Sesame Street
Elmo rhymes / Snuffle puppet show
Air date January 21, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by David Korr
Production October 24, 1984
Sponsors J, K, 12

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Picture Segment Description
2011 01a
SCENE 1 David is using the computer in the Fix-It Shop to manage supplies he's buying for Hooper's Store when Elmo (Richard Hunt) comes in and wants to play a game. David plays a few rounds of a rhyming game with him on the computer.
2011 01b

2011 01c
SCENE 1 cont'd David explains that Elmo can play a rhyming game without a computer. A couple of kids come by and tell David they'd like to buy something in the store, giving him the idea to task Elmo with finding something that rhymes with boys. He conveniently places some toys on the counter and leaves Elmo to figure it out while he heads over to the store. David states it shouldn't be too difficult for Elmo when he hears a racket coming from the Fix-It Shop. He rushes back to find Elmo banging on the counter with hammers. He's found a word that rhymes with boys: noise.
(A very brief clip of this scene appears in Being Elmo.)
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2011 02
SCENE 2 Maria sits on the stoop of 123 Sesame Street talking to Elmo and the kids (including Tatyana Ali) about what they want to be when they grow up. Elmo agrees with everything everyone says, so Maria asks him what he wants to do. Elmo says he wants to go to the park and play. Maria says he's got some time to decide.
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2011 03
SCENE 3 Big Bird announces another edition of the Snuffle-Puppet Show, featuring Mr. Snuffleupagus's snuffle puppet Gus. Big Bird says they're going to play a remembering game and asks Snuffy/Gus to remember the names of all his aunts and uncles and cousins. Snuffy/Gus says that would be too hard, so Big Bird asks him to remember the number of the day: 12. Snuffy/Gus starts repeating the number to himself over and over.
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2011 04b
SCENE 4 Big Bird asks Gus/Snuffy to recall today's number, but he can't. He starts guessing at one and begins counting up, starting to sneeze as he gets higher. When he gets to eleven, his sneeze releases, launching Gus high into the air. Big Bird leaves Snuffy behind and follows Gus's trajectory in the air over the arbor where Maria and Bob are having lunch. He explains what's happened to Snuffy's puppet — Bob scoffs at his imaginary friend story, but Maria believes him. Gus eventually lands in Bob's lunch. Big Bird retrieves the puppet and Maria, laughing, says she'll finish her lunch inside.
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2011 05a

2011 05b
SCENE 5 Big Bird has resumed the snuffle puppet show when Maria and Bob arrive. He asks Gus to remember today's number, and a kid's voice answers. Big Bird recognizes immediately that it's not Snuffy's voice, and the kid, Craig, explains that Snuffy had to go home for lunch. Maria and Bob leave while Big Bird and Craig (and Gus) announce today's sponsors.

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