Sesame Street
Cast Iron Cooks
Air date November 18, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Sponsors P, 16
Releases Big Elmo Fun, C is for Cooking
HBO Kids, Love to Learn Vol. 2


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

SCENE Alan prepares Elmo a lunch, when the Hooper's Store lights dim and Super Chef, the host of Cast Iron Cook (Jason Schwartzman), appears, announcing Alan has been picked to be a contestant. The store gets a re-decorating as Super Chef introduces Alan's competitors. Super Chef explains to Alan, Chris and Elmo that he must beat the other cooks in three different rounds.

SCENE cont'd Super Chef announces the first dish to be made - P Stew, a concoction that must consist of nothing but P-word ingredients. The gang tosses many P foods into their pot. Time runs out and Super Chef is repulsed by their stew. He takes a sample of the other cooks' stew and adores it, until Chris points out one of the chef's hats fell into the pot, this making their P stew void. Alan starts getting pumped to win.

SCENE cont'd The next dish they must prepare is an apple pie, made with exactly eight apples. Alan looks around the counter for some, but he only has seven. Elmo remembers he has an apple in his lunch bag and gives it to Alan. Chris accidentally adds pepper to their pie, thus disgusting Super Chef again. He adores the taste of the opponents' pie, but Chris again discovers the chef's glasses fell into the pie, making them lose on a technicality. Chris thinks they can't lose now, but Super Chef points out the final round is worth three points.


SCENE cont'd The final dish is a Half-garian Goulash, using whatever ingredients they'd like, but they all must be cut in half. Alan quickly explains the concept to Elmo before they start adding their ingredients. Super Chef gives their goulash a taste and is again repulsed. He is about to deem the Cast Iron Cooks the winners, until Chris finds the chef's wristwatch in the pot, not cut in half. Alan and friends are declared the winners and Super Chef signs off, finding the chefs cut his belt in half as his pants drop.
Muppets / Celebrity Amy Adams and Elmo explain the word ingredient.
Muppets Murray is ready for Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first Ovejita provides him with some clues about the letter of the day - a peach, pineapple and penguin, which are all P words.
Cartoon A troop of army ants look for foods that start with P at a picnic.
Artist: Michael Goldberg
(First: Episode 4212)
Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4261)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The fairies are having lunch and Blogg is disappointed at the size of his sandwich (which is several stacks high). With a spell, he conjures a large lunchbox that belongs to Pandora. Mrs. Sparklenose warns the students not to open it. Gonnigan loses control of his wings in fright and hits the lunchbox, opening it and releasing some large and rambunctious snacks. They inspect the lunchbox and find some shapes at the bottom, which should match the shape of each item. Discovering that the juice box is a rectangle, the wrap is a circle and the chips form a hexagon, they are able to put them back in their places. Pandora arrives to pick up her lunchbox and offers them some of her food...
(First: Episode 4257)
Muppets / Celebrity Sutton Foster spreads lever love around the street, singing "I'm a Lever Lover."
Muppets Before "Super Grover 2.0" appears, Murray and Ovejita draw today's winning lottery number - 16.
Cartoon Sixteen acorns sprout from tree branches.
(First: Episode 4202)
Muppets Murray and Jenabell introduce "Super Grover 2.0" with a laugh.
(First: Episode 4257)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
At a Rodent Restaurant, a mouse can't bring his customer his wedge of cheese because the kitchen door closes before he can go through it. Super Grover 2.0 arrives to help. He tries placing a marshmallow in front of the door to hold it open, but it proves to be too light and Grover slams into the door. He then places something heavier - an upright piano, which blocks the doorway completely. Grover swings the door open in frustration and it sticks itself over his foot. The mouse discovers they must wedge something under the door to keep it open. The only thing available is the wedge of cheese. Once on the other side, Grover removes the cheese and the door sends him flying, spilling the customer's meal.
(First: Episode 4260)
Muppets Murray plays "Dare to Compare" with people eating with different utensils.
Cartoon Super Wendy takes her meal home from a restaurant in a to-go box, solving other problems along the way.
Artist: Laura di Trapani
(First: Episode 4117)
Muppets Murray, Elijah and Jet-Lee introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4259)
Muppets Elmo's World: Mouths
(First: Episode 4136)
("Email" and "Film" sections cut)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


  • Alan Muraoka pitched the idea for this episode in a writers' meeting.[1]
  • The Season 43 re-airing (October 11, 2012) features an additional sponsor tag: "Today's show is brought to you by the Dancing Toe Company."


  1. Alan Muraoka on Facebook

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