Sesame Street
Plot Snuffleupagus picnic in Central Park
Air date April 14, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors B, D, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Snuffy comes by to pick up Big Bird for a picnic in Central Park with Mommy Snuffleupagus and Alice. However, as Susan reports, Big Bird has come down with the flu and is unable to go. Big Bird promises him they can try again some other time.
EdgarTurtle.BirdSong
Cartoon Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(EKA: Episode 2450)
2head.story
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster takes turns reading itself a story.
Ddart
Cartoon D-dart
(EKA: Episode 0292)
2040o
Muppets An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
(EKA: Episode 2040)
PushPull-02
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(EKA: Episode 1949)
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SCENE 2 Out in New York City, the Snuffleupagus family heads to the park. In order to cross the street safely, Alice needs to hold onto Mommy's snuffle. Snuffy wants to as well, but they can't both hold it at the same time. They eventually find a solution - Alice holds onto Mommy's tail and Snuffy holds onto Alice's.
CarrotSubtraction
Animation Carrot subtraction (4-1)
(First: Episode 1537)
Seijiozawa Muppets /
Celebrity
"Pretty Great Performances" features Placido Flamingo singing "Italian Street Song" with the All-Animal Orchestra, led by conductor Seiji Ozawa
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Film.Rollerskating
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(EKA: Episode 1234)
Count8sheep
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep. (Spanish soundtrack)
(EKA: Episode 2402)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy and Mommy sing "What a Day for a Walk" as they all stroll through the park.
D-Drums
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Itchy-Panda
Film A panda tries to scratch an itch.
(EKA: Episode 0931)
Cavemancars
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(EKA: Episode 1049)
2404n
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)
2963-D7
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
(EKA: Episode 2494)
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SCENE 4 Gordon checks in on Big Bird, who is upset that he's missing the picnic. Gordon cheers him up by reading him What's Claude Doing? by Dick Gackenbach.
3164v
Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1448)
2040s
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
CarsWalk
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
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SCENE 5 Alice takes her nap, so Snuffy uses the time to find a phone and get an update on Big Bird. He becomes distracted by a balloon vendor, missing one phone booth at the park's edge. He misses another as workmen block his view with a piece of plywood.
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SCENE 5 cont'd Snuffy eventually wanders all the way back to Sesame Street, remember that Big Bird has a telephone. When he makes it to his nest, Big Bird tells it how pointless making a call from his own phone would be and wonders why he didn't use a phone elsewhere in the city. He shows Snuffy a "TELEPHONE" sign which he can use to find one. Snuffy heads out to find a phone and finally finds a booth, having a brief conversation with Big Bird before returning to the park.
2256-Ds
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
(First: Episode 1617)
2257q
Song "What Do People Do All Day?"
(First: Episode 1511)
SH-dinner
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts a dinner for all things that begin with the sound SH. Guests include a shirt, a shrieking shovel, a shepherd, and a shark.
(First: Episode 2564)
Circlestouch
Cartoon Two circles demonstrate next to and away from.
(EKA: Episode 0802)
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SCENE 6 Snuffy and Alice wait under a tree for Mommy to return with a special surprise - a large balloon! She tells them they can use it to play "Run with the Balloon" and that they need to cooperate if the two of them one to use one balloon. They tie it to both their snuffles and set off running. Alice trips, causing the balloon to drift up to the sky. Mommy initiates a new game, "The Watching A Balloon Go Higher And Higher In The Sky" Game!" She remarks, "Some times Mommy's have to think very fast!"
Whalestatue
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Countelevator
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Kingofeight
Animation The King of Eight
(EKA: Episode 0270)
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SCENE 7 Susan checks Big Bird's temperature and he's all well now. She allows him to take a brief walk before getting some rest. They run into Snuffy just outside and he tells them all about the balloon they lost.


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