Sesame Street
Saved By Superfoods
Air date December 8, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Sponsors G, 5


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Crunchy
(First: Episode 4197)


SCENE Elmo welcomes the viewer and observes an odd thing on his plate. Super Grover crashes onto the scene to help out in identifying it, but believes it's a rock and a french poodle. Suddenly, the Super Foods appear singing their theme song. Grover tries to tell them a superhero is already on the case, but the foods show the object is a kiwi and use their powers to slice it up. The cheese tells Elmo to try it, but he's never had one before. She sings "Try, Try Again" to encourage him to try the fruit. Elmo gives it a taste and enjoys it! Super Grover goes off to find someone else in need of his help.

SCENE cont'd Rosita is having a hard time opening her bag of "Crunchy Twists." Grover arrives and begins beating the bag to open it. Once he does, all the contents spill on the sidewalk. They hear a funky beat, which signals the arrival of the Super Foods again. The whole-wheat bread shows her there are many health foods she can eat at snack time and sings about the "rainbow" of foods she could try. Grover is starting to get frustrated and looks for someone else in need.


SCENE cont'd A rooster (Joey Mazzarino) struggles to lift his heavy suitcase to get to the airport. Grover passes by and strikes a deal to help the rooster. He tugs on the suitcase, but finds he can't lift it. To his dismay, the Super Foods arrive once more and he tells them to back off. The banana tells him they can help him, learning he skipped breakfast. They explain in song that it's "The Most Important Meal of the Day." Grover has some food and gains back his strength. He leads a song in praise of his new super friends.
Muppets / Celebrity Adam Sandler tries to explain the word crunchy, but finds it hard while Cookie Monster munches on a crunchy cookie.
(First: Episode 4197)

Muppets Before Abby's Flying Fairy School begins, Murray begins a round of "What's on Me That Starts With G?" Some kids point out he's wearing gloves, a geranium and green.
(First: Episode 4207)
Muppets Mr. Johnson tries to read in the park, when game-show host Grover appears to put him in "The Letter G Game," where he must find something that starts with G. Although Mr. Johnson refuses to play, Grover recognizes him as a "gentleman" and gives him a vast amount of G-word prizes.
Muppets Murray and the kids announce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4189)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the students are growing their own plants. Abby, Blogg and Peck grow their own flowers, but Gonnigan has no luck, even when trying to shove Puck in his pot. His friends convince him to use magic to make it grow. He uses his "Gigantic Spell" and turns the plant into a large beanstalk that stretches to the sky, with Peck hanging on. Mrs. Sparklenose has them poof to the top to retrieve her. Once at the top, they discover a giant using Peck a tiny feather duster. They try to communicate, but they are not heard. They call Spot, who shows them images of ears. Abby makes Gonnigan perform his spell again, so they can be giants and talk to him. They grow to be as big as the giant and swap Peck for a large feather duster. Once back down in the classroom, they find Niblet has grown large by eating parts of the beanstalk.
(First: Episode 4203)
Muppets Murray makes sure the viewer likes Bert and Ernie so they'll enjoy Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures when it comes,but first, he counts 5 of things.
(First: Episode 4190) (with "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mention)
Cartoon Five trucks are counted in a sandbox.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
Muppets Murray and a large group of kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4195)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Secret Agents 00-Bert and 00-Ernie (along with Bernice) parachute into a Guatemalan jungle to capture the notorious Dr. Bird Whistle, who uses bird calls to capture rare birds for his collection. This time, he is in Guatemala to capture the native bird, the quetzal. They try to trap Dr. Bird Whistle, but Bernice ends up caught in a cage. Bird Whistle releases her, finding pigeons common. He finds the quetzal and chase it, while Bert discovers Bernice is gone. They set another trap for him, which accidentally traps the quetzal, while another trap gets Bird Whistle. Now seeing how the birds feel, he promises to release the birds. Agent Bernice appears and reveals she set the trap.
(First: Episode 4195)
Muppets Since "Elmo's World" is near, Murray gives a demonstration of near and far.
(First: Episode 4188)
Muppets Healthy Storybook Moments: The story of Hansel and Gretel backfires when the characters would rather eat bread crumbs than the witch's house!
(First: Episode 4125)
Cartoon A chef initiates a "roll call." (aniBOOM finalist)
Artist: William Levin
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4191)
Muppets Elmo's World: Food (This airing features the updated version of the theme song.)
(First: Episode 3816)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.


  • The street story is borrowed from Sesame Workshop's outreach program, Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget, albeit editing out a scene featuring Baby Bear and his family. As a result of the edit, most of the final number is re-filmed so that Baby Bear isn't included. However, a brief clip of the scene appears in the online trailer for the episode.

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