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Sesame Street
Snuffy has the snuffle-flu
Air date December 22, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors B, G, 5


Picture Segment Description

Cast When Oscar discovers a letter B next to his trash can, Gilbert and Sullivan pop up to sing "The Letter B" with cameos by Maria, Olivia, Bob, and Barkley.
(First: Episode 1845)
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a cardboard cut-out of themselves, but find they don’t have hats like it does. They run off to get some.
(First: Episode 1880)
Cartoon At a construction site, a blue man builds a cuckoo clock, which gives him his lunch.
(First: Episode 1924)
Muppets The monster returns wearing football helmets, but they still don’t match the cut-out. They dash off again to change.
(First: Episode 1880)
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets The monster returns, now with cowboy hats that match the cut-out. Their image falls over and they follow.
(First: Episode 1880)
SCENE 1 Big Bird tells Luis how happy he feels because Snuffy is coming over to play soon. However, Mommy Snuffleupagus arrives instead to inform Big Bird that Snuffy is stuck at home with the snuffle-flu. She's come to the street to retrieve various items for him such as books and toys, as well as Big Bird and friends so they can come visit.
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
Muppets Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game
(First: Episode 0834)
Film In stop-motion, assorted furniture places themselves in a classroom.
(First: Episode 0647)

SCENE 2 At the Snuffleupagus residence, Luis reads Snuffy a story in Spanish (and English) about a number 5 looking for a place to live in various shapes, eventually finding a home on a star.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)

Muppets Bob reads the story of a king and his three sons, to whom he bestows three, special gifts - a basket that is never emptied of food, a bird that knows all in the land and a horse that can travel anywhere. They each take a separate gift and travel the land, trying to help people. But, when they reunite, they find their separate gifts can't help them completely and realize that by cooperating, they'll know who needs food and a way to get there.
(First: Episode 1691)
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
SCENE 3 Gordon comes over to the cave with some chicken soup. Mommy Snuffleupagus has also prepared some soup, cabbage soup, which they both sing a song about. They both take a taste of each other's soup and find they like it.
Cartoon "Love" word animation
(First: Episode 0926)
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
Cartoon A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
(First: Episode 1869)
Muppets / Cast Maria and Cookie Monster sing the "Computer Song" as they count digital cookies.
(First: Episode 1973)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(First: Episode 0492)
Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
SCENE 4 Snuffy shows Big Bird a special game one can play when they're bed-ridden with snuffle-flu - "snuffle-blowling", which involves knocking the pins down with his sneezes.
Cartoon Five purple konkers disappear one by one, until two of them have a yellow honker together.
(First: Episode 0775)
Muppets "One Banana"
(First: Episode 1941)
Animation Two balls play on a seesaw, when a third one wants to join them (ending up in the middle).
(First: Episode 2054)

SCENE 5 Snuffy takes another turn at snuffle-blowling, at first failing to make any pins fall down, but tries again and knocks down every last pin- to which Big Bird cheers him on. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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