This series delivers academic and social education that prepares kids for grade school. Since its premiere, the show's base curriculum has been set by academic research on preschoolers. Encore episodes focus on music and art and how these tools can be used to develop the whole child - the cognitive, social, emotional and physical attributes. In addition, "Elmo's World," which looks at the world through the eyes of a 3-year-old, continues as a featured segment. Themes include birthdays, pets, teeth, families, games and more.
The Shape O' Bots (#4261H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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The Good Bird's Club (#4265H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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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Figure It Out Baby (#4317H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
The Good Sport (#4302H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
The Latinization of Marco (#4262H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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".
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Baby Bear's Baby Doll (#4267H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Baby Bear and Curly Bear are happily playing with dolls. Telly comes along and wants to show Baby Bear his new bulldozer, and Baby Bear quickly hides his doll behind his back and says that it is Curly's. They start to play with the bulldozer, but then Baby Bear suggests they need a driver and he offers his doll. All is going along fine until Telly crashes the bulldozer into a block tower, and some of the blocks hit the doll. Baby Bear says it's "too rough" and pretends that Curly might get upset. They switch to playing with action figures, and Baby Bear offers his doll to be Super Baby, but that gets a little rough too. Telly suggests a game of catch, and once again, Telly gets a little rough. This time, though, Baby Bear slips and says that it is his doll. He runs off embarrassed, and Gordon finds him. Baby Bear explains to Gordon that he doesn't want Telly to know how much he loves his doll, since dolls are for girls. Gordon points out that he is wearing a pink shirt, and there is no reason things have to be just for girls, or just for boys. He explains that Baby Bear should not be embarrassed - playing with dolls is great practice for when he grows up and becomes a daddy. Baby Bear decides to tell Telly the truth, and finds Telly playing with the doll. Telly says how great Baby Bear's doll is and how much fun he is having, and they happily feed and burp the baby doll together.
Finishing The Splat (#4316H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Oscar has a plan to paint a painting that is so grouchy and horrible it will make everyone on Sesame Street mad. He makes several messy brushstrokes on the canvas, but Alan finds it to be very expressive. How can Oscar make the painting messier? He observes Maria squeezing a squeeze bottle too hard and mustard splattering onto her sandwich, making a mess. This gives Oscar the idea to use squeeze bottles for his painting. He squirts a few splats of paint onto the canvas. Leela admires the painting and says it reminds her of fireworks. Oscar is now frustrated because his painting is not making anyone angry. He realizes that the paint colors are too nice. With Abby's help, Oscar notices a spot on the painting where the blue and yellow paint mixed together, creating a grouchy green color. Oscar squirts blue, yellow, and a little bit of red paint onto his palette and mixes them together. The paint turns into a dirty brownish green grouchy color. He makes a big batch of it and decides that rather than making little splatters with the squeeze bottles, he is going to use a different paint tool that has enough force to make a huge splat. He brings in his pet elephant, Fluffy. Fluffy blows on the pile of paint and creates a gigantic splat on the canvas. Everyone comes by and thinks the painting looks amazing. Oscar is now angrier than he's ever been. He didn't make anyone angry with his painting. Abby points out that he did make one person angry - himself! Oscar feels so great about being this angry that he decides to make another painting.
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Telly The Tiebreaker (#4311H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and some friends are making a beautiful block house together but can't agree whether to put a square or circle on top. Alan helps them solve the problem by having them raise their hands for the one they like best. After counting up the votes, the square wins by one. Later, Zoe and Elmo want to sing a song but Zoe wants to sing "Twinkle-Twinkle" and Elmo wants to sing "Row-Row-Row". Voting helped solve the problem last time but this time it's a tie, even with Rocco and Dorothy voting too. Alan explains that since both sides have the same number of votes they need one more voter to decide which one wins. Telly becomes the tie breaker but wants Zoe and Elmo to convince him which to choose. They take turns showing Telly brand new, fun ways to sing their songs. Telly says that it's too hard to decide and wishes they could be voting on something simple like who wants to do "The Triangle Dance". Elmo, Dorothy, Zoe and Rocco all agree that it sounds like fun. It's unanimous! Everyone votes for "The Triangle Dance" and they all dance together.
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Build A Better Basket (#4318H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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 (#4322H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Squirmadega Car Race (#4299H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
Fairy Tale Science Fair (#4320H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
Tribute to Number Seven (#4290H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
Trashgiving Day Parade (#4324H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
Max The Magician (#4323H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
Get Lost, Mr. Chips (#4301H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
The Very End of X (#4313H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Big Bird and Snuffy are the hosts of "The Letter of the Day Show" on Sesame Street! The only problem is that the letter they were supposed to introduce and sing about is broken into two straight pieces. Big Bird and Snuffy need help determining which letter it is, so they use the guests on the show as clues. Their first guest is a box, which begins with the letter "B", so they think the letter must be "B". When they try to put the broken pieces of the letter together, however, it does not form a "B". Big Bird and Snuffy realize the letter must have two straight lines. The next guest is wax, so Big Bird and Snuffy think the letter must be "W", but that letter has four straight lines. The next guest is Leela dressed up as a Tyrannosaurs Rex. Big Bird thinks that this has all become too hard because all of the guests start with a different letter - box, wax, and Tyrannosaurs Rex. After he says the words out loud, Snuffy realizes that all of the letters end with the same sound. They figure out that these words don't start with the same letter, but end with the same letter-"X"! Leela helps them cross the two straight lines of the broken letter together and they form the letter "X"! Other guests that end with the letter "X" appear on the show and they all sing a song together!
