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Uncle Wally's Snortleoutagus gag
Air date January 24, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors F, G, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Uncle Wally shows off a picture of a friend he wants Bob and Big Bird to meet - Mrs. Snortleoutagus. She greatly resembles Big Bird's friend Mr. Snuffleupagus. The two go off to fetch their respective quadruped friends, while Bob laughs at how ridiculous this all sounds.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
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Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 2 Olivia has joined the group, finding the whole thing just as silly as Bob does. Wally and Big Bird again go off to find their friends. Meanwhile, Snuffy is seen in Big Bird's nest. He wishes to make himself known, but can't fit through the door. He instead pokes his snuffle over the doors and blows on Bob and Olivia to get their attention. The two instead think the other is responsible and start to argue. Big Bird witnesses Snuffy's involvement, but they don't believe him as usual. Snuffy goes home, sensing he's caused them anger.
SCENE 2 cont'd After the coast is clear, Uncle Wally situates himself behind the doors with an air tube and blows on them. He comes out from hiding and claims "Snorty" was responsible, while Big Bird still asserts it was instead Snuffy. All four begin to disagree.
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
Film A girl explains her life in a motor home.
(First: Episode 1235)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
Celebrity The Fonz points out his body parts.
(First: Episode 1169)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks a girl to hug him and scratch his tummy.
(First: Episode 1653)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)

Muppets Oscar holds a musical rally in Central Park to bring awareness to the Grouch "Bill of Gripes."
(First: Episode 1262)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets At night, one of the heads of the Two-Headed Monster sings his other the "Ugga Wugga Lullabye".
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
Cast In a circus routine, Luis the ringmaster demonstrates "before" and "after". Freeze-frame technology allows his assistant, Linda, to show each action as she jumps through a hoop, slips on a banana peel, and gets a bucket of water thrown at her face.
(First: Episode 0728)
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)
SCENE 3 While Olivia and Bob tell Maria about earlier, Uncle Wally uses bags of cabbages covered in a large sheet to simulate a sleeping Mrs. Snortleoutagus. When he leaves, Snuffy comes by with Tatyana and catches a whiff of the cabbages. The two work together to move the sacks out of the way to ensure nobody gets hurt in some manner.

SCENE 3 cont'd Elsewhere, Wally tells the others about Mrs. Snortleoutagus and they humor him by agreeing to meet her. Snuffy and Tatyana have moved all the sacks, which makes Snuffy very sleepy. He rests in the same place the sacks were and Tatyana covers him completely with the same blanket. When everyone comes in, Wally still claims it's Mrs. Snortleoutagus and refuses to let anyone look under the blanket, lest they wake her up. Once all the adults leave, Big Bird sees Snuffy's foot stick out from under the blanket and realizes he's been here the whole time. He rushes out to get everyone back in.
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out why there is a mess outside. He speculates that the Twiddlebugs made a mess after a Twiddlebug dance.
(First: Episode 0178)
Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
(First: Episode 1831)
SCENE 4 Tatyana manages to wake Snuffy up, who comes to realize that whoever put the cabbages in his place must had done it for a reason. The two put everything back and Snuffy heads off once more. Big Bird finally gets everyone back in for the unveiling of Snuffy, but instead find a pile of cabbages. Uncle Wally begins spinning a reason as to why all the cabbages are there, which none of the adults buy.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(First: Episode 0421)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before and after.
(First: Episode 0694)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(First: Episode 0926)
SCENE 5 Big Bird and Wally wait for their cabbage-loving friends to arrive for their dinner, as Bob announces the sponsors.

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