Sesame Street
Plot Snuffy has Snuffle-itis
Air date February 18, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors T, 1
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird passes the time until his playdate with Snuffy by singing about "Words That Rhyme with Play."
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(EKA: Episode 2538)
SCENE 2 Tarah comes across Big Bird as he waits and the two hear a strange, trumpet-like sound. Snuffy arrives and they discover the sound is coming from him. He becomes upset when they call attention to it and he flees.
Cartoon "Madrigal Alphabet"
(EKA: Episode 0677)
Cartoon "In My Book" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2983)
SCENE 3 They catch up to Snuffy and he explains he has "Snuffle-itis," an allergic reaction to something in the air. They apologize for laughing, which makes him less angry, but now he's sad.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(EKA: Episode 0824)
SCENE 4 Snuffy is sad because nobody would want to play with him in his condition. Big Bird still wants to play and initiates a game of hide-and-seek. He counts backwards from 10 and easily finds Snuffy by following sounds of his infected snuffle. Tarah thinks she can find a better game to play.
Cartoon St. Bernard dog leads Zork down the snowy hill.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2766)
SCENE 5 Big Bird, Tarah, Snuffy and the kids have formed a marching band, where Snuffy's snuffle makes for a perfect trumpet.
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(EKA: Episode 0859)

Cast Ruthie reads a story to the kids: "The King Who Couldn't See So Well." In the story, a blind king can't see his subjects, his daughter, his royal dinner, or his reflection in the mirror. Luckily, the Royal Smart Person (a little girl) tells him he needs glasses. He gets a pair from the eye doctor, which improves his sight (and his life) greatly.
(EKA: Episode 3368)
Muppets Grover talks about the sign "ONE WAY."
(EKA: Episode 1455)
SCENE 6 Snuffy is glad he had somebody to play with today, then realizes "today" and "play" both rhyme. Big Bird is reminded of his song and the two sing, as Snuffy provides some accompaniment. Tarah announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: An invisible Barkley visits the vet.

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