode 1235)

SCENE 6 Mumford bids farewell to the viewer, when David reminds him of his nose. Mumford waves his wand and returns David to normal. The gang all heads out to celebrate, while Maria wonders what happened to David's big nose. Unbeknownst to the others, Barkley has now been inflicted with the large schnoz. Maria announces the sponsors and the credits follow.

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