Sesame Street
Snuffleupagus picnic in Central Park
(repeat of 2590)
Air date December 7, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Emily Squires
Production June 1-2 (remote)
December 14, 1988 (Unitel)
Sponsors B, D, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

2590-WalkInPark

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Snuffy comes by to pick up Big Bird for a picnic in Central Park with Mommy Snuffleupagus and Alice. However, as Susan reports, Big Bird has come down with the flu and is unable to go. Big Bird promises him they can try again some other time.
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)
SpeechBalloonBBug
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
Insideherry
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
1563k
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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SCENE 2 Out in New York City, the Snuffleupagus family heads to the park. In order to cross the street safely, Alice needs to hold onto Mommy's snuffle. Snuffy wants to as well, but they can't both hold it at the same time. They eventually find a solution - Alice holds onto Mommy's tail and Snuffy holds onto Alice's.
Film-AllByMyself
Song "All By Myself"
(First: Episode 2044)
Where-d-go?
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
(First: Episode 1617)
2096w
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Floralpattern
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
2096h
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
Raposo.Dolphin
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Boxer
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B."
(First: Episode 0006)
2590-WalkInPark
SCENE 3 Snuffy and Mommy sing "What a Day for a Walk" as they all stroll through the park.
Songkran
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide": Jittar, who lives in Thailand, describes the holiday of Songkran.
RobinWilliams.knees
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates the uses of knees.
Bellhop8
Cartoon The Bellhop has to bring 8 steamer trunks down 8 flights of stairs.
(First: Episode 2511)
Shadowrabbit
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0630)
Nothingtocount
Muppets The Count sings about what he does when there's "Nothing to Count" - he imagines counting birdies and elephants.
(First: Episode 1940)
0926n
Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
Dot Bridge 02 late
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot is late and travels through the others)
(First: Episode 0001)
Sunflowers
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
Dconstruction
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 4 Gordon checks in on Big Bird, who is upset that he's missing the picnic. Gordon cheers him up by reading him What's Claude Doing? by Dick Gackenbah.
Blownose
Cartoon I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
Southamericagrover
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson eats at an airport restaurant and is on his way to South America. When Grover learns about Mr. Johnson's trip, he gives a big lecture on South America, causing Mr. Johnson to miss his flight.
(First: Episode 2616)
OG.8buttons
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
2590h

2590i
SCENE 5 Alice takes her nap, so Snuffy uses the time to find a phone and get an update on Big Bird. He becomes distracted by a balloon vendor, missing one phone booth at the park's edge. He misses another as workmen block his view with a piece of plywood.
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SCENE 5
cont'd
Snuffy eventually wanders all the way back to Sesame Street, remember that Big Bird has a telephone. When he makes it to his nest, Big Bird tells it how pointless making a call from his own phone would be and wonders why he didn't use a phone elsewhere in the city. He shows Snuffy a "TELEPHONE" sign which he can use to find one. Snuffy heads out to find a phone and finally finds a booth, having a brief conversation with Big Bird before returning to the park.
2963-D7
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
(EKA: Episode 2427)
2795m
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
(First: Episode 2724)
3balls.seesaw
Animation Two balls play on a seesaw, when a third ball wants to join them (ending up in the middle).
(First: Episode 2054)
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SCENE 6 Snuffy and Alice wait under a tree for Mommy to return with a special surprise - a large balloon! She tells them they can use it to play "Run with the Balloon" and that they need to cooperate if the two of them one to use one balloon. They tie it to both their snuffles and set off running. Alice trips, causing the balloon to drift up to the sky. Mommy initiates a new game, "The Watching A Balloon Go Higher And Higher In The Sky" Game!" She remarks, "Sometimes mommies have to think very fast!"
1736h
Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
1186y
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(First: Episode 1164)
Girlsandcastle.oldschool
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)
Sss-i
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(First: Episode 2331)
DragonDoctor
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(EKA: Episode 2235)
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SCENE 7 Susan checks Big Bird's temperature and he's all well now. She allows him to take a brief walk before getting some rest. They run into Snuffy just outside and he tells them all about the balloon they lost.
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SCENE 7 After Big Bird wonders where the balloon went, they both go back to the nest, where Snuffy tells Big Bird about the rest of his day... including the sponsors, which he and Big Bird announce. The credits follow.


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