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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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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).
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Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
(First: Episode 1738)
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Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1176)
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Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets / Celebrity Biff and Sully recruit Judy Collins into their singing group - YES and they sing the group's theme song.
(First: Episode 0961)
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Cartoon The word "YES" follows a man.
(First: Episode 0875)
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Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
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Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” (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)
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Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Jason do the "10-Q" bit.
(First: Episode 1508)
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Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(First: Episode 0158)
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Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
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Muppets Farley sings "Figure It Out."
(First: Episode 1626)
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Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
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Film / Cast Gordon and some kids use hula-hoops for many things.
(First: Episode 1103)
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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)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Stephanie for a kiss because he's lonely. No one will play with him, but Stephanie says she will.
(First: Episode 0860)
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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, as Snuffy gets more annoyed with him. Big Bird eventually 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.
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Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
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Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
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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
(First: Episode 0768)
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Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
(First: Episode 1307)
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Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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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. Snuffy then proceeds to play the Sesame Street Theme and Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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