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Episode 3465

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Sesame Street
Plot Snuffy has trouble tap-dancing
Air date February 23, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors N, 13
Syndication
Releases

3465

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1
At the park, Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and encounters a sad Snuffy. Snuffy explains that he's sad because of ... tap-dancing.
SCENE 1
cont'd
Snuffy narrates a flashback of what happened earlier today: he ran into Gabi practicing her tap-dancing, and wanted to try it himself. Gabi suggested that he join Celina's tap-dancing class, and Snuffy went home to ask his mommy for some tap shoes.
SCENE 1
cont'd
Back in the present, Snuffy doesn't feel like telling the rest of the story to Big Bird yet - he needs to blow his snuffle, so Big Bird fetches him one.
Cartoon
A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(EKA: Episode 3091)

Muppets
Prairie Dawn hosts "Fairy Tales Today," a talk show about fairy tale characters. Today, she interviews some fairy tale fruits and vegetables, including the beans from "Jack and the Beanstalk," the pumpkin from "Cinderella" and the apple from "Snow White," all of whom agree that they get treated unfairly in each of their stories. Prairie says that fruits and vegetables don't have feelings in the real world, which offends them.
(EKA: Episode 3426)
Song
"You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly" explains that kids and animals can like the same foods.
(EKA: Episode 3397)
Cartoon
A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0560)
Muppets
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 1
(EKA: Episode 3123)
SCENE 2
Snuffy blows his snuffle, and continues his story. Snuffy's mommy got him some tap shoes, and then ...

SCENE 2
cont'd
In Celina's class, Snuffy pointed out that she was teaching a two-legged dance, and he has four legs. Gabi got the idea for everyone to form four-legged groups of two, which made Snuffy feel better. However, unbeknownst to him, when he tap-danced, the building shook, causing everything to fall off the shelves inside of Finders Keepers.
SCENE 2
cont'd
Back in the present, Snuffy says he was happy while tap-dancing, so Big Bird still doesn't know what made him sad. Snuffy asks him to get another jumbo-size tissue.
Cartoon
Shoes dance to a square dance tune.
Film
A trip to an African dance school.
(EKA: Episode 3354)
Cartoon
A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 1257)
Film

Alphaboy: Nibbling Noodles with Neighbor Nora

Animation
Computer N / n
(EKA: Episode 3039)
Song
"It's All Right to Cry"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
Muppets
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 2
(EKA: Episode 3123)
SCENE 3
Snuffy blows his snuffle again, and continues his story. He felt happy while tap-dancing, but then ...

SCENE 3
cont'd
Snuffy felt ashamed about the damage he caused Finders Keepers, and so he apologized to Ruthie. Celina and Ruthie told him to imagine himself as lighter on the feet, and to practice tap-dancing. Snuffy immediately felt like practicing right then and there, on the sidewalk, which of course resulted in another snuffle-earthquake.
SCENE 3
cont'd
Back in the present, Big Bird detects that Snuffy needs another jumbo tissue, and goes to get one.
Song
"That's What's Best About Getting Dressed"
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Cartoon
An ostrich, a girl and a pig do some exercises, and move the couch away.
(EKA: Episode 3077)
Muppets
The Count sings "Little Miss Count Along" with Zoe.
Animation
Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(EKA: Episode 3048)
Film
Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
Muppets
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 3
(EKA: Episode 3123)
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo runs into Ellen DeGeneres listening to "Put Down the Duckie" with headphones and singing along to it. They try taking turns, but Elmo soon decides it would be better if they used the headphones at the same time - that way they can dance together.
Film
The floating kids form a letter N.
(EKA: Episode 3109)
Cartoon
Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(EKA: Episode 0306)
Film
A lady discovers a monumental "N."
Cartoon
A girl recites a poem about her first loose tooth.
Artist: ArtistMike

SCENE 4
Now in front of Finders Keepers, Big Bird helps Snuffy blow his snuffle again. Snuffy finishes his story: he felt frustrated about causing a snuffle-earthquake every time he tap-danced, so he decided to give up, which makes him sad. Big Bird gives him a pep talk, reminding him of how many people believe in him. His confidence restored, Snuffy runs off to practice some more. Big Bird tells Ruthie about what he just told Snuffy to do, and she rushes back into the store as the next snuffle-earthquake begins.
Video
Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Animation
The camera encounters STOP signs in many locations.
Muppets
Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(EKA: Episode 1707)
Animation
13 hamburgers dance around.
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Animation
Growing Numbers #13
(EKA: Episode 3086)
Cartoon
Rap #13
(EKA: Episode 2780)
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover instructs Caroline to read the word you, and acts crazy when she keeps telling him to read it.
(EKA: Episode 2787)
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Muppets
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 4
(EKA: Episode 3123)
SCENE 5
Snuffy calls for everyone's attention so he can show them how good he is at tap-dancing. He used to cause snuffle-earthquakes, but now, as he reveals in a jazzy song, he's become "Light on My Feet."
SCENE 5
cont'd
Everyone feels proud of Snuffy. Gabi passes by, on her way to the track team to practice the run-and-jump. Snuffy follows her, asking her to show him how to do it, and Big Bird, Ruthie and Celina rush inside Finders Keepers to keep the stuff from falling over as the next snuffle-earthquake begins. Celina announces the sponsors. The credit crawl follows.
COMING SOON
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