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Me Am What Me Am (Episode #4305H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

A very hungry Cookie Monster is waiting for Chris to finish baking cookies, but it's hard for him to wait! Chris offers Cookie Monster carrots to eat in the meantime, and he gobbles them all up. All of a sudden Mario Lopez, a reporter for EXTRA Sesame Street, appears and announces on his show that Cookie Monster is now the Veggie Monster! Cookie Monster, panicked, explains that even though he does love to eat healthy carrots, he is not the Veggie Monster. But everyone insists on calling him the Veggie Monster anyway. This makes Cookie Monster really unhappy. He decides to eat a cookie so that nobody will call him Veggie Monster anymore. He asks Big Bird and Snuffy if they have any cookies to eat, but all they have is birdseed, spaghetti, and cabbage. Cookie Monster tastes the cabbage for the first time and thinks it's delicious! Just then, Mario appears and reports that Cookie Monster is eating another vegetable. Cookie Monster tries to explain to Mario that just because he loves cabbage doesn't mean he is the Veggie Monster. Cookie Monster realizes that the only way he can eat vegetables is if he disguises himself. Cookie Monster eats celery in disguise, but Mario recognizes him and records it for all to see on Me Tube. Cookie Monster is upset and tells Mario how he is feeling frustrated because no one believes him. Cookie Monster sings a song about how no matter how much he loves vegetables, he'll always be who he is - Cookie Monster. Cookie Monster eats the cookies Chris baked for him and Mario reports that Cookie Monster really is the Cookie Monster!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Rhyming Block (Episode #4280H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Mother Goose is visiting Sesame Street and needs to write three new nursery rhymes by the end of the day, but she fears she has become a rusty rhymer. Elmo and Abby say they are great rhymers, and they offer to help. Mother Goose explains that to write really good nursery rhymes, you need conflict - when someone wants something or needs something very badly. Just then Alan comes out with 13 fresh cookies that he made for a friend's birthday. Cookie Monster is having a hard time resisting them and Mother Goose sees the conflict. She starts writing and gets stuck rhyming "plate," but Abby comes to the rescue with the word "eight." Mother Goose continues with her rhyme, as Cookie Monster gobbles up the cookies, but this time she can't figure out a rhyme for "done." Once again, Abby calls out a rhyming word - "none!" Elmo feels upset that Abby keeps getting the rhymes faster than him, but Mother Goose assures him that she has two more to come up with. The next rhyme is about Super Grover trying to open a stuck pickle jar for Alan, and Elmo rhymes the next word. But Abby gets the one after that, and Elmo gets more upset. He and Abby get into an argument about it. Their conflict gives Mother Goose an idea for her third rhyme, which is about Elmo and Abby wanting to help, but ending up fighting instead. Together they come up with the rhyming words Mother Goose needs, and they realize that arguing is silly because they are both best friends and good rhymers.

Baby Bear Comes Clean (Episode #4304H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Baby Bear is ready to go to Granny's house with Papa Bear. He has a nice, white shirt on that Papa Bear tells him to keep clean while he gets his sister dressed. While Baby Bear waits for them to get ready, Telly passes by with a bright purple ice cream cone in his hand. It's Baby Bear's favorite flavor so he takes a tiny, careful taste, but some of the ice cream still spills on him and leaves a big purple stain on his white shirt! Baby Bear and Telly wonder how they can get the stain out. They try many different techniques such as wiping it with a napkin, pounding it with a rock, and vacuuming it off, but everything they try just makes it worse. Next, Telly has an idea to use Zoe's purple paint to cover the stain so Baby Bear will now have a purple shirt. They paint the shirt, but realize that it is going to take at least two hours to dry! Abby appears and offers to practice her new color changing spell. She waves her wand and the shirt turns back to white. But all of a sudden, the shirt comes to life and races off! Baby Bear doesn't know what to do. Gordon comes by and advises him to tell Papa Bear the truth about what happened to his shirt. Even though Baby Bear is worried that Papa Bear will be upset, he tells him the truth about what happened anyway. Papa Bear says that it's okay and thanks him for telling the truth. They go off to get a clean shirt and agree no honey for a week!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Camping Show (Episode #4293H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Chris and Elmo are excited to be camping in the woods! They unpack their camping supplies and take out two sleeping bags and two canteens. One sleeping bag and canteen for each of them. Next, they take out four hotdogs and marshmallows. Elmo gives two hotdogs and marshmallows to himself and two to Chris. Suddenly, a beaver emerges from the woods. Elmo asks Chris if the beaver can stay for dinner. The beaver explains that he doesn't eat hot dogs and marshmallows but likes to eat bark. Next, two turtles come along. Elmo invites them to stay for dinner, too. Chris brings them a pile of green leaves and dandelions. Just when everyone is about to eat their dinner, two raccoons appear. Chris disappears into the woods and emerges holding acorns and berries for the raccoons. It is finally time to dig in when four ducks fly by the camp fire. They have just migrated back from Venezuela. The ducks decide to stay for dinner and tell Chris what they like to eat- snails, leaves, and bugs. Chris goes into the pond and brings back water plants. Finally, Chris, Elmo and all the animals eat dinner! Elmo and Chris both agree they should have a sleepover like this every night!

