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Princess Show (Episode #4291H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Abby, Rosita and a penguin are going to play princesses. First, they decide to dance. Rosita leaps high into the air. Abby leaps even higher. The penguin takes a running start and leaps so high she lands on a balcony and can't get down! Uh-oh! Suddenly, a prince enters and offers to rescue the penguin. He calls for her to let down her hair as the prince does in "Rapunzel," but penguins don't have any hair! Abby flies up and brings the penguin safely to the ground. Next, Abby, Rosita and the penguin go princess-roller skating, but the penguin can't find her second skate. Never fear! The prince comes along to help. He pulls out a glass slipper, just as the prince does in "Cinderella", but the penguin can't skate with a glass slipper! Abby suggests they just look for the other skate. They find it and continue skating. Abby skates fast. Rosita skates even faster. The penguin skates the fastest and looses control. She crashes into a mailbox and gets stuck! The prince comes along to rescue her and give her a kiss, just like in "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White", but a kiss won't help the penguin get out of the mailbox. Rosita has a better idea! What if they cooperate and work together to help pull her out? It works! But the prince is upset. He wasn't able to rescue a princess even once today. Abby explains that just because they are dressed as princesses, doesn't mean they have to be saved. The prince agrees and they happily play a game of football together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Rahki Road (Episode #4228H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Leela is making bracelets to celebrate an Indian holiday called "Rakhi", a time when sisters, brothers, and friends show how much they love each other by exchanging special bracelets, foods, and gifts. Leela already sent a bracelet to her brother, Sunil, in India and now she is expecting a bracelet from him any moment. Just then, a delivery person brings a box that turns out to be a sample of laundry detergent, instead of her brother's bracelet. Telly and Zoe decide to make bracelets for their friends. Leela helps them while she's waiting for her brother's gift. Later in the day, Leela receives another delivery. This time it's just a box of laundry softener. Meanwhile, at Hooper's Store, Elmo comes upon Chris who is making a bracelet for Leela. He wants to do something special for Leela since she's feeling homesick. They decide to use the computer to learn more about Rakhi and to find some recipes for traditional Indian foods such as Phirni, Carrot Halwa and Laddoo. Now all they need is some Indian music to make the Rakhi party complete! Leela is surprised and happy to see how Chris and Elmo brought a little bit of India to Sesame Street with all of the decorations, food, and music. Everyone exchanges their bracelets and Sunil's bracelet for Leela finally arrives in the mail! Now the Rakhi party can really begin. Everyone dances and sings about the importance of friendship and family. THEME: Social Development U / 19

Great Vibrations (Episode #4326H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Bob is conducting a class of kids playing different musical instruments. Abby walks by and is amazed by the beautiful music. Bob offers to teach her, but first, she needs to choose an instrument. Suddenly, Grover appears carrying a small salesman suitcase filled with different instruments. He takes out a violin, and Bob explains that the violin's sounds come from the bow being pulled across the four strings, making them vibrate. He explains that vibrations make sounds and gives an example of our vocal cords vibrating when we talk. Grover asks Abby if she would like to buy the violin, but Abby would like to see more instruments first. Grover pulls out a trombone, and Bob explains that you have to make a vibration with your lips while blowing air into the trombone in order for it to make sounds. Abby is still not ready to make a decision and asks to see another instrument. As Grover rummages through his suitcase, Abby notices the two timpani drums set up in the orchestra area, and Bob suggests that she try to figure out which part of the drums vibrate. After investigating different parts of the drum, Abby finds that the top part is what vibrates. Abby gives it a try with the mallets and decides that the timpani drums are the instrument for her! Bob calls the rest of the kids back from break to work on a new song. With everyone playing an instrument, Grover feels left out, but Abby points out that he can use his voice as an instrument. Now they are all able to play and sing the new song together!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Rocco's Playdate (Episode #4322H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Elmo and Zoe have an arts and crafts play date, but Rocco, Zoe's pet rock, is upset that he doesn't have his own play date. Elmo volunteers to find a friend who is round for Rocco and brings in a balloon. But Rocco wants a friend with a face and hair. Alan overhears the problem and suggests using arts and crafts to make Rocco a friend. Together, Elmo and Zoe use stickers and cotton to make a face and hair on the balloon. Rocco tries to play with Balloon-o, but Balloon-o floats away. Alan sees what happened and explains that Balloon-o floated away because he was filled with helium, which is lighter than air. Elmo tries to find Rocco a friend made of something that is heavier than a balloon and is round, so he returns with an egg. An egg is an oval but it will do. Zoe and Elmo draw a face on the egg with crayon and give it boots and a hat. Rocco begins playing pat-a-cake with Eggy, but Eggy accidentally breaks. Alan explains that Eggy broke because egg shells are very fragile. Elmo now needs to find a friend who is not too light or too fragile and is round. He notices Alan grabbing for a round sponge and thinks that the sponge could be the perfect play date friend for Rocco. Elmo explains that a sponge isn't lighter than air so it won't float away, and it's not fragile so it won't crack. Together, Zoe and Elmo create a face for Spongerino using stickers, paper, an eraser, and string. Now Rocco has the perfect friend to play with.

The Shape O' Bots (Episode #4261H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Telly, Elmo, and Rosita are playing Shape-O-Bots, robots that actually transform into shapes to help people. Andy, a guy in need of shapes, rushes in and explains that he needs an octagon to help stop people from crashing into him. Telly tries to transform into an octagon with eight sides and eight angles, but changes into a triangle with three sides and three angles instead. Rosita gives it a try and successfully transforms into an octagon, which Andy uses as a stop sign to stop people from running into him. Andy leaves but soon returns, this time in need of a pentagon, a shape with five sides and five angles. He explains that he is a baseball coach and needs a home plate, which is shaped like a pentagon, so his players won't slide right into him. The Shape-O-Bots do their thing and, once again, Telly changes into a triangle. Elmo is able to help, though, and transforms into a pentagon. Andy now returns one last time needing a rhombus, a shape with four sides and four angles, for the King of Rhombuses, who is missing his. Telly tries to transform into a rhombus, but, once again, winds up as a triangle. Rosita notices that a rhombus is actually two triangles stuck together. Chris suggests that since Telly hit his button one time to become a triangle, maybe hitting it two times will turn him into a rhombus. It works! Everyone is happy - especially the Shape-O-Bots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Humpty Dumpty's Big Break (Episode #4263H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Telly is very worried about Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, but Humpty explains that he is there to watch a football game. Just as the game is about to start, one of All the King's Horses comes limping in and says he can't play. It's Humpty's dream to play football, so he offers to replace him, but Telly is very worried that Humpty will break. Humpty pulls out his helmet and pads and says not to worry. The game starts, and Humpty goes for the ball, crashes, and cracks. Telly wants to help him, so he asks the question: "How do you keep an egg from breaking when he's playing football?" A real design challenge! Telly first tries wrapping Humpty in a cushion. The game resumes and crack - Humpty is down again. The cushion is too soft. Next, Telly tries a suit made out of sponges, but even though the sponges are bouncier than the cushion, they don't work too well either. Humpty is not giving up, and Telly is determined to help him. As Chris demonstrates how fragile an egg shell is, a chicken enters with a carton of eggs and shows that none are cracked. This gives Telly the brilliant idea to make a special egg carton for Humpty. It fits like a second shell, Humpty goes on to score a touchdown, and everyone is happy.

