Sesame Street
Three Cheers for Us
Air date October 13, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors E, 3
Releases Online Streaming


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

SCENE Elmo plays with his basketball and welcomes the viewer. He tells them how he’s trying to bounce the ball three times when Zoe walks to him, waving her pompoms and cheering. She explains what a cheerleader is and believes some cheering will help Elmo bounce three times. Lo and behold, her support works and he is able to do it. Elmo wants to be a cheerleader too. He auditions to Zoe, who makes him an official Sesame Street Cheerleader, complete with his own pompoms.

SCENE cont’d Zoe and Elmo cheer down the block and come across Telly, who’s attempting to bounce on his pogo stick three times with a triangle on his head and get a place in the “Guinness Book of Triangle Records”. Zoe and Elmo think up a cheer for Telly and their motivation helps Telly succeed. Telly notices how much fun it looks to be a cheerleader and wants to be one too. After he auditions, Zoe and Elmo deem his worthy and give him his pompoms. They go find someone else to cheer for.
SCENE cont’d Gordon and Alan are playing a game of chess and Alan tries to think of a move. Suddenly, the three cheerleaders pop up and begin cheering for Alan. They inform the monsters that chess is a quiet game and doesn’t need loud cheering, so they start cheering quieter. They then cheer without any sound, but their pompoms mess up their game board. Gordon tells them that chess is not a game that requires cheering and they go off on their way.

SCENE cont’d They look for someone else to cheer for, but everyone they ask, including Maria and a chicken, are too busy. Telly believes they should just stop cheering, until Elmo realizes that they can cheer for themselves!
SCENE cont’d Two football teams, The Sheep and The Penguins, overhear their cheering and ask them to cheer for their teams. But which one will they cheer for? Both! The Sesame Street Cheerleaders cheer for everybody!
Film H.A.V.I.C Squared dancers show up, down, fast, slow, front and back.
Cartoon Noodles & Nedd
Nedd shows Noodles how to do a particular dance.
Artist: John R. Dilworth
(First: Episode 3851)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentAbby Cadabby and a girl recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 4160)
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
Muppets Big Bird finds the letter of the day in his mailbox, which transitions into the next segment.
(First: Episode 4164)
Animation Gregorian chant E/e
(First: Episode 3300)
Film A giant E rises from a pool (Jaws spoof)
(First: Episode 3300)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clues of una flauta (a flute), un tambor (a drum), y una guitarra (a guitar). The school turns out to be a music school, where kids learn to sing and play instruments. Murray learns how to play the violin and the piano, and Ovejita shows skill on the saxophone.
(First: Episode 4164)
cut from the online version
Animation Clay animated cavemen try to whistle, causing flowers to grow around them when they succeed.
(First: Episode 4061)
Muppets The Count pulls the lottery number of the day - the number 3.
Film Jane Tuesday deduces that her three missing things are behind door number 3.
(First: Episode 4077)
Animation “First, Second, Third”
Artist: Jane Aaron


Dirtiest Jobs With Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe visits Sesame Street to find the dirtiest job, which happens to belong to Oscar. Mike must do all the things Oscar does. His tasks include finding and counting stinky cheese, sorting trash, and giving his pet pig, Spot, a mud bath. Much to Oscar’s dismay, Mike doesn’t want to stop, as he’s having too much fun! Oscar: “Well, I can’t say I blame him. An opportunity like this only comes around once in a lifetime!”
cut from the online version
Song Hoots the Owl sings "This is How We Take a Bath."
(First: Episode 3216)
Muppets Elmo's World: Jumping
(First: Episode 4100)
Insert Big Bird and the Count check his mailbox, where they find the sponsors.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Global Grover
Grover returns dancing from Russia and shows a film of a boy who attends a Russian dance school. After the film, Grover continues practicing the dance when two Russian dancers appear, squish Grover between them and begin dancing back to Russia.
(First: Episode 4064)
This segment replaced Murray Has a Little Lamb in the online versions.


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Ernie and Bert find themselves in Tiny Town, where they are tiny, and everything around them is enormous. They have fun playing with a remote-control car, and making friends with a giant puppy.
(First: Episode 4161)
This segment replaced the "Dirtiest Jobs" segment in the online versions.

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