Sesame Street
Goodbye Pacifier
Air date October 11, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Sponsors W, 4
Releases Bye-Bye Pacifier!
Kinect Sesame Street TV


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Exchange
SCENE Elmo runs into Baby Bear and Curly Bear on the street. Baby Bear explains that Curly is having issues giving up her pacifier. Elmo understands, having been through the same ordeal. She asks him (the binky muffling her words) how he was able to give it up. Elmo begins to spin his story as a flashback begins...

SCENE cont'd In the past, Elmo is giving his pacifiers away to Leela so she can give them to her new baby niece. As Elmo places them in the box, he reminisces on how each binky would help him. Back in the present, Baby Bear is inspired and encourages Curly to give up her binky again. Curly refuses and Elmo continues with his story. After Leela leaves, Elmo tries to play other games without his binky, but finds it impossible and goes after her. Before he reaches the door, he steps on a yellow pacifier, which he thought he lost, and begins to suck on it.
SCENE cont'd In the next part of his story, Elmo goes to Hooper's Store to work out a deal with Chris; he can exchange Yellow Binky for any toy on the shelf. He says goodbye to it as he trades it for a stuffed bunny. Soon after, Elmo starts to miss Yellow Binky and wishes to return the bunny for it. Chris gives him the binky and lets him keep the bunny, for when Elmo is really ready to give it up.

SCENE cont'd The next step Elmo took was a "Binky Fairy in training." Abby arrives for their playdate and Elmo explains his problem. Abby tells him about Binky Faries and Elmo thinks it's a perfect way to rid himself of his binky. He gets his pillow, places his binky beneath it and pretends to sleep. Abby magically changes it into a dollar. Back in the present, Baby Bear tries to warm Curly up to that idea, until Elmo reveals it didn't work, as he then bought a new binky with the dollar. Baby Bear desperately asks - if all the other methods didn't work, what did? Elmo continues...
SCENE cont'd Elmo has a talk with Gordon about his binky issues. Gordon tells him he could only use it some of the time and pretty soon, he'll be saying "Bye Bye Binky" and doing other big-kid things too.
SCENE cont'd Elmo and Baby Bear continue singing the song in the present and Curly finally removes her pacifier, ready to give it up. Baby Bear thanks Elmo for his help, then takes Curly to show Mama Bear and Papa Bear, leaving the binky with Elmo. He rushes off to Hooper's, hoping for another new toy.
Muppets / Celebrity Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and Elmo exchange items and kisses.
Muppets Before ”Abby’s Flying Fairy School” lands, Murray wants to know the letter of the day. Ovejita brings him some clues - waffles, a watermelon and a walrus, which the letter is W.
Animation Wacky Wild Waldo dances with a wilting white lotus.
(First: Episode 4104)
Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce ”Abby’s Flying Fairy School”.
(First: Episode 4261)


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. (re-orchestrated theme song)
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Magic Murray announces “Super Grover 2.0“‘s upcoming arrival, but first, he and his lovely assistant Ovejita make the number of the day appear from his hat. They conjure up 4 paintbrushes.
Muppets / Celebrity Feist performs a spoof of her song “1-2-3-4” as various Muppets help her count.
(First: Episode 4161)
Muppets Murray and Jenia introduce “Super Grover 2.0.”
(First: Episode 4261)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0: How Now Down Cow
At a beauty parlor in the city, a lady cow finds herself stuck at the top of the stairs. Super Grover 2.0 arrives on the scene and offers a solution: dancing the down the stairs! When that doesn’t work, he observes the stairs and tries to get rid of them using karate, but hurts his hand instead. He dashes off and returns with a trampoline. The cow makes a leap, but is bounced right back to the top. Grover observes some more and finds the stairs are bumpy and they need to “de-bump” them. Luckily, he has his “stair de-bumpifier” (a board). He holds it up as the cow walks on it, but he collapses under her weight, making a ramp that the cow goes down on.
(First: Episode 4232)
Muppets Elmo's World” is coming soon, but now, Murray initiates another game of “What’s Missing?” with his beach gear.
Cartoon Tula loves her pacifier, but learns good reasons why giving it up can help her.
Muppets Murray, Elijah and Jet-Lee introduce “Elmo’s World.”
(First: Episode 4259)
Muppets Elmo's World: Teeth
(First: Episode 3919)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.

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