Max The Magician (Episode #4323H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Max the Magician magically appears on Sesame Street as Rosita, Big Bird, and Elmo are eating snacks with Chris. Everyone is excited to see some real magic. First, Max takes one scarf out of his pocket and puts it with two other scarves to make three scarves - what was two has become three. Everyone is amazed and wants to know the secret to the trick. Max refuses to tell, but Chris explains that it was actually just addition. Max's next trick involves making cards disappear one by one. They all agree that this is the best trick they've ever seen and ask Max to tell them how he did it. Max cannot tell because of the Magician's Code of Honor but lets Chris guess again. Chris explains that when Max threw away each card, it was subtraction. For the last trick, Max will get Big Bird to help him turn one piece of rope into two pieces of rope. Big Bird figures this one out -Max divided it by cutting it into two pieces. All of Max's tricks were actually math! Max the Magician is stunned that everyone guessed the secrets of his tricks and leaves to find tricks that no one will ever figure out. He disappears leaving everyone amazed and unable to guess how he did it!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Thinks Oscar Is A Prince (Episode #4315H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Chris is reading Abby a story about a princess who kisses a frog and turns him into a prince. Now, Abby thinks that someone on Sesame Street could be an enchanted prince and she thinks that someone could be Oscar. After all, he's green like a frog and no one could really be that grouchy unless he's a prince who was turned into a grouch. Abby believes that a kiss will break the spell and turn him back to Prince Oscar. Oscar keeps telling her that he is a Grouch, but she is not convinced. She keeps trying to kiss him and even chases him down into his can. Oscar asks Chris to give him a disguise so Abby won't know it's him, but Abby isn't fooled. Chris comes up with the idea that Oscar should just allow Abby to kiss him in order to prove that he is not a prince. In the end, Abby discovers that Oscar is just Oscar and he just want to be himself. Abby doesn't care that he's not a prince, she loves him just the way he is!

Lifting Snuffy (Episode #4321H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Zoe choreographed a special dance, "The Dance of the Six Swans," that she would like her friends to perform. She asks everyone to pair up for the 'lift' part of the dance, but they're missing one person, so they ask Alan to join the dancers. He is partnered with Snuffy who says it's been a dream of his to be lifted into the air like a swan. Alan tries to lift Snuffy, but he's just too heavy. Gina says they need to be a little creative and think of ways they can lift Snuffy. As they observe what's around them, Elmo points out that Chris is lifting a piece of pie out of a plate with a spatula. Gina explains that a spatula is a kind of lever, so if they design a bigger lever, they may be able to lift Snuffy. Using a long board and a crate, Snuffy sits on one end, and Alan tries to lift him by pushing the board down from the other side. But the board breaks. Gina suggests thinking of another way they can lift Snuffy. While looking around again, Zoe sees a girl jumping rope and suggests using a rope. The rope is swung over a beam and tied around Snuffy's stomach, but no matter how hard Alan pulls, he can't lift Snuffy. Gordon comes out to help. He looks at their design and notices that they are missing a pulley. Gordon explains that pulleys are great tools to help lift heavy things. He redraws their design to include a pulley at the top and one at the bottom. Now they're ready to try the pulleys and Snuffy asks if they can perform the whole dance. When the 'lift' part comes, Alan is able to lift Snuffy into the air like a swan! The pulleys work and Snuffy gets to live his dream.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Max The Magician (Episode #4323H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Max the Magician magically appears on Sesame Street as Rosita, Big Bird, and Elmo are eating snacks with Chris. Everyone is excited to see some real magic. First, Max takes one scarf out of his pocket and puts it with two other scarves to make three scarves - what was two has become three. Everyone is amazed and wants to know the secret to the trick. Max refuses to tell, but Chris explains that it was actually just addition. Max's next trick involves making cards disappear one by one. They all agree that this is the best trick they've ever seen and ask Max to tell them how he did it. Max cannot tell because of the Magician's Code of Honor but lets Chris guess again. Chris explains that when Max threw away each card, it was subtraction. For the last trick, Max will get Big Bird to help him turn one piece of rope into two pieces of rope. Big Bird figures this one out -Max divided it by cutting it into two pieces. All of Max's tricks were actually math! Max the Magician is stunned that everyone guessed the secrets of his tricks and leaves to find tricks that no one will ever figure out. He disappears leaving everyone amazed and unable to guess how he did it!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Rahki Road (Episode #4228H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Leela is making bracelets to celebrate an Indian holiday called "Rakhi", a time when sisters, brothers, and friends show how much they love each other by exchanging special bracelets, foods, and gifts. Leela already sent a bracelet to her brother, Sunil, in India and now she is expecting a bracelet from him any moment. Just then, a delivery person brings a box that turns out to be a sample of laundry detergent, instead of her brother's bracelet. Telly and Zoe decide to make bracelets for their friends. Leela helps them while she's waiting for her brother's gift. Later in the day, Leela receives another delivery. This time it's just a box of laundry softener. Meanwhile, at Hooper's Store, Elmo comes upon Chris who is making a bracelet for Leela. He wants to do something special for Leela since she's feeling homesick. They decide to use the computer to learn more about Rakhi and to find some recipes for traditional Indian foods such as Phirni, Carrot Halwa and Laddoo. Now all they need is some Indian music to make the Rakhi party complete! Leela is surprised and happy to see how Chris and Elmo brought a little bit of India to Sesame Street with all of the decorations, food, and music. Everyone exchanges their bracelets and Sunil's bracelet for Leela finally arrives in the mail! Now the Rakhi party can really begin. Everyone dances and sings about the importance of friendship and family. THEME: Social Development U / 19

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Build A Better Basket (Episode #4318H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Alan, Rosita, and Elmo are putting together a basket full of goodies for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandma's house. Red Riding Hood comes by ready to pick up the basket and asks if they tested it to make sure it was strong enough to stand up to the Big Bad Wolf. They agree to test the basket, and Alan holds it up saying, "I got a basket of goodies for you, Grandma." Just then, the Big Bad Wolf pops up next to Alan and eats through the basket. The basket was not strong enough. Elmo thinks that they need to put something harder than twigs around the basket to make it stronger. Rosita suggests reinforcing the basket with dishes. They test it again, but the Big Bad Wolf is able to eat through the dishes! The dishes are hard but fragile. For the next basket, Alan, Rosita, and Elmo decide to reinforce the basket with something even harder than dishes - metal pie plates. The Big Bad Wolf pops in once more to test it out but is unable to eat through the metal pie plates. It passes the test! The basket is now strong enough and is ready to be delivered to Grandma's house!

