Sesame Street
Plot What can Snuffy do on the playground?
Air date December 23, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors S, 3

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This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
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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)
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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)
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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.
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Song "Playground Map Song"
(EKA: Episode 2680)
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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)
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SCENE 5 The two move onto the slide, but Snuffy can't even get up the ladder.
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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.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Even grown-ups make mistakes!

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
AlphaquestS
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: S
A swimsuit, Grover as a silly surfer, a seagull, the sunset and a submarine.
(EKA: Episode 2747)
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.
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Song "S, You're the Best"


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