Sesame Street
Ironing Monster
Air date September 30, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Sponsors L, 7
Syndication HBO
Releases Iron Monster and Sesame Heroes


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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Cling

SCENE Elmo helps Leela with some laundry when Grover arrives to drop off "you-know-who's" cape. Just as it is put in the wash, Grover and Elmo notice everyone in the Laundromat is having problems; Bert has soggy socks, Gina is out of fabric softener and Cookie Monster has a stain problem ("Anybody know how to get cream filling out of suede?"). Grover tries to help, but is reminded that he can't be Super Grover without his cape. He decides a new hero must help out and runs off.
Iron Man Grover
SCENE cont'd Leela wonders what's going on when Grover returns in a metal suit as "Iron Monster", superhero of the Laundromat! He states that as long as his cape is getting washed, Iron Monster will help out instead. He presses a button on his super-suit that makes him fly, but crash around the Laundromat.

SCENE cont'd Chris enters, needing someone to break his dollar for the machine. Iron Monster literally tries to break it when Leela shows him how to make change from a dollar using quarters. Chris gives her another dollar to break and Elmo helps count. Iron Monster is proud of helping and attempts to fly again, but lands in a washing machine.
SCENE cont'd Gabi arrives with a stained sweatshirt. Iron Monster tries stamping out the stains, adding five more to the two already there (making seven stains). Leela uses some stain remover and they watch as the stains are subtracted. Iron Monster takes another flight, crashing into the wall.


SCENE cont'd Finally, Maria comes in, looking for a match for her single sock. Iron Monster uses his power of static cling to bring the sock out of hiding, causing tons of clothes to fly at him, making a mess. Leela breaks out the missing sock basket and finds the perfect match for Maria's sock. When she leaves, Leela states it's time for Iron Monster to go as well, because his cape is finally clean! Grover says goodbye to Iron Monster for good, saying the Laundromat has a much better superhero - Leela (whom he dubs "Iron Leela"). Iron Monster says goodbye and takes off.
Muppets / Celebrity A group of animals cling to Jude Law.

Muppets Murray and the viewer practice flapping their "wings" for when Abby's Flying Fairy School begins. He then plays "Bring Out Your L", asking people to show him any L words they have on them.
(First: Episode 4203)
Cartoon Elmo sings about the L sound in the word "lemon".
Taken from Sesame Street English
(First: Episode 4203)
Muppets Murray and Avery present Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4211)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The class plays with Niblet, the class pet. It’s Gonnigan’s turn to hold him, but he’s to afraid to and disappears. Blogg then tries to and Niblet steals his wand. After a chase, he runs into a crayon drawing n the wall. However, they are unable to get inside. Spot shows them videos of doors, which gives them the idea to use a door. After twinkle-thinking, Abby realizes the drawing is Gonnigan’s and he can draw a door on it. Once inside, they try and follow him, but he draws a river between them. Abby draws a pumpkin to get them across, but Gonnigan adds a sail. Once on the river, Niblet re-draws it as the top of a mountain. Gonnigan adds wheels to get down to him, but Niblet draws a second hill, causing them to slide back and forth between them. Niblet escapes the drawing and heads into his Gerblecorn hole. They try opening it with a spell (rhyming “door” with “Zsa Zsa Gabor”), but find out magic can’t open it. They sob at the idea of never seeing Niblet again, which brings him out of his hole. He gives Blogg his wand back and has Gonnigan hold him. Mrs. Sparklenose rewards them (and the viewer) with a gold star.
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets The singing fruits do a hip-hop song, "Eat Your Favorite Fruits," over footage of kids eating fruit.
(First: Episode 4147)
Muppets Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is coming up, but first he counts 7 dancers, hula-hoops, pink hats and kids.
(First: Episode 4196) (with "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mention)
Cartoon A hopscotch game with seven squares.
(First: Episode 4081)
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.

Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
At the fun fair, Ernie enters his new friend, Froggy, in the great frog race to win unlimited rides on the Ducky ride. Froggy, however, seems more interested in eating things and giving Bert kisses. Froggy ends up swallowing a rubber ball from some kids. When the race begins, Froggy stays put. Ernie sees she likes Bert a lot and has him bounce in front of her on a pogo-stick, encouraging her to follow and win the race.
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)
Celebrity / Muppets LL Cool J and Elmo sing about their addition expedition.
(First: Episode 4172)
Muppets Murray and Navin introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4190)
Muppets Elmo's World: Frogs
(First: Episode 4187)
("Email" section cut)
Muppets Murray looks at a large screen to announce the sponsors.


  • This episode is incorrectly numbered as #4224 in the official press kit.

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