Sesame Street
Maria becomes Monster For A Day.
Air date April 4, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors G, 1
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird opens with a joke - what do you get if you put Telly and some peanut butter between two slices of bread? A peanut butter and “Telly” sandwich! This inspires Telly to lead everyone in a song and dance - "Do the Telly."
Muppets Grover sings "Monster in the Mirror."
(First: Episode 2689)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 1
After practicing a few times, The Count hits an organ key, and the number is one. One elephant appears.
(First: Episode 4000)
Film Wegman dogs: Batty and Crooky stack wood blocks to make the number 1.
(First: Episode 4000)
Cartoon Hortense beats one drum.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2570)
SCENE 2 At the Mail-It Shop, Luis deals with a chicken customer, while Maria mops up the melted ice from a penguin's care package. Suddenly, a monster emcee appears (aided by Zoe, Elmo and Telly) to crown Maria as "Pretend Monster for a Day!" They provide her a Pretend Monster baton, plus a furry cape and crown. Maria puts on a monster voice (saying "me" instead of "I") to give a short acceptance speech. Before they let her go back to work, the monsters launch into their "Monster for a Day" song.
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentRosita and Nicholas discuss monster dances.
SCENE 3 The penguin tries mailing something else instead - a chocolate covered fish, which is also on ice, causing more water to drip to the floor. Maria takes off her crown, when the monster emcee instructs her to put it back on as he and the other monsters reprise their song. The Two-Headed Monster comes in to mail a package, but Maria has trouble communicating. She eventually starts speaking in their monster gibberish too.
SCENE 3 cont'd Maria demonstrates to Gordon that every time she removes the crown, the monsters remind her to put it back on; she does this in rapid succession. Gordon suggests she tell the monsters that she's much too busy to be a pretend monster. The monsters return, hoping she can do some monster pogoing, but she gets honest with them and says she can't be a pretend monster. The monsters don't see this as a problem and collect their monster accouterments. Just when things seem back to the normal amount of chaos, Luis is crowned Pretend Monster for a Day!
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Rosita asks Bryce to pretend to be a monster.

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help him find Ernie's box.
Animation Kids see different objects in the clouds, including a train, a drum and a tiger.
(First: Episode 4009)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by dancing at the discotheque.
Insert None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(First: Episode 3360)
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!
Muppets Ernie & BertBert sees Ernie talk to an elephant while using a banana as a phone. Ernie explains to Bert that he is just pretending, but then he tells Bert that the elephant wants to talk to him.
(First: Episode 3899)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie!
Muppets Hero Guy
Hero Guy and Baby Bear ride a pirate ship, but Baby Bear forgot to draw the water. Fortunately, Hero Guy's tears make the water.
(First: Episode 3955)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: "G"
Part 1: Cookie Monster discovers there is no cookie for him ("That funny--propman here usually hand it to me") until a giant one lands into his paws. Trying to sustain himself, he eats the giant cookie.
(First: Episode 4011)
Film Kids exploring a jungle find a giant "G" swinging on vines.
(First: Episode 3498)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: "G"
Part 2: After eating the giant cookie, Cookie Monster grows larger and starts naming G words like "gassy".
(First: Episode 4011)
Animation Pencil box G / g
(First: Episode 3042)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: adiós
Rosita says adiós to the word and to the viewer.
(First: Episode 3982)
Muppets Elmo's World: Birthdays
(First: Episode 3940)
SCENE 4 Luis announces the sponsors in "monster," which the others translate.

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