Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy's dispute
Air date February 14, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Jon Stone
Production November 8-9, 1990
Sponsors F, Q, 15


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan overhears a delivery person, carrying a large, heavy package, thanking Oscar. He explains to Susan that the delivery person wanted directions to Big Bird's nest, revealing he's sent the person the long way.
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets A monster sings "Comb Your Face."
(First: Episode 1851)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Film Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(First: Episode 2031)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog climbs the famous beanstalk and passes Jack on the way who warns him not to go up. He breaches the clouds and meets a giant (played by Jerry Nelson in a cameo).
(First: Episode 1162)
Cartoon Number creatures 15
(First: Episode 2693)

SCENE 2 Big Bird fumes over Oscar's trick, knowing the incoming package had birdseed cookies from his Granny Bird. As he makes a sign for the delivery person (identifying his nest and providing instructions for delivery), he becomes even more frustrated when Snuffy and his puppet Gus start prodding him to get involved in today's puppet show. The two eventually get into a heated argument when the sign gets ruined, and Snuffy storms out, claiming Gus feels angry.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)

Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
Animation It's a crocodile
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1663)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Guys and Dolls"
Herry Monster sings about how he likes to play with dolls, and Ruby sings about how she likes to play with trucks.
(First: Episode 2591)
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(First: Episode 2564)
SCENE 3 Snuffy tells Susan about what just happened and she advises him on how to settle things with Big Bird.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets Here is Your Life
Guy Smiley salutes a still life painting of a bowl of fruit.
(First: Episode 2572)
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
(First: Episode 2176)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1499)
SCENE 4 Snuffy mulls over how Big Bird must feel by talking with Gus, while Big Bird does the same with Radar. The two sing "It Hurts to Be Angry" before reuniting and making up.
Cartoon Lillian discusses the adjustments she has had to make as a big sister. She ultimately appreciates her little sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2746)
Film Looking for triangles in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2696)
Muppets Forgetful Jones and Clementine ride on horseback, and come across a rock. Clementine consults her book, The Cowgirl's Companion, to figure out how to handle a rock in your trail: go around it.
(First: Episode 2586)
Cartoon Rap #15
(First: Episode 2567)
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
Cartoon F/f (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2288)
SCENE 5 The delivery person finally reaches Big Bird's nest and reads the sign Big Bird has made. Big Bird himself shows up and tries to point out the package is for him. The delivery person opts to ignore the bird and follow the sign's instructions.
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1971)
Song "Every Bit of Litter Hurts"
(First: Episode 2721)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Film A male voice instructs three kids in stretching exercises.
(First: Episode 1013)
Cartoon An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
(First: Episode 2743)

SCENE 6 The delivery person realizes he was duped by Oscar, who just so happens to be his next delivery. He decides to take Oscar's route back the way he came, much to Oscar's dismay. Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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