Sesame Street
Natasha won't let go of Snuffy
Air date January 20, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors F, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Ingrid takes Natasha out for a stroll, and welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. She has brought everything for Natasha: her bottle, her rattle, her squeak-toy, and her blanket. Everyone passes by and says hello to Natasha, including Snuffy. However, when he tries to leave, he notices that Natasha has grabbed ahold of his snuffle, and won't let go. This means that Snuffy will probably be late for his play date with Stinky today ...
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Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.
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Muppets Telly sings "Everything Goes" as he packs his backpack for a day in the park.
(First: Episode 3461)
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Cartoon Letter F words are found on the street.
(First: Episode 3353)
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Muppets Big Bird displays a letter F for FAST, then moves around fast.
(First: Episode 3215)
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Cartoon F is for Fly and Frog
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Video Kids demonstrate surprise by winding a jack-in-the-box, as “Pop Goes the Weasel” plays.
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SCENE 2 Outside the Furry Arms Hotel, Stinky waits for Snuffy to come play cowboy with him.
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SCENE 2
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Meanwhile, Natasha still won't let go of Snuffy's snuffle, but Ingrid isn't sure what to do - she doesn't want Snuffy or Natasha to be sad. Ruthie learns about the situation, and she suggests to Ingrid that Natasha might like her squeak-toy or her rattle. However, none of those things appeal to Natasha as much as Snuffy's snuffle does. Ruthie thinks some more ...
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Animation Stop-motion: The word TOY is spelled in blocks.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps" (re-filmed version)
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Cartoon 7 Starfish
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Muppets Elmo and Seven Goldfish sing.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Film Miles lives in Kuwait, and sometimes plays taiko drums at the park.
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Cartoon "Tall Short Texans"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
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SCENE 3 Stinky still wonders where Snuffy is.
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SCENE 3
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Meanwhile, Ruthie gets the idea to sing a hand-clapping song ("If You're Happy and You Know It"), which she is sure will get Natasha to let go of Snuffy's snuffle and clap her hands. It doesn't work, not even when she changes it to "If You're Natasha and You're a Baby." Ruthie is still determined to find a solution ...
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Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
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Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Guys and Dolls"
Herry Monster sings about how he likes to play with dolls, and Ruby sings about how she likes to play with trucks.
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Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
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Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish, and celebrate afterwards.
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Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes. (re-recorded soundtrack)
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SCENE 4 Stinky continues to wait for Snuffy, and tries playing cowboy by himself, but quickly becomes bored.
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SCENE 4
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Meanwhile, Ruthie points out that Snuffy is bigger than Natasha, so he could conceivably back away from her and set himself free. When he tries to do so, he sees just how strong a grip she has on his snuffle, and Ingrid panics when Snuffy swings Natasha around. Snuffy wishes that he had another snuffle, which gives Ruthie another idea ...
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Song "Some Things Are Little, Some Things Are Big"
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Cartoon A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
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Muppets Moe Cocker sings "With a Little Yelp from My Friends."
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Animation F / f (space paint)
(First: Episode 3215)
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Film The letter F appears, Jaws-like, out of a swimming pool.
(First: Episode 3353)
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Cartoon F - Face (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Song "Beautiful Baby" (remake)
(First: Episode 3549)
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SCENE 5 Stinky vows to keep waiting for Snuffy, and gets the idea to write a play about waiting. Ruthie passes by him and says hi.
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SCENE 5
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Ruthie approaches Natasha, with something to give her: a snuffle of her own, so she can let go of Snuffy's. Snuffy, finally free, goes off to play with Stinky. He tells Ruthie, "You are almost as smart as Bird!"
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Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
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Muppets Big Bird and Baby Bear visit the Museum of Modern Art, and look at a sculpture by Pablo Picasso.
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Animation Today's Secret Drawing will be a nurse.
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Film Bethany visits the doctor.
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Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
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SCENE 6 Snuffy and Stinky sing a cowboy song as they walk off into the distance.
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SCENE 6
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Meanwhile, Natasha grabs onto Ingrid's nose, and won't let go. Ruthie announces the sponsors, and reports on the status of Slimey's spaceship.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly tells his cousin, Tammy, to calm down while she panics about not having any ideas of what game to play with Telly.


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