Sesame Street
Plot Mine-itis sweeps Sesame Street
repeat of 4181
Air date December 17, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Sponsors G, 20


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What’s the Word on the Street?: Friend
(First: Episode 4181)


SCENE Leela plans to have her lunch break with Elmo, when Bert, Grover and Cookie Monster wander by in a trance, chanting “Mine!” and swipe her food one by one.

SCENE cont’d Just then, in a “Sesame Street Nightly News Update”, Brian Williams reports that no one is sharing on Sesame Street. He then continues to interrupt them when they have a question to ask. Leela and Elmo are in disbelief, so they set out to prove people are still sharing.


SCENE cont’d They find Big Bird, whom they are sure will share. Elmo asks if he can hug Radar, but Big Bird holds his teddy bear back and shouts “Mine!” Snuffy then walks by with a balloon, but he too shouts “Mine!” and walks off. They then ask Alan for a newspaper, but Alan quickly grabs as many as he can and runs inside Hooper's Store. Brian Williams returns with another update – “I told you so.” They stop his an ask what is wrong with everyone. He shows clips of some interviews he made, asking the same question.

SCENE cont’d In his clips, he interviews Bob, who takes his microphone, and a chicken, who does the same. Leela concludes that he has no idea what’s going on, but assures them he will find out, until the chicken returns and takes his microphone again. Leela and Elmo then hear the sounds of someone sharing…
SCENE cont’d They walk into the arbor, where Luis, Maria and Gabi are having their annual family picnic of Mexican food. They are relieved to see someone still sharing.



SCENE cont’d Leela and Elmo walk down the street, where Elmo makes his own report that people are still sharing, until Oscar points out that it will not last, as there is a case of “Mine-itis”, a Grouch disease, but everyone else seems to have gotten it too. (“Just lucky, I guess!”) Oscar watches through his binoculars as Maria begins showing symptoms of Mine-itis: she gets itchy, then hops like a kangaroo, spins around, and finally starts taking all the food for herself. Brian Williams reports of another person getting Mine-itis, and his tie and microphone and stolen by another Grouch, who doesn’t have Mine-itis, but just likes to take stuff. Leela hopes no one else gets it, but it quickly spreads to Luis and Gabi.


SCENE cont’d As we pan down the street, we see all of the residents grabbing whatever they can, chanting “Mine!”



SCENE cont’d Brian Williams makes another report and soon catches Mine-itis himself. Elmo and Leela become depressed, while Oscar couldn’t be more delighted and celebrates with an anchovy sundae. Brian walks by again and takes Oscar’s binoculars and sundae. Now painted into a corner, Oscar is forced to tell them the cure, which is to get a Grouch to share with you. Oscar offers Brian an old shoe, which he takes and is immediately cured. Oscar then cures the rest of the street, but not before getting one last look at the greedy street residents.
SCENE cont'd Brian Williams wraps up the story, and the chicken returns to borrow his microphone this time and signs off for the both of them by saying "Good night, and good cluck."
Film Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?" over scenes of a kid playing with his friend.
(First: Episode 3886)

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)
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings the G sound in the word "goat."
Taken from Sesame Street English
(First: Episode 4207)
Muppets Murray and Carson introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4187)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
It's now naptime for the class and everyone heads to their beds. Abby, however, can't fall asleep. Mrs. Sparklenose tells her to count sheep. Abby can't imagine sheep and can't consult a sleeping Mrs. Sparklenose. She poofs 3 real sheep into the classroom, who wake up Blogg. They count the sheep, but need more to fall asleep. Suddenly, a chorus line of 7 more sheep appear. They are still not asleep and wake up Peck too. Abby makes more sheep appear, in the form of a football team. Gonnigan is woken up and chased by the team. They call on Spot, who shows them a subtraction video. They get an idea to subtract the sheep and lead each group out of the room. Once the sheep are cleared, the students fall asleep. Mrs. Sparklenose sees them and extends naptime for a bit.
(First: Episode 4215)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time to go to school with him and Ovejita, but first, he and friends count 20 of things.
(First: Episode 4192)
Song "OK, We Got a Hip-Hop Beat": #20
(First: Episode 4143)
Muppets As Murray rushes off, Navin and Avery introduce "Murray Has a Little Lamb".
(First: Episode 4190)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, gives him the clue of a handstand for their next escuela. The school turns out to be a gymnastics school, where kids do exercises.
(First: Episode 4165)
"Guessing Game" portion removed, new intro added
Cast Miles shows the kids the "Forward Backward Dance."
(First: Episode 4185)
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he gives a demonstration of forward and backward, walking forward and knocking the camera over.
(First: Episode 4192)
Animation Two clay cavemen play with blocks together, until Red gets hurt, and holds a grudge against Brown. As Red sleeps, it becomes chilly and windy, so Brown covers him up with a blanket. The two are friends again.
(First: Episode 4071)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Friends
(First: Episode 4109)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.

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