Sesame Street
Snuffy's birthday party
(repeat of 3421)
Air date December 17, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
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
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)
Film Kids paint a huge mural about the number 19.
(First: Episode 3601)
Muppets Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp.
(First: Episode 0537)
Animation Kids are surprised when animated things pop up out of nowhere.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3567)
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 Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
(First: Episode 3531)
Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
(First: Episode 2688)
Film Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(First: Episode 3279)
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(First: Episode 3361)
SCENE 4 Big Bird tells Snuffy that all he 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 stay behind to think about his feelings some more.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
Film Kid jungle explorers spot a wild letter B.
(First: Episode 3508)
Bforbeard Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1147)

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.
(First: Episode 3421)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
Animation Pencil Box B / b
(First: Episode 3040)
Celebrity Patrick Stewart, in Shakespearean garb, ponders "B or not a B."
(First: Episode 3508)
Animation B / b candles
(First: Episode 3111)
Song Reggae 'Bounce.'
(First: Episode 3609)
Cartoon A beatnik bat reads poetry at a nightclub, as everything rhymes with the "AT" sound.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3396)
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.
Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)

Muppets The Count's Fairytale Theatre: The Count tells a new version of "This Little Piggy Went to the Market" for ten toes. The little piggy who stayed home, did so to read a book: War and Pigs, and the tenth pig gets shot out of a cannon.
(First: Episode 3613)
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Film Fay Ray dresses up as different animals. ("It's Kermit the Dog!")
(First: Episode 2639)
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.

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