Sesame Street
Plot What can Snuffy do on the playground?
Air date December 23, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors S, 3
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Picture Segment Description
3551a
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Snuffy figure out what to do together. Snuffy states he'll do anything Big Bird wants to do. Big Bird wants to go to the playground, but Snuffy strangely doesn't seem so thrilled about the idea.
2096b
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(EKA: Episode 0796)
3981f
Film Three kids dance for the number 3.
(First: Episode 3167)
ElNumeroTres
Animation El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
3136zc
Film Three taxi chairs
(First: Episode 3119)
Prettyfish-refilm
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Refilmed version
(First: Episode 2490)
Frankthefish
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
CeliaSays
Celebrity Celia Cruz leads Luis, Kingston Livingston III, Zoe, Telly Monster, Rosita and the kids in a musical game of "Celia Says."
(First: Episode 3316)
WomanFarmSounds
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(EKA: Episode 2808)
Babychick
Film What sound does a baby chick make?
(First: Episode 3419)
GroverMorgan.bodyparts
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover and Morgan talk about body parts.
(First: Episode 3197)
3161g
Film "Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(EKA: Episode 2816)
3786e
Cartoon African quilt pattern
(First: Episode 3145)
3551b
SCENE 2 Snuffy tries to make up an excuse for not wanting to play on the playground, claiming he needs to find something specific for his mommy: a giant hat with flowers, a bow and a letter S on it. Sure enough, a hat vendor (Fran Brill) happens by with that exact hat.
Airplanes.S
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase S.
(First: Episode 3214)
AlphaquestS
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: S
A swimsuit, Grover as a silly surfer, a seagull, the sunset and a submarine.
(EKA: Episode 2729)
Typewriter-S
Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(EKA: Episode 0886)
Song.heavylight
Muppets Telly and Elmo sing about the difference between "Heavy and Light."
(First: Episode 2809)
Lightheavy.birdman
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(EKA: Episode 1762)
CongoGames
Film A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
3551c
SCENE 3 Having purchased the hat, Snuffy's mom arrives and Big Bird presents her with it, though she has no idea what they're talking about. Big Bird realizes Snuffy was lying, making him admit why he doesn't want to play on the playground: he's too big to do anything. Big Bird drags him along anyway, certain they'll find something.
3957s
Song "Playground Map Song"
(EKA: Episode 2680)
S-quilt
Cartoon Characters on a quilt form the letter S.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3368)
4028r
Song "S, You're the Best"
Grover-satisfying
Muppets Prairie Dawn gives Grover 15 seconds to say an "S" word, but Grover has trouble concentrating due to the ticking of the clock.
Song.Between
Song Jeff Redd sings "Between."
(EKA: Episode 2761)
BoyComputer
Animation On a computer, a boy draws a sun setting between the mountains.
(First: Episode 3059)
3551d
SCENE 4 Big Bird leads Snuffy to the swing set, but he proves he's too big to fit on it. Big Bird can and Snuffy can still push him, though he'd much rather prefer some other activity.
Iknowhowtoswing
Song "I Know How to Swing"
(First: Episode 3403)
Elephantneedsdirections
Cartoon An elephant asks Nesbitt for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
(EKA: Episode 2794)
Slidepuzzle.Elephant
Animation Slide puzzle - elephant
(EKA: Episode 0841)
2963-C7
Cartoon "Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2714)
2125n
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped cookies, triangle shaped cookies, and circle shaped cookies.
(EKA: Episode 2107)
JunkyardShapes
Film Looking for shapes in a metal junkyard (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2779)
3719-alphabet
Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 3267)
3551e
SCENE 5 The two move onto the slide, but Snuffy can't even get up the ladder.
Painting.babysteps
Animation In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(First: Episode 3492)
Song.lovetheocean
Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water.
(EKA: Episode 2680)
3161t
Cartoon A kid voice-over says, "Ocean," as a fish is seen swimming in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 2776)
Girlsandcastle.oldschool
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
3551f

3551g
SCENE 6 Big Bird finally brings Snuffy to the see-saw, but Big Bird is unable to move it with Snuffy sitting on the other end. They discover his snuffle is light enough to rest on the seat and they enjoy seesawing ("My snuffle is having the time of its life"!). They then announce the sponsors.
3551-CS
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