Sesame Street
Snuffy's drum
Air date February 16, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors Y, R, 20
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo and Mr. Snuffleupagus argue over whether the mailbox is big or little. Luis points out how it can be both from their each, unique perspective. The two then start to debate over whether Luis' bag of groceries are heavy or light.
Girlcar
Cartoon A girl imagines herself as a car that rescues fire victims.
(First: Episode 0513)
2096s
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
MyDogPete!!!
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Cap008
Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
PeckLOVE
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
Googlebugle
Muppets Kermit the Frog reports on a musical tribute to the "Oogle Family" as performed by Cookie Monster and Old McDougal.
(First: Episode 1822)
Cartoonyoyo
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Luis has found some golfing equipment in the basement and practices some putting out in the yard. Telly and Juliet bring over some binoculars and a duck whistle in case Luis hits the ball into the sky toward a flock of ducks. Luis insists he'll be putting softly, when the monsters wonder if his patch of fake grass is actually a flying carpet.
WillyWimpleWater
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0590)
Film.Fruitsalad
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(First: Episode 1195)
BCayard.Sheep
Cartoon The story of sheep, or where wool comes from.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1524)
1186zb
Film Charlie Chaplin (Maria) looks in a mirror and sees "ME." Maria's reflection is played by Linda. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1032)
Clumsy.2holes
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Zydecoband
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Elmo hides behind a crate and tells Gina he's going to surprise her. She tells him this doesn't work, as she is now expecting it. Elmo tries again with Luis, asking him ahead of time if he's expecting a surprise.
3816zg
Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
(EKA: Episode 2405)
2head.SCHOOL
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the sign atop a miniature school building, and observes a small group of children that run out of it. Once they've left, the monster picks up the now empty building, and declares, "School's out!"
Orange-Opera
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
ThisisYourLunch
Muppets Construction worker Sally Smith is the surprise contestant of the on-location game "This Is Your Lunch." Sally must guess the contents of her lunchbox correctly after each food item gives her clues.
(First: Episode 1631)
BabyMonkey
Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
Bellhop20
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Maria has much difficulty with a cuckoo clock, where the cuckoo makes the sounds of various farm animals. The clock happens to belong to Old MacDonald, who notes that this is how the clock is supposed to sound.
Coolsell-Exercise
Cartoon Howard Coolsell finds out about exercise.
(First: Episode 1631)
Noimage
Song "All By Myself" (Kids Playing & Eating) (1:48)
(First: Episode 2044)
2477za
Cartoon "¡Él juega fútbol!"
(First: Episode 2104)
1708h
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
1186p
Cartoon A witch turns a little girl into a variety of things, but the girl insists "I'm still ME!"
(First: Episode 0793)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird watches over Snuffy's favorite drum. He accidentally bumps it off the crate with his tail feathers, causing it to roll and a hole is punctured in it. He believes Snuffy will be very mad at him and decides to skip town. Gina stops him from leave and encourages him to tell the truth with Snuffy arrives. Snuffy is mad at first, but calms down when he learns it was all an accident. They confirm their friendship and Gina suggests they bring the drum to Luis to fix, something Big Bird didn't think of.
Toon.Yak
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Telly.JoeWilliams
Muppets / Celebrity On the stage at Birdland, Telly scats with Joe Williams. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 2260)
Ruler.dawwghouse
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Playball
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Metalparrot
Film A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
(First: Episode 1535)
2059d
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
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SCENE 6 To pass the time while Luis repairs the drum, Big Bird asks Snuffy to think of an item and Big Bird will guess what it is. The item turns out to be Snuffy's drum, which Luis has now finished. Snuffy tests it out as the sponsors are announced.


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