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The Cookie Touch
Air date November 3, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Written by Molly Boylan
Production February 7 & March 3, 2008
Sponsors R, 7
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases The Letter Quest


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Scrumptious
SCENE 1 Cookie Monster strolls over to Hooper's Store and asks Chris for a cookie. Chris gives him one and after Cookie finishes and asks for another, he finds out there are no more cookies left. Chris assures him there will be more tomorrow. ("It's only a day away!") Cookie walks away from the store and laments to the viewer how hard it is to be a Cookie Monster, as it always involves waiting. He wishes he never had to wait for cookies again.

SCENE 1 cont'd A the mention of the word "wish", a giant cookie floats from the sky and reveals The Cookie Fairy (Sandra Oh), who has come to grant his wish. She gives him the power known as "The Cookie Touch", where everything he touches will become a cookie. He tests it out on Chris' sponge and lo and behold, it turns into a cookie! He devours it and begins reveling in his new power. The Cookie Fairy hears a cookie crumbling in Cleveland and leaves. Cookie screams "Me got Cookie Touch!" over and over as he goes to find more things to touch.

SCENE 1 cont'd Cookie finds a hat on a table and turns it into a cookie to eat. He leaves and a woman comes back, wondering where her hat went, finding only cookie crumbs. He comes back to suck up his unfinished business.
SCENE 1 cont'd As Cookie continues to walk around, he finds a newspaper, turns it into a cookie and eats it. He remarks, "All the news you can fit the 'eat'!" He wonders what else he can use his new power for and realizes he could use it to make his friends happy.

SCENE 1 cont'd Telly Monster spends some quality time with his triangles and shows off his favorite triangle (which Baby Bear gave him as a birthday gift). Cookie walks over to him and tries to make Telly happier by turning his triangle into a cookie, which doesn't bode well for Telly.

SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird sits in his nest, reading a book "All About a Dinosaur" to The Kids. Cookie strolls in and tires to make Big Bird happier by making his book a cookie. After Cookie leaves, Big Bird sadly wonders, "How do you read a cookie?"


SCENE 1 cont'd Cookie runs back to Hooper's in the mood for something "lunch-y". Chris has prepared some tuna sandwiches, which Cookie accepts. But, when Cookie touches his sandwich, it turns into a cookie. He realizes he can never eat anything but cookies again, but he looks on the bright side, as he still made his friends happy. However, Telly and Big Bird rush over to him, feeling sad and angry, and demand they get their stuff back, as they liked them before they were cookies. Cookie sees the error of his ways and accidentally turns Chris into a cookie! Cookie wishes he hadn't made his wish.

SCENE 1 cont'd Once again, The Cookie Fairy arrives when he makes his wish. She takes away his power just like he wished and changes everything (and Chris) back to normal. Cookie, relieved, runs home to eat his mom's homemade lasagna. The Cookie Fairy remarks how hungry she is and wishes she had a tuna sandwich. Chris serves her one of the sandwiches he had pre-made, making her believe he's The Tuna Fairy.
Film A girl shows how to make oatmeal cookies.
Celebrity Jessica Alba thinks a pizza, fruit salad and even a talking cake are scrumptious.
Song Do the Fruit Dance!
(First: Episode 4089)

SCENE 2 Big Bird finishes reading a book about a dinosaur to Connor and Tiffany, and picks up another book: the "Letter of the Day" book. He opens it, and sees the next segment ...
Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf) (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 3273)
Cartoon Leaves form R and r
(First: Episode 3110)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb gives him clues to the secret escuela they’re visiting. The clues she gives are musica (music), zapatos (shoes) y baila (dance). The school is revealed to be Irish Step Dancing School. Murray struggles learning how to kick, but with practice, he is able to do a jig.
(First: Episode 4169)
cut from the Sprout version
Cartoon A girl dances with a tiger.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3387)

SCENE 3 Big Bird finishes reading a different version of Cinderella to the kids, opens the "Number of the Day" book, and sees ...
Cartoon Rap #7 (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 2506)
Film Seven kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(First: Episode 3844)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Bert and Ernie are now in an Arabian village, where Bert has set up an unsuccessful lamp stand. Ernie tries dusting one off and out comes Gina, a rabbit genie who gives them three wishes. Bert wishes for a giant palace (with plenty of oatmeal) and Ernie wishes for everything he touches to turn into Rubber Duckies. He gets carried away and accidentally turns Bert's oatmeal into one. He plans to ride into town on their camel Cleo, but he turns her into one too. They bounce on her outside, but her bounce doesn't work on sand, and a sandstorm is headed their way. The call for Gina, who makes everything like it once was. Ernie then starts rubbing more of Bert's lamps to find another genie.
Film A boy shows how sushi is made.
Muppets Elmo's World: Mouths
(First: Episode 4136)
SCENE 4 Big Bird finishes reading "Hey Diddle Diddle," and suddenly notices that there are no more books in the stack. Telly rushes over with another book, titled "One of My Favorite Books," and Big Bird reads today's sponsors from it.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Global Grover: Grover returns from China with a peacock and persuade it to do its Peacock dance. (First: Episode 4057)
This segment replaces "Murray Has a Little Lamb" in the Sprout version
Muppets / Cartoon The Twiddlebugs take a family picture. (First: Episode 4125)
This segment is added before "Elmo's World" in the Sprout version


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