Sesame Street
Snuffy leaves for two days.
Air date November 22, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors N, 19
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 During their playdate, Big Bird and Snuffy sing about how they're "Best Friends." Afterward, Snuffy has to go home and pack, telling Big Bird he's leaving and will be back to say goodbye. Big Bird gets concerned.
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0791)

Film A girl named Maria and her family are having a Cuban barbecue. She invited her friend, Stewart, to enjoy in the fun and learn about Cuban culture.
(First: Episode 2760)
Cartoon Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3269)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(First: Episode 3234)
Animation A Navajo blanket is formed as tribal music plays.
(First: Episode 2963)
SCENE 2 Big Bird cries to Maria, Bob, Ruthie and Gina, convinced Snuffy and his family are moving away. The adults find it odd; they've all seen Snuffy's parents around today and them moving wasn't brought up at all. They suggest they throw a big going away party in the Snuffleupagus' honor.
Song "Dancin' Shoes"
(First: Episode 2949)
Cartoon A group gives a newcomer funny looks, which hurts his feelings, but then they invite him to play marbles with them. He turns out to be a good player. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2840)
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Celebrity "Rubber Duckie" with Little Richard.
(First: Episode 3263)
Film Wegman's dogs: Rub-a-Dub-Dub
SCENE 3 The party has been set up and Snuffy arrives, letting it slip that he's not really moving away - he's just going on vacation for two days. Everyone decides to continue the party anyway. Big Bird is relieved his best friend isn't moving away, but wonders what he'll do for the next two days without Snuffy.
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Film A very happy and energetic lady discovers a monumental "N" and dances around it.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3377)
Cartoon Leaves form N and n.
(First: Episode 3114)
Muppets Wanda's friends beg her to stay in the water, but she'd rather explore land and be "A Fish Out of Water."
(First: Episode 3247)
Animation Five goldfish, take away 2, leaves 3. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2252)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
(First: Episode 2566)
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)
SCENE 4 Snuffy comes up with some solutions to Big Bird's problem - he could sleep for two days straight until Snuffy returns (which Big Bird doesn't like) or they can get another Snuffleupagus to take his place (though his family is the only one in the radius of the street). Lexine offers to replace Snuffy. Big Bird is flattered, but admits she's not the same Snuffy....but she could be, according to Snuffy as he leads her away.
Cartoon Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)
Film Growing Numbers #19
(First: Episode 2937)
Cartoon Masked March #19
(First: Episode 3391)
Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings about his birthday party, but all of his friends are outside the house, while the party is inside.
(First: Episode 3442)
Cartoon A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3128)
Boy's family portrait
Film A boy dances his way into his family's portrait.
(First: Episode 3129)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Jesse to define marriage. They conclude that married people kiss, hug, live together, and help each other.
(First: Episode 2441)
Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2794)
SCENE 5 Lexine dons a Snuffleupagus cap and dances "The Snuffleupagus" with Snuffy to show how could a Snuffleupagus she can be (she can even say "Oh, dear..." like Snuffy). Snuffy is impressed, though Big Bird isn't sold. Lexine thinks they can still have fun together if she's just herself. Snuffy heads off for his vacation, while Big Bird and Lexine think of something to do.
Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)
Film Alphaboy: Nibbling Noodles with Neighbor Nora
(First: Episode 3465)
Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
Muppets "The Sneeze Song," with Kathleen the Cow with a Pig, a Sheep, and Fred the Wonder Horse.
(First: Episode 2784)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with? (new music added)
(First: Episode 2087)
Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(EKA: Episode 2360)
Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(First: Episode 3229)
SCENE 6 Together, Big Bird and Lexine rollerskate around the street while singing the "Best Friends" song. Maria announces the sponsors.

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