Sesame Street
Gordon waits for Mr. Snuffleupagus
Air date March 5, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors B, C, 6

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon is setting aside some food, drinks, and other necessities next to a chair beside Oscar's trash can. Oscar asks him what he's doing, to which Gordon explains that he was supposed to meet with Mr. Snuffleupagus. Frustrated, Oscar insists that the creature is imaginary, and storms back into his can.
Small-er-est
Animation Three balls compare sizes. An orange ball (voiced by Daws Butler) boasts that he's the smallest, until his little brother comes onto the scene.
(First: Episode 0786)
Paintingb
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
ShapeDancers.rectangle
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers form a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
1952-Measure
Cartoon "Measurin', Measurin'" - a song about tools that are used to measure.
(First: Episode 1822)
Kermitsletterlecture
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
BCayard.bear
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
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SCENE 2 With Gordon still waiting, Oscar devises a prank with Grundgetta in the arbor. Although Grundgetta is reluctant, she puts on a Snuffleupagus mask made out of trash and gets on top of Oscar's shoulders, with fur cloaking them both. Then, they walk over to Gordon hoping to make him assert that his waiting is over so he can leave. However, Gordon quickly catches on to their plan and asks to hug the fake Snuffleupagus, scaring the two away.
Bforbat
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
2269l
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Elevator10.oldschool
Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
Amigo
Muppets Betty Lou learns some Spanish words from her friend Carlos, including "Amigo."
Letter.B.green.red
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)
Film.EXIT
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
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SCENE 3 Susan walks by and laughs at Gordon for actually going through with his plans of waiting for Mr. Snuffleupagus. She reminds him that they incidentally have dinner that evening, but Gordon wants to commit to his plans of waiting. Susan is upset, and Oscar tries to instigate the two's negotiations, but Susan finally gives in and reschedules their date for tomorrow.
1707i
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
3960zc
Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1503)
Insideherry
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
2233-ExitToon
Cartoon A man finds many ways to "EXIT", which slowly irritates him.
(First: Episode 1301)
Forgetfulinthedark
Muppets Forgetful Jones, Clementine and Buster are in the dark because Forgetful forgot to turn something on. It's not the water, the electric fan, or the radio ... it's the light!
(First: Episode 1690)
Alligator-elephant
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
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SCENE 4 Gordon is still waiting when he is called over to the window by Susan. She informs him his mother just called and wants to talk to him. Gordon hesitantly goes inside to answer the phone after deciding it'll only take a minute. Just as he leaves, Mr. Snuffleupagus walks up to Oscar's can. Aghast, Oscar observes that his voice, snuffle, eyes, and fur are all real. He suddenly bursts into a shout, letting the street know that he is indeed real (as well as interrupting Gordon's phone call). Snuffy mistakes Oscar for Gordon, and decides to leave after concluding their meeting is over. Oscar tries to stall and make him stay for Gordon to see, but Snuffy finds Oscar's invitations much too nice for him to be a grouch, and he splits the scene. Just then, Gordon comes back and hears from Oscar all about his encounter, but assumes it's just another fib to make him leave.
1090-23
Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
Shapedancers.square
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a square.
(First: Episode 1276)
1090-24
Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
400032
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
ShapeOrg-03
Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
SmallestCookie
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
ShapeOrg-04
Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
Film.Gazelle
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
Trianglemuseum
Cartoon A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
(First: Episode 1522)
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SCENE 5 It's finally nighttime, and Big Bird bursts out of his nest to ask Gordon how the meeting was. Gordon tells him that they haven't met yet, which explains to Big Bird why Snuffy mentioned to him about green hair. With both upset, they both decide to pack up and go to bed.
Cat-toon
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
1800-11
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Listentothebells
Muppets "Listen to the Bells"
(First: Episode 1955)
1095l
Cartoon C for Candle (blows man away)
(First: Episode 0703)
ItsEasy
Song "It's Easy" / "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Countblocks

Countblocks3
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
Madpainter6
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
1095d
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
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SCENE 6 Snuffy comes back to apologize to Oscar for mistaking him for Gordon, and Oscar almost redirects him to Gordon only to find out he has left. He tries to call him over but Snuffy shushes him, explaining that it's past his bedtime anyhow, and leaves. Gordon also comes back to apologize to Oscar for not believing his encounter with Snuffy, to which Oscar invites him to have a seat so he can hear about it. Right as Gordon is settled, Oscar snarkily tells him to forget it, leaving Gordon to go back home. Susan announces the sponsors.


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