Sesame Street
David's big nose
(repeat of 1815)
Air date December 14, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors C, H, 4


Picture Segment Description
Everyone Feels a Little Shy Sometimes.jpg
Insert Susan greets Big Bird walking down Sesame Street in a slump because he wanted to talk to Luis's grandmother on the phone in New Mexico, but he couldn't think of anything to say. He's told that he was just shy, and she sings to him "Everyone Feels a Little Shy Sometimes".
(First: Episode 0964)
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sound out the word "bed."
(First: Episode 1932)
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
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 Knights use different words for "big."
Aritst: Fred Garbers
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
(First: Episode 1969)
George through.jpg
Film George the Farmer puts his head through a barrel stave. He also goes through the barn.
(First: Episode 0299)
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 Bus Stop
(First: Episode 1396)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
(First: Episode 1757)

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.
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
ItzhakPerlman with girl.jpg
Celebrity Itzhak Perlman and a girl demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses.
(First: Episode 1563)
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
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.
Animation An opened egg is put back together.
(First: Episode 1454)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon The Typewriter: H for Hand
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Grover sits in a park and recites a poem about a butterfly that he sees.
(First: Episode 1967)
Cartoon An elephant (voiced by Marshall Efron) asks Nesbitt (voiced by Don Arioli) for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1631)
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 C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)


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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