Hansel & Gretel's Playdate with Big Bird (Episode #4303H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Hansel and Gretel come to Sesame Street for a play date with Big Bird. As they walk to Big Bird's nest, Hansel realizes that he's not sure how to get back to the subway station afterwards. Gretel agrees and thinks they should leave a trail, so they leave a trail of cookie crumbs. When they get to Big Bird's nest, and tell him about what they did, they learn that Cookie Monster ate all the cookie crumbs! Big Bird suggests that they make a new trail and shows them how to get back so they will remember: walk past Oscar's can, past the 123 building, turn at the tree, and past Hooper's store. There will be the subway station. Hansel and Gretel make a new path using paper because Cookie Monster won't eat paper, but the paper blows away in the wind! Next, they make the trail using fish because Cookie Monster doesn't like fish and fish don't blow away. They are finally ready for their play date when the Flying Halibut Fish Jugglers use the fish from the path to juggle! Hansel and Gretel are worried they won't know the way again, but Big Bird reminds them of how to get back. They follow Big Bird's directions and successfully reach the subway station! Hooray!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Abby Has The Sparkle Fairy Freckles (Episode #4292H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Elmo and Abby are playing tag. Suddenly, Abby's freckles start sparkling! Abby calls the Fairy Doctor who looks at Abby's freckles. Abby has a case of the Sparkle Speckle Fairy Freckles! This is where freckles sparkle and glow, and eventually fall off. The Fairy Doctor tells Abby the magic words to get the freckles back, "Fricka-Fracka, Freckle Back-A". All of a sudden, Abby's freckles jump off of her face, glowing and bouncing all around! Abby with the help of Alan chase one freckle as it bounces into Hooper's store. Chris spots it on a cereal box. Abby says the magic words and poof! The freckle returns to Abby's face. Abby has five more to find! Rosita notices the dot on the center of her flower drawing is sparkling and so is the dot on the "i" in her name "Rosita." Abby says the magic words two times and the freckles reappear on Abby's face. Only three more to go! Abby notices that all the freckles seem to be hiding on little circles and realizes she should look for circles! Abby sees two more freckles go bouncing into the Laundromat. Mama Bear notices a sparkling freckle on Baby Bear's polka dotted underpants and Elmo notices a freckle on Leela's nose ring. Magic word time! Abby leaves the Laundromat and notices a freckle on Cookie Monster's cookie. He's about to take a bite! Luckily, Abby stops him just in time to say the magic words and get the last and final freckle back on her face. Cookie Monster happily eats the cookie, while Abby admires the six freckles on her face!

The Good Sport (Episode #4302H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Elmo and Abby are playing a game of hot potato together. Elmo keeps losing the game and starts to feel frustrated. He thinks that something must be wrong with the potato, and tries using another one, but he still loses. He becomes upset and only wants to win. Abby explains that it's just a game and says that she doesn't want to play with Elmo anymore. Telly appears and tells Elmo that what helped him to get better at the game was to practice. Elmo asks if Telly will train him and he agrees. After much practice, Elmo feels ready to play hot potato again with Abby. They play together and this time Elmo wins- again and again and again. But when Elmo begins to show off, it makes Abby not want to play anymore. Leela passes by and realizes the problem. She explains that it's fine to be good at something and to feel proud of yourself, but sometimes it is easy to get very excited about winning and get carried away. You may think that winning is everything and may even forget how you are making someone else feel. Leela says that the trick is to be a good sport, someone who, when they win, doesn't show off, and when they lose, doesn't get too upset. Elmo realizes that he wasn't a good sport and understands why Abby didn't want to play with him. Elmo sings a song about not meaning to hurt Abby's feelings, and he apologizes. Elmo promises to be a good sport from now on and they play another game of hot potato.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk (Episode #4300H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk comes along Sesame Street and tells Leela and Telly he has a problem. He only has a cow, but he needs a beanstalk! He knows he's supposed to trade the cow for something but doesn't know what. Leela gives him a clue-he needs to find something that grows in the ground. Jack quickly returns with a duck. But ducks don't grow in the ground! Leela gives Jack another clue-to find something that rhymes with "jeans." Jack comes back with a tambourine in each hand. "Tambourine" rhymes with "jeans" but tambourines don't grow in the ground. They're musical instruments. Jack becomes discouraged and is convinced he is never going to be able to grow a beanstalk. Leela gives him one more clue- he needs to look for something little. He trades the cow in and comes back with a handful of beans. They match all the clues- beans grow in the ground, rhyme with jeans, and they are little. Hooray! Jacks found something that turns into a beanstalk. Leela shows Jack how to plant the beans in the garden. She covers the beans with soil, waters the beans, and lets the sun shine down. Suddenly, a huge beanstalk shoots up out of the ground. Telly, Leela, and Jack sing about the greatest green beanstalk that ever grew!

Get Lost, Mr. Chips (Episode #4301H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Alan is getting ready for the Cookie Connoisseurs Club, the most exclusive cookie appreciation club in the country, to come to Sesame Street to taste his super cookies. Alan asks Chris to distract Cookie Monster while the club meets. Chris tries, but it's too late. Commander Chiphead, the club's Cookie Master, says that Cookie Monster can only taste Alan's cookies if he's a member of the club. To join, he must recite the Cookie Connoisseurs Club Pledge of Allegiance and follow the three rules: to first look at the cookie, then smell the cookie, and finally, only nibble the cookie to savor its flavor. Cookie Monster thinks he can follow these rules, but devours the first cookie right away! Commander Chiphead is not happy, but gives Cookie Monster another chance. Chris suggests that Cookie Monster try to pretend that the cookie is something else to help him control himself. He pretends that it's a yo-yo, which seems to be working, but once Cookie Monster smells the cookie, he eats it right up.. Next, Cookie Monster tries to pretend that the cookie smells like something stinky, which helps him get past rule #2, but as he goes to nibble it, he loses control again. Cookie Monster has one last chance, so this time he keeps reminding himself out loud that he needs to control himself so that he can stay in the club and get to try all sorts of cookies. The strategy works! Now it's time for the last cookie, and Commander Chiphead is so excited because it is one of his favorites. He loses control and devours the entire thing. Cookie Monster offers to help teach him self-control since he's so good at it now.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Furry Potter (Episode #4281H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so Gordon can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store, and Telly anxiously asks him to read him the book now. Gordon agrees, but cannot find his glasses. Gordon suggests to Telly that he tries to read the book himself, but Telly says it's too long. Instead he goes to get help, and brings back the three little kittens from the nursery rhyme, since they know all about losing stuff. They find their mittens in Gordon's briefcase, but Gordon's glasses are still nowhere to be found. Gordon again suggests to Telly that he should try to read by himself, but Telly takes one look at the book and says it's too hard. Instead he brings back Little Bo Peep to help, since she is also always losing things. One of her sheep shows up with glasses and gives them to Gordon, but they are sunglasses. Again, Gordon tells Telly to give the book a try, and again, Telly has a better idea and runs off to get Schnozola, the glass-sniffing dog. But that's doesn't work either. Telly finally admits that he doesn't want to read the book by himself because it means not reading it together with Gordon. Gordon tells him they can still do that - by Telly reading the book to him, taking one word at a time. Just as they begin, Chris finds Gordon's glasses, but Telly tells Gordon that he kind of likes reading to him, so they keep doing just that.

