Sesame Street
The Flood
Air date December 29, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Sponsors X, 10
Releases The iTunes Store, YouTube


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Soggy
SCENE At night, Gordon welcomes the viewer, when he hears water sloshing and Ernie and Bert's voices. He thinks something's gone wrong in their apartment and his suspicions are confirmed when the two start floating by in their beds! Gordon sends Susan to get Maria and Luis while he brings the two inside. Oscar takes notice of the sloshy water and thinks the night will be fun.

SCENE cont'd Bert and Ernie get dried off and Bert moans about their apartment. Gordon assures them Maria and Luis are fixing the pipe and they're safe now. They all head to bed, but Ernie can't sleep without Rubber Duckie and tries to go downstairs to get him. Gordon and Susan stop him and tell him Rubber Duckie will be fine in the water. But, now Ernie can't sleep. So, he has Gordon pretend to be Rubber Duckie. Gordon leaves the squeaking to his wife while he goes downstairs to check on the progress.

SCENE cont'd In the basement, Luis finds the blueprints to the building and learns they must use the red valve handle to shut off the water. As Maria turns it, Oscar appears with a snorkel, startling her and causing her to drop the handle into the water. Oscar offers his "Grouch plumbing" services and searches for it in the water. Gordon arrives to see Oscar emerge with a trike tire (which won't help) and an old flute. Maria thinks the center hole of the flute will fit where the valve was and is able to shut off the water with it. Next, they must fix the pipes.

SCENE cont'd Back upstairs, Ernie has fallen asleep, but now Bert can't sleep, missing Bernice. He asks the couple to coo like a pigeon, which he considers a lullaby. They start cooing, then start waddling like pigeons.
SCENE cont'd Maria consults the blueprint again and finds they're missing a curved pipe. Oscar submerges himself again and appears with a paintbrush, then a straw. He finds a vacuum cleaner hose. Maria thinks it will work as a temporary fix, much to Oscar's disappointment.
SCENE cont'd Ernie still can't sleep and does what he usually does when duckie squeaks won't work - he phones the Boogie-Woogie Sheep, who start making a racket. Gordon stops the sheep and asks the two to think of a quiet and easier way to get them to sleep. They both recall a camping trip they took without Rubber Duckie and Bernice and how the atmosphere (and bottlecaps) made them fall right asleep. Susan has some bottlecaps and Gordon knows how to make a tent...
SCENE cont'd Meanwhile, Maria and Luis test the tube and find it works as a temporary pipe! Maria thanks Oscar for his helpfulness, which infuriates him.

SCENE cont'd Gordon fashions a tent on their bed, which is perfect for them. Susan also gives Bert bottlecaps to count. Maria and Luis arrive at the door, reporting their success and to give due credit to Oscar. Ernie and Bert (and the sheep) are finally asleep, which means Gordon and Susan have to sleep in the only other beds left - Bert and Ernie's.
Muppets / Celebrity Murray Monster tries to provide John Krasinski with soggy items, but he brings a dry sock and sponge. Murray then brings in an elephant, who provides some water (all over John).

Muppets Murray hastily teases Abby's Flying Fairy School while putting his balls away. He wonders if one can make a machine to do the task, cuing Ovejita to say, "¡Vamos a averiguarlo!" They venture to the Liberty Science Museum, where the instructor tells him to make his machine, they should use various other little machines and study the parts they have. Murray presents some segments in the meantime...
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings about the X sound in the word "X-ray."
(First: Episode 4206)
Muppets Murray introduces Abby's Flying Fairy School with the help of Zoey and Holden.
(First: Episode 4258)

Ep205 screenshot

Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The students are in the middle of music class, but the music they make isn't too great. Abby requests they just use magic to play their instruments, but Mrs. Sparklenose says practice is the right path. A flying boombox swoops in the window and they press "play," releasing Morty the Musical Muse (who speaks in rhyme). Before he can leave, they must pass his three challenges. With a wave of his baton, Abby's trombone flies out of control. In order to get down, she must change the pitch; by playing high notes, she goes higher, and playing low notes, she makes it back to the ground. Next, Gonnigan's maracas shake violently, quaking the entire school. To top them, he needs to change the tempo. He discovers that means fast and slow and is able to stop the shaking by moving them slowly. Finally, Blogg's drum starts bouncing on top of him and must change the dynamics of the music (how loud and soft). Blogg grabs the drum and plays it softly, sedating it. The students have learned many new things about music and Morty takes his leave. The kids decide to apply their knowledge and make music instead of snack time.
(First: Episode 4265)
Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" is on the way, but first, they must design their machine. The kids start putting pieces together and Murray cues some more segments...
Animation "Ten Turtles" (remake)
(First: Episode 4212)
Muppets Murray and Jenabell introduce "Super Grover 2.0" with a laugh.
(First: Episode 4257)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
On a country road, a horse can't get his cart to move, when Super Grover 2.0 lands on the scene. Using his powers of observation, he finds some "stick-thingies" on the front that he tries to use as an activation switch. The horse thinks they are used for pulling the cart and Grover runs off and retrieves a worm to pull the cart. The horse thinks the worm is too small and they need some force to move it. Grover returns with a chicken, which should provide a larger force. The chicken pulls her best, but instead lays an egg and goes off on maternity leave. Grover brings a pig, who is able to move the cart a few feet before getting "oinked-out." The horse points out that Grover is bigger than the pig and he could move the cart. Grover situates himself into the reigns and begins to pull the horse down the road.
(First: Episode 4257)
Muppets "Elmo's World" is almost here, but now, they test their machine. It successfully gets the ball from the table to the bucket using levers, tubes and drums. Murray is ecstatic and cues another segment...
Film H.A.V.I.C Squared dancers show up, down, fast, slow, front and back.
(First: Episode 4178)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Feet
(First: Episode 4048)
Muppets Murray signs off and announces the sponsors.


  • Fan website ToughPigs was on the set of this episode, during taping.[1]
  • This is the first time since Season 35 that Ernie has been featured in a street story.

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