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

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Picture Segment Description
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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