Sesame Street
Plot Snuffy's birthday party
Air date December 25, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors B, 19
This episode guide has been compiled from materials provided by a trusted source.

3421

Picture Segment Description
3421a
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer. Then, everybody sings that "It's Somebody's Birthday" today on Sesame Street and Snuffy is eager to reveal it's his!
Animation.HappyBirthday
Animation Stop-motion representation of "Happy Birthday," with balloons, gummi bears, glitter, etc.
(First: Episode 3358)
Venice 07
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Monsters of Venice"
(First: Episode 2836)
3136r
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2404)
3421b

3421c
SCENE 2 Snuffy is excited because he'll be having two birthday parties today: one in the afternoon with all his friends, then one at night with his family. He tells Big Bird something he'd like for his party: a performance by the Great Nineteeni, Big Bird's magician alter ego. He recalls some of his past tricks (in flashbacks from episode 3116 and episode 2970) and asks Big Bird to do a magic show at his party. Big Bird agrees to do so and goes to get his outfit.
MaskedMarch19
Cartoon Masked March #19
(First: Episode 3391)
3980za
Cartoon Nineteen kernels of popcorn pop.
(First: Episode 2855)
4140-moodsong
Song "You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
Luxo Jr
Animation Luxo Jr.: Up and Down
(First: Episode 3130)
3979s
Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
3421d
SCENE 3 Miles, Gabi, Tarah and Lexine tell Snuffy about all the fun things they'll be doing at the party. Snuffy informs Big Bird, now in his Great Nineteeni outfit, that he can't participate in any of them because of his status of entertainer. Big Bird leaves in a huff, telling Snuffy he won't be attending anymore.
3980c
Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2822)
3956zb
Film Alphaboy: B - a bumpy bicycle ride.
(First: Episode 3401)
3831oinkerBsong
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "Where Can You Be B?"
(First: Episode 3381)
3962f
Animation B / b candles
(First: Episode 3111)
3421e
SCENE 4 Big Bird tells Snuffy that all he wants is the Great Nineteeni at his party, not Big Bird himself. Snuffy sings a musical plea to convince him he does care about him. Big Bird stays behind to think about his feelings some more.
3978o
Song "You're Important"
(First: Episode 3396)
Toon-alienringtoss
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)
HappinessBeginsat40

Happiness40
Muppets Game Show: Happiness Begins at 40
Guy Smiley gets the Sad Family out of their rut by having them count to 40.
(EKA: Episode 2498)
3957zh
Cartoon A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
3421f

3421g
SCENE 5 The party begins, but Snuffy can't get into the mood, feeling guilty over his situation with Big Bird. The grown ups assure him everything will be fine, when sure enough, Big Bird arrives for the party. Everyone starts partying and Big Bird offers to do a special performance as the Great Nineteeni.
IFeelTotallyProud
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(EKA: Episode 0352)
Which
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
(First: Episode 2937)
Whoopi-wh
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
4114z
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
(EKA: Episode 2523)
3421h
SCENE 6 The Great Nineteeni arrives to perform a special trick with the birthday boy. He believes he can guess what number Snuffy is thinking of, while he waves his 19 flag and encourages everyone to chant "19." Snuffy instead thinks of the number 6.
ZydecoBand-Allons
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
3154g
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
Song.bisforbubble
Song "B is for Bubble" (remake)
(First: Episode 3266)
Bisonbath
Cartoon B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison
(First: Episode 3154)
Howwetakeabath
Song Hoots the Owl sings "This Is How We Take a Bath."
(First: Episode 3216)
Monkeys.abovebelow
Cartoon A bird watches as two monkeys climb above and below each other in a tree.
(First: Episode 2965)
SaltMySalt
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
3421i
SCENE 7 Everyone sings "Happy Birthday to You" to Snuffy. Afterwards, everyone digs into the cake, while Big Bird reports that the Great Nineteeni is off performing somewhere else in the world. Gabi and Tarah announce the sponsors.
3751.ComingSoon
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly, hiding from Big Bird, hopes that the Fix-It Shop will be open again soon, because he accidentally broke Big Bird's toy car, and he doesn't want Big Bird to find out.



Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 3420 Episode 3422