Sesame Street
Elmo steps in for Super Grover
Air date October 8, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Written by Annie Evans
Sponsors M, 0
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Iron Monster and Sesame Heroes, Hulu


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

SCENE 1 Chris welcomes the viewer and meets up with Elmo, whose toy airplane is stuck in the tree. He suggests using a ladder, when all of a sudden, Super Chicken and his assistant, Robin, fall out of the sky. The duo begins to formulate a plan when…


SCENE 1 cont’d Super Grover crash lands to save the day! Elmo counts the superheroes he now has to save his airplane. Super Grover remarks the Elmo doesn’t need “super poultry” to save the day and plans to jump up to the tree to get the airplane. As he makes several failed attempts, Robin flies into the tree and grabs it down. Elmo thanks the super duo and they go off on their way.

SCENE 1 cont’d Grover remarks how easy it is to do a job when you have a super sidekick and wishes he had one when suddenly, the doors of 123 Sesame Street fly open to reveal Horatio the Elephant in a superhero outfit, announcing that he is up for the challenge. Grover accepts his assistance and they hear moaning of in the distance. Horatio rushes off to help them, but goes the other way, with Super Grover following after.

SCENE 1 cont’d Horatio gets stuck in the doorway of Hooper’s Store. Super Grover tries using his “super strength” to get him out, but to no avail. Chris helps him pull while Elmo goes off to help the people in trouble.

SCENE 1 cont’d Baby Bear was the one who made the cry for help, as he and his choir group have a problem. They need four animals for their quartet, but he only has three, until Elmo points out that Baby Bear is an animal too, thus completing his quartet. Baby Bear then hears an odd noise coming from Hooper’s…


SCENE 1 cont’d Now aided by a Honker, Chris and Super Grover are able to pull Horatio out. They rush over near Oscar's trash can to help, and Baby Bear tells them of what happened and how they need four animals. Grover quickly counts them off and takes credit for solving the problem. Just then, three kids get their basketball stuck on the hoop. Horatio rushes to help, with Grover in hot pursuit of him.
SCENE 1 cont’d Elmo goes over to the kids who point out their problem. Elmo is too small to reach their ball and thinks of a way to get it down.
SCENE 1 cont’d Meanwhile, Horatio is now stuck in the Laundromat entranceway. Leela, Super Grover and two other monsters pull on him, but they can’t get him out. Leela suggests using soap and water, so long as it’s hypoallergenic. (“I have very sensitive skin!”)

SCENE 1 cont’d Elmo suggests using a ball to get it down, but the kids don’t have another one. Just then, Elmo comes up with the idea of him being the ball. With the help of Chris, Elmo gets lifted up to the hoop and knocks the ball down. Just then, Horatio gets unstuck and they rush to the scene. Horatio “solves” the problem by getting the ball “unstuck” from the boy’s hands. Horatio rushes off to find more situations to help with, trampling Grover in the process.


SCENE 1 cont'd Once again, Horatio gets stuck in the other entrance to Hooper’s. However, this time, he is able to get himself out. Feeling “stuck in this job”, Horatio decides to go back to his old job at the ballet company. Now, Grover needs a new sidekick, suggesting Chris for the job. He denies and recommends Elmo. He too declines, as he would rather play with his toy airplane. Super Grover decides to work solo and hails a taxi. Elmo throws his toy airplane, and ends up getting stuck in the tree again, but this time, Chris gets the ladder.
Cartoon Hop, hop, shake your head, and sway like an elephant.
(First: Episode 4015)
Celebrity Patrick Warburton has a chicken stuck in his shirt.
Animation What's behind the door? The clay cavemen try to find out in a number of different ways.
(First: Episode 4149)
SCENE 2 At the Laundromat, Leela asks Horatio to help her show the letter of the day. However, he gets stuck in the entranceway again.
Animation "You Got an M Song"
(First: Episode 4107)
Muppets Law and Order: Special Letters Unit
The detectives of the Special Letters Unit search for a missing letter M.
(First: Episode 4109)
Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela, with the clues of medias (socks), un gorro (a hat) and patines de hielo (ice skates). The school turns out to be Ice Skating School, where Murray learns the basics of skating.
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein learns about ice cubes. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2582)
SCENE 3 Leela now enlists the help of Gina to get Horatio out, who suggests Leela pull and she’ll pull on Leela, but with no success. At least he can see the number of the day…
Film A man break-dances around the number 0, disappearing to demonstrate "zero dancer."
(First: Episode 4014)
Cartoon A number zero feels sad about his worth until his coach cheers him up.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3725)
Muppets Abby Cadabby sings "Kids With Wings."
(First: Episode 4157)
Film Kenya and Cherie are friends, even when they disagree about how they do their hair.
(First: Episode 3834)
Cartoon Super Wendy takes her meal home from a restaurant in a to-go box, solving other problems along the way.
Artist: Laura di Trapani
(First: Episode 4117)
Muppets Elmo's World: Noses
(First: Episode 4143)

SCENE 4 Leela now has a whole gang of people pulling on each other to get Horatio out. They un-free him and he announces the sponsors. He then dances off to Hooper’s for a peanut butter sandwich and once again gets stuck.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Global Grover: Grover returns from Trinidad on a pair of stilts. In his film (First: Episode 3427), Asha and her friends practice and dance on stilts in preparation for a carnival. Afterward, Grover muses about the things he's learned to do on stilts...including the need to practice more!
(First: Episode 4049)
This segment replaces Murray Has a Little Lamb in the Hulu version.



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