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Sesame Street
Super Grover's new cape
Air date April 15, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors F, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria greets the viewer, when Super Grover rushes over to see if his new cape has been delivered. He relates the struggles his current cape has, which is worn out and hardly keeps him in the sky. Maria tells him the delivery is scheduled for Thursday, unfortunately. Grover hears someone in need of his help and flies off as best he can.

SCENE 1 cont'd Super Grover soars through the sky, when his cape begins acting up and starts to slow down ("Get a horse!" calls a passing bird). Suddenly, Super Grover plummets to the Earth below. Maria offers to sew up the holes in his cape, but Grover officially declares it an "ex-cape." He makes an attempt to fly without it, to no success. He recruits Big Bird, Zoe and the kids as his super helpers to find an alternative.

SCENE 1 cont'd First, Big Bird gives Grover his extra large bedsheet, which proves much too big to fly with. Zoe's washcloth also turns out to be too small. She also gives him a bath towel, which is just the right size. Grover cites that the picture of a duck on it is a good sign. He takes off and gets a little air, but not enough to fly into the sky.
SCENE 1 Grover rests on the back of Margret, a chicken, believing she can take him to the sky. Big Bird and Margret point out that chickens are unable to fly (though Margret claims to have flown 10 feet once). She also believes a cannon might help and Grover decides to call his pal the Great Fentini, the human cannonball.

SCENE 1 cont'd A small crowd gathers as Grover is blasted into the sky from Fentini's cannon, but the towel falls off in mid-flight, sending Grover plummeting back to the ground. Maria, fed up, gives a call to Marty's Cape City, who tells her the cape is ready now and it's sent via air mail (and drops with a parachute).
SCENE 1 cont'd Grover puts on his new cape with glee ("I love that new cape smell."). He thanks everyone who helped (even the Academy) and attempts to take off, but has some trouble. Everyone blows some air to help propel him into the sky, right where he belongs.
Film A Wegman dog sits on one end of a see-saw, while someone adds things to the other side.
Film Bill Irwin performs a dance called "Body Parts Cooperation," which is commented on by Biff and Roxie Marie.
(First: Episode 3624)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 8
Eight bats show up when The Count reveals that 8 is the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3989)
Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places. (gate/plate/skate)
(First: Episode 3231)
SCENE 2 Super Grover appears to reiterate the number of the day - 8!
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 1877)
4037 Helping People.jpg
SCENE 3 Big Bird wants to be a superhero too, but thinks without a cape, he can't help anyone. Maria sings "Helping People" to convince him otherwise.
Film A girl recites her poem, "If I Were."
(First: Episode 3813)
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Shape Land — Big Bird hunts for Ernie in a land full of floating geometric shapes. Telly Monster appears hanging out in his favorite shape: a triangle.
Muppets Ernie's Show and Tell: Ben shows Ernie his weather map of the United States.
(First: Episode 3836)
Muppets Hero Guy
Baby Bear wants to have a Flying Adventure in the Sky with Hero Guy, but he can't fly by himself.
(First: Episode 3989)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: F
Cookie Monster plans to draw a picture of the letter cookie so that he can eat it yet still teach the letter thereof. He ends up eating both the cookie and the drawing, though!
(First: Episode 3997)
Cartoon The junkyard brings an F near a U, and N to spell out the word FUN.
SCENE 4 Super Grover swoops in once more to remind us of today's letter, F.
Film Alphaboy fans his father's feet with feathers.
(First: Episode 3442)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: flor
Maria smells different flowers, including Stinky the Stinkweed.
(First: Episode 3983)
Muppets Elmo's World: Firefighters
SCENE 5 Super Grover announces the sponsors and finds out his discarded cape now belongs to "Super Grouch" (Oscar), who uses it to fly (and crash) around his trash can.

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