Rhyming Block (Episode #4280H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Mother Goose is visiting Sesame Street and needs to write three new nursery rhymes by the end of the day, but she fears she has become a rusty rhymer. Elmo and Abby say they are great rhymers, and they offer to help. Mother Goose explains that to write really good nursery rhymes, you need conflict - when someone wants something or needs something very badly. Just then Alan comes out with 13 fresh cookies that he made for a friend's birthday. Cookie Monster is having a hard time resisting them and Mother Goose sees the conflict. She starts writing and gets stuck rhyming "plate," but Abby comes to the rescue with the word "eight." Mother Goose continues with her rhyme, as Cookie Monster gobbles up the cookies, but this time she can't figure out a rhyme for "done." Once again, Abby calls out a rhyming word - "none!" Elmo feels upset that Abby keeps getting the rhymes faster than him, but Mother Goose assures him that she has two more to come up with. The next rhyme is about Super Grover trying to open a stuck pickle jar for Alan, and Elmo rhymes the next word. But Abby gets the one after that, and Elmo gets more upset. He and Abby get into an argument about it. Their conflict gives Mother Goose an idea for her third rhyme, which is about Elmo and Abby wanting to help, but ending up fighting instead. Together they come up with the rhyming words Mother Goose needs, and they realize that arguing is silly because they are both best friends and good rhymers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The All Our Senses Club (Episode #4278H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Telly, Elmo, and Rosita have formed the Excellent Eyes Club so they can use their eyes to help people on Sesame Street. First they find Leela who is having trouble finding one of her gardening gloves. The Excellent Eyes Club comes through for her and finds the glove. Next they see a very miserable Oscar who has allergies and cannot tell which of his containers of milk is sour. Gabi tells the club to use their sense of smell. They do, and Oscar gets to enjoy his yucky milk. The group, now known as the Excellent Eyes and Nose Club, sees Baby Bear who is upset because he may have used salt instead of sugar on his porridge. Alan suggests using their sense of taste, and they happily discover that the porridge is sweet. The Excellent Eyes, Nose, and Tongue Club then happen to see an upset Big Bird who thinks Radar has fallen behind the toy chest. After trying their other senses first, Gordon suggests they use their sense of touch, and Radar is found. The Excellent Eyes, Nose, Tongue, and Fingers Club then run into Little Bo Peep who cannot find her sheep. After trying everything else, they realize they can try their ears - the fifth sense. They hear some baaing and find the sheep in the garden. Now that they have used all five senses, the club decides to change its name to the Excellent All Our Senses Club.

Camping Show (Episode #4293H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Chris and Elmo are excited to be camping in the woods! They unpack their camping supplies and take out two sleeping bags and two canteens. One sleeping bag and canteen for each of them. Next, they take out four hotdogs and marshmallows. Elmo gives two hotdogs and marshmallows to himself and two to Chris. Suddenly, a beaver emerges from the woods. Elmo asks Chris if the beaver can stay for dinner. The beaver explains that he doesn't eat hot dogs and marshmallows but likes to eat bark. Next, two turtles come along. Elmo invites them to stay for dinner, too. Chris brings them a pile of green leaves and dandelions. Just when everyone is about to eat their dinner, two raccoons appear. Chris disappears into the woods and emerges holding acorns and berries for the raccoons. It is finally time to dig in when four ducks fly by the camp fire. They have just migrated back from Venezuela. The ducks decide to stay for dinner and tell Chris what they like to eat- snails, leaves, and bugs. Chris goes into the pond and brings back water plants. Finally, Chris, Elmo and all the animals eat dinner! Elmo and Chris both agree they should have a sleepover like this every night!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Falling Leaves (Episode #4277H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

It is a windy autumn day on Sesame Street, and Chris, Elmo, and Rosita hear Stinky calling from underneath a pile of leaves. They dig him out but he says that it will just happen again since he gets covered with leaves every single day. Rosita suggests that they try to figure out which tree the leaves are coming from by taking a leaf that fell on Stinky and comparing it to leaves on some of the surrounding trees to find a match. So the leaf detectives start their investigation by counting the points on their leaf and comparing the color, shape, and size with other leaves until they find one that looks the same. When they discover which tree the leaf came from, Leela and Chris explain that the tree is deciduous, which means it will lose its leaves every fall and grow them back every spring. Since Stinky doesn't want to move, they all think of ways that they can protect him from the falling leaves. First Elmo and Rosita try an umbrella, but Stinky explains that it's not good since it blocks the sunlight. Then they try a big clear bowl that will let in the sunlight, but Stinky tells them that it will keep out the raindrops that he needs. Then they spot some mosquito netting that will let sunlight and rain through but keep the leaves out. Using the netting, small tools and some wood, they build the perfect covering for Stinky and solve the problem! He is so happy that he has such great friends to help him.

