Sesame Street
Plot Snuffy is sick
Air date December 15, 1983
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Sponsors M, U, 9
Releases Sesame Street Classics


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird and Snuffy arrive back from a Shirley Temple movie, but Snuffy is feeling low. He lets out a sneeze, which creates a large wind down Sesame Street. He admits he's not feeling well and his tummy aches. Big Bird tries to inspect, but can't view his tummy through his mouth. Snuffy lets out a second, large sneeze (Big Bird: "Wow Snuffy, when you sneeze, you don't foxtrot."). Big Bird deduces his friend is sick and tells him to stay put while he goes to get an adult. Snuffy heads for home, hoping his mommy will be able to help him.
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird describes Snuffy's condition to Bob, Linda and Maria, who confirm the symptoms are that of being sick. Maria convinces the other two grown-ups to follow Big Bird back to his nest to see Snuffy. As usual, they find an empty nest area. Big Bird heads for his cave, following Maria's suggestion he might be there.
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0823)
Cartoon A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground, Up, and Universe.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Muppets "I'm in Love with U"
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(EKA: Episode 0519)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(EKA: Episode 0494)
SCENE 2 Big Bird encounters another Snuffleupagus outside Snuffy's cave and tries to guess what profession he is based on his outfit. Because he has a thermometer, stethoscope, tongue depressor and a white coat, that makes him a doctor. The doc goes inside to give Snuffy a check up and assures Big Bird he may see his friend afterward. "How do you like that? A doctor who makes cave calls," Big Bird remarks.
Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0738)
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". A duck shows up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(EKA: Episode 0710)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast David and Luis assemble a fractured letter U.
(EKA: Episode 0676)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(EKA: Episode 0833)
SCENE 3 Big Bird goes in to visit Snuffy. He tries to cheer his friend up by playing a game - "One of These Things" - using Snuffy's Snufflegarden book and the doctor's tools. Big Bird then notices that Snuffy has fallen asleep instead.
Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
(EKA: Episode 1163)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
Cartoon Hats
(EKA: Episode 1285)
Celebrity Victor Borge talks about practice.
(EKA: Episode 1166)
Cartoon A painter paints a Number Nine, then hangs it.
(EKA: Episode 1740)

SCENE 4 Big Bird, Telly and Matthew are making drawings for Snuffy, though Telly can't get an idea. He looks at Matthew and Big Bird's drawings and guesses they feel proud for making such great pictures. Big Bird suggests he make a house (Snuffy loves pictures of houses) and, in fast-motion, Telly draws a picture he certainly feels proud of.
Cartoon A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
Muppets Grover sings "I Am Proud of Me" while admiring his block tower.
Cartoon Bus Stop
(EKA: Episode 1396)
1041skate Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0960)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Chris, with his sister Stephanie, counts to 20 for Kermit.
(EKA: Episode 1244)
Animation Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
(EKA: Episode 1459)
Film Raposo: A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
(EKA: Episode 1128)
Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Muppets Ernie has a bag of cookies, and locks them in a safe to protect them from Cookie Monster. When the monster discovers that the cookies are locked up tight, he eats the safe.
(EKA: Episode 0680)
Cartoon A group of Oriental children demonstrate the concept of in and out, by climbing in and out of a gigantic tire.
(EKA: Episode 0813)

SCENE 5 Bob and Linda observe the drawings and Bob notes how odd it is that they went through so much work for an imaginary friend. Maria then arrives, handing Big Bird a card for Snuffy she made. She tells Bob that real or not, she enjoyed making the card and if he's real, he'll enjoy having it. Linda agrees with Maria and shows Big Bird how to sign "feel better." Bob doesn't wish to partake in the conversation, but is forced to wish Snuffy good health.
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 0266)
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0975)
SuperGrover BusStop
Muppets Super Grover: Bus Stop
(EKA: Episode 0708)
GrocerySt re
Cartoon The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(EKA: Episode 1460)
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0427)
Cartoon music hall
Cartoon A cleaning lady (reminiscent of Carol Burnett's character) wanders into a music rehearsal room, plays each instrument, and puts all the sounds back into the wrong instruments.
(EKA: Episode 0928)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Matthew share their cards and the well wishes from the grown-ups. Snuffy states that although he's sick, he feels pretty good now. Maria announces the sponsors.


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