Sesame Street
Plot "Helpful" Robots at Hooper's Store
repeat of 4185
Air date January 5, 2011
Season Season 41 (2010)
Sponsors N, 16


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What’s the Word on the Street?: Robot
(First: Episode 4185)


SCENE Chris welcomes the viewer and counts the pies that were just delivered (counting 17 pies total). Elmo, Telly and Rosita rush to him and ask him to read a book to them. Chris begins the book, which is about a helpful robot named Rico who loves to help en la manana (the morning), en la tarde (the afternoon) and en la noche (the night). After the story, Chris goes back to work and remarks a robot like that would be of good use to him, which sparks an idea in the monster’s heads.
SCENE cont’d Chris starts stacking the pies away when he is startled by Telly wearing a robot costume, causing Chris to drop the pie boxes. However, he claims he’s not Telly, but one of the Help-o-Bots. He introduces the rest of the crew. They show the things they can do, such as going forward and backward and rotating. They can also pick things up and demonstrate by picking up the boxes Chris dropped. Chris accepts their help.


SCENE cont’d The Help-O-Bots begin helping stack the pies, but they start going faster , resulting in a big mess (and a pie on Chris’ head). The Help-O-Bots offer their help to clean the store with their “built-in” cleaning equipment. They start cleaning, but end up making the mess worse (and sending another pie Chris’ way). Chris asks that they stop helping him clean and go help someone else using their talents. They all claim they’re good at saying the alphabet, but find it unlikely someone would need help with it…
SCENE cont’d …until a man rushes into the store, looking for someone to help him find the letter after G. The Help-O-Bots can’t help him, but the Alpha-Beta Bots can! They say the alphabet for the man who thanks them and goes off on his way. The Alpha-Beta Bots cheer for their success and go off to find more people with alphabet-related trouble.
SCENE cont’d Just then, Rico, the robot from the book, enters Hooper’s, not to help Chris, but for lunch. He orders a motor oil smoothie and a 9-volt on rye. (“And charge it please!”)
Cartoon A boy and robot share lunch.
(First: Episode 4185)

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming, but first he plays "Bring Out Your N", asking people to show him N words they have on them.
(First: Episode 4201)
Cartoon Fireflies guide the way to N words in the woods.
(First: Episode 4201)
Muppets Murray and Avery present Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4211)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the class will take the "Tooth Fairy Test", where they must retrieve a child's tooth, change it into a coin, then leave it under their pillow. They appear in a little girl's bedroom and Blogg tries a sleeping spell to make sure she doesn't wake up, but it affects Mrs. Sparklenose as well. Now on their own, Blogg tries to get the tooth, but his hand gets stuck under the girl's hand. They use the magic lifting word (up) and she rises into the air. But, now how to they make the tooth into a coin? They call on Spot, who shows them a commercial for The World Tooth Bank, where chanting "ATM" will conjure up a tooth-to-coin machine. They chant the letters and convert the tooth into one coin. Blogg tries to slip under the pillow, but they keep saying down, making her fall on his hand again. Gonnigan loses his grip and falls onto a TV remote, showing a workout show, which continuously makes the girl go up and down. They finally get the coin under the pillow, when Mrs. Sparklenose wakes up, ready to begin the test. She sees the great job they've already done and awards them their Tooth Fairy Badges.
(First: Episode 4213)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for school, but first, he counts 16 of things.
(First: Episode 4202)
Cartoon 16 acorns sprout from tree branches.
(First: Episode 4202)
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, gives a clue about which escuela they'll be visiting today: a kick. The school turns out to be a karate class, where Murray and Ovejita learn how to do karate, and Murray eagerly anticipates breaking a board.
(First: Episode 4161)
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Muppets / Celebrity Adam Sandler makes up a "Song About Elmo" using clever rhyming cheats.
(First: Episode 4200)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for "Elmo's World". He then plays "Sounds of the Street" and asks the viewer to identify the sounds he hears. He listens to the sound of a garbage truck, an airplane and a penguin on a pogo-stick.
(First: Episode 4198)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie sings "The Ding-Along Song" with the Dingers, much to Bert's annoyance.
(First: Episode 4110)
Muppets Murray and Rachael introduce "Elmo's World."
Muppets Elmo's World: Helping
(First: Episode 4160)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.

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