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Sesame Street
Who'll replace the Big Bad Wolf?
Air date September 7, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors Z, 14
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Gordon says that there are ways to exercise our body indoors, when it is raining outside. He suggests that we can play with a scarf, dance to music, or have an indoor parade, which Big Bird and two kids want to do and Gordon joins them.
SCENE Telly is telling a joke to Zoe and Elmo, while Gordon is reading the newspaper, when Elmo notices the viewer and they all welcome them to Sesame Street. Suddenly the Three Little Pigs come by and say the Big Bad Wolf is coming to get them.

SCENE, cont'd The Big Bad Wolf arrives, but then he falls asleep. Little Red Riding Hood arrives and yells at the Big Bad Wolf for keeping her and her grandma waiting. As she leaves, the three little pigs agree that the Big Bad Wolf is always falling asleep when chasing them and decide to "wee wee wee" all the way home. The Big Bad Wolf feels so exhausted that he decides to take a vacation, but he needs to find another wolf to replace him while he is gone. Elmo, Zoe, and Telly want to be the wolf replacement, so the Big Bad Wolf decides to hold auditions to see who is the best wolf.

SCENE, cont'd Elmo and Zoe arrive in their wolf outfit with ears, snout, and a tail. However, Telly has a sweatshirt with a wolf on it because it was the only wolf outfit he has. Then Big Bad Wolf has them take a test of blowing down a straw house just like the story of the “Three Little Pigs.”



SCENE, cont'd Elmo tries to blow down the house by using a fan to make the air blow down the house, but ends up cool off the house. Next, Zoe tries to use an electric fan that use more air to blow down the house, but can’t do it either. Then Telly uses a vacuum cleaner, but ends up sucking the house instead. When nothing works, Gordon suggests that they blow down the house by huffing and puffing like the Big Bad Wolf since it is his trademark. Since the Big Bad Wolf is tired, Gordon shows them by blowing at the straw house with his mouth and is able to blow it apart.

SCENE, cont'd The next test is chasing after a pig. The Big Bad Wolf replies that chasing pigs is not only the requirement of being the wolf replacement, but it is also good exercise. As Telly, Elmo, and Zoe chase the pig named Maurice, the Big Bad Wolf tells the viewer to join in and chase after the pig. In the end, the pig gets tired and lands next to Gordon, which makes Gordon the winner of the test.

SCENE, cont'd The next test is pretending to be grandma. It is to help stress their pretend skill because they have to pretend to be a wolf and pretend to be a grandma as well. Zoe, Elmo, and Telly went off to get their grandma outfits; Zoe and Elmo have on grandma outfits, but Telly has on a cheese outfit to show how he is really stressing his pretend skill. The Big Bad Wolf asks Gordon what he thinks is the best at dressing up as grandma. So Gordon puts on his glasses to ‘’better see them with’’ until the Big Bad Wolf has made up his mind. As the wolf thinks about it, Elmo, Zoe, and Telly argue about who is going to be the wolf replacement. Gordon breaks up the argument by asking them if being the wolf is important to them than friendship. Elmo replies that he thinks it is important for them to be friends than to be the wolf. Zoe and Telly agree as well.
SCENE, cont'd Finally, the Big Bad Wolf has made his decision and chooses Gordon to be the wolf. He recalls how Gordon was able to pass his test of blowing down the house, capturing the pig, and making a good granny with the glasses he has on. The Big Bad Wolf gives Gordon wolf ears to place on his head. Then the wolf goes off to the beach for his vacation.

SCENE, cont'd At that moment, the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood arrive. Little Red Riding Hood informs Gordon about her grandma is at the house and her nighty is in the closet. With that, Gordon shrugs and replies that “Someone has got to do it” and chases after the three little pigs. Elmo, Zoe, and Telly are still friends and comment on how Gordon makes a good wolf as he still chases after the three little pigs.
Song "Dressed Up" (remake)
(First: Episode 3399)
Celebrity "Everything's Coming Up Noses!" Harvey Fierstein places noses on a selection of Anything Muppets while singing a song touting the virtues of the body part.
(First: Episode 4063)
Muppets Elmo rides a tricycle and sings "Riding My Tricycle" to express his joy and pride in the activity.
(First: Episode 4083)
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: Z

Prairie Dawn decides to give Cookie Monster a plate of cookies so he doesn't eat the letter Z, but alas, as Prairie lectures, Cookie Monster eats all the cookies and then proceeds to eat the Z.
(First: Episode 4082)

Animation The Letter Z in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2855)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: Zanahoria
Through song, Grover not only teaches young viewers the Spanish word for carrot, but also explains how they are good for the body.
cut from the online version

Muppets Journey to Ernie: Dinosaur Age
Big Bird searches for Ernie behind the biggest dinosaur.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie imagines a dinosaur when going to sleep. He wants Bert to imagine one also, but Bert has a hard time doing it. As the two go to sleep, Bert’s imaginary dinosaur appears and wakes up Bert. Bert is amazed how the dinosaur is just like how he imagined it and how it likes bottle caps and pigeons as Bert does.
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(First: Episode 2744)

Muppets Global Grover: Grover returns from Bangladesh. He narrates his film, in which Runa and her father travel to a river to fish. Afterwards Grover tries to throw his fishing net with little success.
Muppets The Number of the Day: The Count counts and sings up to 14, accompanied by the Countess and their band of musicians.
Cartoon Traction Jackson makes 14 baskets.
(First: Episode 4070)
Cartoon "Sing a Song of Fourteen"
(First: Episode 2670)
Muppets Elmo's World: Cats
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 2
Surrounded by Space Bunnies, Trash throws a head of cabbage, thereby dispersing the crowd.

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