Rocco's Playdate (Episode #4322H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Elmo and Zoe have an arts and crafts play date, but Rocco, Zoe's pet rock, is upset that he doesn't have his own play date. Elmo volunteers to find a friend who is round for Rocco and brings in a balloon. But Rocco wants a friend with a face and hair. Alan overhears the problem and suggests using arts and crafts to make Rocco a friend. Together, Elmo and Zoe use stickers and cotton to make a face and hair on the balloon. Rocco tries to play with Balloon-o, but Balloon-o floats away. Alan sees what happened and explains that Balloon-o floated away because he was filled with helium, which is lighter than air. Elmo tries to find Rocco a friend made of something that is heavier than a balloon and is round, so he returns with an egg. An egg is an oval but it will do. Zoe and Elmo draw a face on the egg with crayon and give it boots and a hat. Rocco begins playing pat-a-cake with Eggy, but Eggy accidentally breaks. Alan explains that Eggy broke because egg shells are very fragile. Elmo now needs to find a friend who is not too light or too fragile and is round. He notices Alan grabbing for a round sponge and thinks that the sponge could be the perfect play date friend for Rocco. Elmo explains that a sponge isn't lighter than air so it won't float away, and it's not fragile so it won't crack. Together, Zoe and Elmo create a face for Spongerino using stickers, paper, an eraser, and string. Now Rocco has the perfect friend to play with.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Porridge Art (Episode #4325H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Baby Bear is excited to learn that his favorite porridge brand "Quaker Porridge" is holding a Porridge Art Contest, where contestants create edible art of the Quaker Duck Man that's made of porridge. Alan mixes up a batch of porridge, Baby Bear runs off to get is art supplies, and Telly volunteers to pose as the Quaker Duck Man. First, Baby Bear gets inspiration to paint with porridge, but when the picture is placed upright on the easel, the mushy porridge slides right off the canvas. Baby Bear needs some brain food to help him figure out what to do next and returns to eating his porridge which is now thick and pasty. Alan explains that's what happens to porridge when it's left out too long. Baby Bear is inspired again! This time he sticks nuts and berries to the thick porridge to create a mosaic picture. But when everyone is distracted, animals come over and eat Baby Bear's art. Alan reassures him that they can try something else and just then, Baby Bear is inspired once more. He decides to cover Telly with the thick porridge, creating a statue. Alan explains that this is cheating and Baby Bear understands. He tries to take the porridge off of Telly, but it stiffens even more. Alan tells Baby Bear that the longer porridge is left out, the drier and harder it becomes, just like his breakfast did. One last inspiration! Baby Bear makes his own sculpture out of porridge, and he wins the contest! His prize is to have lunch with the Quaker Duck Man, and together, they enjoy eating Baby Bear's porridge sculpture.

Humpty Dumpty's Big Break (Episode #4263H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Telly is very worried about Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, but Humpty explains that he is there to watch a football game. Just as the game is about to start, one of All the King's Horses comes limping in and says he can't play. It's Humpty's dream to play football, so he offers to replace him, but Telly is very worried that Humpty will break. Humpty pulls out his helmet and pads and says not to worry. The game starts, and Humpty goes for the ball, crashes, and cracks. Telly wants to help him, so he asks the question: "How do you keep an egg from breaking when he's playing football?" A real design challenge! Telly first tries wrapping Humpty in a cushion. The game resumes and crack - Humpty is down again. The cushion is too soft. Next, Telly tries a suit made out of sponges, but even though the sponges are bouncier than the cushion, they don't work too well either. Humpty is not giving up, and Telly is determined to help him. As Chris demonstrates how fragile an egg shell is, a chicken enters with a carton of eggs and shows that none are cracked. This gives Telly the brilliant idea to make a special egg carton for Humpty. It fits like a second shell, Humpty goes on to score a touchdown, and everyone is happy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Sesame Street Y A Quest Y Not (Episode #4192H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

How to be a Knight for a Day. Hooray! Telly, Abby and Elmo look to the book to tell them how to become knights. First, they have to wear a suit of shining armor. They zip off and whoosh! Elmo, Abby and Telly are dressed in suits of armor. Clank! Clank! Clank! Next, they must sing a knight song, so they sing, "We are Three Knights so Merry. " Then the book tells them they must go on a quest. But they don't know what to search for! As Elmo, Telly, and Abby think about their quest, they hear a whimpering letter "Y." When they ask the letter "Y" why he is crying, he tells them he is unsure of his purpose in life. He can't think of any words that begin with the "Yyyy" sound. That's it! Telly decides their quest will be to look for things that begin with the letter "Y." First, they enter Gina's veterinarian office looking for animals that begin with the letter "Y." Then they decide to check the laundromat but they still can't find any "Y" words. Next, they visit Alan at Hooper's store. Just as they are about to leave, they see a hairy cow passing, but are disappointed because hairy cow doesn't begin with a "Y." But wait! Alan explains that the hairy cow is actually a yak, and yak begins with "y." All of the sudden, Abby, Elmo, and Telly think of other words that begin with the letter "Y," such as yogurt and yo-yo. They did it! They found words that begin with the letter "Y." Elmo, Abby and Telly sing the knight song and cheer in delight!

