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Letter M day/Snuffy writes a postcard
Air date February 16, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors C, M, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly acknowledges the letter of the day, M, by wearing a muffler, a mask, a mustache, a pair of mittens, and a pair of moccasins. He thinks his idea is original, until Big Bird shows up wearing the exact same things!
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Telly laugh at the coincidence of the way they decided to celebrate the letter M, and figure they must be the only ones who came up with the idea. Just then, Lillian and some kids show up wearing the exact same M items, doing the "moccasin march"!
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
Film Kids take swimming lessons in the pool
(First: Episode 1232)
Beat The Time.JPG
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Film Looking for triangles in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2696)
Animation Cecille sings β€œUp Down, In Out, Over and Under”.
(First: Episode 2746)

SCENE 2 Monty, holding a cat, notices that he and Big Bird are wearing the same M items. Big Bird tells him that cat begins with C, but Monty still insists that the cat's name, "Beatrice," begins with M. Big Bird points out that "Monty" begins with M, and Monty proclaims, "There you go! I didn't bring the cat! The cat brought me!"
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Muppets The Count sings about bones.
(First: Episode 1386)
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, possums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2227)
Cartoon 4 Carpenters
(First: Episode 1616)
SCENE 3 Gordon comes back from a run, and so does Buster, who notices that he and Gordon both like the same healthy foods. He chuckles, "You know, Gordon, you run like a horse, you think like a horse, and you eat like a horse! No wonder you're as healthy as a horse!"
Cartoon An ostrich, a girl, and a pig do some exercises, and move the couch away.
(First: Episode 2988)
Film Kids narrate a film about how Yufka, a Turkish flat-bread, is made.
(First: Episode 2937)
Animation Pencil box M / m
Muppets Hoots plays jazz in a park, accompanied by Chip and Dip. They are encountered by Mary, who wants them to play a new version of her nursery rhyme, which involves another lamb.
(First: Episode 2839)
Cartoon Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2985)
Insert Oscar hammers a sign onto his trash can, which says "GO". Instead of keeping people away, it attracts the attention of Polly Darton, who sings a song about the word.
(First: Episode 2927)
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: M
The girl uses mittens to make monster mush, which is eaten by a Muppet monster.
(First: Episode 2724)
Cartoon A poem about dogs of different sizes, feelings and colors.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2924)
Muppets Ernie plays Old King Cole and calls for his pipe and bowl. When he calls for his fiddlers three, they each appear one at a time allowing Ernie to practice his addition.
(First: Episode 1951)
Cartoon "Animal Elevator" (1-10)
(First: Episode 2530)
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams and a robin observe how similar they are. Afterwards, the robin sings "Lullaby of Birdland".
(First: Episode 2848)
Animation All living things need clean water.
(First: Episode 2731)
Muppets Humphrey sings a song about how much fun he has trying to talk like his daughter Natasha.
(First: Episode 2940)
Animation A fan reveals the letter C.
(First: Episode 2746)
Film A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
(First: Episode 2668)
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents four lordly lions. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1309)
SCENE 4 Snuffy is almost done writing a postcard to his grandmother, but he needs Savion's help to complete it with one final word. So far it says "Dear Granny Snuffle, I love" ... what? Snuffy thinks of what he loves, including coconuts, spaghetti, and Snufflegarten, and Big Bird, but he remembers that Granny Snuffle already knows what he loves. Finally, he remembers that he loves her, so he writes the last word: "you".
Cartoon "Β‘El juega hockey!"
(First: Episode 2114)
Animation Computer: forward / backward
Muppets Bert goes to the park to practice his pigeon calls, but instead of attracting a pigeon that says coo, he gets a cow that says moo, an owl that says hoo, a number two, and an entire zoo.
(First: Episode 2968)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle".
(First: Episode 1967)

SCENE 5 Snuffy asks for Lillian's help in mailing his postcard to Hawaii, since it won't fit in the mailbox. She agrees to do so, and takes it to the post office. Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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