|Airdate:||27th April 1983|
Sooty, Sweep and Soo are up early and they are playing with their toy rabbits, while Sweep is playing with his bone. Matthew comes to see what they are up to and comments that they are like rabbits, with Soo agreeing and telling Matthew she wishes he'd let them have their own pet rabbit. Matthew then introduces the gang to Snuffles, who he is looking after for the day. He mentions that Snuffles has a big appetite, not realising just how big! Snuffles asks to use the bathroom first, where she fills the bath with carrots and the shower with lettuce!, keeping Sooty, Sweep and Soo waiting! Sooty and Sweep had given up waiting and washed downstairs instead. Sweep is annoyed with Snuffles and tells Matthew that Soo won't be downstairs for ages "because of THAT rabbit', which Matthew finds very rude and tells him off about. However Snuffles has eaten all the cornflakes, making Sweep even more annoyed! Even worse, Snuffles has gone through the whole box of groceries and eaten them all! Matthew decides to go out and get Snuffles some proper rabbit food, so they go out and pick dandlion leaves and grass. However each time they fill the box, the contents disapear! They finally notice that Snuffles is in the bottom of the box, eating what they collect as it's thrown in! Later on, Matthew, Sooty and Sweep return home and tell Soo that Snuffles has been, as she eats too much! Unfortunately Snuffles had eaten all the gangs tea, so there is nothing left for tea. However there is a knock at the door, which turns out to be a box of groceries from Snuffles and Mrs Pike (Snuffles owner) as an apology. Snuffles is in the box and the gang decide to let her stop for tea.
TV Times Synopsis: Soo gets a pet rabbit named Snuffles, but although Sooty and Sweep think she's nice, they don't like the problems she creates.
|This episode of The Sooty Show was officially released on the following VHS release:||We have this episode in our archive.|
|This episode has been officially released on The Adventures Of Sooty VHS released by Thames/VCI in 1986, however this is now deleted! Click on the image above for more information about this VHS, or click the Amazon link to buy this VHS from Amazon.co.uk Marketplace sellers.|
|A few different sources state in their synopsis for this episode, that Soo gets a pet rabbit, which isn't correct, as Matthew was looking after Snuffles for a neighbour!|
|Strangely, the scene of Sweep blowing a dandelion, appears on the opening credits of the winter 1988 series!|
|This episode is also known as 'Snuffles The Rabbit Comes To Stay', as billed on the 1986 VHS release, The Adventures of Sooty.|
|The bathroom in this series is different to the 1981 series. Matthew comments about this in this episode stating that they have a nice new bathroom upstairs.|
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