Sesame Street
Big Bad Wolf Huffs and Puffs Slimey
Air date October 18, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Sponsors T, 3


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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Empathy

SCENE Oscar is going to take Slimey to the mud hole today and goes into his can to retrieve Slimey's hiking boot. Soon after, the Three Little Pigs run into frame, screaming in fear of the Big Bad Wolf. They escape before the Wolf reaches them. He spots Slimey and, seeing no pigs around, decides to huff and puff him. With an operatic "huff and puff," he sends Slimey flying across the street.
SCENE cont'd Slimey lands in Snuffy's bowl of spaghetti. When he and Big Bird ask Slimey how he got there, he fearfully refuses to answer. Big Bird hypothesizes the wind blew him to them and the bring him back to Oscar.

SCENE cont'd Oscar comes back to find Slimey gone. Snuffy and Big Bird explain what happened. Oscar claims he didn't feel any wind, but notices Slimey shaking. He thinks he's cold and goes to get his sweater too, while Big Bird and Snuffy go back to their food. The pigs run back, with the wolf in pursuit. When they outrun him again, he huffs and puffs Slimey again.

SCENE cont'd Slimey lands back in Snuffy's food. This time, Alan witnesses it. Although Snuffy and Big Bird think it's the wind again, Alan notes it's not windy at all. He notices that when the pigs and wolf run by, Slimey begins to shake. Alan asks him if the Big Bad Wolf is the problem and Slimey admits to the truth. The fairy tale characters pass by once more and the wolf gets "winded" from chasing the pigs. Slimey's friends defend him when the Wolf tries to huff and puff him again. He ends up blowing Snuffy away instead. Alan brings Slimey back home.


SCENE cont'd A bruised Snuffy has landed at the stoop. Oscar is told about what's been happening to his worm and gets furious. When the Wolf shows up, they tell him he can't just huff and puff whoever he wants. The Wolf has a different view, as huffing and puffing is what he does ("It's my Raison d'être.") and sings a song about his beliefs. They then point out that in addition to huffing and puffing them, he also hurt Slimey and Snuffy's feelings. The Wolf had never realized the emotional ramifications of his actions and apologizes for his behavior. But, what can he huff and puff that won't hurt anyone? The pigs arrive, taking their story break and offer some bubbles to the group. The Wolf decides to take up bubble blowing instead and makes some for his new friends.
Muppets / Celebrity Mark Ruffalo tells Murray some sad stories to help him understand the word empathy.
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming up quickly, but first, Murray wants to know the letter of the day. Ovejita provides him with clues once again - a towel, tuba and turtle, which all begin with T!
Animation A group of white T's sing "I'm the Letter T" to the tune of "Hey There, Delilah".
(First: Episode 4183)
Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce ”Abby’s Flying Fairy School”.
(First: Episode 4261)


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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today is Letter B Day and the students have brought things that begin with B. Abby brings bunny that begins to bop everyone on the head. Consulting her Big Book of Bopping Beasts, Mrs. Sparklenose discovers that he's Little Bunny Foo-Foo. To get him to stop bopping they need to turn him into a goon. Gonnigan gets in the way and is turned into a goon (Blogg: "He's Goonigan!"). After de-goonifying him, they Twinkle-Think and get the idea to attach him to their heads. Being Letter B Day, Blogg uses some bubblegum, but Bunny Foo-Foo frees himself just as the spell is cast, turning Blogg into a goon (though his appearance remains unchanged). Abby places a carrot on her head, but he escapes just in time again and Abby becomes a goon. Because of Letter B Day, they must use some B-word vegetables. He goes for the bait and is turned back to a good. With no more bopping, he leads the class in a ballet.
(First: Episode 4259)
Muppets Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is on the way, but first, Magic Murray performs a trick. With a wave of his wand and a magic rhyme, he conjures up 3 bananas, which correspond to the number of the day.
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and the Harlem Globetrotters show the number 3.
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4187)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Bert and Ernie are visiting Scotland, when a passing woman tells them the story of the Loch Ness Monster. Ernie borrows the lady's bagpipes and camera and sets out into the lake to take Nessie's picture. Ernie's bagpipe playing seems to lure her from the lake and they begin a chase, until the monster hits land. They talk with Nessie and learn she's shy and wishes to be left alone. Ernie decides to forget the picture and asks her to take his and Bert's photo instead. Back on land, they see Nessie's finger made it into the shot.
(First: Episode 4215)
Muppets Murray is ready for "Elmo's World," but also for a game of "What's Missing" with his skateboard.
Muppets Even a little girl can "Change the World."
Muppets Murray, Elijah and Jet-Lee introduce “Elmo’s World.”
(First: Episode 4259)
Muppets Elmo's World: Doctors
(First: Episode 4116)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


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Muppets Elmo's World: Sky
(First: Episode 3982)
This segment replaced Elmo's World: Doctors in the HBO version.

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