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Sesame Street
Plot Snuffy and Big Bird talk about their family relationships.
Air date February 3, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors O, 4
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3874

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Big Bird is practicing the Alphabet Song because he's going to sing it with Snuffy, his best friend. Big Bird welcomes the viewer and announces that Snuffy be coming soon. Snuffy arrives, but he can't stay long; he has to help his mother. With interest, Big Bird points out that Snuffy is both a friend friend and someone's son.
4130m
Song
"Doing the Family Thing"
(EKA: Episode 3284)
3187n
Muppets
Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
(EKA: Episode 3187)
Momcard
Animation
A kid makes a birthday card for his mom.
(EKA: Episode 3784)
3874b
SCENE 2
Snuffy returns to sing the Alphabet Song, but he has to take care of Alice as well. However, every time Big Bird and Snuffy try to sing, Alice interrupts, wanting Snuffy to play ball with her. Big Bird observes that his friend is a mother's son, and a sister's big brother.
4127zc
Cartoon
Dancing with My Family
(EKA: Episode 3673)
ErnieVandy
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Ernie talks to Vandy about families, and lets her keep Rubber Duckie for a day.
Toon.camels
Cartoon
Two camels at a watering hole learn to share.
(EKA: Episode 3565)
Zoemobile.round
Muppets
Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces a segment with the letter O.
O-pera
Cartoon
A woman sings the "O" sound in a brief opera.
(EKA: Episode 3766)
LetterGarden.O
Animation
Letter Garden: O
(EKA: Episode 3010)
3874c
SCENE 3
Alice takes a nap, so now Big Bird and Snuffy can sing the Alphabet Song, but now Snuffy's favorite uncle, Uncle Abe, comes to visit. Big Bird finds it fascinating that Snuffy is also a nephew.
Girlfamilyportrait
Film
A girl dances her way into her family portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3719)
TracyChapman
Muppets / Celebrity
Tracy Chapman sings with the Muppets about asking questions.
(EKA: Episode 3702)
LillianBigSister
Cartoon
Lillian, the big sister.
(EKA: Episode 2746)
Zoemobile.number
Muppets
Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the number of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3836)
4elephants.OG
Cartoon
Four elephants at the circus
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2834)
4butterflies
Animation
Four butterflies fly across a film of a waterfall.
(EKA: Episode 3091)
LunarLounge1
Cartoon
The Quadratic Equations (from the Lunar Lounge) sing about 4 and their four heads.
(EKA: Episode 3845)
3874d
SCENE 4
Big Bird goes in Hooper's Store, and tells Alan, Gina, and Katie that Snuffy is a friend, brother, son, and nephew. Alan explains that people can have several relationships; for instance, Katie is Gina's niece, and Gina is Katie's aunt. The phone rings, and Alan tells Big Bird he's got a call: it's his cousin Abelardo Montoya.
Families.KidsDrawings
Animation
Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroces as pets.
(EKA: Episode 2822)
Zoeneedstocount
Muppets
Zoe has trouble counting, and asks for a counting segment to be shown.
10.Chinese
Animation
Counting to 10 (Chinese imagery)
(EKA: Episode 3425)
Song.Lambaba
Muppets
Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(EKA: Episode 2789)
2356-19
Cartoon
Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
3874e
SCENE 5
Big Bird finishes his call, and tells everyone about the time that Abelardo came to visit him. Since he doesn't speak much Spanish, he mostly used the word "manzana" ("apple"). It suddenly dawns on him that he is both Snuffy's friend and Abelardo's cousin.
3961t
Cartoon
Animal Rock #4
4.Platebalance
Film
Chinese acrobats balance 4 plates on sticks in each hand.
(EKA: Episode 3743)
Grover.lamppost
Muppets
Grover attempts to demonstrate "Away From," but every time he tries to distance himself from a lamp post, the lamp post moves closer.
(EKA: Episode 3563)
Toon.Clumsysquare
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0514)
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3874g

3874h
SCENE 6
Snuffy comes to Big Bird's nest, ready to sing the Alphabet Song. Big Bird can't, because he received a letter from his Granny Bird. Gordon helps him read it: she's on a trip to London, and included a picture of her sitting on a statue. Snuffy finds it amazing that Big Bird can be a friend, cousin, and grandson all at the same time.
Deargrandma
Film
A girl writes to her grandmother about going to summer camp.
(EKA: Episode 3354)
Soul-o
Cartoon
Soul O
(EKA: Episode 3688)
3189a
Film
A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
(EKA: Episode 3136)
ZoeneedsherABCs
Muppets
Zoe has trouble saying the alphabet, and asks for an alphabet segment to be shown.
3958m1
Film
Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3286)
3874i
SCENE 7
After realizing all the different relations they can have with other people, Big Bird and Snuffy sing the alphabet song, pausing to point out the different relations they have.
Ew-babies
Muppets
Elmo's World: Babies
(EKA: Episode 3854)
3874j
SCENE 8
Big Bird and Snuffy announce the sponsors, once more going through their different relations.


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