Sesame Street
Grover opens a popcorn stand
Air date March 12, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors I, 19


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob sings "Talk With Your Hands", while Linda teaches Big Bird, Ernie and Emily different signs.
Muppets Telly tries practicing "The Blue Danube" on his tuba, but is disrupted by Elmo, who's practicing his drum. After their problem gets out of hand, they get an idea to cooperate.
Muppets The Number of the Day: 19
A Muppet 19 shows up after learning that the number of the day is 19.
(First: Episode 3983)
Cartoon Nineteen pigs!
Film Kids paint a huge mural about the number 19.
(First: Episode 3601)

SCENE 2 Big Bird and Emily find Grover has opened a new popcorn stand and he has everything planned out: he has his machine, small and large boxes and a sign. But, he's lacking one thing: popcorn; he can't get the machine to pop any. Emily points out it's not turned on and shows him the button. Nothing happens initially, until Grover remembers the cardinal rule: count to 20 ("What else would you do while you wait for corn to pop?"). Now that the popcorn is popping, he gives Emily some, on the house for helping him. But soon, Grover is met with a small flood starting to arise.
SCENE 2 cont'd Ernie visits the stand, where Grover is up to his elbows in popcorn; the machine is popping faster than he can scoop. Ernie helps him out by promoting the stand so that more people will help empty his readily growing stock.
SCENE 2 cont'd Ernie turns the stand on to some Honkers and pigs. He tries convincing Lulu, but she prefers pretzels. Ernie states trying new foods is fun and she takes a sample of his popcorn, then gobbles his whole box. She still likes pretzels and heads off to find one, with Ernie and the pigs following.


SCENE 2 cont'd Grover calls for help, now completely engulfed by his popcorn. Bob and Linda dig him out and point out the solution - turn the machine off! Bob presses the button and the corn stops popping, to Grover's relief. Ernie brings back several chickens, who wildly dig into the popcorn. Grover, however, has no intention of making any more, saying he's "too pooped to pop."

Muppets / Film Big Bird's favorite food is birdseed cookies. "What's yours?"
Kids comment on their favorite foods.
(First: Episode 3977) sans Big Bird intro

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box in the supermarket.
(First: Episode 3982)

Film Wanda the Word Fairy drives to a market to demonstrate the words of foods, attracting the suspicious gaze of the grocer in the process.
(First: Episode 2652)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm with the Three Little Pigs.
(First: Episode 3993)
Film Wegman's dogs cook popcorn in three different ways.
(First: Episode 3726)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by dancing at the discotheque. We found him!
(First: Episode 3982)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
Muppets Hero Guy
Baby Bear gets distracted and draws Hero Guy with a Super Big Hand by accident. Now Hero Guy can play basketball faster and squeeze lemons for lemonade.
(First: Episode 3965)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: I
Instead of eating the Letter I Cookie, Cookie Monster decides to just lick its icing. Now it's no longer The Letter Of The Day cookie.
Cartoon "I in the Sky" (final airing)
(First: Episode 0368)
Animation You've Got A Letter: I
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: flor
Maria smells different flowers, including Stinky the Stinkweed.
(First: Episode 3983)
Muppets Elmo's World: Sleep
(First: Episode 3983)
SCENE 3 Bob and Linda announce and sign the sponsors, and some chickens run by with their popcorn.

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