Sesame Street
Snuffy's birthday party
Air date December 25, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors B, 19
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer. Then, everybody sings that "It's Somebody's Birthday" today on Sesame Street and Snuffy is eager to reveal it's his!
Animation Stop-motion representation of "Happy Birthday," with balloons, gummi bears, glitter, etc.
(First: Episode 3358)
Venice 07.jpg
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Monsters of Venice"
(First: Episode 2836)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)

SCENE 2 Snuffy is excited because he'll be having two birthday parties today: one in the afternoon with all his friends, then one at night with his family. He tells Big Bird something he'd like for his party: a performance by the Great Nineteeni, Big Bird's magician alter ego. He recalls some of his past tricks (in flashbacks from episode 3116 and episode 2970) and asks Big Bird to do a magic show at his party. Big Bird agrees to do so and goes to get his outfit.
Cartoon Masked March #19
(First: Episode 3391)
Cartoon Nineteen kernels of popcorn pop.
(First: Episode 2855)
Song "You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
Luxo Jr.jpg
Animation Luxo Jr.: Up and Down
(First: Episode 3130)
Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
SCENE 3 Miles, Gabi, Tarah and Lexine tell Snuffy about all the fun things they'll be doing at the party. Snuffy informs Big Bird, now in his Great Nineteeni outfit, that he can't participate in any of them because of his status of entertainer. Big Bird leaves in a huff, telling Snuffy he won't be attending anymore.
Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
Film Alphaboy: B - a bumpy bicycle ride.
(First: Episode 3401)
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "Where Can You Be B?"
(First: Episode 3381)
Animation B / b candles
(First: Episode 3111)
SCENE 4 Big Bird sulks, assuming that all Snuffy wants is the Great Nineteeni at his party, not Big Bird himself. Snuffy sings a musical plea to convince him he does care about him. Big Bird stays behind to think about his feelings some more.
Song "You're Important"
(First: Episode 3396)
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)

Muppets Game Show: Happiness Begins at 40
Guy Smiley gets the Sad Family out of their rut by having them count to 40.
(First: Episode 2467)
Cartoon "The Room is Full of Chickens"
(First: Episode 2971)

SCENE 5 The party begins, but Snuffy can't get into the mood, feeling guilty over his situation with Big Bird. The grown ups assure him everything will be fine, when sure enough, Big Bird arrives for the party. Everyone starts partying and Big Bird offers to do a special performance as the Great Nineteeni.
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
Ernie and Bert welcome you.jpg
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
(First: Episode 2937)
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(First: Episode 2861)
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
(First: Episode 2523)
SCENE 6 The Great Nineteeni arrives to perform a special trick with the birthday boy. He believes he can guess what number Snuffy is thinking of, while he waves his 19 flag and encourages everyone to chant "19." Snuffy instead thinks of the number 6.
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
Song "B is for Bubble" (remake)
(First: Episode 3266)
Cartoon B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison
(First: Episode 3154)
Song Hoots the Owl sings "This Is How We Take a Bath."
(First: Episode 3216)
Cartoon A bird watches as two monkeys climb above and below each other in a tree.
(First: Episode 2965)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
SCENE 7 Everyone sings "Happy Birthday to You" to Snuffy. Afterwards, everyone digs into the cake, while Big Bird reports that the Great Nineteeni is off performing somewhere else in the world. Gabi and Tarah announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly, hiding from Big Bird, hopes that the Fix-It Shop will be open again soon, because he accidentally broke Big Bird's toy car, and he doesn't want Big Bird to find out.


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