Abby Has The Sparkle Fairy Freckles (Episode #4292H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Elmo and Abby are playing tag. Suddenly, Abby's freckles start sparkling! Abby calls the Fairy Doctor who looks at Abby's freckles. Abby has a case of the Sparkle Speckle Fairy Freckles! This is where freckles sparkle and glow, and eventually fall off. The Fairy Doctor tells Abby the magic words to get the freckles back, "Fricka-Fracka, Freckle Back-A". All of a sudden, Abby's freckles jump off of her face, glowing and bouncing all around! Abby with the help of Alan chase one freckle as it bounces into Hooper's store. Chris spots it on a cereal box. Abby says the magic words and poof! The freckle returns to Abby's face. Abby has five more to find! Rosita notices the dot on the center of her flower drawing is sparkling and so is the dot on the "i" in her name "Rosita." Abby says the magic words two times and the freckles reappear on Abby's face. Only three more to go! Abby notices that all the freckles seem to be hiding on little circles and realizes she should look for circles! Abby sees two more freckles go bouncing into the Laundromat. Mama Bear notices a sparkling freckle on Baby Bear's polka dotted underpants and Elmo notices a freckle on Leela's nose ring. Magic word time! Abby leaves the Laundromat and notices a freckle on Cookie Monster's cookie. He's about to take a bite! Luckily, Abby stops him just in time to say the magic words and get the last and final freckle back on her face. Cookie Monster happily eats the cookie, while Abby admires the six freckles on her face!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Inspected By 4 (Episode #4296H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Leela, Telly and Elmo are folding clothes in the Laundromat when Inspector 4, Judah Friedlander, comes along to inspect for things that are in groups of four. Inspector 4 can't find four of anything and threatens to shut down the Laundromat! Luckily, Elmo suggests counting the bottles of fabric softener. Time to count! 1,2,3,4! There are four bottles of fabric softener. They pass the number 4 inspection! Next, Inspector 4 visits Mr. Hooper's store. Inspector 4 inspects the peanut butter sandwiches. Oh no! There are ten sandwiches and ten is more than four. Telly gets an idea! What if he eats some of the peanut butter sandwiches? Telly eats one sandwich, then two, and then three more sandwiches so that only four sandwiches remain. Hooper's store passes the number 4 inspection! Last, Inspector 4 looks around the steps of Sesame Street and sees the letter "R" standing next to a rake. The Inspector 4 threatens to shut down the letter "R" because he only has one thing that begins with the letter "R," rake. Elmo has an idea! What if they find three other things that begin with the letter "R" and add them together? Elmo, Telly and the letter "R" find a Rose, a Rock, and a Rodent. They did it! They found four things that begin with the letter "R"! Inspector 4's mission is completed!

Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk (Episode #4300H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk comes along Sesame Street and tells Leela and Telly he has a problem. He only has a cow, but he needs a beanstalk! He knows he's supposed to trade the cow for something but doesn't know what. Leela gives him a clue-he needs to find something that grows in the ground. Jack quickly returns with a duck. But ducks don't grow in the ground! Leela gives Jack another clue-to find something that rhymes with "jeans." Jack comes back with a tambourine in each hand. "Tambourine" rhymes with "jeans" but tambourines don't grow in the ground. They're musical instruments. Jack becomes discouraged and is convinced he is never going to be able to grow a beanstalk. Leela gives him one more clue- he needs to look for something little. He trades the cow in and comes back with a handful of beans. They match all the clues- beans grow in the ground, rhyme with jeans, and they are little. Hooray! Jacks found something that turns into a beanstalk. Leela shows Jack how to plant the beans in the garden. She covers the beans with soil, waters the beans, and lets the sun shine down. Suddenly, a huge beanstalk shoots up out of the ground. Telly, Leela, and Jack sing about the greatest green beanstalk that ever grew!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Squirmadega Car Race (Episode #4299H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race. He zooms forward, backward, and around and around on the counter of Mr. Hopper's store. Elmo excitedly gets ready to watch Slimey in the worm car race. Elmo is Slimey's biggest fan and cheerleader! The worms' race cars line up as the sportscaster, Jeff Gordon, introduces the five race car drivers. Elmo cheers! Jeff Gordon discusses the race course. The worms must drive over the laundry basket, under the table and around the fire hydrant to win the race. The worms start their engines and take off! Cars #1, #2, and #3 lose control and are quickly out of the race, but Shawna Wiggleson in Car #4 and Slimey in Car #5 are still going. It's a close race! Slimey approaches the finishing line, but gets caught in Big Bird's toes. Shawna pulls ahead and wins! Elmo is very sad and disappointed. He wanted Slimey to win and thinks Slimey's sad because he lost the race. But Slimey is happy; he loves racing whether he wins or loses and he loves to practice, too. Elmo learns all that really matters is that Slimey did his best. And so did Elmo! He did a great job cheering Slimey on!

Furry Potter (Episode #4281H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so Gordon can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store, and Telly anxiously asks him to read him the book now. Gordon agrees, but cannot find his glasses. Gordon suggests to Telly that he tries to read the book himself, but Telly says it's too long. Instead he goes to get help, and brings back the three little kittens from the nursery rhyme, since they know all about losing stuff. They find their mittens in Gordon's briefcase, but Gordon's glasses are still nowhere to be found. Gordon again suggests to Telly that he should try to read by himself, but Telly takes one look at the book and says it's too hard. Instead he brings back Little Bo Peep to help, since she is also always losing things. One of her sheep shows up with glasses and gives them to Gordon, but they are sunglasses. Again, Gordon tells Telly to give the book a try, and again, Telly has a better idea and runs off to get Schnozola, the glass-sniffing dog. But that's doesn't work either. Telly finally admits that he doesn't want to read the book by himself because it means not reading it together with Gordon. Gordon tells him they can still do that - by Telly reading the book to him, taking one word at a time. Just as they begin, Chris finds Gordon's glasses, but Telly tells Gordon that he kind of likes reading to him, so they keep doing just that.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

The Flood (Episode #4276H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Gordon and Susan are getting ready to go to sleep after a long day when they suddenly hear water gushing. When they look out the window, they see Ernie and Bert float by on their beds. While Susan rushes off to tell Maria and Luis about the flood, Gordon brings Bert and Ernie inside their apartment. As he and Susan try to settle them down to sleep, Luis and Maria tackle the water pipe leak in the basement. When Oscar pops in to "help," he startles Maria and the valve handle falls into the water. Oscar happens to have a snorkel on, so he dives under water to look for the valve handle which has a circle in the middle. First he pops up with a tricycle tire which is shaped like a circle, but clearly won't work as a valve handle. Then he pops up with an old flute. When Maria tries to use it as a valve handle, she observes that circles in the flute actually fit over the circle on the valve. Maria stops the big leak! Maria and Luis then turn to the plumbing blueprints to guide and help them fix the broken pipes. They see that a curvy piece of pipe is missing and Oscar once more dives down to see what he can find. After popping up with a straight paintbrush and a curvy straw which won't work, he finds a vacuum hose. Maria bends it into the right shape and uses it to fix the leak! Finally Ernie and Bert fall asleep as Maria and Luis come upstairs to tell everyone the good news and how Oscar helped save the day!

