Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy send a letter
Air date March 24, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors D, Q, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David plays a musical game with the kids - "Walk This Way."
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: instead of a parachute, the girl is carried to the ground by four birds.
(First: Episode 2249)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1479)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Cast Maria and Linda sew quilts with a Q on them.
(First: Episode 1508)
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Cast Bob, Susan and Luis perform a round about counting to 3.
(First: Episode 2055)
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)

Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed flock of sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(First: Episode 2122)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)

SCENE 2 Big Bird writes a letter to his Granny Bird, with assistance from Snuffy. Big Bird files it into the mailbox, when he realizes they've forgotten to put their note into an envelope! He proposes that they go write another letter, making sure it goes in an envelope.
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
Film Sounds Around the House v1: a dripping water faucet, a man playing the violin, a woman vacuuming, a teenager listening to pop music, and a passing elevated train.
(First: Episode 1706)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it will still work: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy get an envelope from David, and he and Danielle help them fit the letter inside, lick it closed and put Granny Bird's address on it.
SCENE 3 cont'd David realizes just as they leave that they forgot a stamp. He goes after them, but is too late - they've already put it in the mailbox. Big Bird proposes they just wait for the mailman to come so he can get it out.
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(EKA: Episode 2235)
2096i Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter". (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Grover's elevator holds five people.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon A girl has trouble closing her suitcase after she's packed it, but has help from her four-legged friend.
(First: Episode 1469)
SCENE 4 Snuffy gets restless waiting. Just then, Barney the mail carrier arrives as the two fall asleep and tries collecting the mail without waking them up. His sneeze does so anyway and he finds their letter. He also happens to have an extra stamp for them to use. He heads off and the two decide to write a letter to Snuffy's granny.
Cartoon Three cannonball men switch spotlights as they dance.
(First: Episode 1469)
Celebrity Maria and the kids visit Herbie Hancock's studio, where he demonstrates how to make electronic music.
(EKA: Episode 2037)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy have prepared their letter for Snuffy's granny, but struggle to get it into the mailbox (it's too big). David announces the sponsors.

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