Thinks Oscar Is A Prince (Episode #4315H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Chris is reading Abby a story about a princess who kisses a frog and turns him into a prince. Now, Abby thinks that someone on Sesame Street could be an enchanted prince and she thinks that someone could be Oscar. After all, he's green like a frog and no one could really be that grouchy unless he's a prince who was turned into a grouch. Abby believes that a kiss will break the spell and turn him back to Prince Oscar. Oscar keeps telling her that he is a Grouch, but she is not convinced. She keeps trying to kiss him and even chases him down into his can. Oscar asks Chris to give him a disguise so Abby won't know it's him, but Abby isn't fooled. Chris comes up with the idea that Oscar should just allow Abby to kiss him in order to prove that he is not a prince. In the end, Abby discovers that Oscar is just Oscar and he just want to be himself. Abby doesn't care that he's not a prince, she loves him just the way he is!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Figure It Out Baby (Episode #4317H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Alan and Telly are very excited that their favorite singer, LMNOP, is performing on Sesame Street. Alan is arranging his memorabilia from previous concerts when LMNOP approaches asking where his entourage is. After a phone call, LMNOP finds out that they are in San Diego and says that his performance on Sesame Street will have to be canceled. But Alan and Telly insist that he doesn't leave. Chris reassures LMNOP that they could come up with everything he needs to perform. LMNOP agrees and says that the first thing he needs is a guitar. After learning about how to make one on the internet, Chris, Allen, and Telly are able to construct a guitar out of a paper towel tube, transparent tape, rubber bands, a pencil, and a tissue box. Chris explains that the pencil will help create sound by raising the rubber bands up off the box to make it easier for them to vibrate. LMNOP is ready to try the guitar out on stage but there is no stage. Chris, Allen, and Telly construct a stage out of vegetable crates reinforced with tape so the crates will stay together and be strong enough. It works! LMNOP jumps onto the stage and now asks for a sound check. Together they construct a microphone using lampshades. They will help amplify the sound and make it louder for the audience to hear. The last thing LMNOP needs is flashlights for lights and he's ready to perform! With help from Chris, Alan, and Telly, LMNOP gives a great performance on Sesame Street.

Max The Magician (Episode #4323H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Max the Magician magically appears on Sesame Street as Rosita, Big Bird, and Elmo are eating snacks with Chris. Everyone is excited to see some real magic. First, Max takes one scarf out of his pocket and puts it with two other scarves to make three scarves - what was two has become three. Everyone is amazed and wants to know the secret to the trick. Max refuses to tell, but Chris explains that it was actually just addition. Max's next trick involves making cards disappear one by one. They all agree that this is the best trick they've ever seen and ask Max to tell them how he did it. Max cannot tell because of the Magician's Code of Honor but lets Chris guess again. Chris explains that when Max threw away each card, it was subtraction. For the last trick, Max will get Big Bird to help him turn one piece of rope into two pieces of rope. Big Bird figures this one out -Max divided it by cutting it into two pieces. All of Max's tricks were actually math! Max the Magician is stunned that everyone guessed the secrets of his tricks and leaves to find tricks that no one will ever figure out. He disappears leaving everyone amazed and unable to guess how he did it!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Great Vibrations (Episode #4326H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Bob is conducting a class of kids playing different musical instruments. Abby walks by and is amazed by the beautiful music. Bob offers to teach her, but first, she needs to choose an instrument. Suddenly, Grover appears carrying a small salesman suitcase filled with different instruments. He takes out a violin, and Bob explains that the violin's sounds come from the bow being pulled across the four strings, making them vibrate. He explains that vibrations make sounds and gives an example of our vocal cords vibrating when we talk. Grover asks Abby if she would like to buy the violin, but Abby would like to see more instruments first. Grover pulls out a trombone, and Bob explains that you have to make a vibration with your lips while blowing air into the trombone in order for it to make sounds. Abby is still not ready to make a decision and asks to see another instrument. As Grover rummages through his suitcase, Abby notices the two timpani drums set up in the orchestra area, and Bob suggests that she try to figure out which part of the drums vibrate. After investigating different parts of the drum, Abby finds that the top part is what vibrates. Abby gives it a try with the mallets and decides that the timpani drums are the instrument for her! Bob calls the rest of the kids back from break to work on a new song. With everyone playing an instrument, Grover feels left out, but Abby points out that he can use his voice as an instrument. Now they are all able to play and sing the new song together!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Build A Better Basket (Episode #4318H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Alan, Rosita, and Elmo are putting together a basket full of goodies for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandma's house. Red Riding Hood comes by ready to pick up the basket and asks if they tested it to make sure it was strong enough to stand up to the Big Bad Wolf. They agree to test the basket, and Alan holds it up saying, "I got a basket of goodies for you, Grandma." Just then, the Big Bad Wolf pops up next to Alan and eats through the basket. The basket was not strong enough. Elmo thinks that they need to put something harder than twigs around the basket to make it stronger. Rosita suggests reinforcing the basket with dishes. They test it again, but the Big Bad Wolf is able to eat through the dishes! The dishes are hard but fragile. For the next basket, Alan, Rosita, and Elmo decide to reinforce the basket with something even harder than dishes - metal pie plates. The Big Bad Wolf pops in once more to test it out but is unable to eat through the metal pie plates. It passes the test! The basket is now strong enough and is ready to be delivered to Grandma's house!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

The Latinization of Marco (Episode #4262H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Gina is reading a book to Marco about the Spanish names for animals. Rosita asks what she is doing and Gina explains that since Marco was born in Guatemala where people speak Spanish, she would like him (and herself) to learn Spanish too. Rosita explains that there is so much more to learn and dashes off to get her guitar. She plays a little guitarrra for them, and then zips off to get more instruments, claves, maracas, guiro, and a bongo, and sings a song about "musica." After they finish singing, Rosita tells Gina that there is also baile which is the Spanish word for dance. Rosita dances the tango, merengue, and conga, and sings a fun song about other kinds of Spanish dances. Next, Rosita tells Gina and Marco all about different comidas which is the Spanish word for food, and chefs deliver a delicious feast for them to enjoy. Rosita says that with musica, baile, and comida there's one thing you have to do- have a fiesta with your amigos! Everyone shows up to the party and sings about being "amigos".

Porridge Art (Episode #4325H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Baby Bear is excited to learn that his favorite porridge brand "Quaker Porridge" is holding a Porridge Art Contest, where contestants create edible art of the Quaker Duck Man that's made of porridge. Alan mixes up a batch of porridge, Baby Bear runs off to get is art supplies, and Telly volunteers to pose as the Quaker Duck Man. First, Baby Bear gets inspiration to paint with porridge, but when the picture is placed upright on the easel, the mushy porridge slides right off the canvas. Baby Bear needs some brain food to help him figure out what to do next and returns to eating his porridge which is now thick and pasty. Alan explains that's what happens to porridge when it's left out too long. Baby Bear is inspired again! This time he sticks nuts and berries to the thick porridge to create a mosaic picture. But when everyone is distracted, animals come over and eat Baby Bear's art. Alan reassures him that they can try something else and just then, Baby Bear is inspired once more. He decides to cover Telly with the thick porridge, creating a statue. Alan explains that this is cheating and Baby Bear understands. He tries to take the porridge off of Telly, but it stiffens even more. Alan tells Baby Bear that the longer porridge is left out, the drier and harder it becomes, just like his breakfast did. One last inspiration! Baby Bear makes his own sculpture out of porridge, and he wins the contest! His prize is to have lunch with the Quaker Duck Man, and together, they enjoy eating Baby Bear's porridge sculpture.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

