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Sesame Street
Monty and the snake / Snuffy's dog
Air date February 23, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Tony Geiss
Production October 15, 1992
Sponsors A, D, 15

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Monty (wearing a Napoleon-style hat) cuts the episode's underscore short to declare that this is the beginning (pointing to his hat with the word printed on it). As trumpeters play a fanfare and confetti falls from above, a long snake, who addresses Monty with high-ranking nicknames (to Monty's chagrin), asks what "beginning" means. Monty elaborates by pointing out the beginning of the snake, who clarifies that he's a python.
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Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
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Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup, roast beef, and peach pie, wants them to be presented in that order (one at a time). Grover doesn't understand the order, keeps bringing wrong item. Upon seeing pie (twice), explains he after "everything else," prompting bring everything else on menu.
(First: Episode 1318)
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Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
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Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(First: Episode 1710)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird sings a subtracting song about "Four Goo-Goo Birds", as played by the Birdketeers.
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Cartoon A peasant tries to woo a pretty girl by reciting the famous "Roses are Red" poem. The lines are fed to him by a poet behind a bush, whom she eventually runs off with.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2058)
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Animation Beads arrange themselves in different ways, and finally stick themselves to a boy's jacket.
(First: Episode 3045)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
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Film A man talks about his working horses.
(First: Episode 1466)
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SCENE 3 Maria, Gabi, Linda, Barkley, Snuffy, and the kids gather 'round Duane as he shows off his new puppy (named L.L. Cool Dog), which he got from the animal shelter. Snuffy hopes to have a dog of his own one day (named Bill) and is told how much responsibility he must have. He imagines how he would take care of Barkley. Mommy Snuffleupagus interrupts his daydream and allows him to get a dog, then they head off to the shelter.
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Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1004)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
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Animation Letter Garden: A
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3027)
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SCENE 4 The Snuffleupaguses arrive at the Animal Shelter, where the clerk (Paula Poundstone) assists them. They look at all the dogs the shelter has, but can't decide. Snuffy tries calling "Bill," but none respond to it. The clerk tells them that they do have a special breed, Snufflese Cavehound, in the other room.
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Cartoon Knights use different words for "big".
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)
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Song "Washin' the Dog"
(First: Episode 3020)
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Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Muppets The Martians are a "Yip Yip Family."
(First: Episode 2724)
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Animation Pencil box A/a
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Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
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SCENE 5 Monty interrupts the song partway through to report that this is the "middle" of the show. The python doesn't understand this either, so Monty shows him his own middle, tickling him in the process.
The song resumes afterwards.
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Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Amazing Mumford has a new trick, where he will make Thumbelina big and The Big Bad Wolf small. He makes Thumbelina big, but doesn't make the wolf smaller -- instead, Kermit is the one who shrinks.
(First: Episode 2696)
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Film "One Thousand Faces"
(First: Episode 2894)
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Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
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Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet.
(First: Episode 2853)
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Animation The word "dog" appears on-screen, followed by a shot of a dog.
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SCENE 6 Snuffy and his mother return to Sesame Street with their Snufflese Cavehound, a very big dog (especially considering it's just a puppy) that they've named Belle instead (she's female). Since Duane's puppy came in a small carton, Snuffy wonders where they can get one large enough for Belle.
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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)
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Muppets In a subway, two Anything Muppets observe how loud and quiet it is.
(First: Episode 1432)
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Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
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SCENE 7 Monty reminds the viewer that this is still the middle of the show, poking a further spot on the python to illustrate.
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Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
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Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(First: Episode 2789)
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SCENE 7 cont'd After the first verse of the song, the show cuts back to the python and Monty, who is fast asleep. The python relays a message to the viewer from Monty, stating that this is still the middle of the show. The fanfare and confetti wake him up and he points to an even further spot on the snake, who can't help but giggle.
The song continues...
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Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(First: Episode 2892)
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Muppets A monster sings "Comb Your Face."
(First: Episode 1851)
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Cartoon A bird watches as two monkeys climb above and below each other in a tree.
(First: Episode 2965)
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Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
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Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1646)
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SCENE 8 Maria and the kids provide Belle with a box to sit in (from a refrigerator), as well as rags and blankets to put inside. Belle doesn't budge when asked to go inside, though Snuffy compliments her on her intelligence nonetheless.
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SCENE 8 cont'd The scene shifts to Monty, whose hat now reads "The End" and he celebrates the end of the show. The python still doesn't get the picture, so Monty demonstrates by showing what happens at the end of the show - he announces the sponsors, then everything fades to black.


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