Sesame Street
Plot Cookie Monster writes a story
Air date April 29, 2004
Season Season 35 (2004)
Sponsors S, 19
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
Intro My Favorite Sesame Street Moments: Cher
Cher talks about how she's thankful that Sesame Street is in the world to cheer her up when she's blue. A clip from "Dancin' Shoes" is shown.

SCENE At Hooper's Store, Alan welcomes the viewers to Sesame Street. As the patrons (Big Bird, Miles, and a mother and her daughter) leave except for Gabi, Cookie Monster enters and orders a cookie from Alan. After eating it, Cookie Monster wants some more, but Alan tells Cookie Monster that he ate the last cookie. So Alan decides to bake some more, but Cookie Monster has a hard time waiting for them to be ready. Gabi replies that he could do something while he waits and suggests he write a story about cookies. So Cookie Monster dictates the story, while Gabi writes it down.
SCENE, cont'd The story is about King Cookie, who was not happy because he felt something missing in his life. So he calls out for his Royal Helper to send a message to people of his kingdom that he is looking for something special that would make him happy. The story comes to a halt as Cookie Monster asks Alan if the cookies are ready. Alan says not yet and Cookie Monster continues with his story.

SCENE, cont'd Several royal subjects come to the kingdom to give King Cookie something to make him happy. The first to show up is Big Bird, who offers birdseed to share with the king. However, while this makes Big Bird happy, it doesn't make King Cookie happy. The next to arrive is Lady Gabi of the Schoolyard, who does a special hand clap, but it also doesn't cheer up Cookie. However, the Royal Helper enjoys the special hand clap and starts to do it until King Cookie tells him to stop. The story comes to a halt as Cookie Monster asks Alan if the cookies are ready. Alan replies that it is almost done and Gabi tells Cookie Monster to finish up the story.
SCENE, cont'd Next comes a young prince who cheers up King Cookie by singing a song. After the song ends, King Cookie feels happy for a moment, but he still feels something missing in his life.


SCENE, cont'd As King Cookie starts to give up, a little girl (played by Jasmina Lee) comes up to him and gives him a cookie to eat. King Cookie decides to try it to make the girl happy. After a bite of the cookie, King Cookie realizes that this is what's been missing all along and he eats it all and a box of cookies that the girl also has. Feeling good, King Cookie proclaims the girl as prime minister and lives happily ever after.
SCENE, cont'd As Gabi finishes writing, she comments on how it had a happy ending. Just then, Alan comes with a plate of cookies and Cookie Monster thanks Alan as he proclaims, “This not happy ending, this happy beginning.” Then Cookie Monster eats all the cookies off the plate.
Animation In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(First: Episode 3492)

Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song, and various celebrities join in, including Michael Jeter, Patrick Stewart, Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop, Harry Belafonte, Grover, David Robinson, and Ellen DeGeneres.
(First: Episode 3526)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: S
Super Grover has a super plan to keep Cookie Monster from eating the letter of the day. He puts the cookie into a basket, and pulls it up with a rope. However, Cookie Monster pulls down on and eats the basket, sending Super Grover flying.
(First: Episode 4006)
Song "S, You're the Best"
(First: Episode 3551)
Cartoon The word "Subway" rides the MBTA subway.
(First: Episode 3375)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: salta
Rosita tries to see if we can guess what salta means. The Elephant, Narf, and a chicken show us the meaning by jumping and we learned that salta is the Spanish word for "jump."
Song "Jump"
(First: Episode 3136)

Muppets Journey to Ernie: Playground
Big Bird must find words that are written in chalk on the pavement and find something that rhymes with that word to find Ernie.
(First: Episode 4064)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie invites Bert to play ball, but Bert prefers to read instead. He sings "In My Book", and soon finds himself clustered around by Ernie and all the characters referenced in his song.

Muppets Global Grover: Grover has just taken a trip all over the globe and learned about the different ways people bathe. The film clip features Kevin Clash singing "This is How We Take a Bath." Dirty from his trip, Grover intends to clean up himself, but there is no water coming out of the faucet. An elephant named Stevie helps him out by using his trunk as a shower head.
(First: Episode 4033)

Cartoon Global Thingy
A little bug trips during a race and can’t get up. The other animals stop racing to help the bug up and they all race to the finish line together.
(First: Episode 4054)
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 Hand Prints count to 19.
Film Growing Numbers #19
(First: Episode 2937)
Muppets Elmo's World: Computers
(First: Episode 3916)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon:
Chapter 538
Planet Scram: Trash is confronted by a gang of Grouches shouting "SCRAM!" until he pulls the old snake-in-the-can trick on them.


  • This is one of the few recent Sesame Street episodes in which Frank Oz performs throughout the entire street plot.

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