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Snuffy's joke/Ruthie's sale
Air date February 24, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors G, J, 15


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Big Bird tells the viewer what they'll see today: Snuffy telling a joke (that Big Bird doesn't particularly find funny, to Snuffy's chagrin). Elsewhere, Ruthie is holding a "Rumpelstiltskin Birthday Sale" at Finders Keepers (where everything is just 2 cents), Zoe is bothering Oscar at his trash can and finally, Savion is feeding Natasha some creamed spinach. Savion teases some "fresh fun" following the theme song...
SCENE 1 Natasha finishes her meal and begins tapping her highchair with her spoon, an indication she wants Savion to dance. She keeps the beat (and raps) as he moves his feet; that's cooperation (or "coraperation," as Savion puts it).
Cartoon "Four Friends" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2242)
Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish, and celebrate afterwards.
(First: Episode 2669)
Film Paper crumples to reveal G, g, and Gg.
(First: Episode 3128)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(First: Episode 2491)
Song A piece of land with water all around it is an "Island."
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2760)
SCENE 2 Big Bird tells Ruthie and the kids that Snuffy is on his way and asks them to politely crack up if he tells his joke. They agree to laugh to the rhythm of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Snuffy tells his joke and they all laugh, though he wonders why it sounds like "Twinkle Twinkle."
Film Island (in sped-up film, kids travel to an island)
(First: Episode 2731)
Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(First: Episode 2510)
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a mountain is.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2772)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Chris, with his sister Stephanie, counts to 20 for Kermit.
(First: Episode 0424)
Film Kids narrate a film of how a river is formed.
(First: Episode 2710)
Cartoon A snake is on, in, under, and stuck in a tree branch.
(First: Episode 2967)
SCENE 3 Zoe wants Oscar to keep slamming his trash can lid, as she loves the "BANG" sound. Oscar insists each time will be the last time, but she begs for more. He makes sure she understands what last means, but finds he likes having her bother him. Unfortunately, she picks up the lesson and leaves him alone.
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J and Richard presents him with his own J. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2302)
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Film A girl wants to learn a playground rhyme after watching some other girls do it, so one of them teaches her.
(First: Episode 2284)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Muppets / Celebrity Rosie O'Donnell and Elmo perform a rap version of "One Two Buckle My Shoe."
Cartoon A purple elephant tries to get 10 peanuts in his trunk at once, but can't, so he smushes them into peanut butter instead.
(First: Episode 2987)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Ernie finds an apple on a brick wall, and wants to know who it belongs to. Sherlock Hemlock helps solve the mystery, and realizes that Ernie has a brown paper bag with a hole at the bottom, and that Ernie had an apple in the bag, therefore the apple belongs to Ernie.
(First: Episode 0137)
Animation Counting to 15 (Oriental music)
(First: Episode 3157)
Film Growing Numbers #15
(First: Episode 2971)
Cartoon Rap #15
(First: Episode 2567)
SCENE 4 Zoe finds a lamp at Ruthie's sale, which once belonged to Aladdin, until he set the genie with the light blue hair free. Zoe rubs it and says the magic words, releasing him from the lamp (he returned to collect his bowling ball). Zoe uses her first two wishes to make him do his "POP" entrance again and again. She then wishes for his headache to go away and he feels so great, he continues popping in and out, pro bono.
Cartoon A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
(First: Episode 0935)
Film An Indian boy narrates how Chapati bread is made.
SCENE 5 Ruthie takes down the sale sign in preparation for tomorrow's Sale-a-thon. She and Big Bird announce the sponsors, which Zoe wants to see again. They tell her it can wait until tomorrow.

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