Sesame Street
Pretend Wolves
Air date March 7, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors C, 7
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


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SCENE 1 Big Bird tells ant jokes to a visiting ant. Oscar the Grouch and the Grouchketeers ask for the ant so they can do the ants in the pants dance. Even Fluffy the Elephant joins in the dance.
Celebrity / Muppets Dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater act out feelings, and Elmo guesses which feeling they're acting out.
(First: Episode 3947)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 7
Seven dancing chickens show up for the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3990)
Cartoon Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1515)
Film Seven kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(First: Episode 3844)
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SCENE 2 Zoe and Rosita are fighting because they want to play Little Red Riding Hood, but both want to be Little Red. Alan tosses a coin to decide, and Zoe wins. Rosita will be the wolf, and she howls so joyfully that Zoe wants to be the wolf too, but she doesn't push her luck. She puts a red bowl on her head as a hood. Rosita puts a bunch of ribbons on her head and announces that she will not be a scary wolf, but rather a merry and harmless wolf. Zoe still wants to be a wolf, so Rosita decides they should play the story of the Two Friendly Wolves. Zoe exchanges her red bowl for a head full of twinkly barrettes. They howl a lot. Meanwhile, Telly is enjoying a quiet game with his triangle collection. Rosita decides Telly is the Evil Magician and persuades him to play with them long enough to put the Two Friendly Wolves under a spell, turning them into rocks. The wolves realize quickly that being a rock is pretty dull, so they persuade Telly to play again, this time as the Brave Knight who breaks the spell. They promise to leave Telly alone and decide to seek adventures everywhere. Meanwhile, a real wolf hears all the howling and he wants to play with the other wolves. Zoe and Rosita explain that they're pretending, and the wolf wants to pretend too. He decides to be a pig and the two girls decide to join him. The three pretend pigs are having a fine time when Telly appears, ready to pretend to be a wolf now. Since they're pigs, he has to chase them, which is fun for everyone.
Film Big Bird ask us what kind of animal we like to pretend to be. Kids talk about what animals they like to pretend to be.

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help find Ernie's box.
(First: Episode 3984)
Animation Kids talk about what they see in a Kandinsky Painting.
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm with the Three Little Pigs. We found him!
(First: Episode 3993)
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
(First: Episode 1910)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
Muppets Hero Guy
Hero Guy grows big for his big heroic adventure. When Hero Guy is too big, he shrinks small for his wee-little adventure.
(First: Episode 3942)
Letter of the day c with cookie and mumford
Muppets The Letter of the Day: C
Cookie Monster asks The Amazing Mumford to make the cookie with the letter of the day disappear so that he can't eat it. Mumford tries and fails to make the cookie disappear, but Cookie Monster figures out a way to do it...
Film C, C, The Letter C: kids form C with their bodies.
Cartoon "C in Space"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3729)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: teléfono
Big Bird and Snuffy don't know the Spanish word for "telephone," but someone calls them to announce it: teléfono.
(First: Episode 3992)
Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
(First: Episode 3984)
SCENE 3 Big Bird announces the sponsors as Telly chases Zoe, Rosita, and the Big Bad Wolf.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo and Zoe pretend to be cowboys while displaying the letter C.
(First: Episode 3901)
This and the following segment replaced "C in Space" in the Sprout version.
Animation A strange poem with C words.
(First: Episode 3729)

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