The Best House of the Year (Episode #4319H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Elmo is outside roller skating when he and Leela hear construction noises. They investigate and come across the Three Little Pigs building a brick house to enter the "Best House of the Year" contest. It is a contest to find the strongest, prettiest, bestest house. They call for the judge of the contest, Mr. Bill Ding, to inspect their house. Just as he's about to announce that it is the best house of the year, in pops the Big Bad Wolf claiming that he'll be able to blow the house down. No one thinks that he will be able to do it because brick is a strong building material, but the Big Bad Wolf has been working out. With one big huff and puff, he blows the house down and blows Elmo away on his skates. The Three Little Pigs do not give up and try to think of a building material that is stronger than brick. First they try building their house out of rock and then out of metal, but the Big Bad Wolf is able to use enough force to blow down both houses! The Three Little Pigs are about to give up, but Leela thinks that "stronger" isn't what they need. What they do need is an innovation, something completely new and different. Elmo has an idea for an innovation. He explains that every time a house blew down, he didn't blow down but was blown away because of his skates. So the Little Pigs build their house on wheels and call for Mr. Ding one last time. In comes Big Bad too, but after a couple of big huffs and puffs, he is not able to blow the house down, because it rolls away. Mr. Ding congratulates the Three Little Pigs and declares their house the "Best House of the Year!"

Sesame Street Y A Quest Y Not (Episode #4192H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

How to be a Knight for a Day. Hooray! Telly, Abby and Elmo look to the book to tell them how to become knights. First, they have to wear a suit of shining armor. They zip off and whoosh! Elmo, Abby and Telly are dressed in suits of armor. Clank! Clank! Clank! Next, they must sing a knight song, so they sing, "We are Three Knights so Merry. " Then the book tells them they must go on a quest. But they don't know what to search for! As Elmo, Telly, and Abby think about their quest, they hear a whimpering letter "Y." When they ask the letter "Y" why he is crying, he tells them he is unsure of his purpose in life. He can't think of any words that begin with the "Yyyy" sound. That's it! Telly decides their quest will be to look for things that begin with the letter "Y." First, they enter Gina's veterinarian office looking for animals that begin with the letter "Y." Then they decide to check the laundromat but they still can't find any "Y" words. Next, they visit Alan at Hooper's store. Just as they are about to leave, they see a hairy cow passing, but are disappointed because hairy cow doesn't begin with a "Y." But wait! Alan explains that the hairy cow is actually a yak, and yak begins with "y." All of the sudden, Abby, Elmo, and Telly think of other words that begin with the letter "Y," such as yogurt and yo-yo. They did it! They found words that begin with the letter "Y." Elmo, Abby and Telly sing the knight song and cheer in delight!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Princess Show (Episode #4291H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Abby, Rosita and a penguin are going to play princesses. First, they decide to dance. Rosita leaps high into the air. Abby leaps even higher. The penguin takes a running start and leaps so high she lands on a balcony and can't get down! Uh-oh! Suddenly, a prince enters and offers to rescue the penguin. He calls for her to let down her hair as the prince does in "Rapunzel," but penguins don't have any hair! Abby flies up and brings the penguin safely to the ground. Next, Abby, Rosita and the penguin go princess-roller skating, but the penguin can't find her second skate. Never fear! The prince comes along to help. He pulls out a glass slipper, just as the prince does in "Cinderella", but the penguin can't skate with a glass slipper! Abby suggests they just look for the other skate. They find it and continue skating. Abby skates fast. Rosita skates even faster. The penguin skates the fastest and looses control. She crashes into a mailbox and gets stuck! The prince comes along to rescue her and give her a kiss, just like in "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White", but a kiss won't help the penguin get out of the mailbox. Rosita has a better idea! What if they cooperate and work together to help pull her out? It works! But the prince is upset. He wasn't able to rescue a princess even once today. Abby explains that just because they are dressed as princesses, doesn't mean they have to be saved. The prince agrees and they happily play a game of football together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Figure It Out Baby (Episode #4317H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Alan and Telly are very excited that their favorite singer, LMNOP, is performing on Sesame Street. Alan is arranging his memorabilia from previous concerts when LMNOP approaches asking where his entourage is. After a phone call, LMNOP finds out that they are in San Diego and says that his performance on Sesame Street will have to be canceled. But Alan and Telly insist that he doesn't leave. Chris reassures LMNOP that they could come up with everything he needs to perform. LMNOP agrees and says that the first thing he needs is a guitar. After learning about how to make one on the internet, Chris, Allen, and Telly are able to construct a guitar out of a paper towel tube, transparent tape, rubber bands, a pencil, and a tissue box. Chris explains that the pencil will help create sound by raising the rubber bands up off the box to make it easier for them to vibrate. LMNOP is ready to try the guitar out on stage but there is no stage. Chris, Allen, and Telly construct a stage out of vegetable crates reinforced with tape so the crates will stay together and be strong enough. It works! LMNOP jumps onto the stage and now asks for a sound check. Together they construct a microphone using lampshades. They will help amplify the sound and make it louder for the audience to hear. The last thing LMNOP needs is flashlights for lights and he's ready to perform! With help from Chris, Alan, and Telly, LMNOP gives a great performance on Sesame Street.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Porridge Art (Episode #4325H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Baby Bear is excited to learn that his favorite porridge brand "Quaker Porridge" is holding a Porridge Art Contest, where contestants create edible art of the Quaker Duck Man that's made of porridge. Alan mixes up a batch of porridge, Baby Bear runs off to get is art supplies, and Telly volunteers to pose as the Quaker Duck Man. First, Baby Bear gets inspiration to paint with porridge, but when the picture is placed upright on the easel, the mushy porridge slides right off the canvas. Baby Bear needs some brain food to help him figure out what to do next and returns to eating his porridge which is now thick and pasty. Alan explains that's what happens to porridge when it's left out too long. Baby Bear is inspired again! This time he sticks nuts and berries to the thick porridge to create a mosaic picture. But when everyone is distracted, animals come over and eat Baby Bear's art. Alan reassures him that they can try something else and just then, Baby Bear is inspired once more. He decides to cover Telly with the thick porridge, creating a statue. Alan explains that this is cheating and Baby Bear understands. He tries to take the porridge off of Telly, but it stiffens even more. Alan tells Baby Bear that the longer porridge is left out, the drier and harder it becomes, just like his breakfast did. One last inspiration! Baby Bear makes his own sculpture out of porridge, and he wins the contest! His prize is to have lunch with the Quaker Duck Man, and together, they enjoy eating Baby Bear's porridge sculpture.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Great Vibrations (Episode #4326H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Bob is conducting a class of kids playing different musical instruments. Abby walks by and is amazed by the beautiful music. Bob offers to teach her, but first, she needs to choose an instrument. Suddenly, Grover appears carrying a small salesman suitcase filled with different instruments. He takes out a violin, and Bob explains that the violin's sounds come from the bow being pulled across the four strings, making them vibrate. He explains that vibrations make sounds and gives an example of our vocal cords vibrating when we talk. Grover asks Abby if she would like to buy the violin, but Abby would like to see more instruments first. Grover pulls out a trombone, and Bob explains that you have to make a vibration with your lips while blowing air into the trombone in order for it to make sounds. Abby is still not ready to make a decision and asks to see another instrument. As Grover rummages through his suitcase, Abby notices the two timpani drums set up in the orchestra area, and Bob suggests that she try to figure out which part of the drums vibrate. After investigating different parts of the drum, Abby finds that the top part is what vibrates. Abby gives it a try with the mallets and decides that the timpani drums are the instrument for her! Bob calls the rest of the kids back from break to work on a new song. With everyone playing an instrument, Grover feels left out, but Abby points out that he can use his voice as an instrument. Now they are all able to play and sing the new song together!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Trashgiving Day Parade (Episode #4324H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

