Sesame Street
Snuffy has trouble tap dancing
(repeat of 3465)
Air date February 17, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Directed by Steven Feldman
Sponsors N, 13
Releases HBO Kids

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At the park, Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and encounters a sad Snuffy. Snuffy explains that he's sad because of ... tap dancing.
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Snuffy narrates a flashback of what happened earlier today: he ran into Gabi practicing her tap dancing, and wanted to try it himself. Gabi suggested that he join Celina's tap-dancing class, and Snuffy went home to ask his mommy for some tap shoes.
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Back in the present, Snuffy doesn't feel like telling the rest of the story to Big Bird yet - he needs to blow his snuffle, so Big Bird fetches him one.
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SCENE 2 Snuffy blows his snuffle, and continues his story. Snuffy's mommy got him some tap shoes, and then ...
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SCENE 2
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In Celina's class, Snuffy pointed out that she was teaching a two-legged dance, and he has four legs. Gabi got the idea for everyone to form four-legged groups of two, which made Snuffy feel better. However, unbeknownst to him, when he tap-danced, the building shook, causing everything to fall off the shelves inside of Finders Keepers.
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SCENE 2
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Back in the present, Snuffy says he was happy while tap-dancing, so Big Bird still doesn't know what made him sad. Snuffy asks him to get another jumbo-size tissue.
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SCENE 3 Snuffy blows his snuffle again, and continues his story. He felt happy while tap-dancing, but then ...
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SCENE 3
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Snuffy felt ashamed about the damage he caused Finders Keepers, and so he apologized to Ruthie. Celina and Ruthie told him to imagine himself as lighter on the feet, and to practice tap-dancing. Snuffy immediately felt like practicing right then and there, on the sidewalk, which of course resulted in another snuffle-earthquake.
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SCENE 3
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Back in the present, Big Bird detects that Snuffy needs another jumbo tissue, and goes to get one.
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SCENE 4 Now in front of Finders Keepers, Big Bird helps Snuffy blow his snuffle again. Snuffy finishes his story: he felt frustrated about causing an snuffle-earthquake every time he tap-danced, so he decided to give up, which makes him sad. Big Bird gives him a pep talk, reminding him of how many people believe in him. His confidence restored, Snuffy runs off to practice some more. Big Bird tells Ruthie about what he just told Snuffy to do, and she rushes back into the store as the next snuffle-earthquake begins.
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Part 4
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SCENE 5 Snuffy calls for everyone's attention so he can show them how good he is at tap-dancing. He used to cause snuffle-earthquakes, but now, as he reveals in a jazzy song, he's become "Light on My Feet."
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SCENE 5
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Everyone feels proud of Snuffy. Gabi passes by, on her way to the track team to practice the run-and-jump. Snuffy follows her, asking her to show him how to do it, and Big Bird, Ruthie and Celina rush inside Finders Keepers to keep the stuff from falling over as the next snuffle-earthquake begins. Celina announces the sponsors.
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SCENE 5
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"And Slimey's spaceship is still on its way to the moon!"
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: A Scottie dog sings about wanting to be scratched, while Bob plays the piano.


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