Sesame Street-O-Saurus (#4314H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Grover, Elmo, and Rosita are imaging that they are Paleontologists, scientists who dig through dirt and stones to find fossils. Chris explains that fossils are what are left of a plant or an animal that lived a long time ago. The first thing they find in the dirt is a colorful, metal soup ladle which Grover thinks is a bone from a dinosaur. Next, they find two clothespins that Grover believes came from dinosaurs, as well. Elmo and Rosita find a bunch of other things, too. Chris breaks the news to them that these things are not fossils, because not everything old that is found in the dirt is a fossil. Grover is disappointed that they have zero fossils and that he won't be able to build a dinosaur out of what they found. Elmo suggests that they build a dinosaur even without fossils. Chris adds that they can use what they found in the dirt to build a dinosaur model. First, they can design a model, which means to think about and plan to put something together in a certain way before you build it. Elmo thinks the ladle looks like a dinosaur's head, Rosita thinks the spring looks like a dinosaur's tail, Grover thinks keys look like a dinosaur's arms, the spoons and clothespins could be legs and feet, and the xylophone could be the dinosaur's body. Then, they put it all together and create their very own dinosaur model. They decide to name it Barbara!
The Camouflage Challenge (#4213H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Elmo is taking pictures of his friends when they hear someone say something. It's Camouflage Carla! She is camouflaging and blending into the wall behind her. Elmo and Rosita want to camouflage too! Camouflage Carla tells them to join The Camouflage Club. All they have to do is pass the Camouflage Challenge and find six camouflaged things on Sesame Street in six minutes. First, they find a grasshopper that blends in with the green leaves. Next, they spot two butterflies that are camouflaged among the flowers. Then, they find a green lizard perched on a green leaf. Finally, they find two ladybugs camouflaged on Elmo's red fur! Elmo takes a snapshot of each critter as they go along and at the end they count six camouflaged things all together. They passed the challenging Camouflage Challenge! Carla gives each of them their very own uniform and Elmo and Rosita become full-fledged members of The Camouflage Club! THEME: Science O / 6
Porridge Art (#4325H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Zoe Loves Rocco (#4235H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoe is hanging out with her pet rock, Rocco, when Alan stops by and sings Rocco's favorite song, "Rocco and Roll." Zoe leaves to get Rocco's hat, and asks Elmo, who's playing astronaut with Baby David nearby, to watch Rocco while she's gone. As Elmo plays with David, a flying disc knocks Rocco to the ground. Then a girl walks by and accidentally kicks Rocco. Elmo is so busy playing with Baby David that he doesn't pay attention to what has happened. When Zoe returns, she realizes that Rocco has disappeared! Zoe is very angry, even though Elmo tries to replace Rocco by giving her a new rock. Chris helps Elmo see how special Rocco is to Zoe and encourages him to use his memory to give him clues to find Rocco. Elmo remembers hearing a sound like something falling to the ground. It's a clue! Maybe the flying disc knocked the rock off the table. They search and find the flying disc, but no Rocco. Then, Elmo remembers that a girl was kicking something. Another clue! They find the girl who explains that she did kick Rocco down the street and into the garden, thinking it was just another rock. Elmo remembers Rocco's shape and size and finds him in the garden! When Elmo returns, he apologizes for losing Rocco and for not understanding that he is more than just a rock to Zoe. She forgives him and they all celebrate by singing Rocco's favorite song again, "Rocco and Roll!" THEME: Emotional Development R / 19
The Best House of the Year (#4319H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!"
Great Vibrations (#4326H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
The A Team (#4225H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Abby, Elmo, and Telly are in the arbor when Big A comes in looking for members to join the A Team. The A Team helps people by solving problems using letter A words, such as "arrow" and "anchor." Abby, Elmo, and Telly join the team and proudly wear the letter A on their chests. Baby Bear is the first one who has a problem. He needs help getting his sister Curly Bear to take a nap. The A Team brings in an astronaut reciting the alphabet while doing aerobics to help her fall asleep. It works! Curly Bear falls fast asleep. Next, Gina tries to reach an envelope that blew up in the tree. The A Team brings in animals with apricot allergies that have apricots tied to their ankles. Their sneezes blow the envelope back down! Last, Oscar is aggravated and angry that some pigs are playing by his trash can. First, The A Team tries to distract them by bringing in Alan wearing an afro being chased by an alligator with an attitude, but that doesn't work. Big A wants to try a new plan and points out that the letter A can make different sounds. The A Team brings in an ape dressed as an angel singing about acorns. That plan doesn't work either. Alan suggests that they try asking the pigs to stop playing their game near Oscar's trash can. It works! Another problem solved using an "A" word. This calls for an "A" celebration! THEME: Literacy A / 9
Sesame Street Y A Quest Y Not (#4192H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
Lifting Snuffy (#4321H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
A Song for the Letter G (#4306H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Elmo, Rosita, and the letter "J" are singing a song about the sound that the letter "J" makes. After the "J" leaves, the letter "G" approaches Rosita and Elmo and tells them that he can make the "juh" sound, too, just like the letter "J", and he can also make the "guh" sound like in the word "gorilla." Elmo and Rosita think it is amazing that "G" can make two sounds! The "G" is upset, though, because he doesn't have a song about him like the letter "J" does. Elmo and Rosita need help thinking of a song that is different from the "J" song, so Super Grover comes to help. He sings a super "G" song, but the letter "G" isn't sure that the song is right for him. Oscar the Grouch offers to make up a different song, but this one is just too yucky. Rosita brings her guitar and sings a song about Spanish words that begin with "G". He likes it, but it's too slow. He's a letter with get up and go. Elmo and Rosita make up a "G" song with a more upbeat sound that gets their bodies moving. The letter "G" loves this perfect song and requests an encore!
Abby's Tricycle (#4284H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Hat Contest (#4312H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
A Prince of a Frog (#4273H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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