Sesame Street
Grover the veterinarian assistant
Air date September 22, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Belinda Ward
Production November 16, 2004
Sponsors V, 16
Releases HBO Max


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COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Rosita and Dominique Dawes are going to do some froggy jumps because it keeps the body healthy and strong. A frog jumps by and comments, "Nice moves!"
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SCENE Gina is swamped with patients at her clinic and wishes she has some help. Suddenly, her Furry Godmother appears to solve her problems (in exchange for some ear-scratching). With a wave of her magic doggy bone, Gina's new assistant appears - Grover! He blows his whistle and tells everyone to vacate the pool, until Gina points out her job is to take care of animals. He does some softshoe singing and dancing to cure the animals, but Gina keeps him in the waiting room while she tends to the hiccuping Mr. Duck.
SCENE cont'd A camel arrives for his checkup, but Grover mistakes him for a horse with a nasty bump. He calls out Gina to help him, but she tells him he's not a horse. Grover chides the camel for wasting Gina's limited time with his horse impression, and the camel decides to come back later in the week. Grover reminds Gina to tend to Mr. Duck.
SCENE cont'd Grover goes over the list of patients in queue, but can't seem to communicate with one patient (a lamp). He worries of their well being and calls Gina back out. She tells him the lamp is not alive ("Oh no, I am too late!," Grover cries) and it doesn't need her aid. She returns to Mr. Duck.

SCENE cont'd Mr. Johnson arrives and is disappointed to see Grover is employed here too. Grover ignores him for a moment as he jots down a "moosage" from Mrs. Cow. Mr. Johnson brings in his kitty, Fluffy, for her check-up. Grover freaks out, believing she is a tiger instead. He calls Gina to help him out and she points out that despite both species being feline, Fluffy is a mere kitten. Then, a tiger arrives for his appointment, frightening Mr. Johnson away. The tiger also flees when he sees Fluffy.

SCENE cont'd The Three Little Pigs are suddenly blown into the waiting room, followed by the Big Bad Wolf, who has an uncontrollable case of "Huff-and-Puffitis." Grover doesn't see this as an emergency worthy of Gina's time, when he's huffed-and-puffed through the examination room door. Gina solves the issue by giving the Wolf some "Huff-and-Pufficillin." Grover doesn't think he's cut out to be a veterinarian's assistant, when Mr. Duck reveals Grover's crash surprised him enough to cure his hiccups! Grover goes off to cure more ducks, bringing along Mr. Duck as his assistant. The Furry Godmother re-appears, not to grant any wishes, but to get some more scratching (she has fleas).
Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet.
(First: Episode 2853)
Celebrity Jill Scott sings "We Are All Earthlings."
(First: Episode 3981)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: V
Cookie Monster carries a heavy load of bricks in an effort to not eat the Letter V Cookie.
(First: Episode 3987)
Cartoon A poem about Vinnie the Vampire
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3800)
Film V for voice, violin, Victrola, etc.
(First: Episode 3399)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: abierta/cerrada
Gabi tries to feed Baby Natasha, and in doing so demonstrates abierta and cerrada (open and closed).
(First: Episode 3995)
cut from the HBO Max version
Song "Open Song"
(First: Episode 3814)
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Barnyard
Big Bird looks for Ernie at a barnyard by asking questions to the animals there.
(First: Episode 4032)
Muppets Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
(First: Episode 1920)

Muppets Global Grover: G'day! Grover returns from Australia. In his film, Emily and her family fulfill the role of wildlife rescue volunteers.
Afterwards, Grover looks for an animal he can assist and rescue. All the animals rebuff him, however, and he collapses from frustration. Soon, he finds himself the one being rescued!
(First: Episode 4070)
Muppets The Number of the Day: The Count counts and sings up to 16, accompanied by the Countess and their band of musicians.
Cartoon I've Got the "Sixteen Blues"
(First: Episode 2755)
Film Kid mural painting #16
(First: Episode 3625)
Muppets Elmo's World: Pets
(First: Episode 3918)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 453
On the Crummy Planet of the Cakes, Trash blows out a birthday cake's candle.

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