It's Trashgiving Day on Sesame Street, the grouchiest holiday of the year. Oscar is in charge of running the parade this year and it needs to be grouchy enough to please his boss Mr. Disgracey. The parade begins with the marching band, but the music they are playing sounds too good. How can they make the music sound horrible? Chris has an idea of filling the instruments up with water, which will change the sound. The marching band plays their song again, and it sounds horrible. The parade continues, and up next is a float, the Maysour, but the float looks too nice with all of its jewels, flowers, and brightly colored paints. Alan suggests spraying the float with water because water can change how things look. The float is now one big, wet mess with wilted flowers, jewels blown off, and running paint. The parade continues again, and Stenchy the Stinkbug balloon comes by. The balloon is floating in the sky, though, and Grouch balloons are supposed to drag along the ground. Chris and Alan help Oscar figure out that they need something heavier than helium to fill up the balloon. Oscar suggests using water again, and after filling up the balloon, it is now dragging on the ground and ends up soaking everyone. Mr. Disgracey congratulates Oscar and promotes him for organizing the worst "Trashgiving Day Parade" ever!

The Latinization of Marco (Episode #4262H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Gina is reading a book to Marco about the Spanish names for animals. Rosita asks what she is doing and Gina explains that since Marco was born in Guatemala where people speak Spanish, she would like him (and herself) to learn Spanish too. Rosita explains that there is so much more to learn and dashes off to get her guitar. She plays a little guitarrra for them, and then zips off to get more instruments, claves, maracas, guiro, and a bongo, and sings a song about "musica." After they finish singing, Rosita tells Gina that there is also baile which is the Spanish word for dance. Rosita dances the tango, merengue, and conga, and sings a fun song about other kinds of Spanish dances. Next, Rosita tells Gina and Marco all about different comidas which is the Spanish word for food, and chefs deliver a delicious feast for them to enjoy. Rosita says that with musica, baile, and comida there's one thing you have to do- have a fiesta with your amigos! Everyone shows up to the party and sings about being "amigos".

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Tribute to Number Seven (Episode #4290H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Today is the number seven day on Sesame Street! Rosita, Abby, and Zoe begin singing about the number seven as they count seven dancing chickens. Next, Maria does the number seven rumba. As the seven celebration continues, a sniffling letter "S" arrives. He is sad because he can't think of anything to do to help celebrate the number seven. Abby and Zoe get an idea! What if the letter "S" finds seven words that begin with the letter "S." Abby, Zoe, and the letter "S" search for seven "S" words and then sing a song about the words. Afterward, Abby performs number seven magic. Abby makes the number seven rise out of Elmo's hat, seven butterflies appear out of Elmo's ear, and, oh no!, seven Elmos appear instead of seven pumpkins! Luckily, Abby turns seven Elmos back into one Elmo and tries her magic trick again. She succeeds! Abby turns one pumpkin into seven pumpkins. Hooray! It is an amazingly, awesome, super terrific, seven celebration!

The Best House of the Year (Episode #4319H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Elmo is outside roller skating when he and Leela hear construction noises. They investigate and come across the Three Little Pigs building a brick house to enter the "Best House of the Year" contest. It is a contest to find the strongest, prettiest, bestest house. They call for the judge of the contest, Mr. Bill Ding, to inspect their house. Just as he's about to announce that it is the best house of the year, in pops the Big Bad Wolf claiming that he'll be able to blow the house down. No one thinks that he will be able to do it because brick is a strong building material, but the Big Bad Wolf has been working out. With one big huff and puff, he blows the house down and blows Elmo away on his skates. The Three Little Pigs do not give up and try to think of a building material that is stronger than brick. First they try building their house out of rock and then out of metal, but the Big Bad Wolf is able to use enough force to blow down both houses! The Three Little Pigs are about to give up, but Leela thinks that "stronger" isn't what they need. What they do need is an innovation, something completely new and different. Elmo has an idea for an innovation. He explains that every time a house blew down, he didn't blow down but was blown away because of his skates. So the Little Pigs build their house on wheels and call for Mr. Ding one last time. In comes Big Bad too, but after a couple of big huffs and puffs, he is not able to blow the house down, because it rolls away. Mr. Ding congratulates the Three Little Pigs and declares their house the "Best House of the Year!"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Lifting Snuffy (Episode #4321H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Zoe choreographed a special dance, "The Dance of the Six Swans," that she would like her friends to perform. She asks everyone to pair up for the 'lift' part of the dance, but they're missing one person, so they ask Alan to join the dancers. He is partnered with Snuffy who says it's been a dream of his to be lifted into the air like a swan. Alan tries to lift Snuffy, but he's just too heavy. Gina says they need to be a little creative and think of ways they can lift Snuffy. As they observe what's around them, Elmo points out that Chris is lifting a piece of pie out of a plate with a spatula. Gina explains that a spatula is a kind of lever, so if they design a bigger lever, they may be able to lift Snuffy. Using a long board and a crate, Snuffy sits on one end, and Alan tries to lift him by pushing the board down from the other side. But the board breaks. Gina suggests thinking of another way they can lift Snuffy. While looking around again, Zoe sees a girl jumping rope and suggests using a rope. The rope is swung over a beam and tied around Snuffy's stomach, but no matter how hard Alan pulls, he can't lift Snuffy. Gordon comes out to help. He looks at their design and notices that they are missing a pulley. Gordon explains that pulleys are great tools to help lift heavy things. He redraws their design to include a pulley at the top and one at the bottom. Now they're ready to try the pulleys and Snuffy asks if they can perform the whole dance. When the 'lift' part comes, Alan is able to lift Snuffy into the air like a swan! The pulleys work and Snuffy gets to live his dream.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Princess Show (Episode #4291H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Abby, Rosita and a penguin are going to play princesses. First, they decide to dance. Rosita leaps high into the air. Abby leaps even higher. The penguin takes a running start and leaps so high she lands on a balcony and can't get down! Uh-oh! Suddenly, a prince enters and offers to rescue the penguin. He calls for her to let down her hair as the prince does in "Rapunzel," but penguins don't have any hair! Abby flies up and brings the penguin safely to the ground. Next, Abby, Rosita and the penguin go princess-roller skating, but the penguin can't find her second skate. Never fear! The prince comes along to help. He pulls out a glass slipper, just as the prince does in "Cinderella", but the penguin can't skate with a glass slipper! Abby suggests they just look for the other skate. They find it and continue skating. Abby skates fast. Rosita skates even faster. The penguin skates the fastest and looses control. She crashes into a mailbox and gets stuck! The prince comes along to rescue her and give her a kiss, just like in "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White", but a kiss won't help the penguin get out of the mailbox. Rosita has a better idea! What if they cooperate and work together to help pull her out? It works! But the prince is upset. He wasn't able to rescue a princess even once today. Abby explains that just because they are dressed as princesses, doesn't mean they have to be saved. The prince agrees and they happily play a game of football together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

