Sesame Street
Plot Snuffleupagus-American Day Parade
repeat of 3295
Air date December 9, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors B, U, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Big Bird introduces today's sponsors and notices a Snuffleupagus go by and mistakes him for Snuffy. He sees some more exit the Subway and notices they all have grass skirts. He goes to look for Snuffy, wondering what's going on.
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SCENE 1 Big Bird finds Snuffy, who explains today's the Snuffleupagus-American Day Parade. It's a special event for his species to show how proud they are to be Snuffleupagus-Americans. Big Bird notices Snuffy's also in a grass skirt and marching in place. Snuffy claims he's practicing, but his two back feet won't march with him. The two try reasoning with his feet, who instead stomp in protest.
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Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(EKA: Episode 2616)
LuxoJr.frontback
Animation Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(First: Episode 3279)
ZoeWolfgang.frontback
Muppets Zoe demonstrates front and back using Wolfgang and a fish.
(First: Episode 3411)
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Animation Pencil Box B / b
(First: Episode 3040)
Baseballfilm
Film B for ball, bat, base and baseball
(First: Episode 3266)
B-animation
Cartoon Letter B/b (bouncing circles)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
Song.slothsleepy
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(EKA: Episode 2500)
1449-Legs
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being. (new music and sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0859)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird assembles some kids to show Snuffy's back feet how to march, but the feet instead tap dance and tango.
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Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(First: Episode 2876)
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SaveYourEnergy2
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Save Your Energy for Me," a song about energy conservation.
(First: Episode 3134)
Udogcartoon
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets The Martians discover a "U."
(First: Episode 3387)
TGUmbrella
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
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Film A Hawaiian girl and her family get ready to have a little party, or paina iki.
(First: Episode 3139)
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Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2745)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird tries his next idea - politeness. The feet still refuse to listen and sit themselves down instead. "Not even Mr. Rogers can march sitting down," Snuffy moans, thinking he'll have to miss out on marching in the parade. Big Bird and the kids cooperate to pry Snuffy's back end from the ground. The plan works for a brief time, as the back legs sit themselves down again.
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Cartoon Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(First: Episode 3460)
Musicianspractice
Insert The Tokyo String Quartet and some kids show how important it is to practice, as Big Bird provides voiceover.
(First: Episode 3290)
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Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
E&Bdoyoulikeme
Muppets Ernie asks Bert "Do You Like Me?"
(EKA: Episode 1234)
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Film Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
Clumsy.feet
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0822)
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SCENE 4 As the crowd begins to assemble, Snuffy tells Alice she'll have to represent the both of them in the parade and gives her a stirring speech about the importance of being a Snuffleupagus-American. Alice has issues walking proud as her brother dictates, so Carlo uses a song to show her how to walk proud. The song inspires Snuffy's back legs to show how proud they are and he's able to march!
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Film The crosswalk signal flashes WALK and DON'T WALK as pedestrians cross the street in fast-motion and kids read the signal indications.
(First: Episode 3272)
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Muppets "A New Way to Walk," performed by The Oinker Sisters as introduced by Old MacDonald
(EKA: Episode 2398)
Roostersound
Film What sound does a rooster make?
(First: Episode 3278)
Counting12kids
Animation Twelve kids are counted.
(First: Episode 2998)
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Film Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
Twelvebirds
Cartoon Twelve birds count themselves.
(First: Episode 3393)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird, Lexine and the kids have their own grass skirts, wishing to join the parade, but realize they can't if they're not Snuffleupaguses. Snuffy shows them how they can pretend to be ones, but it becomes obvious it won't work. Snuffy comes up with another way they can participate - representing Friends of Snuffleupaguses.
Toon.Blowbubbles
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(EKA: Episode 1926)
Song.bisforbubble
Song "B is for Bubble" (remake)
(First: Episode 3266)
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Animation B / b candles
(First: Episode 3111)
Thebeetles
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
OohImSoHappy
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
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Cartoon
Two viewers with Picassoesque facial features in an art gallery critically examine the portrait of a viewer.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3442)
Flight-read
Muppets Mr. Johnson wants something to read, so Flight Attendant Grover suggests reading the EXIT sign, the safety manual and the tag on the collar of his shirt. After he informs Mr. Johnson that the airplane is out of newspapers and magazines, he sets the fat blue man on his lap and tells him to read his lips as he recites a story.
(First: Episode 3487)
FayRay.Pattycake
Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3467)
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Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
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SCENE 6 Before the parade begins, Luis and Maria note that they'll be able to identify Snuffy and Alice by the flowers on their heads. A few Snuffleupagues pass by, followed by Big Bird, Carlo and a few others as "Friends of Snuffleupaguses." Big Bird makes a short speech, then introduces Snuffy and Alice to do the "Snuffle Hula."
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SCENE 6 cont'd Snuffy invites everyone to hula along and they join the dance. Carlo announces the sponsors.


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