Sesame Street
Snuffy has the snuffle-flu
(repeat of 2251)
Air date December 21, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors B, G, 5
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Picture Segment Description
Insert The cast sings a song to commemorate that "Spring is Here."
(First: Episode 2333)
Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
(First: Episode 2050)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1390)
Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
Film.Flamingos Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)
Cartoon "b" is for bat and ball (and break). A girl imagines herself playing baseball.
(First: Episode 1131)
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, including Big Bird and friends so they can come visit.
Cartoon A man (voice of Richard Hunt) answers the TELEPHONE and gives it to the plant.
(EKA: Episode 1828)
Muppets Pageant: How a flower grows
Gladys the Cow stars as a seed. Ernie plays a rain cloud and Herry Monster is the sun, whose attentions cause the seed to bloom into a flower.
(First: Episode 2420)
Cartoon A small man tries to use a seesaw, but can't get his associate (a very large man) to go up.
(First: Episode 1121)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Cartoon "¡Él juega fútbol!"
(First: Episode 2104)
SCENE 2 At the Snuffleupagus residence, Luis reads Snuffy a Spanish story about a number 5 looking for a place to live.
Pinball 05
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Forgetful telephone
Muppets Kermit attempts to demonstrate how to use a telephone with the help of Forgetful Jones.
(First: Episode 1977)
Animation Three stripes form a jazz trio.
(EKA: Episode 2410)
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet beatniks say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1846)
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
SCENE 3 Gordon comes over to the cave with some chicken soup. Mommy Snuffleupagus has also prepared some soup, cabbage soup, which she sings a song about. They both take a taste of each other's soup and find they like it.
Cartoon Five Worms In An Apple
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1502)
Muppets / Celebrity Billy Dee Williams and Mr. Honker count backwards from 10 to 1. Homer has to blow his nose before he can honk the last number.
(First: Episode 1819)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a boat.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0271)
SCENE 4 Snuffy shows Big Bird a special game one can play when they're bed-ridden with snuffle-flu - snufflebowling, which involves knocking the pins down with his sneezes.
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Katie think of rhymes.
(First: Episode 1644)
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
SCENE 5 Snuffy takes another turn at snufflebowling, knocking down every last pin.

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