Sesame Street
Gordon and Snuffy look after Alice!
Air date May 1, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors W, 19


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Snuffy's mommy leaves Snuffy and Alice in the hands of Gordon, while she goes off to a meeting. Gordon offers Alice the choice of either blocks or a puzzle to play with. She chooses the blocks, but right when Snuffy chooses the puzzle, she decides she wants the puzzle instead.
Gordon tells Alice she can't have both the puzzle and the blocks, and she angrily stomps and jumps, shaking the ground. Snuffy says she's going through the "Snuffle Twos," and suggests they ignore her, but it's hard to do so when she's causing an earthquake!
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Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
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Part 1
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Film A man dances in a W costume on the beach.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Follow the leader" dance with Mark Morris
Part 2
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2096b Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!") (new sounds added)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Follow the leader" dance
Part 3
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SCENE 2 Alice continues to throw her tantrum, catching the attention of Miles. Gordon recalls what he went through every time Miles threw a tantrum as a toddler, and they all try singing the alphabet song to Alice, which makes her happy again. When Miles leaves, Gordon suggests they all go to the park to play Snuffleball, and Alice wants him to carry her. Gordon can't do it, which makes Alice throw another earth-shattering tantrum!
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
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Film Kid mural painting #19
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Animation Abstract count to 19
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Kermit the Frog talks to people waiting in line for a football game being held at the SuperGame Stadium. A woman explains why she is last in line, and points out that Kermit is actually last, although Kermit insists that he is not in line. He goes to the front of the line and finds out that the first two people in the line are in a disagreement over which of them is first in line. The gate opens, and everyone walks all over Kermit.
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SCENE 3 Alice won't give Snuffy his ball back, and throws a fit when Gordon tells her she has to take turns. Snuffy says it's his turn, and throws a tantrum of his own, which makes Alice want to give him the ball and apologize. They make up, and resume their game of Snuffleball.
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Ernie and Bert play "The Feelings Game" -- much to Bert's chagrin.
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SCENE 4 Snuffy and Alice are still playing Snuffleball when their mommy arrives. She acknowledges that Alice is going through the "Snuffle Twos," but Gordon says she did fine. Mommy agrees to leave her kids in Gordon's care every week from now on. Once they leave, Gordon announces the sponsors and reports the status of Slimey's spaceship. The Snuffleupaguses pass Mr. Handford and say goodbye, and the credits roll.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo walks back and forth, beating a toy drum.

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