Sesame Street
Snuffy plays the harpmonica
Air date November 20, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors E, Q, 8
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Snuffy introduces Big Bird, Maria, Bob, Luis and Gordon to his new friend - Mr. Anteloper (a stuffed toy).
Toon.Blowbubbles
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
2head.bubbles
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
Raposo.Dolphin
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Sully-LoveSong
Muppets / Celebrity Biff and Sully recruit Judy Collins into their singing group - YES and they sing the group's theme song.
(First: Episode 0961)
Title 01 40 0001
Cartoon The word "YES" follows a man.
(First: Episode 0875)
1845d
Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
1041E&Bclean1
Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Eaticecream
Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
1041E&Bclean2
Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place.
(First: Episode 0010)
Enterexitdoors
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Noimage
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Jason do the "10-Q" bit.
(First: Episode 1508)
Secretdrawingcamel
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(First: Episode 0158)
Bunnychickblocks.Tea
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
FigureItOut
Muppets Farley sings "Figure It Out."
(First: Episode 1626)
Kingofeight
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0255)
2423-Driving
Film / Cast Gordon and some kids use hula-hoops for many things.
(First: Episode 1103)
Lastleaf
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
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SCENE 2 Bob witnesses Snuffy playing a Snuffleupagus instrument called the "harpmonica" (part harp, part harmonica). He plays some fast and slow music on it, and Bob suggests he give a recital. Snuffy agrees as long as Bob helps out. He asks Bob to snap along to the music, as the piece is called "Harpmonica and Snapping Fingers by Johann Sebastian Snuffleupagus."
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Cartoon A mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
(First: Episode 2086)
Grover stephanie lonely
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Stephanie for a kiss because he's lonely. No one will play with him, but Stephanie says she will.
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Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird interrupts Snuffy's rehearsal to ask him to play; Snuffy is busy, but agrees to play later. Big Bird keeps interrupting, asking to play now, until Snuffy loses his temper. Big Bird storms off in a huff, wishing nobody else ever met Snuffy because he now has no time for his best friend. Maria assures him that Snuffy will still be his friend and recommends Big Bird find something of his own to practice while he waits for Snuffy.
1736r
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
Film.babylearnstowalk
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
1952-Measure
Cartoon "Measurin', Measurin'" - a song about tools that are used to measure.
(First: Episode 1822)
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SCENE 4 Maria comes by Big Bird's nest, where he's practicing his reading. He hasn't actually read anything yet - he's just practicing turning pages.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0768)
FirstLastRemake
Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
(First: Episode 1307)
QuietKorty
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
0871o
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
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SCENE 5 As everyone gathers for the recital, Snuffy realizes he needs somebody to turn the pages in his music book; Bob did it in rehearsal, but he has to concentrate on his snapping. Big Bird jumps at the chance to put his newly-honed, page-turning abilities into practice. The two apologize for earlier and perform the concerto for the crowd.


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