|Plot||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|
| ||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 Moment — Ernie 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.
This segment was cut in the Sprout version. (see below).
|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.|
|Muppets|| Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"|
(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.
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