Sesame Street
Fix-It Shop becomes Mail It Shop
Air date February 7, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors M (for the Mail-It Shop), 17
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird reads Elmo the new Mail It Shop sign, upside down. The shop is to open today. Elmo stands upside down, and then the kids sing an upside-down version of The Alphabet Song with them.

Muppets Destiny's Child performs "A New Way To Walk" with Grover, Elmo and Zoe.
Muppets The Number of the Day: 17
A singing Muppet 17 shows up after learning that the number of the day is 17.
Film Kid mural painting #17
(First: Episode 3639)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #17
(First: Episode 3854)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Snuffy wonder what the Mail It Shop is and when it will open. Everyone sings "Mail It Shop Is Coming."

SCENE 2, cont'd Maria opens the Mail It Shop. Grover the mail carrier delivers more mail, but Big Bird is very disappointed that there's no mail for him. He's hoping that Granny Bird will send him some homemade birdseed.
SCENE 2, cont'd Luis suggests that Big Bird should write a letter to Granny Bird on the computer. Oscar helps Slimey's friend Glo Worm move into a mail box.

SCENE 2, cont'd Big Bird's letter is ready. Grover, the Tuba Delivery Monster delivers Telly's Tuba Lover's Songbook, which comes with a free tuba.
SCENE 2, cont'd Grover, the Birdseed Delivery Monster, delivers a bag of birdseed for Big Bird from Granny Bird. Now Big Bird will send a different letter -- a thank you note.
Film Kids show the different things they've received in the mail.

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by repeating a clapping pattern.
Cartoon The green violinist, in fact the Marc Chagall painting, demonstrates fast, slow, high and low.
(First: Episode 3974)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box in the chicken coop.
Video Kids demonstrate surprise by winding a jack-in-the-box, as “Pop Goes the Weasel” plays.
(First: Episode 3624)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help him find Ernie's box. We found him!
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie presents Richie typing his name on the computer.
(First: Episode 3908)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
Muppets Hero Guy
Hero Guy hits a fly ball, but will Hero Guy be able to catch it?
Muppets The Letter of the Day: M
Cookie Monster tries to disguise the Letter M Cookie to prevent himself from eating it.
Film The letter M dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3636)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: agua
Rosita shows the viewer what agua means.
cut from the Sprout version
Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
SCENE 3 Gabi announces the sponsors while Big Bird and Snuffy wonder what they might get in the mail tomorrow.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 1
(First: Episode 3000)
This segment replaced the "Spanish Word of the Day" sketch in the Sprout version.


  • Grover becomes a mail carrier in this episode. Previously, in Episode 0295, Grover wanted to be a mail carrier; however, after Molly let him deliver some mail, he changed his mind.
  • Patrons in the Mail-It Shop include Muppet Performers, Pam Arciero, Kevin Clash, Rick Lyon, and Jim Martin.
  • This episode was released on a VideoNow Jr. disc, trimmed to a half-hour. This version of this episode has the Friday closing credits sequence, despite this episode originally airing on a Thursday.

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