The Good Bird's Club (Episode #4265H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Big Bird receives an invitation to join the Good Birds Club. On his way to join he sings about how happy he is to be himself. When Big Bird meets the president of the club, he ridicules Big Bird because of his physical appearance. First, he laughs at Big Bird's large feet, then his large eyes, wings and gigantic beak, and finally his yellow feathers. Each time, Big Bird, feeling rejected, asks Abby to cast a spell to change his appearance in hopes of being accepted into the club. Abby and Elmo attempt to convince Big Bird that he is perfect the way he is, but he is determined to alter his physical attributes. Abby, reluctantly, makes Big Bird's feet smaller, turns him into half of his original size, and eventually turns his feathers blue. Abby realizes that the president of the club is bullying Big Bird so she reports what is going on to an adult. Elmo worries they will be tattling, but they find Chris who explains that they are reporting, not tattling. Reporting is telling a grownup when someone's getting hurt or is in trouble. He explains that it is important to turn to a grownup when someone is being bullied. Chris finds Big Bird and tells him he shouldn't have to change to join a club and that he is wonderful just the way he is. Big Bird admits he likes the way he is and wants to be changed back to being himself. Chris, Abby, Elmo, and Bird start their own club; a club where no one is bullied and everyone is accepted for who they are. Members of the Good Birds Club join too, while Chris plans to help the president understand what it means to be a friend. Together members of the new club sing about why they are special!

Porridge Art (Episode #4325H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Baby Bear is excited to learn that his favorite porridge brand "Quaker Porridge" is holding a Porridge Art Contest, where contestants create edible art of the Quaker Duck Man that's made of porridge. Alan mixes up a batch of porridge, Baby Bear runs off to get is art supplies, and Telly volunteers to pose as the Quaker Duck Man. First, Baby Bear gets inspiration to paint with porridge, but when the picture is placed upright on the easel, the mushy porridge slides right off the canvas. Baby Bear needs some brain food to help him figure out what to do next and returns to eating his porridge which is now thick and pasty. Alan explains that's what happens to porridge when it's left out too long. Baby Bear is inspired again! This time he sticks nuts and berries to the thick porridge to create a mosaic picture. But when everyone is distracted, animals come over and eat Baby Bear's art. Alan reassures him that they can try something else and just then, Baby Bear is inspired once more. He decides to cover Telly with the thick porridge, creating a statue. Alan explains that this is cheating and Baby Bear understands. He tries to take the porridge off of Telly, but it stiffens even more. Alan tells Baby Bear that the longer porridge is left out, the drier and harder it becomes, just like his breakfast did. One last inspiration! Baby Bear makes his own sculpture out of porridge, and he wins the contest! His prize is to have lunch with the Quaker Duck Man, and together, they enjoy eating Baby Bear's porridge sculpture.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Fairy Tale Science Fair (Episode #4320H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Baby Bear and Telly are reporters at the Sesame Street Fairy Tale Science Fair where everyone's favorite fairy tale characters are solving problems with science! Little Red Riding Hood is the first fairytale scientist and she is having trouble telling the difference between her granny and the Big Bad Wolf, who is dressed up just like her granny. She decides to solve her problem by observing and comparing. After she looks closely and carefully, she points out their similarities and differences and discovers who the real granny is! Cinderella, who just loves science, asks a question about whether a pumpkin will float or sink. Cinderella, Baby Bear, and Telly form a hypothesis and conduct an experiment to test it. Baby Bear and Telly think that it will sink, but the pumpkin actually floats! The Prince comes over with Cinderella's glass slipper and both Telly and Baby Bear think that it will float. But science surprises them again, and the slipper sinks! Next, the Three Little Pigs become worried about the Big Bad Wolf blowing down their house. They discuss what they already know: the wolf is coming and he can huff and puff and blow them away. They decide to build a house to protect them, but can't agree about which material is the best to use. Baby Bear helps them design an experiment to figure out which material is the sturdiest. They each make a hypothesis and use a fan to see which material won't blow away - straw, sticks, or brick. The pigs conclude that brick is the sturdiest material. The Big Bad Wolf arrives, but to his disappointment, he can't blow down the brick house. Science saved the day and solved lots of problems on Sesame Street!

