Sesame Street
Snuffleupagus-American Day Parade
Air date December 30, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors B, U, 12


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird introduces today's sponsors and notices a Snuffleupagus go by and mistakes him for Snuffy. He sees some more exit the Subway and notices they all have grass skirts. He goes to look for Snuffy, wondering what's going on.

SCENE 1 Big Bird finds Snuffy, who explains today's the Snuffleupagus-American Day Parade. It's a special event for his species to show how proud they are to be Snuffleupagus-Americans. Big Bird notices Snuffy's also in a grass skirt and marching in place. Snuffy claims he's practicing, but his two back feet won't march with him. The two try reasoning with his feet, who instead stomp in protest.
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
Animation Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(First: Episode 3279)
Song "B is for Bubble" (remake)
(First: Episode 3266)
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
Animation B for bounce, break, blue, boat
(First: Episode 3061)
Muppets A diva sings the Alphabet Song while the stagehand instructs the gaffers to raise and lower the alphabet sign, but the diva thinks he's asking her to alter her singing voice.
(First: Episode 2964)
Film "One Thousand Faces"
(First: Episode 2894)
SCENE 2 Big Bird assembles some kids to show Snuffy's back feet how to march, but the feet instead tap dance and tango.
Cartoon Kevin Clash sings "Your Feet's Too Big."
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3230)
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(First: Episode 2862)
Muppets Telly is shocked to see Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats at the library. They explain that in addition to being rock stars, they're also "Rock 'N Roll Readers."
(First: Episode 2612)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0808)
SCENE 3 Big Bird tries his next idea - politeness. The feet still refuse to listen and sit themselves down instead. "Not even Mr. Rogers can march sitting down," Snuffy moans, thinking he'll have to miss out on marching in the parade. Big Bird and the kids cooperate to pry Snuffy's back end from the ground. The plan works for a brief time, as the back legs sit themselves down again.
Cartoon A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3282)

Muppets / Celebrity "A New Way to Walk"
Celebrity version
(First: Episode 3233)
Cartoon Animals walk.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Erik play a rhyming game.
(First: Episode 1754)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)

SCENE 4 As the crowd begins to assemble, Snuffy tells Alice she'll have to represent the both of them in the parade and gives her a stirring speech about the importance of being a Snuffleupagus-American. Alice has issues walking proud as her brother dictates, so Carlo uses a song to show her how to walk proud. The song inspires Snuffy's back legs to show how proud they are and he's able to march!
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
Cartoon The Bellhop must make 12 wake-up calls.
(First: Episode 2529)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Animation Rubber Stamp #12
(First: Episode 2932)
Film A child voice-over talks about a Hawaiian party that her family has.
(First: Episode 3139)
Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2745)
SCENE 5 Big Bird, Lexine and the kids have their own grass skirts, wishing to join the parade, but realize they can't if they're not Snuffleupaguses. Snuffy shows them how they can pretend to be ones, but it becomes obvious it won't work. Snuffy comes up with another way they can participate - representing Friends of Snuffleupaguses.
Cartoon Buttons ride a rollercoaster "up and down."
(First: Episode 3207)
Song "You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie sings "Happy Birthday" to a letter U, which blows out the candle on the cake.
(First: Episode 1306)
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1966)
Animation A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(First: Episode 3105)


SCENE 6 Before the parade begins, Luis and Maria note that they'll be able to identify Snuffy and Alice by the flowers on their heads. A few Snuffleupagues pass by, followed by Big Bird, Carlo and a few others as "Friends of Snuffleupaguses." Big Bird makes a short speech, then introduces Snuffy and Alice to do the "Snuffle Hula."
SCENE 6 cont'd Snuffy invites everyone to hula along and they join the dance. Carlo announces the sponsors.


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