Sesame Street
The Shape-O-Bots
Air date September 30, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors Q, 18, "Sturdy bridges"
Releases Elmo's Shape Adventure


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Transform

SCENE Chris is sweeping the arbor when Elmo, Rosita and Telly roll in wearing robot outfits. Chris assumes they're playing the "Help-O-Bots" again, but instead they're the "Shape-O-Bots," robots who can transform into shapes. Chris pretends he's a robot and makes a circle with his arms. Telly shows him the power of their costumes and transforms into a large triangle before his eyes. They then sing their theme song for him and await someone in need of a shape. Chris is doubtful, when suddenly...
SCENE cont'd ...a man named Andy (Andy Samberg) appears in need of an octagon. He explains that he used to have a red one at the tip of his pole (a STOP sign) to prevent people from crashing into him, but now he just gets trampled. After singing their theme once more (with Chris and Andy dancing along), Telly transforms into a triangle again. Andy tries it out anyway and they're both trampled. Rosita transforms into the right shape for him and the folks leave him alone. He thanks them and runs off.

SCENE cont'd The Shape-O-Bots are not through, thinking someone else will need a shape. Sure enough, Andy returns (claiming to be a different person). Because he is wearing a baseball cap, he is clearly distinguished as a a baseball coach and needs a pentagon for his losing team. He shows that while his penguin team can make the home runs, they can't score without a home plate. Telly tries to transform into a pentagon, but becomes a triangle again. Elmo gives his outfit a try and successfully becomes a pentagon, just in time for his penguins to score home. He thanks them and follows his teammates.

SCENE cont'd Suddenly, a man resembling Andy (but with a mustache) appears in need of shape - a rhombus. He explains that The King of Diamonds (of playing card fame) has lost his and believes that Andy has stolen it. The King and Queen arrive (as three-dimensional playing cards) and chase after him. While the chase occurs, Telly tries to transform into a rhombus, but once again becomes a triangle. The monsters observe the diamond on the queen's card and notice it's made of two triangles. To become a rhombus, Telly presses two buttons. The King is pleased to see a rhombus fit for a king and they go to tell Jack. Andy thanks them and Chris takes the monsters out for pizza. The King returns for his rhombus and, not finding one, chases after Andy again.
Muppets / Celebrity Johnny Galecki and Abby explain what transform means by having Abby transform their pumpkin into a coach. The pumpkin doesn't transform, but Johnny is turned into a pumpkin.

Muppets Murray prepares us for Abby's Flying Fairy School while admiring a bridge in the distance. He asks how one builds a bridge to sustain so much weight. Ovejita appears with some advice: "¡Vamos a averiguarlo!" The two find themselves at the New York Hall of Science, where the kids begin to make their bridges using paper. Murray presents some segments while we wait for them to be finished...
Cartoon A page (David Rudman) tries to make way for Queen Quagmire, but a duck gets in his way. (new sound effects added)
Aritst: David Wachtenheim
(First: Episode 4073)
Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.

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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
An awful smell fills the classroom. The source is Blogg's "Schlubby," an old, dirty, smell sock that he treasures. He throws it into some magic mud to make mud pies with, but it comes alive. It starts running around the room, dirtying everything (including Abby). The only way to make him stop is to clean him, which Blogg reluctantly agrees to do. He tries to wash him by licking (like a cat), but ends up lassoing his tongue around Peck. Gonnigan and Niblet turn on a hose and clean Abby, but not Schlubby. Abby twinkle-thinks and gets the idea to use a washing machine to clean him. Although the sock comes out clean, Blogg is happy because now he can get it dirty all over again, and then Mrs. Sparklenose tells her students that the only task that they have to complete is clean the classroom up, and then Gonnigan gets his hose out and tells Niblet to turn the water on again, and so Niblet does so, causing Gonnigan to whoosh around the classroom spraying water at everything in the classroom while holding the hose.

Muppets Murray teases "Super Grover 2.0" and the kids start testing their bridges. Penelope and Jane's bridge holds 19 washers, while Milo's holds a mere four. Murray gets ready to test more, right after this...
Film In time-lapse, a man makes a puzzle of an 18.
(First: Episode 4182)
Muppets Murray and Jenia introduce "Super Grover 2.0."

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
An oyster proposes to his starfish lover, but is knocked of the sand dune and the ring gets lost in the sand. Super Grover 2.0 lands on the scene. He tries to observe the sand, but finds it just falls through his fingers. He discovers a shell in his palm and the creatures suggest he use something to sift the sand and find the ring. Grover pulls a bagel from his utility sock, but it doesn't work as a sifter and is promptly swiped by a seagull. He then pulls some Swiss cheese, which has smaller holes, but doesn't work and the seagull takes it ("The gall of that gull."). He finally pulls out a spaghetti strainer, which makes for a perfect sifter and he finds the ring. He pulls a cake out from his other sock to celebrate and is chased by the gull.
Muppets "Elmo's World" is on the way, but the experiment is about to finish. A wavy bridge collapses with just the cup on it, while a W-shaped bridge holds all the washers.
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is instructed by Chris (in voice-over) to show a rectangle. Each head shows a triangle instead and learns that when put together, they form a rectangle.
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World."
Muppets Elmo's World: Cameras
(First: Episode 4108)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


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