Trashgiving Day Parade (Episode #4324H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

It's Trashgiving Day on Sesame Street, the grouchiest holiday of the year. Oscar is in charge of running the parade this year and it needs to be grouchy enough to please his boss Mr. Disgracey. The parade begins with the marching band, but the music they are playing sounds too good. How can they make the music sound horrible? Chris has an idea of filling the instruments up with water, which will change the sound. The marching band plays their song again, and it sounds horrible. The parade continues, and up next is a float, the Maysour, but the float looks too nice with all of its jewels, flowers, and brightly colored paints. Alan suggests spraying the float with water because water can change how things look. The float is now one big, wet mess with wilted flowers, jewels blown off, and running paint. The parade continues again, and Stenchy the Stinkbug balloon comes by. The balloon is floating in the sky, though, and Grouch balloons are supposed to drag along the ground. Chris and Alan help Oscar figure out that they need something heavier than helium to fill up the balloon. Oscar suggests using water again, and after filling up the balloon, it is now dragging on the ground and ends up soaking everyone. Mr. Disgracey congratulates Oscar and promotes him for organizing the worst "Trashgiving Day Parade" ever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Max The Magician (Episode #4323H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Max the Magician magically appears on Sesame Street as Rosita, Big Bird, and Elmo are eating snacks with Chris. Everyone is excited to see some real magic. First, Max takes one scarf out of his pocket and puts it with two other scarves to make three scarves - what was two has become three. Everyone is amazed and wants to know the secret to the trick. Max refuses to tell, but Chris explains that it was actually just addition. Max's next trick involves making cards disappear one by one. They all agree that this is the best trick they've ever seen and ask Max to tell them how he did it. Max cannot tell because of the Magician's Code of Honor but lets Chris guess again. Chris explains that when Max threw away each card, it was subtraction. For the last trick, Max will get Big Bird to help him turn one piece of rope into two pieces of rope. Big Bird figures this one out -Max divided it by cutting it into two pieces. All of Max's tricks were actually math! Max the Magician is stunned that everyone guessed the secrets of his tricks and leaves to find tricks that no one will ever figure out. He disappears leaving everyone amazed and unable to guess how he did it!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Tribute to Number Seven (Episode #4290H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Today is the number seven day on Sesame Street! Rosita, Abby, and Zoe begin singing about the number seven as they count seven dancing chickens. Next, Maria does the number seven rumba. As the seven celebration continues, a sniffling letter "S" arrives. He is sad because he can't think of anything to do to help celebrate the number seven. Abby and Zoe get an idea! What if the letter "S" finds seven words that begin with the letter "S." Abby, Zoe, and the letter "S" search for seven "S" words and then sing a song about the words. Afterward, Abby performs number seven magic. Abby makes the number seven rise out of Elmo's hat, seven butterflies appear out of Elmo's ear, and, oh no!, seven Elmos appear instead of seven pumpkins! Luckily, Abby turns seven Elmos back into one Elmo and tries her magic trick again. She succeeds! Abby turns one pumpkin into seven pumpkins. Hooray! It is an amazingly, awesome, super terrific, seven celebration!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

A Prince of a Frog (Episode #4273H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 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.

Lifting Snuffy (Episode #4321H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Zoe choreographed a special dance, "The Dance of the Six Swans," that she would like her friends to perform. She asks everyone to pair up for the 'lift' part of the dance, but they're missing one person, so they ask Alan to join the dancers. He is partnered with Snuffy who says it's been a dream of his to be lifted into the air like a swan. Alan tries to lift Snuffy, but he's just too heavy. Gina says they need to be a little creative and think of ways they can lift Snuffy. As they observe what's around them, Elmo points out that Chris is lifting a piece of pie out of a plate with a spatula. Gina explains that a spatula is a kind of lever, so if they design a bigger lever, they may be able to lift Snuffy. Using a long board and a crate, Snuffy sits on one end, and Alan tries to lift him by pushing the board down from the other side. But the board breaks. Gina suggests thinking of another way they can lift Snuffy. While looking around again, Zoe sees a girl jumping rope and suggests using a rope. The rope is swung over a beam and tied around Snuffy's stomach, but no matter how hard Alan pulls, he can't lift Snuffy. Gordon comes out to help. He looks at their design and notices that they are missing a pulley. Gordon explains that pulleys are great tools to help lift heavy things. He redraws their design to include a pulley at the top and one at the bottom. Now they're ready to try the pulleys and Snuffy asks if they can perform the whole dance. When the 'lift' part comes, Alan is able to lift Snuffy into the air like a swan! The pulleys work and Snuffy gets to live his dream.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Hat Contest (Episode #4312H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Today on Sesame Street it's Who Can Wear the Most Hats on Their Head Day! Elmo and Zoe are play against each other, while Chris and Alan help add more and more hats. The Hat Check Girl is also there to help count the total number of hats on each of Elmo and Zoe's heads. Elmo and Zoe are tied at the end of every round! They also have to complete challenges while wearing the hats on their heads such as saying the alphabet while standing on one leg and estimating the amount of hats they have. With no hats left to add, Elmo and Zoe ask Abby to come up with a spell to make more. Abby finally finds the right words and Elmo and Zoe end up with huge towers of hats on their heads. After counting the hats by 5, they find out that they are tied again. Elmo and Zoe were each able to wear 30 hats!

The Good Bird's Club (Episode #4265H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Big Bird receives an invitation to join the Good Birds Club. On his way to join he sings about how happy he is to be himself. When Big Bird meets the president of the club, he ridicules Big Bird because of his physical appearance. First, he laughs at Big Bird's large feet, then his large eyes, wings and gigantic beak, and finally his yellow feathers. Each time, Big Bird, feeling rejected, asks Abby to cast a spell to change his appearance in hopes of being accepted into the club. Abby and Elmo attempt to convince Big Bird that he is perfect the way he is, but he is determined to alter his physical attributes. Abby, reluctantly, makes Big Bird's feet smaller, turns him into half of his original size, and eventually turns his feathers blue. Abby realizes that the president of the club is bullying Big Bird so she reports what is going on to an adult. Elmo worries they will be tattling, but they find Chris who explains that they are reporting, not tattling. Reporting is telling a grownup when someone's getting hurt or is in trouble. He explains that it is important to turn to a grownup when someone is being bullied. Chris finds Big Bird and tells him he shouldn't have to change to join a club and that he is wonderful just the way he is. Big Bird admits he likes the way he is and wants to be changed back to being himself. Chris, Abby, Elmo, and Bird start their own club; a club where no one is bullied and everyone is accepted for who they are. Members of the Good Birds Club join too, while Chris plans to help the president understand what it means to be a friend. Together members of the new club sing about why they are special!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Abby's Tricycle (Episode #4284H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Abby is preparing to ride her very first tricycle! She has her basket, helmet, and her friend Elmo, but Abby doesn't know how to ride a tricycle. Elmo suggests that Gordon teach Abby since Gordon was the one to teach him. Gordon teaches Abby about all the different parts of a tricycle; the seat, handlebars, and pedals. Abby has trouble at first. She sits on the bike the wrong way. She also becomes frustrated riding her tricycle and thinks she needs magic to push the pedals. With hard work and practice, though, Abby learns to ride without help from Gordon. Whee! Abby becomes so excited that her wings start flapping and her tricycle lifts off! Abby swoops back down to get Elmo and they both ride off together into the sky singing on their tricycles.

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    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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