Sesame Street
Getting Centered
Air date November 25, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Sponsors E, 8 and "boats that float"
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Balance
SCENE Telly heads to Hooper's Store for an early breakfast, catching the tail end of Leela's morning yoga class and is fascinated.


SCENE cont'd Telly is upset he's missed the class, but Elmo and Rosita offer to teach him it. He wishes to learn the flamingo pose he caught. They have him breathe in and out and show him the set-up moves. He tries standing on one foot, but falls over. He tries it on the other foot, but falls over too. He has Elmo and Rosita hold him in place, but once they let go, he again tips over.
SCENE cont'd Telly realizes that the problem is because he believes his right arm is heavier than his left, so he needs something to balance the weight. Elmo hands him a rock, which manages to make his left side heavier. Rosita puts a salt shaker in his right hand to balance out, but it makes that side heavier.


SCENE cont'd Chris hears some yoga-talk from the arbor and goes to check it out. When he arrives, he finds Telly covered with items to help balance his weight. He strips Telly of them and explains to balance himself, he needs to find his center of balance, showing him how it works using his napkin dispenser and tray. As Telly stands on one foot, Chris moves him around until he's able to balance himself. Telly rejoices and wants to learn more. Elmo scrunches himself into his "Salty Pretzel" pose, but Telly feels he's not ready for that and bolts, with Elmo hobbling behind.
Muppets / Celebrity Emma Stone tries to show the word balance by balancing things on her head, but is unsuccessful. Abby provides some magical help.

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is on the way, but first wonders what makes boats (like his toy) float. ""¡Vamos a averiguarlo!", declares Ovejita and they find themselves at the New York Hall of Science. There, the instructor introduces their challenge: they will make boats from tin foil and see how many washers they can hold before sinking.
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings about the E sound in the word "elephant."
(First: Episode 4188)
Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4261)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose helps Abby, Blogg and Gonnigan recycle bottles they brought from home. One of Abby's bottles it dusty, so she rubs it and out comes Gene the Genie. He feels cramped inside and refuses to go back in. The bottle, not wanting to be empty, begins hopping around, looking for someone to suck inside. The bottle entraps Mrs. Sparklenose inside, while Gene plans to spend 1,001 nights in Vegas. Abby reminds Gene he needs to grant 3 wishes. Abby wishes for Mrs. Sparklenose to get out of the bottle, with Niblet then taken in his place. Gonnigan rephrases the wish and asks for not one of them to be inside, so he poofs them all inside, thus there is not one. They call on Spot, who shows them a film on “all” and “none”. They wish for them all of them to get out and none of them would be inside. The bottle looks for some to capture and it gets Mrs. Sparklenose again. Gene refuses to switch places with her, not wanting to be in a small space again. They twinkle think and get an idea to magically recycle his bottle with other ones to make a larger one, complete with sliding glass doors so he can leave whenever he feels. (updated theme song)
(First: Episode 4189)
Song "Sit Down, Stand Up"
Alain Le Lait, Songs for Teaching
(First: Episode 4135)
Muppets Before "Super Grover 2.0" arrives, Murray watches the kids test out their boats, including one that holds a substantial 11 washers.
Muppets The Count sings “Eight is Great.”
(First: Episode 4226)
Muppets Murray and two kids introduce "Super Grover 2.0."

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
A sheep and an elephant find that their boat is uneven and cry for help. Super Grover 2.0 crashes onto the dock and observes that they're going for a ride and starts to leave, until he sees their boat isn't leveled. He uses his powers of investigation and claims they're on the wrong sides. They switch places, but the boat is still uneven. He thinks he can make the elephant lighter by having him remove his hat, but it doesn't work, but they could make the sheep's side heavier to match the elephant's weight. Grover zooms off and gets two more sheep and throws them into the boat, which makes it almost proportional, but not enough. Grover can't find any more sheep and instead, dresses as a sheep and hops into the boat, making each side even. The elephant gets out to untie the boat from the dock, sending Grover and the sheep flying into the lake.
(First: Episode 4229)
Muppets "Elmo's World" will soon set sail, but the testing continues. Murray tests his own boat, which holds only 5 washers before submerging.
Muppets / Celebrity Bruno Mars and friends sing "Don't Give Up."
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4261)
Muppets Elmo's World: Up and Down
(First: Episode 4080)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School: Playground Troll
This segment replaces the "Genie in a Bottle" segment in the HBO Kids version.
Muppets Elmo's World: Exercise
(First: Episode 3853)
This segment replaced Elmo's World: Up and Down in the HBO version.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 4271 Episode 4273
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+