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Sesame Street
Snuffy's store, etc
Air date March 23, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors E, M, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Snuffy welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and to his recently opened business, "Snuffy's Store," where he sells "everything you need" (cabbages and spaghetti). Gordon, his first customer, doesn't need any of those things, but Snuffy begs him to buy something. Gordon agrees to buy three cabbages, but Snuffy doesn't have three, nor does he have two, nor one, but zero (he got hungry while waiting for shoppers). He also has zero spaghetti boxes. Snuffy still insists that Gordon buy something - all he has to pay is zero pennies.
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
Cartoon "Five Baby Oysters"
(First: Episode 2257)
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says trees are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for trees.
(First: Episode 1584)
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1545)
Celebrity James Galway plays the alphabet of notes (which only goes up to G) as Big Bird identifies them.
(First: Episode 1429)
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats Bert's knocks on the drums.
(First: Episode 0280)
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon M for Mask
(First: Episode 2079)
Muppets Grover sits in a park and recites a poem about a butterfly that he sees.
(First: Episode 1967)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents four lordly lions.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1309)

SCENE 2 Snuffy instructs Alice to hit the Snuffleball into the goal box; he will be the goalie. She keeps following her brother everywhere, so Bob says he will be the goalie. Alice hits the ball quite hard; Snuffy says she doesn't know her own strength.
Song "It's Easy" / "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Letter E.jpg
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 2081)
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
(First: Episode 0207)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.
(First: Episode 1569)
Cartoon The Hummingbird
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1518)
SCENE 3 Gordon encounters Telly helping Oscar write a Grouch book about a worm. Telly writes the words, while Oscar draws the pictures. However, Oscar's drawings never match the pictures, and he keeps changing his mind about the main character, which stresses Telly at first, because his paper is getting messy from so many corrected errors, but Oscar tells him that grouch books are supposed to be messy and unintelligible. Telly remarks to Gordon, "Isn't it great working with a pro?"
Animation Stop-motion: a bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(First: Episode 1463)
Muppets Farmer Ernie sings "Grow High Grow Low" about how some plants grow high while some grow low.
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Cookie Monster: Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker is a dishonest man who rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
Animation El Numero Cuatro (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 2116)

SCENE 4 Big Bird and Snuffy attempt to play "London Bridge" with Carleena and Boomer, but they're too big to go under the kids' "bridge." Big Bird soon figures out that he and Snuffy can be the bridge instead.
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(First: Episode 2212)
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)

SCENE 5 Telly finds it amazing that Chuck, Carleena and Boomer can rub their tummies and pat their heads at the same time. He wishes he were able to do it, but he's worried about knocking himself out and getting knots in his fur. Bob reassures him that he'll be safe doing it. Telly ends up rubbing both parts at the same time, then patting both parts at the same time. Bob suggests that he start with one part at a time, which works. Telly then becomes worried that he'll become too popular with this new talent of his. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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