The All Our Senses Club (Episode #4278H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Telly, Elmo, and Rosita have formed the Excellent Eyes Club so they can use their eyes to help people on Sesame Street. First they find Leela who is having trouble finding one of her gardening gloves. The Excellent Eyes Club comes through for her and finds the glove. Next they see a very miserable Oscar who has allergies and cannot tell which of his containers of milk is sour. Gabi tells the club to use their sense of smell. They do, and Oscar gets to enjoy his yucky milk. The group, now known as the Excellent Eyes and Nose Club, sees Baby Bear who is upset because he may have used salt instead of sugar on his porridge. Alan suggests using their sense of taste, and they happily discover that the porridge is sweet. The Excellent Eyes, Nose, and Tongue Club then happen to see an upset Big Bird who thinks Radar has fallen behind the toy chest. After trying their other senses first, Gordon suggests they use their sense of touch, and Radar is found. The Excellent Eyes, Nose, Tongue, and Fingers Club then run into Little Bo Peep who cannot find her sheep. After trying everything else, they realize they can try their ears - the fifth sense. They hear some baaing and find the sheep in the garden. Now that they have used all five senses, the club decides to change its name to the Excellent All Our Senses Club.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Observe, Record, Annoy (Episode #4260H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Oscar is taking a computer class in Grouchology where the golden rule is to observe, record, and annoy. The first question that he must investigate is "What do worms like to squirm on best?" Professor Messla tells him he must set up an experiment where he observes (watches closely and carefully), records (writes down what he discovers), and annoy someone while he is doing it. Oscar heads over to Hooper's where he pours coffee grinds and olive oil all over Alan's nice clean counter. He observes the worms in the mess, and marks down what he sees on his chart. He succeeds in annoying Alan, and concludes that most of the worms like to squirm in the olive oil. The second question to investigate is "What stinky smell will make people scram?" He finds Gina and Leela playing cards and tries to make them scram with garlic, an old piece of cheese, and finally his own stinky socks. He observes, records and annoys them both as they finally flee holding their noses from his smelly socks. Oscar's final question is "What noise is loud enough to wake up Luis and Maria?" He blasts a vuvuzela horn and observes and records that it wakes up Maria, but not Luis. As she shouts at Oscar to let her get some sleep, Luis wakes up from her yelling. Oscar concludes Maria's shrill screaming is the loudest noise of all. He reports what he discovered in each experiment to Professor Messla and collects his stinky diploma in Grouchology. Now it's time for a loud, annoying party.

Falling Leaves (Episode #4277H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

It is a windy autumn day on Sesame Street, and Chris, Elmo, and Rosita hear Stinky calling from underneath a pile of leaves. They dig him out but he says that it will just happen again since he gets covered with leaves every single day. Rosita suggests that they try to figure out which tree the leaves are coming from by taking a leaf that fell on Stinky and comparing it to leaves on some of the surrounding trees to find a match. So the leaf detectives start their investigation by counting the points on their leaf and comparing the color, shape, and size with other leaves until they find one that looks the same. When they discover which tree the leaf came from, Leela and Chris explain that the tree is deciduous, which means it will lose its leaves every fall and grow them back every spring. Since Stinky doesn't want to move, they all think of ways that they can protect him from the falling leaves. First Elmo and Rosita try an umbrella, but Stinky explains that it's not good since it blocks the sunlight. Then they try a big clear bowl that will let in the sunlight, but Stinky tells them that it will keep out the raindrops that he needs. Then they spot some mosquito netting that will let sunlight and rain through but keep the leaves out. Using the netting, small tools and some wood, they build the perfect covering for Stinky and solve the problem! He is so happy that he has such great friends to help him.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Rocco's Boat (Episode #4258H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Elmo is playing with his doll, Baby David, in a large washtub. The doll is floating in a tube, and Zoe comes by and asks if Rocco, her pet rock, can swim too. Elmo reluctantly agrees. When Zoe puts Rocco in the water, he immediately sinks to the bottom. Leela explains to her that not all rocks float, some sink. Zoe suggests that if Rocco had a boat he would be able to float. Leela thinks this is a great idea for an experiment! Elmo comes up with the idea of Rocco floating on pencils since he saw sticks float in a lake once. With Leela's help, they experiment to see if the pencils float. They do! But when they place Rocco on the pencils he falls right off. Zoe brings back a piece of paper, which is wider and flatter for him to float on. The paper floats, but once they put Rocco on, it sinks. Next Elmo and Zoe try aluminum foil, since it's flatter and wider than pencils but stronger than paper. The foil on its own floats, but when they put Rocco on top, it sinks too! Elmo comes up with the great idea to build a boat for Rocco. With Leela's help, they become engineers and use what they've learned to design a boat by wrapping the aluminum foil around the pencils. It works! Everyone is excited as they watch Rocco float in the water!

Inspected By 4 (Episode #4296H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Leela, Telly and Elmo are folding clothes in the Laundromat when Inspector 4, Judah Friedlander, comes along to inspect for things that are in groups of four. Inspector 4 can't find four of anything and threatens to shut down the Laundromat! Luckily, Elmo suggests counting the bottles of fabric softener. Time to count! 1,2,3,4! There are four bottles of fabric softener. They pass the number 4 inspection! Next, Inspector 4 visits Mr. Hooper's store. Inspector 4 inspects the peanut butter sandwiches. Oh no! There are ten sandwiches and ten is more than four. Telly gets an idea! What if he eats some of the peanut butter sandwiches? Telly eats one sandwich, then two, and then three more sandwiches so that only four sandwiches remain. Hooper's store passes the number 4 inspection! Last, Inspector 4 looks around the steps of Sesame Street and sees the letter "R" standing next to a rake. The Inspector 4 threatens to shut down the letter "R" because he only has one thing that begins with the letter "R," rake. Elmo has an idea! What if they find three other things that begin with the letter "R" and add them together? Elmo, Telly and the letter "R" find a Rose, a Rock, and a Rodent. They did it! They found four things that begin with the letter "R"! Inspector 4's mission is completed!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

