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"What Happens Next?"
Air date June 20, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors R, 10
Releases HBO Max


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COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Grover says that jumping is a great way to move the body and make them healthy and strong. At that moment, Grover slips and falls down. He replies that jumping is fun, but falling down isn't.
SCENE Alan is talking to Elmo, when he notices and greets the viewers. Elmo explains that Alan is trying to help him decide what to do today, until they are in luck...
SCENE, cont'd Suddenly, the store lights dim down and lights flash around. A voice announces that it's time for every Grouch's favorite game show, "What Happens Next?," hosted by Oscar the Grouch! Alan doesn’t know much about this Grouch game show, but Oscar explains it has science, music, and worms. Elmo finds the game interesting and asks to play.

SCENE, cont'd Oscar introduces Slimey, who is ready for a swim. He shows Slimey's little pool of mud and asks Elmo to guess what happens when Slimey dives into his pool. Before they start, two grouches and Oscar sing the game's theme song.
SCENE, cont'd After the song ends, Oscar asks Elmo if Slimey will make a big splash or a little splash. Elmo ponders that Slimey is little, so he would make a little splash. Slimey proceeds to jump into the pool and makes a little splash, meaning Elmo gets the question right.

SCENE, cont'd As Alan and Elmo cheer, Oscar announces that the game isn't over. For the next round, Slimey climbs up to a higher diving board. Oscar tells Elmo to formulate a hypothesis, but Elmo isn’t sure how to answer and asks Alan for help. Alan explains that even though Slimey is little, he is on a high diving board and would travel fast when diving. Elmo concludes that Slimey would make a big splash, which Slimey does, causing Alan to get splashed with mud. Elmo gets rewarded mud as a prize, while Oscar heads off, leaving Elmo and an angry Alan alone.
SCENE, cont'd At the Mail It Shop, Maria and Luis help a penguin send his earmuffs to his friends in Antarctica. Suddenly, the lights dim down and the announcer’s voice reappears, introducing the "What Happens Next?" game. As Oscar pops up, Maria and Luis tell him they're not in the mood to play, but Elmo comes by and wants to try the game again.


SCENE, cont'd Slimey now appears on a little skateboard and Grundgetta comes with a little fan. Oscar asks what would happen when she turns on the fan. To Oscar's dismay, Maria hints to Elmo that air moves things, which makes Elmo hypothesize that the little fan will blow air, and it will move Slimey and his skateboard. As Grundgetta turns on the fan, a breeze of air comes out and pushes Slimey and his skateboard. Elmo gets the answer right again!

SCENE, cont'd Just when everyone thinks the game's over, Oscar asks what would happen to a big fan when it blows? As Grundgetta brings in a big fan, Maria and Luis begin to freak out because they know the outcome, but Elmo guesses that the big fan will move something big. With that, Grundgetta turns on the fan, and it blows away Maria, Luis, the penguin, and all the mailing letters on the table. Elmo's prize is the air all around them, and Oscar tells him to catch him later.
SCENE, cont'd Gordon is reading the newspaper when the lights dim down, and the voice returns to introduce "What Happens Next?" As Oscar pops up, Gordon (or Teach, in Oscar's point of view) tries to avoid playing the game, but Elmo comes up again and pleads Gordon to play the game. Reluctantly, Gordon accepts.
SCENE, cont'd A hungry Slimey appears with an apple and a wall obstructing his path. Oscar asks Elmo to guess on how Slimey will get his lunch. Elmo guesses that Slimey can go around the wall, but Gordon points out that he can climb over it. Slimey does so and is able to reach the apple to eat. Elmo cheers that he got it right, but Oscar says the game isn’t over.

SCENE, cont'd This time, Oscar has a big bowl of peanuts and a bigger wall besides it. At that moment, The Elephant arrives and Oscar asks Elmo, "How will the elephant get the peanuts now?" Before Elmo can guess, however, the elephant becomes impatient and...

SCENE, cont'd ...charges right through the wall, knocking Gordon and the table. Elmo learns that worms can go around or over the wall, but elephants can go through the wall! As Gordon gets up, he demands Oscar to stop playing, but Oscar disagrees and decides to play this game show all day long.

SCENE, cont'd Suddenly, Oscar gets a call on his cellphone from the president of Grouch TV. He tells Oscar that his game show is getting positive reception and making the audience happy. Oscar doesn't want a happy audience and decides to quit his career and take his show off the air, which the audience boos at. Elmo doesn’t know what to do now since the game show is over, but the Elephant suggests they play leapfrog together. Elmo likes the game and goes to play with him, leaving Slimey to munch on his apple, and Gordon to wonder about what just happened.
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before and after.
(First: Episode 0694)
Song "It's the Shpritzer Honker Splasher Sprinkler Tweeter Squirt," the wettest musical instrument.
(First: Episode 3408)
Muppets / Celebrity India.Arie and Elmo sing The Alphabet Song.
Muppets The Letter of the Day: R
Cookie Monster sings a rap song about the letter R, naming R words and singing about how he shouldn't eat the letter of the day while singing the song, but then he finishes the song (and after that, he finishes the cookie).
(First: Episode 3995)
Song "Letter R Menu"
(First: Episode 3526)
Cartoon R for robot, rabbit, run, read, rock, rocket.
(First: Episode 3088)
Film Jane Tuesday eats a tasty red raspberry and tells us to "Eat Your Colors Today."
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day:
Rosita repeatedly sings the chorus of the "Conga Counting Song" to teach us how to count to 10 in Spanish.
Cartoon Healthy food song: Broccoli
Muppets Big Bird wants to take a rest from playing tag with Elmo, but Elmo wants to keep playing. Through song, Big Bird emphasizes the importance of resting to Elmo. As they rest, they watch some kids ride on their scooters, Zoe dancing, and Telly bouncing on his pogo stick. When the song is over, Big Bird is ready to continue the game of tag with Elmo.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps" (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 3026)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover talks to Sara about the word, Quiet.
(First: Episode 2608)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tries to play a "Guess What's Next" pattern game with Ernie with paper clips and bottle caps. Then Ernie plays the game with Bert using sheep, chickens, and two cows (Gladys makes a cameo appearance).
Cartoon Babies and doggies pattern: What comes next?
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3039)

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)

Film The Number of the Day: A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 10.
Animation A butterfly has fun with 10 flower petals.
Artist: Misseri Studio
(First: Episode 4022)
Film Three girls do a "One Potato" rhyme.
(First: Episode 3271)
Cartoon "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3526)
Muppets Elmo's World: Jumping
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 269
Trash Gordon handles the Giant Cranky Monster Baby by giving it a giant bottle.

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