Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy's Letter Y School
Air date February 13, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors Y, 14
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird opens telling a train joke to a train of monsters.
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SCENE 1,
cont'd
Maria and Cookie Monster sing a Russian cookie subtraction song after which Cookie eats the plate and table too.
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Muppets Monster Clubhouse
Today's Furry Feeling of the Day is Surprised, and a duck arrives to play a flapping dance. (edited)
(First: Episode 3969)
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Muppets The Number of the Day: 14
The number 14 emerges from a cannon after The Count learns that it is the number of the day.
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Animation Computer #14
(First: Episode 3881)
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SCENE 2 Teacher Big Bird teaches Elmo and Snuffy about the Letter Y. However, he can't think of a Y word, which means that he shouldn't be the teacher. Afraid that the pretend school must close, During "recess," Elmo goes out to find a teacher.
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SCENE 2, cont'd Elmo asks Alan, who tells him about the sound of the Letter Y. He learns about Yogurt and Yo-Yo. He teaches it to Snuffy and Big Bird.
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SCENE 2, cont'd Gabi shows Elmo how to make the Letter Y, and he teaches it to Big Bird and Snuffy. He still hasn't found a teacher.
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SCENE 2, cont'd Gina teaches Elmo how to yodel, and all of her patients join in the song.
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SCENE 2, cont'd Big Bird makes Elmo the teacher of the Letter Y School.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentT.J. teaches Grover how to sing the song "Sticky Bubble Gum."
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Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box with the Martian's help.
(First: Episode 3981)
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Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song, and various celebrities join in, including Michael Jeter, Patrick Stewart, Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop, Harry Belafonte, Grover, David Robinson, and Ellen DeGeneres.
(First: Episode 3526)
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Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by playing a clapping game.
(First: Episode 3984)
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Film "SCHOOL!" (high speed footage)
(First: Episode 3278)
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Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help him find Ernie's box. We found him!
(First: Episode 3984)
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Muppets Ernie can't seem to get Ernestine to say his name, but Ernestine has no trouble saying Bert's name.
(First: Episode 2586)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: Y
Cookie Monster locks the Letter Y Cookie in a suitcase so he won't eat it, but the suitcase has no bottom. "Me wonder how that happened."
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Film Y, Y, The Letter Y: kids form Y with their bodies.
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: Y - Yak (sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
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Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: leche
Rosita drinks the word leche, the Spanish word for "milk."
cut from the Sprout version
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Muppets Elmo's World: Sky
(First: Episode 3982)
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SCENE 3 Elmo, the teacher, returns to the Letter Y School to read the sponsors.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Feel the Beat"
Part 2
(First: Episode 2943)
This segment replaced the "Spanish Word of the Day" sketch in the Sprout version.

Notes

  • The VideoNow Jr. version of this episode has the Friday closing credits sequence, despite this episode originally airing on a Wednesday.


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