The Bubblefest (Episode #4259H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

It's Bubblefest on Sesame Street and Alan and Chris are the leaders of the festivities. Telly is excited since he has never blown a bubble before. Everyone starts blowing bubbles but when Telly gives it a try, he blows way too hard and is unable to make a bubble. At this time, Alan and Chris announce that it is time for a Bubble Mix Mystery, which is figuring out how to make the perfect bubble mix. Alan and Chris explain that there are three different ingredients in the bubble mixture (water, soap, and corn syrup). Elmo and Abby have to figure out how much of each ingredient to mix together. They can use a large cup, medium cup, or small cup to measure the amount of each ingredient. After testing the mixtures, Abby and Elmo determine that the mystery mixture consists of water in the largest measuring cup, soap in the medium measuring cup, and corn syrup in the smallest measuring cup. Now, they must solve r a Bubblefest riddle: "What's round and wet, is something that you blow, and has all the colors of the rainbow?" After talking it through, Elmo and Abby figure out that it's bubbles! Alan and Chris demonstrate that bubbles are iridescent and are all colors of the rainbow. Afterwards,Alan and Chris announce a Bubblefest Pop Quiz. They place all kinds of items on a table and Elmo and Abby must figure out which ones they can use to blow bubbles with. For the Bubblefest Finale, Abby and Elmo use a hula hoop to create a bubble using so big, a child can fit inside!?? And Telly finally blows a bubble, too. The crowd cheers and Bubblefest comes to an end.

Squirmadega Car Race (Episode #4299H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race. He zooms forward, backward, and around and around on the counter of Mr. Hopper's store. Elmo excitedly gets ready to watch Slimey in the worm car race. Elmo is Slimey's biggest fan and cheerleader! The worms' race cars line up as the sportscaster, Jeff Gordon, introduces the five race car drivers. Elmo cheers! Jeff Gordon discusses the race course. The worms must drive over the laundry basket, under the table and around the fire hydrant to win the race. The worms start their engines and take off! Cars #1, #2, and #3 lose control and are quickly out of the race, but Shawna Wiggleson in Car #4 and Slimey in Car #5 are still going. It's a close race! Slimey approaches the finishing line, but gets caught in Big Bird's toes. Shawna pulls ahead and wins! Elmo is very sad and disappointed. He wanted Slimey to win and thinks Slimey's sad because he lost the race. But Slimey is happy; he loves racing whether he wins or loses and he loves to practice, too. Elmo learns all that really matters is that Slimey did his best. And so did Elmo! He did a great job cheering Slimey on!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Cast Iron Cooks (Episode #4271H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

As Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. When time is up, Superchef samples their stew, which is horrible. Then he tries the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, which is delicious. But just before Superchef awards the first round to the Cast Iron Cooks', Chris finds a hat in the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, and because hat starts with the letter "h", the points go to Alan. The second challenge is to make an apple pie using exactly 8 apples. Elmo, Alan, and Chris race around looking for apples, and once they find them, Chris accidently adds pepper along with the sugar and cinnamon. The buzzer sounds, and again, Superchef tastes their creations. Alan's pie is horrible. The Cast Iron Cooks', of course, have a delicious pie? but a pair of eyeglasses has been baked into it. So round two goes to Alan! The final challenge is to make a Halfgarian Goulash, which is made up of ingredients cut precisely in half. The buzzer sounds, and the Superchef tastes Alan's goulash and finds it disgusting. The Cast Iron Cooks' goulash is spectacular, with the exception of a wristwatch, which was not cut in half. Alan and his assistants win again, which makes them the overall winners of the Cast Iron Cooks Competition!

The Flood (Episode #4276H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Gordon and Susan are getting ready to go to sleep after a long day when they suddenly hear water gushing. When they look out the window, they see Ernie and Bert float by on their beds. While Susan rushes off to tell Maria and Luis about the flood, Gordon brings Bert and Ernie inside their apartment. As he and Susan try to settle them down to sleep, Luis and Maria tackle the water pipe leak in the basement. When Oscar pops in to "help," he startles Maria and the valve handle falls into the water. Oscar happens to have a snorkel on, so he dives under water to look for the valve handle which has a circle in the middle. First he pops up with a tricycle tire which is shaped like a circle, but clearly won't work as a valve handle. Then he pops up with an old flute. When Maria tries to use it as a valve handle, she observes that circles in the flute actually fit over the circle on the valve. Maria stops the big leak! Maria and Luis then turn to the plumbing blueprints to guide and help them fix the broken pipes. They see that a curvy piece of pipe is missing and Oscar once more dives down to see what he can find. After popping up with a straight paintbrush and a curvy straw which won't work, he finds a vacuum hose. Maria bends it into the right shape and uses it to fix the leak! Finally Ernie and Bert fall asleep as Maria and Luis come upstairs to tell everyone the good news and how Oscar helped save the day!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Wild Nature Survivor Guy (Episode #4289H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Wild Nature Survivor Guy is accustomed to surviving in the wilds of nature and thinks he needs to "survive" out on Sesame Street. Elmo and Rosita are confused. He is not alone and he's not in the middle of nature, but he is convinced nature is all around them! First, Wild Nature Survivor Guy finds a tomato plant and bites into a ripe tomato. Not only do tomatoes come from nature, but so do all the fruits and vegetables on display outside Hooper's store. Next, Wild Nature Survival Guy looks for water to quench his thirst. He finds leaves with drops of water and puts the water together to drink. Wild Nature Survival Guy becomes concerned about nighttime approaching, and looks for ways to keep warm. He picks up feathers and puts them inside his shirt. Oh my! They tickle! Elmo offers him a coat, but Wild Nature Survivor Guy explains that feathers are what make most coats warm. The sun begins to set, and Wild Nature Survivor Guy finds perfect shelter, Big Bird's nest! It has lots of branches, and lots of animals use trees and braches as shelter. Even houses are made of wood. Wild Nature Survivor Guy sings a song about nature as Elmo and Rosita realize that nature is all around them!

