Sesame Street
Plot Headline Howie gets the scoop on Snuffy
Air date December 1, 1975
(season premiere)
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors P, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 2


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 After Big Bird heads off to the library, Snuffy sadly counts his friends who didn't see him, including Susan, Gordon, Mr. MacIntosh, Cookie Monster, Bob, David, Maria, Mr. Hooper, Willy, and Luis.

Muppets Ernie & Bert — When Bert can't sleep, Ernie suggests that he imagine himself doing something he likes. Since Bert likes ice skating, he imagines himself doing so. A full-bodied version of Bert is used in the ice skating sequence, in a clip from the Ice Follies show.
Song "Cow Dog Song"
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon P is for Painting
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Cartoon Two men on a park bench turn their radios up louder and louder, each trying to drown the other's out, until they reach a station they can agree on.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Cartoon Two cowboy rattlesnakes discuss the difference between here and there, while trying to avoid a sneezing rabbit.
Artist: Bud Luckey
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets Professor Grover talks about parts of the head, with help from a reluctant Maria.
(First: Episode 0728)

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing."
SCENE 2 Journalist Headline Howie gets the scoop on Snuffy and comes up with several rhyming headlines.
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
Cartoon At night, a man's toothy smile is shown as he hears the sounds of tools being used ... to demolish his house.
Artist: Bill Davis
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Cartoon Can you think of words that rhyme with BALL? (voice of Daws Butler).
(First: Episode 0773)
RF loudsoft
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt makes sure the class knows the difference between loud and soft. ("Don't tell me I can't teach.")
(EKA: Episode 0510)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(EKA: Episode 0372)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)

SCENE 3 In "A Postcard from Amy," Grover reads a postcard he got from his friend Amy. The message on the card is passed around from person to person, getting more and more mixed up, until everyone is led to believe that Amy is in the hospital!
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
Film A screwdriver slowly drives a screw into the ground.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
JudyCollins Fishermen
Muppets / Celebrity Judy Collins sings "The Fisherman Song" with several Anything Muppets.

Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(First: Episode 0784)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
HerryJohnJohn loudsoft
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Cartoon circle
Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)

Cast Bob, Maria and David demonstrate in, on and under in their own ways.
Cartoon Four motorcycle-riding chickens hatch out of an egg.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Bert & Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0530)
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
Muppets Five Anything Muppets sing the "Numerical Correspondence Song."
(EKA: Episode 0735)
Typewriter P
Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)

SCENE 4 Maria gives David a typewriter for his birthday. They share a kiss.
The DVD release omits the last few seconds of the scene, including Maria's short rendition of "Happy Birthday" and the kiss.
Muppets Some Anything Muppets sing "My Favorite Letter" about the letter P.
(EKA: Episode 0348)
SCENE 5 Closing shot of the street as Gordon announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Ernie and Bert hold up the Sesame Street sign, while the Count and Mr. Hooper hold up the CTW sign at the end.


  • Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
  • Jim Henson - Ernie, Kermit the Frog, Fat Blue "P is My Favorite Letter" singer, Prince Charming
  • Frank Oz - Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, Humpty Dumpty, Green "P is My Favorite Letter" singer
  • Jerry Nelson - Mr. Snuffleupagus, Herry Monster, The Count, Lavender "P is My Favorite Letter" singer, Sullivan, movie patron, Harvey Kneeslapper's victim
  • Richard Hunt - Headline Howie, "Numerical Correspondence Song" king's horseman
  • Matt Robinson - Roosevelt Franklin (voice)
  • Marilyn Sokol - "Numerical Correspondence Song" Valkyrie and milkmaid (voice)

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