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Sesame Street
Number 6 Games
Air date September 30, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Production February 29, March 3 & 6, 2008
Sponsors Q, 6
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Half


SCENE 1 Chris welcomes the viewer and remarks how quiet mornings are on the street, until Telly blares his whistle and wears a coach uniform. He gives Chris clues as to what today is with a marching band and baton twirlers (with 6 kids in each). Chris guesses it’s Number 6 Day and Telly brings on the cheerleaders, but there’s only five of them. Telly takes note and makes Chris the sixth cheerleader. The cheerleaders cheer off as Telly brings out a talking number 6, who officially lets the games commence. Telly introduces the first game, The Six-Pig Tickle (β€œIt’s got pigs! It’s got tickling! You’re gonna love it!”)

SCENE 1 cont’d Elmo finishes warming up and is ready to be tickled by the pigs. After a cheer, Elmo is tickled by pigs, until Telly blares his whistle and interrupts, claiming there’s too many pigs. Telly counts 7 pigs and feels the day is ruined. (β€œOh, the agony of defeat!”) Chris tells him to calm down and points out that by subtracting one pig, there will be six. Telly asks one pig to leave and they count 6 pigs, which begin tickling Elmo.
SCENE 1 cont’d Telly announces the half-time show, a number 3 (as she is half of 6). She explains to the audience that despite their current confusion, they’ll soon learn about division and fractions and will already know 3 is half of 6.

SCENE 1 cont’d Now, it’s time for the Chicken Laying Six Eggs event. The huddle into Big Bird’s nest area as a chicken tries to lay six eggs, but tires out after laying three. Big Bird is prepared and brings out a spare chicken he has. She too, lays only three eggs. Telly thinks the event is ruined again, until Chris adds the eggs together, making six. With the final event over, it’s time for the finale – Pete from Peoria sings the β€œSix Penguins in My Shirt” song. However, the number 6 arrives to inform them that Pete missed his flight, while the shirt and penguins arrived on another one. Chris convinces Telly to perform in Pete’s place.
SCENE 1 cont’d Dressed in an over-sized coat, Telly sings β€œSix Penguins in My Shirt”. He then takes the penguins to get some fish.
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Celebrity / Muppets Chandra Wilson and Murray Monster break things in half, including food, paper and a chair!
Cartoon Grapefruit song
(First: Episode 4084)

SCENE 2 Alan serves Gina her lunch, a plate of spaghetti and meatballs. She counts 6 meatballs on her plate. The 6 cheerleaders pop up and shout β€œ6!”, causing her to spill her food on her shirt, leaving a 6-shaped stain.
Song The Count sings a song of "Six at Sea" off-screen, while children play on the beach.
(First: Episode 4062)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #6
(First: Episode 3887)
Celebrity / Muppets LL Cool J and Elmo sing about their addition expedition.
Film Kids talk about saying hello and making friends.
(First: Episode 3927)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, takes him to yet another secret escuela with the clues of un tambor (a drum), pallitos (drumsticks) y tocar el tambor (play the drum) . The school turns out to be drumming school. At school, Murray learns all about the different kinds of drums and how to play each one properly while Ovejita uses drum mallets.
cut from the Sprout version
Animation Traction Jackson and Margarita play "Follow Me" with TJ's grandfather.
(First: Episode 4130)

SCENE 3 Gina tries to eat her lunch in the garden, noting how quiet it is, then remarks that the letter Q is the first letter in quiet. The cheerleaders pop up again and cheer for the Q, causing her to spill her plate again and making a Q -shaped stain on her shirt.
Film Ballerinas pose as the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3982)
Film Q, for quack. Quiet!
(First: Episode 3405)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Abby Cadabby and Kayla sing The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 4146)
Song Hoots sings "Baby, You're So Smart."
(First: Episode 4076)
Muppets Elmo's World: School
(First: Episode 4093)

SCENE 4 As Gina washes her stained shirts at the Laundromat, Leela announces the sponsors. The cheerleaders shout their goodbyes, causing Leela to drop her clothes.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Global Grover: After Grover has taken a trip around the world, he resolves to demonstrate how to get to school on his camel Sidney, as they do in some countries. The segment bookends a live-action film of kids going to school with Jerry Nelson singing "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School. (First: Episode 4047)
This segment replaces "Murray Has a Little Lamb" in the Sprout version.

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