Observe, Record, Annoy (Episode #4260H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Oscar is taking a computer class in Grouchology where the golden rule is to observe, record, and annoy. The first question that he must investigate is "What do worms like to squirm on best?" Professor Messla tells him he must set up an experiment where he observes (watches closely and carefully), records (writes down what he discovers), and annoy someone while he is doing it. Oscar heads over to Hooper's where he pours coffee grinds and olive oil all over Alan's nice clean counter. He observes the worms in the mess, and marks down what he sees on his chart. He succeeds in annoying Alan, and concludes that most of the worms like to squirm in the olive oil. The second question to investigate is "What stinky smell will make people scram?" He finds Gina and Leela playing cards and tries to make them scram with garlic, an old piece of cheese, and finally his own stinky socks. He observes, records and annoys them both as they finally flee holding their noses from his smelly socks. Oscar's final question is "What noise is loud enough to wake up Luis and Maria?" He blasts a vuvuzela horn and observes and records that it wakes up Maria, but not Luis. As she shouts at Oscar to let her get some sleep, Luis wakes up from her yelling. Oscar concludes Maria's shrill screaming is the loudest noise of all. He reports what he discovered in each experiment to Professor Messla and collects his stinky diploma in Grouchology. Now it's time for a loud, annoying party.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Squirmadega Car Race (Episode #4299H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race. He zooms forward, backward, and around and around on the counter of Mr. Hopper's store. Elmo excitedly gets ready to watch Slimey in the worm car race. Elmo is Slimey's biggest fan and cheerleader! The worms' race cars line up as the sportscaster, Jeff Gordon, introduces the five race car drivers. Elmo cheers! Jeff Gordon discusses the race course. The worms must drive over the laundry basket, under the table and around the fire hydrant to win the race. The worms start their engines and take off! Cars #1, #2, and #3 lose control and are quickly out of the race, but Shawna Wiggleson in Car #4 and Slimey in Car #5 are still going. It's a close race! Slimey approaches the finishing line, but gets caught in Big Bird's toes. Shawna pulls ahead and wins! Elmo is very sad and disappointed. He wanted Slimey to win and thinks Slimey's sad because he lost the race. But Slimey is happy; he loves racing whether he wins or loses and he loves to practice, too. Elmo learns all that really matters is that Slimey did his best. And so did Elmo! He did a great job cheering Slimey on!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Rocco's Boat (Episode #4258H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Elmo is playing with his doll, Baby David, in a large washtub. The doll is floating in a tube, and Zoe comes by and asks if Rocco, her pet rock, can swim too. Elmo reluctantly agrees. When Zoe puts Rocco in the water, he immediately sinks to the bottom. Leela explains to her that not all rocks float, some sink. Zoe suggests that if Rocco had a boat he would be able to float. Leela thinks this is a great idea for an experiment! Elmo comes up with the idea of Rocco floating on pencils since he saw sticks float in a lake once. With Leela's help, they experiment to see if the pencils float. They do! But when they place Rocco on the pencils he falls right off. Zoe brings back a piece of paper, which is wider and flatter for him to float on. The paper floats, but once they put Rocco on, it sinks. Next Elmo and Zoe try aluminum foil, since it's flatter and wider than pencils but stronger than paper. The foil on its own floats, but when they put Rocco on top, it sinks too! Elmo comes up with the great idea to build a boat for Rocco. With Leela's help, they become engineers and use what they've learned to design a boat by wrapping the aluminum foil around the pencils. It works! Everyone is excited as they watch Rocco float in the water!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

What's In Big Bird's Nest (Episode #4279H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Big Bird is very excited to go to sleep in the new pajamas that his Granny Bird gave him. Gordon goes to tuck him in and say goodnight, but as he is walking away, Big Bird complains that there is something bothering him in his nest. When Gordon checks his nest, he finds a truck hidden inside. Gordon tucks him in again, but there is something else in Big Bird's nest that is still bothering him. This time Gordon finds the letter C, which they take out. Big Bird is still uncomfortable, though, and each time he calls Gordon back, Gordon pulls out more objects including a cactus, a number 1, and a pineapple. Gordon can't find anything else in his nest, but something is still bothering Big Bird! Just then, the Princess from the Princess and the Pea story arrives and explains that besides being a Princess, her other job is a sleep consultant - helping people who cannot sleep. Through scientific inquiry, she investigates and discovers a pea. Big Bird is convinced, though, that there is still something in his nest. Susan suggests that maybe Big Bird sleep in the cot for the night instead. Gordon sets up the cot and Big Bird lies down in his new pajamas. But once again he feels something. Finally, Gordon realizes that the problem is the tag in Big Bird's cozy new pajamas. He removes it, and Big Bird quickly falls asleep in his nest, as Gordon falls asleep on the cot.

The Bubblefest (Episode #4259H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

