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Sesame Street
Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk
Air date February 16, 2010
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors Z, 1
Releases iTunes,
Silly Storytime, Youtube


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Humongous
SCENE Leela and Telly welcome the viewer when they hear someone moaning in distress. Jack, from β€œJack and the Beanstalk”, walks up to them, and expresses his sadness. He explains he doesn’t have a beanstalk yet and doesn’t know how to get one. He displays the cow he has and also claims he must figure the problem out on his own. To indirectly help him, they decide to give him some clues. His first clue is that he must trade his cow for something that grows in the ground.

SCENE cont'd Much to their disbelief, Jack returns with a duck and tries forcing it into the ground. They tell him he’s wrong and all begin sobbing, until Leela snaps them out of it. She gives him his next clue: it grows in the ground and rhymes with β€œjeans.”
SCENE cont'd Jack returns, having traded his duck for…some tambourines. β€œInteresting rhyme”, Telly remarks. He feels he’s failed again, but Telly convinces him to press onward for the sake of his story. Leela and Telly huddle and come up with his final clue: it grows in the ground, rhymes with β€œjeans” and is very little.


SCENE cont'd Jack finally returns and with some beans! Leela retrieves a pot and watering can from the garden and shows him how to plant the seeds. She tells him it will take a while before it starts growing, but when the ground begins to shake, she remembers the beans are magic and grow a lot faster. Suddenly, a large beanstalk shoots from the pot. Jack, Leela and Telly then sing about the greatest green beanstalk that he ever grew.
SCENE cont'd Telly asks Jack if he’s ready to climb the beanstalk. Jack thinks that would harm his precious plant and decides to start a beanstalk farm instead. Leela wonders if there’s a giant at the top, when a loud, booming voice answers her question from above.
Muppets / Celebrity Debi Mazar looks for something humongous and a large dragon arrives to help.

Muppets Murray pumps us for Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first, he and some kids play "What's On Me That Starts With Z?"
Cartoon A troop of army ants look for some Z words at a picnic and come across some zucchini.
Artist: Michael Goldberg
Film Z for Zipper
Muppets Murray and Avery present Abby's Flying Fairy School.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Abby and Gonnigan work on their magic macaroni art. Blogg uses magic to create a life-size Macaroni dinosaur. With a touch of "The Spice of Life", he brings his creation to life. However, it begins wreaking havoc all over the class room, wrecking everything. They try various methods of stopping it, including making a Macaroni stop sign, but to no avail. Mrs. Sparklenose suggests they "Spot the solution." They call on Spot, who shows them things that are humongous. They get the idea they need something big to stop him. A large wall doesn't work for them, however. Blogg comes up with a giant meatball, which the Macaronisaurus begins playing with. Everyone cheers, while the giant meatball pins Blogg to the floor.
(First: Episode 4207)
Film A girl talks about painting.
(First: Episode 3968)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for "Murray Has a Little Lamb", but first, he talks about the number one.
Cast / Muppets Miles sings a song about his favorite number, 1. (Shown in widescreen)
(First: Episode 4145)
Film In a yoga class, a woman makes the number 1 with her body.
(First: Episode 4183)
Muppets As Murray rushes off to school, Jordan introduces "Murray Has a Little Lamb".
(First: Episode 4188)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clue of a soccer ball. The school turns out to be a soccer school, where kids practice playing soccer. Murray tries being a goalie, and dribbling the ball with his feet.
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
(First: Episode 4166)
Cartoon A boy and girl look at a Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Boating on the Seine.
(First: Episode 4084)
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he and the viewer play "Sounds of the Street". They listen to the city sounds, including a bird, a car horn and a tap dancing octopus.
(First: Episode 4191)

Muppets / Celebrity Sarah Jessica Parker announces she's waiting for "Big". Super Grover overhears and declares he will help her. He brings her a big pumpkin, then a bigger drum and finally, the biggest boulder he can find. However, she claims none of them are the "Big" she's waiting for, when "Big" finally arrives - Big Bird! As they walk off, Grover collapses under the weight of the rock and notes his "big" problem.
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Dinosaurs
(First: Episode 4082)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.


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