It's Bubblefest on Sesame Street and Alan and Chris are the leaders of the festivities. Telly is excited since he has never blown a bubble before. Everyone starts blowing bubbles but when Telly gives it a try, he blows way too hard and is unable to make a bubble. At this time, Alan and Chris announce that it is time for a Bubble Mix Mystery, which is figuring out how to make the perfect bubble mix. Alan and Chris explain that there are three different ingredients in the bubble mixture (water, soap, and corn syrup). Elmo and Abby have to figure out how much of each ingredient to mix together. They can use a large cup, medium cup, or small cup to measure the amount of each ingredient. After testing the mixtures, Abby and Elmo determine that the mystery mixture consists of water in the largest measuring cup, soap in the medium measuring cup, and corn syrup in the smallest measuring cup. Now, they must solve r a Bubblefest riddle: "What's round and wet, is something that you blow, and has all the colors of the rainbow?" After talking it through, Elmo and Abby figure out that it's bubbles! Alan and Chris demonstrate that bubbles are iridescent and are all colors of the rainbow. Afterwards,Alan and Chris announce a Bubblefest Pop Quiz. They place all kinds of items on a table and Elmo and Abby must figure out which ones they can use to blow bubbles with. For the Bubblefest Finale, Abby and Elmo use a hula hoop to create a bubble using so big, a child can fit inside!?? And Telly finally blows a bubble, too. The crowd cheers and Bubblefest comes to an end.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Furry Potter (Episode #4281H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so Gordon can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store, and Telly anxiously asks him to read him the book now. Gordon agrees, but cannot find his glasses. Gordon suggests to Telly that he tries to read the book himself, but Telly says it's too long. Instead he goes to get help, and brings back the three little kittens from the nursery rhyme, since they know all about losing stuff. They find their mittens in Gordon's briefcase, but Gordon's glasses are still nowhere to be found. Gordon again suggests to Telly that he should try to read by himself, but Telly takes one look at the book and says it's too hard. Instead he brings back Little Bo Peep to help, since she is also always losing things. One of her sheep shows up with glasses and gives them to Gordon, but they are sunglasses. Again, Gordon tells Telly to give the book a try, and again, Telly has a better idea and runs off to get Schnozola, the glass-sniffing dog. But that's doesn't work either. Telly finally admits that he doesn't want to read the book by himself because it means not reading it together with Gordon. Gordon tells him they can still do that - by Telly reading the book to him, taking one word at a time. Just as they begin, Chris finds Gordon's glasses, but Telly tells Gordon that he kind of likes reading to him, so they keep doing just that.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Cast Iron Cooks (Episode #4271H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

As Alan finishes packing Elmo's lunch, the lights go down, the music goes up, and Superchef pops up and announces that Alan has been chosen as the next challenger on Cast Iron Cooks. Alan is not even sure what that is, but Chris and Elmo are excited to be his assistants. The first challenge is to prepare a bowl of P Stew, which is made up entirely of ingredients that begin with the letter P. Elmo, Chris, and Alan race around throwing P foods like pickles, peaches, and porridge into a pot. When time is up, Superchef samples their stew, which is horrible. Then he tries the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, which is delicious. But just before Superchef awards the first round to the Cast Iron Cooks', Chris finds a hat in the Cast Iron Cooks' stew, and because hat starts with the letter "h", the points go to Alan. The second challenge is to make an apple pie using exactly 8 apples. Elmo, Alan, and Chris race around looking for apples, and once they find them, Chris accidently adds pepper along with the sugar and cinnamon. The buzzer sounds, and again, Superchef tastes their creations. Alan's pie is horrible. The Cast Iron Cooks', of course, have a delicious pie? but a pair of eyeglasses has been baked into it. So round two goes to Alan! The final challenge is to make a Halfgarian Goulash, which is made up of ingredients cut precisely in half. The buzzer sounds, and the Superchef tastes Alan's goulash and finds it disgusting. The Cast Iron Cooks' goulash is spectacular, with the exception of a wristwatch, which was not cut in half. Alan and his assistants win again, which makes them the overall winners of the Cast Iron Cooks Competition!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

A Prince of a Frog (Episode #4273H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

There is a princess in distress on Sesame Street! She cannot meet her prince without kissing a frog, but the frog keeps hopping away! Elmo and Abby try to help by learning a little more about frogs on Alan's computer. The first thing they learn is that frogs are amphibians and like to gather in groups and croak together. Abby and Elmo pretend to be croaking frogs to attract the frog. It works, and the frog hops over, but before the princess can kiss him, he hops away. Next they learn that frogs like to eat flies and catch them with their long sticky tongues. They convince Allan to buzz like a fly while they croak. It works! The frog comes back, the princess kisses him, but nothing happens. The frog is still a frog. The princess convinces Abby to work her magic and turn the frog into a prince. She does, and after a few tries, poof - the frog becomes a prince. But the frog prince has no idea what it means to actually be a prince. He still wants to hop, eat flies, jump on lily pads, and croak all night. The prince is sad and sings a song about missing his life as a frog. The princess finally understands that the prince can't be happy as a prince if he was meant to be a frog, and she asks Abby to change him back. The frog happily resumes his life, but this time, the princess is so amazed with all of the things he can do that she decides to forget about looking for her prince and just enjoy being with her friend the frog.

Wild Nature Survivor Guy (Episode #4289H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Wild Nature Survivor Guy is accustomed to surviving in the wilds of nature and thinks he needs to "survive" out on Sesame Street. Elmo and Rosita are confused. He is not alone and he's not in the middle of nature, but he is convinced nature is all around them! First, Wild Nature Survivor Guy finds a tomato plant and bites into a ripe tomato. Not only do tomatoes come from nature, but so do all the fruits and vegetables on display outside Hooper's store. Next, Wild Nature Survival Guy looks for water to quench his thirst. He finds leaves with drops of water and puts the water together to drink. Wild Nature Survival Guy becomes concerned about nighttime approaching, and looks for ways to keep warm. He picks up feathers and puts them inside his shirt. Oh my! They tickle! Elmo offers him a coat, but Wild Nature Survivor Guy explains that feathers are what make most coats warm. The sun begins to set, and Wild Nature Survivor Guy finds perfect shelter, Big Bird's nest! It has lots of branches, and lots of animals use trees and braches as shelter. Even houses are made of wood. Wild Nature Survivor Guy sings a song about nature as Elmo and Rosita realize that nature is all around them!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Jack's Big Jump (Episode #4297H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Jack Be Nimble is getting ready for his big jump over eight candlesticks! He tries to jump over them, but instead he knocks them over and falls. Jack runs away and hides. He messed up and now is having trouble jumping. Baby Bear and Telly find someone to help him- a kangaroo! The kangaroo sometimes has trouble jumping too, but he sings the Jumping Song to help him get over his fear. Luckily, Jack gets his jump back. He is ready to jump, but instead jumps quickly behind a bench. Jack is upset; he can jump up and down, but can't jump over the candlesticks. Telly and Baby Bear race out and find a special cow- the cow that jumped over the moon! Jack practices jumping with the support and help from the cow and realizes that he is indeed ready to jump over eight candlesticks. Everybody is chanting when Jack flies into the air and jumps over not eight, but eleven candlesticks! He did it! Hooray! Telly and Baby Bear jump too!

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